I am so fortunate to have a lanai constructed across the back of my home that is ideal for a workout space. The floor is smooth cement, the ceiling eight feet high plus the dimensions are plenty big for my needs. The one exterior wall is made almost entirely of screens, which provides steady ventilation. For most of the year, the weather here is moderate. I care about access to a fresh breeze. I have an attractive view of the gardens plus lake at the back of the property. I’ve outfitted my small condo gym with a yoga mat, incline bench, mini trampoline, set of free weights, jump rope plus even battle ropes. I have everything I need to target all of my odd muscles, elevate my heart rate plus work up a lather. I focus on stamina, flexibility, balance, strength training plus calorie burn. I regularly spend 1 hour per day on my fitness routine. My only complaint with the space is the lack of temperature controls. Because of the screens, there is no way to incorporate heating or cooling into the lanai. There are a few months in the middle of winter when the outside temperature drops into the forties. I wait until the mid afternoon to workout, hoping to take advantage of the highest temperature. I need to dress in multiple layers plus I run a space heater. It still is sometimes impossible to satisfactorily warm up my muscles. It’s difficult to get motivated plus I worry about injury. There are also a couple of intense months when the heat plus humidity of Summer are simply brutal. I exercise as early in the day as possible, hoping to avoid the heat of the mid afternoon. I run an electric fan at the highest speed plus sit directly in front of it, but still drip with sweat before completing my warmup.