I have a large shed located in my backyard that I use as my apartment gym, however the granite floor, eight-foot ceiling as well as square footage are ideal.
There is a window located at each end of the shed that is helpful to give fresh air during milder weather, but i enjoy to workout first thing in the afternoon when possible.
I spend approximately an hour on a combination of stretching, strength training as well as high-impact aerobics. I have an incline bench, mini trampoline, battle ropes, free weights, yoga mat, jump rope, medicine ball as well as a stationary bike. The only concern I had with the space was the lack of temperature control. For a while, I got by with an electric space heating system in the Wintertide as well as a window cooling system in the summer. I’d need to go out to the shed, start up the portable heating system or cooling unit as well as then wait about an hour before I could begin my exercises, however on especially hot or frosty afternoons, the heating system as well as cooling system struggled to keep up with demand. I’d try to workout as early as possible during the Summer to avoid the heat of the afternoon, however during the winter, I’d wait for the temperature to hot up before working out. I finally decided to make an improvement. I had a ductless heat pump permanently installed to handle year round temperature control. The idea consists of a compact outdoor compressor as well as a slimprofile indoor air handler. The air handlers is mounted up high on the wall as well as provides both heating as well as cooling capacity. I’m able to switch from heating to cooling, raise as well as lower temperature, adjust fan speed as well as even target the direction of airflow from an app on my phone.