I have a lanai that is built along the back side of my house. It is constructed with a cement floor and a wall of screens. The space is approximately eight feet deep and sixteen feet long. It provides plenty of square footage for a home gym. I love that I have an area to set up my stationary bike, yoga mat, weight bench, free weights, jump rope and resistance bands. I’m able to crank up the music and combine cardio, strength training and stretching into a strenuous workout. My physical fitness is an everyday priority. I prefer to complete my workout first thing in the morning. For the majority of the year, the lanai is just perfect. I take advantage of the fresh air and lovely view. However, during the peak of summer, the temperature climbs into the eighties and the humidity is brutal. I don’t have access to air conditioning in the lanai. I rely on a box fan that provides little relief. I’m usually drenched in sweat before I’ve even started my warmup. During the winter, when the temperature drops down into the low forties, it’s tough working out without a heater. I need to bundle up in layers of sweatshirts. It’s nearly impossible to properly warm up my muscles and exercising is torture. Unfortunately, due to the screens, there’s simply no way to heat or cool the lanai. I’d need to close it up, insulate and either extend the ductwork from the main house or install a ductless unit. I’m unwilling to spend that kind of money and don’t really want to give up the advantages of the screens.