Setting up a personal training center in my garage

The heat pump also filters the air.

When I finally achieved all of my certifications to work as a personal trainer, I was eager to get started. Unfortunately, I didn’t have sufficient funds to buy my own location or rent space at a gym. I decided to clean out the garage and create a dedicated training area. I had a garage sale, threw a bunch of stuff away and totally emptied the space. I cleaned, painted and managed to purchase used mats for the floor. One of the biggest problems was figuring out how to heat and cool the garage. Since I live in the northeastern part of the country, the winters and summers are brutal. We deal with temperatures down to twenty below zero and up into the nineties. I hoped to find a compact and affordable heating and cooling unit that wouldn’t be too complicated to install. After some research, I chose a ductless heat pump to handle the year round temperature control. The heat pump is comprised of an outdoor condenser and an indoor air handler that are connected by a conduit. The equipment takes up very little space, operates quietly and provides both heating and cooling. It includes wifi access, which is super convenient. I can make adjustments through an app on my phone from virtually anywhere. The heat pump easily warms up or cools down the space in a matter of minutes. I start it up shortly before I have a scheduled training session, and the garage is always the ideal temperature. Since the heat pump includes inverter technology, it’s wonderfully energy efficient and doesn’t cost much to operate. The heat pump also filters the air. I’ve learned that this is an extremely important feature. When I’m working with clients, we both sweat and stir up a lot of dust. The heat pump filters out odors and allergens to provide a healthier, cleaner and more comfortable workout environment.


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