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How to Host Fitness Classes During COVID- 19

By |2020-08-06T14:48:31-04:00August 3rd, 2020|2020, Press|

With gyms, fitness centers, dance and yoga studios, and other health and wellness businesses closed around the world, people are looking for ways to get fit, while still staying socially distant.

If you are working from home, you may find that you are sitting for more extended periods. Changes in your daily routines, such as caring for children who are home from school, may make it more challenging to find time to exercise.

You want to stay fit and not put on the quarantine 15, but how can you do that if your favorite fitness classes are canceled?

Quiet Events has the solution to get you off of Zoom and into a real live fitness class.  Gyms and fitness studios around the world are buying and renting Quiet Events silent disco headphones and wireless microphones so that instructors can now coach their students in an outdoor setting while staying socially distant during working out.

Not only can the members hear music streaming into their headphones, but the instructor can also save their voice, by calling out commands into the microphone, and the member won’t lose a beat.   Plus since the audio is going into the headphones, you won’t get any noise complaints from your neighbors.

I am a gym owner, how can I host a silent disco fitness classes during COVID-19?

You can host fitness classes anywhere!  In a park, on the beach, or even your facilities’ parking lot.  Mark spaces on the ground so your members can feel safe by standing six feet away from the other members.

With Quiet Events Silent Disco technology, you have the ability to switch between multiple channels which could be different music or an entirely different class happening at the same time by multiple live instructors.

Safety and keeping everything sanitary is key!  Quiet Events offers the ability to wear belt clips if the guests would prefer to use their own headphones. They also sell disposable covers for the silent disco headphones so the guests can feel 100% protected.

Many fitness studios are also purchasing equipment to sell to their clients so they have their own pair to use at every class.  Quiet Events has the world’s first Silent Disco RF/Bluetooth version so people can use their headphones with their phones when not in the class!

I am a personal trainer, how can I help my clients stay fit during the pandemic?

Go to QuietEvents.com for a quote today so they can walk you through your options.  They can send you the equipment or you can pick up headphones at one of their offices around the US and Canada and they can show you exactly how easy it is to teach a class with silent disco headphones.

How can I workout during COVID 19?

Reach out to your favorite gym or fitness studio that has closed due to the pandemic. Let them know you will feel safe by wearing these headphones in an outdoor space so you can avoid the dreaded corona cushion!

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The importance of working out during COVID-19 Pandemic

WHO recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week for adults, or a combination of both. The guidance is intended for people in self-quarantine without any symptoms or diagnosis of acute respiratory illness.

Exercise boosts the immune system: Research shows that regular, moderate-intensity exercise has immune-boosting benefits that may help your body fight off infections, including COVID-19.

Exercise may prevent weight gain: Exercise can help you burn extra calories caused by dietary changes and offset the effects of sedentary activities.

Exercise reduces stress and anxiety: Exercise is a proven mood-booster and can help adults reduce stress levels and build emotional resilience.

Exercise improves sleep: There is evidence that suggests regular exercise helps you fall asleep faster and improves sleep quality — and getting a good night’s sleep has also been found to boost your immune system.

Are you interested in working out with headphones? Head to Quiet Events to learn more!

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3 Fun Social Distancing Party Ideas

By |2020-08-03T17:22:28-04:00July 30th, 2020|2020|

Who says we can’t party while still staying socially distanced? Not Quiet Events! We have three fun social distancing party ideas for you. Which one will you choose?

Here are three ways you can party while staying safe, but still have the time of your lives!

Option 1: Silent Discos with your Friends and Neighbors

Rent a Party Pack from Quiet Events and use your own sound device to create a silent disco in the street with your neighbors. Our packs include anywhere from 10-40 headphones and 1-3 transmitters. With a range of 1,500 feet you can throw a party across several backyards or a full block while people can be at least 6 feet apart from each other.

Everyone has their own personal volume.  Don’t worry about bothering a neighbor with the sound or having someone too far away from a speaker that they can’t hear it.

Where can you have a social distanced silent disco?
  • Backyard
  • Driveway
  • Neighborhood alcove
  • Side Street
Reasons to have a silent disco at home: 
  • Never to loud or too low: Everyone has their own personal volume. Don’t worry about bothering a neighbor with the sound or having someone too far away from a speaker that they can’t hear it.
  • Distance isn’t a problem: With a range of 1,500 feet you can throw a party across several backyards or a full block while people can be at least 6 feet apart from each other.
  • Satisfy Everyone: With the ability to switch between three different types of music, no matter what the age, there will be something for everyone.

