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Best Wireless Microphone Headsets for Fitness Instructors


One of the most important things you need as a group fitness instructor are good fitness wireless microphone headsets. You’re going to be moving, sweating, and yelling, and you can’t have your clients not hearing you due to an unreliable or overused microphone. You need something that’s easy to use, durable, and sounds great to make sure your clients are happy. Well, at AV Now we’re here to help.

Understanding Complete Microphone Systems for Fitness Classes
As a fitness professional, your main goal is to motivate and empower your participants. But if your class size is large, or if you're teaching in less-than-ideal acoustics, it's critical that you have the right microphone system in place to get your message across. Whether you're a group fitness instructor or a personal trainer, finding the right microphone system is an important step to ensuring your success in the fitness industry. In this blog post, we'll discuss the components of a complete microphone system for fitness classes, so you can amplify your voice and create a better experience for your participants.

Complete Microphone Systems
A complete microphone system includes not just the microphone itself, but also several important components that work together to produce high-quality sound. A proper system should include a microphone, a bodypack transmitter, a receiver, and a PA system. The microphone should be lightweight and able to pick up sound in a 360-degree radius, ensuring that the instructor's voice is heard no matter where they are in the room. The bodypack transmitter attaches to the instructor's clothing, providing a secure and reliable connection to the receiver. The receiver should be easy to install and operate, with clear sound quality to facilitate effective communication.

Finally, a quality PA system will ensure that the sound is distributed evenly throughout the class, providing a comfortable listening experience for everyone involved. With a complete microphone system, instructors can be confident that their voice will be heard loud and clear, making for a better workout experience overall.

Microphones 101
The first thing you need is a microphone, which is the most critical component of any system. A handheld microphone allows an instructor to walk around the room and engage with participants while they move and exercise. A clip-on (also called lapel) microphone provides more convenience to instructors as it is hands-free and doesn't require them to hold a microphone for the entirety of the class. However, wireless headset microphones rated for fitness classes are preferable, as it provides the freedom of movement without having to keep cords out of the way additionally the headset microphones that we have included on this page are some of the top rated fitness headset microphones for sweat.

Not sure which headset is best for your fitness center or gym fitness classes. We are here to help! Fill out and submit the AV Now Microphone Finder Form and we will respond with microphone suggestions for your fitness classes.

Microphone Audio Receivers
In addition to your microphone, you'll need a receiver. A wireless receiver picks up audio signals from a microphone and transmits it to an amplifier. A wired receiver usually has an XLR connection, which plugs into an amplifier or mixer. A receiver is essential to ensure your microphone is picking up your voice and transmitting it clearly to your audience. Please note that the audio receiver and the transmitter must be compatible, this may include the same brand/model and channels.

An amplifier is a vital part of any sound system because it increases the power of your audio signal. An amplifier takes the weak signal received from the microphone or receiver and amplifies it, so it's louder and clearer. An amplifier can be built into a speaker or purchased separately, we offer prebuilt sound systems specifically designed for fitness classes. Our online collection provides a selection of sound systems designed for a variety of room sizes (Under 1,000 square feet all the way up to over 3,000 square feet and more). Would you like a custom quote for a sound system? Fill out this form and one of our Fitness Sound Experts will get a quote out to you ASAP.  We are also available to discuss your sound system needs, schedule a call here.

The final component of a complete microphone system for fitness classes is a speaker. It takes the amplified sound signal from the amplifier and converts it into soundwaves that come out of the speaker. The speaker size you choose depends on your class size and the amount of space you occupy, but the goal is to create a balanced sound in the room. A larger space will require more robust speakers while you can get away with smaller speakers in a smaller space.

Essential Tips About Batteries
Lastly, get batteries or rechargeable battery packs. Portable microphone systems need to be powered, and using an unreliable battery can be a buzz-kill. Keep your microphone system running efficiently by getting strong reliable batteries.

