My new home came with a backyard shed that was supposed to be a place to keep tools… Since I am not a handy style of gal, I turned it into a house fitness center.
I purchased several folding mats, a yoga mat, hand weights, stationary bike, treadmill and all sorts of fun things to outfit the space.
I quickly noticed that the temperature control was going to be a problem. I had to tear down all the drywall and add insulation. I then needed to invest in new windows that could open and let in some air. I thought I could simply buy a space gas furnace and window cooling unit and call it a day, but nope, that didn’t work well at all. I needed a lot more power if I didn’t want to freeze and sweat to death when working out. The greatest thing I ever did was invest in a ductless mini split for our workout space. I have both a heating and cooling system in a single unit. I even spent more and got a smart thermostat put in place. So I can set the temperature in our shed right before I want to job out. I can do it from my iphone, computer or tablet if I want. I provide myself enough time to get ready, stretch and for our house gym to be the respected temperature. Then I can work out in a perfectly weather controlled space. It was costly getting our workout shed the way I wanted it. I don’t regret anything I have purchased though. I look ahead to working out every single afternoon.