I have a giant shed located in my backyard that I use as my lake condo gymâ€¦ The brick floor, eight-foot ceiling and square footage are ideal.
There is a window located at each end of the shed that is helpful to supply fresh air while I was in milder weather, then i enjoy to workout first thing in the afternoon when possible. I spend approximately an hour on a combination of stretching, strength training and high-impact aerobics. I have an incline bench, mini trampoline, battle ropes, free weights, yoga mat, jump rope, medicine ball and a stationary bike. The only complication I had with the space was the lack of temperature control, and for a while, I got by with an electric space oil furnace in the Wintertide and a window a/c in the summer. I’d need to go out to the shed, start up the portable oil furnace or cooling machine and then wait about an hour before I could begin my exercises, on especially hot or frigid mornings, the oil furnace and a/c struggled to keep up with demand. I’d try to workout as early as possible while I was in the Summer to avoid the heat of the day; During the winter, I’d wait for the temperature to sizzling up before toiling out. I finally decided to make an improvement. I had a ductless heat pump permanently installed to handle year round temperature control. The plan consists of a compact outdoor compressor and a tightprofile indoor air handler. The air handlers is mounted up high on the wall and provides both heating and cooling capacity. I’m able to switch from heating to cooling, raise and lower temperature, adjust fan speed and even target the direction of airflow from an app on my iPhone.