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MAC Fitness

The Issue

MAC Fitness was forced to cancel their spin classes until they could find a way to reduce the sound that was transmitted into the neighboring retail space. The existing wall that separates the two spaces was insufficient in blocking the sound generated during classes. They needed a quick solution without having to reconstruct the wall.

The Challenge

MAC Fitness occupies one section of a multi-unit retail space in Kingston, NY. Their spin cycle class is in a room with a shared common wall with the neighboring tenant. The current construction of the wall was allowing sound to pass into the retail space on the other side. The sound from the bikes during class was so loud, it was causing complaints from the neighboring business and their customers. Out of respect for their neighbor, MAC Fitness was canceling spin classes until a proper solution could be put in place.

Not being able to offer spin classes negatively impacts their business. Members cannot take advantage of these classes and the space is completely useless. MAC Fitness needed a product offering quick installation, minimum construction, and maximum sound control.

The Solution

In most cases, building a soundproof wall with a sound barrier, resilient clips, and multiple layers of drywall is the way to go. However, finishing this job quickly was the primary goal. They also wanted a treatment that didn’t require a contractor. After looking over the space and discussing the available options, it became very clear what we should recommend. The PrivacyShield® Absorptive Soundproofing Blankets are effective, attractive, budget-friendly, and easy to install. Even better, you can order them in just about any size.

These sound barrier blankets use a unique system that combines a mass loaded vinyl backing with fiberglass absorption. This provides outstanding sound blocking and absorption to reduce echo within the space. The quilted pattern and industrial color offer a modern vibe. Made to order, they are ready to hang as soon as they arrive. Simply install using the existing grommets and seal the vertical edges together with Velcro. Additionally, we are often able to offer expedites on the production time.

For this application, the sound blankets cover the whole wall. The Plan for Mac Fitness was to cover the shared wall space with the ABBC-13 and to complete the installation in only one night!


PrivacyShield® Absorptive Soundproofing Blanket

  • 1″ thick, Grey, covering an area 224-5/16″ (wide) x 168-1/8″ (high)
MAC Fitness easily installs PrivacyShield Absorptive Soundproofing Blankets as a temporary barrier wall. Custom manufactured to size, the sound blankets arrive ready to hang.

MAC Fitness easily installs PrivacyShield® Absorptive Soundproofing Blankets as a temporary barrier wall. Custom manufactured to size, the sound blankets arrive ready to hang.

The Result

Installing the sound-blocking blankets with minimal downtime was a big hit. This allowed Mac Fitness to proceed with business as usual. The owners, staff, and customers of MAC Fitness and their neighbors couldn’t be happier! Our ABBC-13 AudioSeal® Combination Sound Blankets are the perfect sound solution.

To learn more about how Acoustical Solutions can solve your noise control problems, use our contact form, call one of our Acoustical Sales Consultants at (800) 782-5742, or visit us on the web at acousticalsolutions.com.