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Temperature of workout facility

03/20/2006

Question:

What is the ideal temperature in a fitness center, the one I use has the thermostat set at 69 degrees and has large fans blowing at top speed, as a result I wear a sweat shirt to stay comfortable while exercising.

Answer:

According to the National Strength and Conditioning Association's "Essentials of Strength and Conditioning", a recommended temperature range for a strength and conditioning facility is 72 to 78 degrees.

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Jayme   Johnson, MS Jayme Johnson, MS
Program Manager
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati