The One Thing Every Gym Needs: Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning in Gyms

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If you’re a gym manager or owner, we don’t need us to tell you that competition is at an all-time high.

With as many as 6.7 thousand health and fitness clubs dotted around the UK, attracting a whopping 9.7 million members, it’s no wonder more and more gyms are looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. 

And one of the easiest ways to do precisely that, is offering an air-conditioned environment for gym-goers to work out in. 

In light of that, we’re exploring some of the core benefits of installing and using an air conditioning system in your gym. 

The Benefits of Offering Air Conditioning at Your Gym

Air conditioning is crucial to creating a comfortable atmosphere for your members to exercise in.

In fact, a cooler workout space encourages gym goers to stay longer, which increases the likelihood of them reaching their fitness goals.

Consequently, they’re more likely to return and recommend your services to their friends and family. 

Gym users also report cooling down quicker after working out in air-conditioned surroundings. This comes in especially handy for members who don’t necessarily have time to shower but still have to nip to the shops or run a few errands after their gym session.

It’s also worth noting, your customers are also less likely to suffer from muscle cramps when they exercise in an environment with controlled temperatures. Again, this goes a long way to ensuring the comfort, safety, and longevity of their workout. 

On the subject of health and safety, ensuring a cooler temperature empowers members to train to the fullest without suffering from adverse effects.

Most notably, headaches, heat exhaustion and fatigue…all of which can occur after an intense workout in a warmer environment.

Improve Your Gym’s Air Quality

On a separate note, if you want to improve the air quality of your gym, installing an air conditioning unit could be the answer.

Near-on every AC unit boasts an air filter, which removes common irritants like dust particles, pollen, pet fur, mites, and bacteria.

Not only does this ensure a healthy working environment for your team, but it also guarantees a cleaner place for your members to work out in. (Providing the filters are regularly changed). 

Regulate Humidity

Recently, we’ve experienced a fair amount of muggy, humid weather, which is arguably, the most uncomfortable of conditions to exercise in. 

Again, this is where your air conditioning unit could come to the rescue, as you might be able to regulate your gym’s humidity levels. Some systems can condense hot, moist air and funnel it away from the building.

Please note: Not every air conditioning system has this functionality.

Instead, you’ll need a unit that offers a “dry mode.” This is crucial for reducing the humidity in your gym without it becoming too chilly. You’ll also need to select a unit of the correct size and the right power to do the job justice. 

If you’re unsure about this, be sure to consult with the pros before committing to purchasing anything.

To learn more, get in touch with us today.

This blog was produced in collaboration with the new Oxford Taxis service from The Oxford Minibus Company.

8th October 2020
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