Heated floors in the work out room

I recently updated my work out room.

It used to be in an old office with inferior HVAC, flooring and equipment.

Now I have gutted that room totally. I took out the old window air conditioner and multiple space heaters. I got the floor ripped up and put hardwood over the top. I then placed thin athletic mats over and put all brand new fitness equipment in there. In my infinite wisdom I decided to have heated floors placed down. I was already redoing the floors and I needed a heating system. Setting up the electric heated mats was easy with the floors already ripped up. I just had to worry about cooling. I decided to wait on a cooling system since I made a mistake with my heating system. Yes, heated floors are super efficient and amazing. The heated air does not rise to the ceiling. Every surface is heated and since it is not air being blown, the indoor air quality is wonderful. The main issue is that the heating system works a little too good. Every stationary object that touches heated floors get inadvertently heated as well. My stationary bike, treadmill and weights all feel heated. When I start a work out this is great. I don’t need to worry about pulling muscles and a long warm up. But, after about 10 minutes of running, I am a sweaty beast. Doing crunches and push ups on the flooring is horrible. Doing a work out on a heater is just not smart. I should have gotten a ductless mini split instead.

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