Temperature really affects my workouts.
I do a tumbling based workout everyday and the heat or chill really can wreck it.
If I am too cold my muscles feel stiff. I have a hard time warming up to the point where I can do ariels, tucks and walkovers. I usually end up hurting myself by stretching too far. Also, bouncing around and landing on cold feet and hands doesn’t feel good. I would way rather tumble in the winter without heating than in the summer with no cooling. Heat is way worse for a gymnast. The heat makes me feel fatigued and sluggish. I just can’t seem to get myself motivated. I really want to lay on the mat and just stretch for an hour. Because I am so warm, it is really easy to get a good stretch in. However, I leave wet spots on the mat that are easy to slip in. I also have issues with my landings and beginnings for my tricks. It is easy for a foot to slip, hand to shift and have my whole body tumble down. I then mentally freak out and don’t do the trick as well. A little ACE in the summer really does go a long way. That is why in my outdoor shed that I tumble in, I have a ductless mini split. I can have heating in the winter and AC in the summer. I also have a smart thermostat set up to turn on the HVAC device an hour before I work out. I walk into a perfectly climate controlled building. I never go without that ideal temperature.
Heat pump install