I have a shed built behind my house that I use as my gym, however although the space isn’t gigantic, it’s important enough for my purposes, however i appreciate that it has a cement floor and windows at both ends for ventilation.
I have invested into folding mats, a set of hand weights, a jump rope and incline bench, and I workout for about an ninth every afternoon, however when the two of us first moved in, the shed was outfitted with electricity but lacked temperature control.
We live in an part with a fairly mild climate, then for the majority of the year, I can dress in shorts and a tank top and open the windows for the sake of fresh air; However, the middle of summer time brings un-even temperatures in the mid nineties and excessive humidity, the middle of Winter time presents the opposite troubles, with cold un-even temperatures down into the low forties. I initially tried to get by with a box fan and portable space heater. The fan wasn’t satisfactory to cool down the space. I’d sweat profusely before I even finished my warmup. It was hard to get motivated and push myself when I felt so overheated and sticky. The portable oil furnace wasn’t enough to keep the shed warm. I’d bundle up in layers of clothes and have trouble warming up my muscles and joints. I finally decided that my workouts are too important to have the weather wrecking them. I hired an Heating and Air Conditioning business and invested into a ductless heat pump. There is a small outdoor compressor that links by way of a conduit to a streamlined compact air handler that is mounted up high on the wall. The air handler provides both heating and cooling, and I’m able to adjust temperature, fan speed and direction of airflow from an app on my iphone. The method is quite energy efficient, and since I only operate it during the workout, it costs me undoubtedly little.