One question that has been asked by most gym freaks or gym newbies out there in India is the fact that whether one should do workouts in an AC gym or a non AC gym. Some trainers say that you should always work out in an AC room while others say that you should do gymming in a Non-Ac gym. It is quite obvious that the membership of air-conditioned gyms would be expensive than that of non-airconditioned gyms. So, today in this article we will be finding out the benefits and problems of both AC and Non AC gyms and will be determining which could be the best choice for you in India.
Understanding the temperature in a gym
The temperature of an AC gym while you are working out ranges from 21 degrees celsius to 23 degrees celsius. The temperature of the AC gym is always kept higher compared to that of Air-conditioned rooms in your house where the temperature is generally 16 degrees celsius. The temperature in AC gyms is not high because of the gym being large and also because of the number of people present in the gym. In some places where the temperature in the surrounding is cold, the temperature in the AC gyms ranges from 27 degrees celsius to 29 degrees celsius. This is the basic temperature in AC gyms. In non AC gyms, the temperature remains almost the same as that of the temperature in the surroundings.
Benefits of gymming in AC gyms over Non-AC gyms
Actually, there are a few benefits of gymming in an AC gym.
- When you are working out the exhaustion level rises. When the temperature of the gym is 21-23 degrees celsius it would result in low exhaustion compared to non AC gyms. As a result, you can gym for a longer time. If you are gymming in a Non AC gym the exhaustion levels will be higher and you cannot workout in the gym as long as you can workout in AC gyms. Especially in India, the temperature rises up way too much during the summer months and gymming for a longer time becomes a challenge in non AC gyms. When body temperature increases you can never last long in gyms. Sometimes people develop fever if their body temperature raises way too much. Yes, some people have a problem of developing cold throughout the year. They should ignore AC gyms as Air-conditioned rooms also have side effects.
- Humidity and suffocation are other issues when it comes to gymming in Non AC gyms as the temperature in these gyms are extremely high during the summer months.
- Indian Non AC gyms do not have a proper ventilation system. The air present inside the gym should properly circulate maintaining the fresh airflow. Some AC gyms also do not have a proper ventilation system. So be sure to check out the ventilation system before getting admission to the gym.
- The most famous bodybuilders, fitness models whom you follow always work out in Air-conditioned gyms. All professional bodybuilders and fitness models workout in AC gyms under a temperature of 72-75 degrees Fahrenheit which is approximately 23 degrees celsius.
- Until and unless you are a sports guy, you can never tolerate the humidity in India. Sweating occurs in both AC and Non-AC gyms but when it’s extremely humid outside especially during the hot scorching summer months how would you even exercise for 10 minutes in a Non-AC gym?
Why you should not work out in Non-AC gyms?
In India, the quality of air is really poor. Metropolitan cities in India possess the worst quality of air. The dust and pollution rate is way too high. Under such conditions, working out in Non-AC rooms under such an environment would affect your health adversely. Picking up AC gyms would help you to overcome this pollution but again the AC gym should have a proper ventilation system. It all comes down to breathing well.
How to properly workout in Non-AC gyms?
If you still have a budget issue and still want to work out in a non AC gym you should pick the right time to go to the gym. In India, the morning (5 am-8 am) is the best time to hit non-AC gyms. This is because of the following reasons.
- The temperature remains considerably low during the morning compared to other times.
- Dust and pollution remain considerably low during the mornings.
- The air circulation remains to be good as not everyone is willing to hit the gym during the mornings.
AC Gyms vs Non-AC Gyms – Which one is better?
It entirely comes down to what you prefer. If you are in India, then you are quite accustomed to the scorching summer months. Keeping this in mind and the other factors that I mentioned above you should definitely choose Ac gyms over Non-AC gyms at least in India. The concept of Non-AC gyms is now old and with the advanced generation, one should always pick the best option available for them. Why settle for Non-AC gyms when you can actually work out better without the risk of damaging your health in an AC gym?
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