Option 2: Drive In Events

What’s a drive in event? Guests will sit in their cars, while the event is happening outside their car, but they can hear the audio through their car stereo. Using a Quiet Events TX-FM 108 transmitter, you can broadcast audio to anyone who has an FM radio.  Just choose a channel on the transmitter and everyone tunes into that channel in their car or on their personal FM radio.

What are some examples of a drive-in event?

  • Weddings
  • Graduations
  • Movies
  • Ceremonies
  • Concerts

How can we have a wedding while our guests are in cars?

Using the TX-FM 108 transmitter, you will plug your audio device into the transmitter. The officiant is on a screen while you and your partner are standing in front of your families’ cars

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How to Plan Events after a Pandemic

By |2020-07-30T19:34:37-04:00July 30th, 2020|2020|

The future of large in-person events is still unknown; but we know that the audience will expect a certain level of social distancing measures to be in place for small and large events. Here are five important things to consider when planning events after a pandemic.

Traffic Flow: Create one-way paths to locations to allow for adequate spacing without the worry of someone coming directly towards you.

Creative Locations: Utilize outdoor open-air locations that may have more square footage. Turn parking lots into large conference spaces for example. Quiet Events can help with the audio for this.

Touchless Everything: Limit what people touch. Quiet Events provides solutions for coat and equipment checking in/out without the need for physical paper. Consider using an NFC (near field communication) for sign in, payment, and registration for events.

Keeping it clean: Make sure to have anti-bacterial wipes and gels readily available. Place them in front of anything that someone may need to touch like a door, vending machine, or kiosk.

Offering online solutions: It may take time for everyone to feel comfortable about attending in-person events. Consider having a streaming content portion for those that cannot physically attend.

It will be possible to have in-person events after a pandemic, just a few things need to be changed to pull off a safe event. Careful planning and organizing will ensure your guests feel that you are taking their health seriously.

We hope these tips are helpful to you when you plan your next event. Feel free to reach out to us to give you some more tips!

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10 Tips to Plan the Best Virtual Event

By |2020-07-30T19:19:25-04:00July 30th, 2020|2020|

During a pandemic all live events have been cancelled, so the alternative is to have online virtual events. Here are the top 10 tips to help you plan the best virtual event. 

  1. Time zones: Virtual Events can be viewed by anyone around the world.  Know your audience and consider a time zone that suits everyone best or creating multiple sessions.
  2. Manage attendees for paid events: Protecting your online content is important.  If you require payment, make sure you host your event on a platform that requires a login and can only be accessed by one login at a time.
  3. Keeping the audiences attention: Create interactive aspects to engage the audience and maintain their attention.  Taking surveys with real live polls or playing simple games like iSpy, will keep people from getting distracted.
  4. Presentation Style: If most of your viewers are on a mobile device,  consider the font sizes and amount of words you use. Consider using more graphics then text.
  5. Accessibility / Compliance: Make sure that your event is ADA, S-508, WCAG, EN 301 549, and GDPR complaint.  We recommend looking at Userway.org for more information.
  6. Data Collecting: When registering users, collect information such as their: Preferred days/times, and method for attending (desktop/mobile), as your audience habits may have changed in the past few months.
  7. After Parties: Make sure to choose entertainment that has live crowd participation.   Anyone can watch a YouTube video, but to make it special, your audience must feel like the content is exclusive and personalized to them.
  8. Event Analytics: Use a tool to understand aspects of your audience during the event.  How long they watch, what do they click on, how interactive they are, when they tune and when they tune out, so that you can make smart decisions on adjusting future events. Check out our online DJ battle as an example. 
  9. Support: Have a quick way to help people in need.  Online events are not second nature to many people, so ensure you have a way someone that is having trouble can get the assistance they need.
  10. Communication: There’s hundreds of new online platforms to host events these days.  It’s important to communicate to the audience early if there’s any software to download and testing needed.  This will reduce frustration, maintain audience levels, and cut down on last minute support calls.

We hope these tips are helpful to you when you plan your next event! 

 

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