Are You a Sound Friend or a Sound Foe?

by: Lori Corbin

Skills & Drills

Instructors are the first line of defense when it comes to safe music levels.

How loud is too loud? The sound of a power lawn mower registers about 90 decibels, and a chainsaw about 110 (CDC 2013). What are the sound levels in your classes? Workouts may help participants feel motivated to improve their strength and endurance, but blasting music can lead to hearing loss.

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About the Author

Lori Corbin IDEA Author/Presenter

with 30 years experience in fitness and nutrition I am currently a nutrition/fitness reporter for KABC-TV in Los Angeles and also the host of CUSTOM FIT on the LIVEWELL network. I continue to teach g...