Background music for gyms.

Music for stretching, for sprinting, for spinning and spotting, for treadmills and dumbbells and doing just one more rep.

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What’s a great gym experience?

Something members tell friends about. Like an unpredictable, motivational soundtrack with the best gym music that powers them to an extra km on the treadmill. It elevates a brand to distinction, with the atmosphere of all sites harmonising in unison. Ultimately it improves your bottom line.

Creating a standout gym experience isn’t so easy.

But that’s where we can help. Music isn’t all we know, but it’s in our soul, and when blended with tech and our knowledge of behavioural science we create branded gym experiences that sync perfectly in tune with your business objectives.

With our music for gyms, we’re lucky to work with some of the biggest and best leisure brands in the world, from city centre chains to high-end hideouts to eclectic independents. Whether you’re looking to increase repeat visits, boost retail spend or drive employee productivity, our team has the expertise to smash your objectives and make your gyms sing.

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Behavioural Science in action, in the gym.

The Fundamental Attribution Error is the tendency to overestimate the importance of personality and to underestimate the influence of context as the key in driving human behaviour. Here’s a tip: avoid communicating when people are rushing. A brand will ideally advertise to an attentive audience and crucially, all comms need to be as relevant and contextual as possible, such as a digital display board advertising a discounted gym membership in the days after New Year’s Day.




  • brand distinctiveness
  • cover control
  • responsive atmospherics
  • repeat custom
  • brand consistency
  • top of mind
  • driving spend
  • increased dwell time
  • throughput control

Tell me more, tell me more - What does a great gym experience look like?

Taking something that can be seen as a commodity and turning it into a major driving factor to your bottom line. It’s getting music and atmosphere on your team and in all your centres.

Picture a gym music system with the most comprehensive song catalogue, all accessible via an intuitive user platform. Tailor the music across all the gym sites in your estate, and use the system to promote special offers via an audio messaging feature, pumping messages into minds as your members pump iron.

We call it music+.

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Tailored music for gyms.

Our music services give you everything you need to propel your atmosphere to perfection. Professionally curated playlists designed for a variety of gym zones. An easy-to-use drag and drop scheduler that can be tailored to your opening hours. Flexible permissions that allow you to determine who can control what. Multisite reporting to ensure you’re on top of what’s happening at each and every location. Whatever your requirements, we’ll give you the tools you need to design and scale your perfect atmosphere with our background music for gyms.

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Dynamic digital signage.

Digital signage provides an impactful way to communicate with customers and promote your facilities. Capture attention when your customers are in the frame of mind to take action, and integrate displays with background music to create a slick audio-visual experience. Whether you have 5 screens or 5,000, our digital signage system supports easy scheduling and management of static or video content, allowing you to tailor your displays to work perfectly for every time and day of the week.

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Atmosphere monitoring.

With Startle's first-of-its-kind atmosphere monitoring tool, you can gain invaluable insight into how the environment of your gyms changes over time. And more importantly, how this impacts areas like sales, footfall and other customer behaviours. By bringing data on your gyms’ busyness, energy, temperature and local weather together in one place, you can get a better view than ever of how they measure up - whether comparing by time, daypart, or site to site.

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Provided me with a fantastic music service

Startle has provided me with a fantastic music service for over 4 years. The system has the most complete music catalogue I have ever seen and their control panel is so easy to use. I can tailor the music required in any of my sites and even use the system to promote special offers via their audio messaging feature. Lastly, and this really should not be understated, the support team are amazing. They are on hand 24/7 and are relentless in resolving any queries in lightning quick time.

Ben Palmer

Multi-site Operations Manager

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Nailed it from the get-go

Finding our brand sound has been an exciting and interesting journey, and the help that we've had from the guys at Startle has been super valuable. We have to hand it to them, they nailed it from the get-go and we've been happily bopping away to these playlists ever since!

Hattie Shaw

Marketing Manager

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Can control all of our venues from my smartphone

Startle's music+ service is exceptional. Their playlists are fantastic and I can control all of our venues from my smartphone. The service is backed up by Startle's Relentless Support™ team who are always on hand to answer any question or fix any issue immediately.

Will Barrett

Technical Manager

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Technical Manager

Heard enough?

Get in touch to start playing your gym members the kind of background music that creates hair-tingling moments.

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