Gym Temperature

  • 1974Warrior

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    Aug 22, 2009 6:48 PM GMT
    anyone else have a problem with their gym not wanting to turn on the ac?? For 3 weeks now I've had to ask the employees if they would please turn on the ac. Today was absolute misery. It was so humid in there that i could not even think about my exercise and finally gave up 30 minutes into my workout. The gym has a large elderly clientele in the morning when Im there and most of them complain of being to cold when the ac is on. I sweat enough from my routine i dont need to be wanting to strip naked cuz im dying inside from the heat and humidity.
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    Aug 22, 2009 7:07 PM GMT
    take off your clothes to the point that they complain.

    Then raise the AC issue again. Or change gym.
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    Aug 24, 2009 2:10 AM GMT
    No way. I can't stand cold gyms. If I wanted to stay cool and not sweat, I'd stay home and eat ice cream all day.

    It's ok to be to be sweaty. Just make sure you clean up after yourself, and not leave a mess on the gym equipment.
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    Aug 24, 2009 4:05 AM GMT
    if you're feeling cold in the gym you aren't working hard enough icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 24, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
    I'm either too hot or too cold, I'm never just right.
  • cowboyathlete

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    Aug 24, 2009 4:32 AM GMT
    I prefer a cool gym. I quit one because the air was too stifling and aggravated my asthma.
  • EricLA

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    Aug 24, 2009 4:56 AM GMT
    Ditto, I prefer a cool gym. One of the two gyms I work out at never seems to have A/C very high. Last summer it was broken for several weeks. Since then, I barely feel it. I wouldn't be surprised if there's nothing but fans circulating the air.

    I'm drenched after my workouts, especially at this location. I really wish it was cooler so I could be more comfortable.
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    Aug 24, 2009 5:10 AM GMT
    A frigid gym is an absolute must for me. I was a 24 Hour Fitness member for about a decade, and never really liked it, but, hey, it was cheap. Then one day it was uncomfortably warm, and stayed that way. I asked manager after manager, and they all claimed nothing had changed. I think they finally got sick of me asking, because I finally got the operations manager to admit she had received a memo from corporate to increase the thermostat 3 degrees to save on energy costs.

    It was already warm at the old 72 degrees, but 75 was just unbearable.

    I pay 8 times more for my gym now, and, although it's an overall better gym than 24 Hour could ever hope to be, the main reason I'm happy is because they always keep that AC cranked.
  • 1974Warrior

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    Aug 27, 2009 8:28 PM GMT
    I've really stepped up my program now and am sweating alot more then i use to but the difference is noticable when I walk in the gym. I love the fact that now i'm drenched in sweat cuz I know i'm actually working my body just when the air is stale and humid i can't concentrate..my body screams for cool air.
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Aug 27, 2009 8:32 PM GMT
    My gym seems to have the temperature set at 72....seems abit warm for me especailly during Cardio....Ugh!!!.....icon_eek.gif
  • handsoffire

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    Sep 30, 2009 7:15 PM GMT
    My gym is usually low 70's high 60's. Unless it's just after a big class is getting out, my gyms' not huge and you can tell as oon as the class room spaces doors are opened :S
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    Sep 30, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    MynamemeansWarrior saidanyone else have a problem with their gym not wanting to turn on the ac?? For 3 weeks now I've had to ask the employees if they would please turn on the ac. Today was absolute misery. It was so humid in there that i could not even think about my exercise and finally gave up 30 minutes into my workout. The gym has a large elderly clientele in the morning when Im there and most of them complain of being to cold when the ac is on. I sweat enough from my routine i dont need to be wanting to strip naked cuz im dying inside from the heat and humidity.


    Sounds like you need to change gyms and vote with your dollar.

    Having an exercise environment that is too warm can hinder your performance. Best to workout in a cooler environment.
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    Sep 30, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    put it to them this way: Turn down your AC or keep breeding a future staph outbreak.... think about it? thats exactly why hospitals are kept cold.
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    Sep 30, 2009 7:50 PM GMT
    when I work out I sweat regardless. as long as there is a fan moving the air around then I am cool. Although being an northeast guy, running in the humidity can be challenging!
  • SportsPro22

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    Sep 30, 2009 7:59 PM GMT
    my gym's condition is perfect, not too hot, not too cold. it's comfortable.
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    Sep 30, 2009 8:03 PM GMT
    MynamemeansWarrior saidwanting to strip naked


    ok with me
    just wipe off the equipment after you use it - should be doing that anyway.
  • npmuscle

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    Apr 01, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    I also prefer a gym with effective a/c. I get a better workout in, if it's cool in there. I also feel better that's there's adequate air circulation going on; otherwise, it feels like you're breathing everyone's breath. It's easy to catch a cold virus or flu in a gym, since it's a very dirty place & many germs are on the equipm. & in the air. I hope more of you will complain to the managers. 24hr fitness is the worst when it comes to keeping fresh air in the gym, as they're just trying to reduce their utility bills.
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    Apr 01, 2010 5:04 AM GMT
    It's a bit stuffy inside my gym but I have more of an issue with the crap music they play. MP3 players don't drown out Miley Cyrus.
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Apr 01, 2010 5:17 AM GMT
    LOL well at my gym I can turn it up or down myself and sometimes I feel like I'm about to pass out from a heat stroke. So I tun up the air and turn up the fans. everyone always says "THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!" lol
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    Apr 01, 2010 5:25 AM GMT
    I was looking around at various gyms in Austin after deciding that Gold's could kiss my ass due to their arcane, Byzantine process that prevents transferring memberships from franchises to 'corporate' locations.

    I found one gym here that, honest to God, doesn't have air conditioning. In Central Texas. It gets to be 110 degrees in the summer, with high humidity, but they don't shell out for air conditioning. Needless to say I didn't end up there. But I found it incredible that they could stay open here in the first place.
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    Apr 01, 2010 5:43 AM GMT
    The temperature in my gym is mostly borderline perfect, so much so that I don't ever notice it. I sweat every workout but that's because I've earned it.
  • musclpa

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    Apr 01, 2010 11:20 AM GMT
    Wah Wah Wah Move where I live then you will never complain about being warm again LOL