Here are a few options:

  1. Pro-rechargeable batteries for fitness
  2. Microphone Systems with Rechargeable Batteries
  3. Portable Battery-Powered Speakers (Includes Microphone)

A complete microphone system for fitness classes allows the instructor to be heard by everyone in the class, which helps promote a positive group exercise experience and makes it easier to motivate and instruct. If you're running any type of group fitness class, getting the right microphone system in place can make a huge impact on your success and your participant's satisfaction. By piecing together the right components, including a microphone, receiver, amplifier, speaker, and a reliable battery, you can ensure your audio is balanced and aimed towards providing an excellent workout experience. Don't let poor acoustics or prevent you from achieving your goals of having an exceptional class, start building your microphone system today!

4 Sensational Wireless Microphone Headsets for Fitness Instructors:

1. Emic Fitness Wireless Microphone Headset 
The Emic Fitness Wireless Microphone Headset is one of the most popular headset microphones out there for group fitness instructors. It’s light, easily fits just about anyone, and can connect to almost every microphone transmitter out there.

With a 20 classes per week rating, it’s good for those of you who like to get a bit sweaty, and the best thing about it is that it is specifically designed to prevent the “sweat death” many other wireless microphone headsets suffer.

Lastly, the microphone itself is a noise-cancelling mic so it can be used in just about any gym or fitness studio. I also love the color choices!

In short you get a good looking, great sounding durable wireless headset microphone that is designed especially for group fitness instructors. Sounds good to me!

2. Aeromic Fitness Wireless Microphone Headset 

Let’s get started with the cream of the crop. The Aeromic Fitness Wireless Microphone Headset is simply the best you can get if you’re looking for a wireless microphone headset for fitness instructors.

It’s sweat guaranteed for 7 classes a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for 2 years. That’s 50 fitness classes a week! (I know it’s 49, but their guarantee gives you the 50th for free.)

It features the Aeromic Lo Sensitivity Mic Capsule, which gives you more volume before feedback and it has great compatibility with most wireless microphone transmitters.

Another great feature for fitness instructors is the one-piece polymeric coated frame. It has no moving parts and no exposed metal to rust or corrode so you can get your sweat on with no worries!

3. Shure SM31FH Fitness Wireless Microphone Headset
The Shure SM31FH Fitness Wireless Microphone Headset is one of the most popular wireless microphone headsets out there.

Specifically designed for Shure bodypacks, the durable SM31FH Shure Fitness Wireless Microphone Headset is a cardioid condenser microphone, which means it’s going to pick up your voice and not much else. You want your clients to hear you, right?

Its moisture-repellent hydrophobic fabric protects the microphone from corrosion; a primary cause of problems with fitness microphones, and it’s lightweight and comfortable, but still durable so you can work up your class to a good sweat with no worries.

4. Cyclemic Fitness Wireless Microphone Headset 

The Cyclemic Fitness Headset Microphone is the superior headworn microphone designed specifically for cycling/spin instructors 7 classes a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With its world-famous sweat-resistant construction, Cyclemic is the most reliable fitness cycling mic available. Four years of research and development, including extensive prototype testing by leading fitness instructors, has resulted in microphones that are the pinnacle of sweat resistant technology.

Cyclemic II with the Lo-Sensitivity mic capsule. The world's best fitness headset mics just got better! Fitness headset microphones take an awful lot of abuse. Choose the aerobic headset mics that are built to go the distance - Aeromic and Cyclemic. These best-in-the-industry mics have a two year, 50 classes per week sweat guarantee.


We hope this helps take some of the guesswork out of looking for a wireless headset microphone. If you have any more questions remember that at AV Now we’re here to help!

You didn’t get into the fitness industry to be an Audio/Visual pro. You did it to help people. Us too.

Whether you have questions about fitness wireless microphone headsets or anything else you can always call us about your Audio/Visual needs so we can help. Running your fitness class either online or live is your thing, but making it look and sound great is ours!

Not sure which headset is best for your fitness center or gym fitness classes. We are here to help! Fill out the form below and receive custom mic options emailed directly to you from our pro-audio team.

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