One of the biggest reasons I moved into the apartment building I did was because it had a gym. Gym memberships are expensive, especially if you’re someone like me who really likes to focus on cardio. It’s not worth the money when all I need is a treadmill or elliptical. If I was weight lifting, then it would be different. The gym is at the very top floor and it has amazing views. My favorite part about my apartment complex’s gym are the treadmills overlooking the mountains and the panoramic windows. The space is almost perfect for my needs. The only downfall is that the air conditioning is turned on via a ductless mini split unit and it’s turned off after every use. This means, the gym isn’t cooled unless someone is using the space. The complex does this so they’re not cooling a space that isn’t being used, but it makes working out on the top floor challenging. Heat rises naturally, which means the gym is always super hot inside. When I go up there to workout, I have to turn on the air conditioning and wait. It can take almost thirty minutes for me to feel the air conditioning coming out of the air vents. It’s extremely frustrating because I want to workout in a cool space, but it takes a long time in my apartment complex’s gym. While I’m really grateful to live in an apartment with a gym, I’m disappointed with the way it’s cooled. It’s difficult to do cardio when the room is over eighty degrees and feels suffocating. It takes so much time for the ductless unit to cool the space.