A couple of weeks ago, I applied for a new job. The fitness center across the street was looking for a manager, and I presented them with my application. I wasn’t necessarily looking to leave my old job, but the fitness center location is right next to my house. I was really ecstatic when they called me for an interview. The interview process was long, and they asked a lot of questions. Mostly, they wanted to know what things I would change to make the gym better. One thing that I brought up was the terrible locker room odors. A lot of people didn’t want to use this specific fitness center, because of the indoor air quality. I felt strongly that if the indoor air quality was fixed, we would gain more customers. I used the indoor air quality as my largest complaint, but I also added a few other key areas. After a week of waiting, the gym finally called me back with a job offer. They even added $5,000 to my requested yearly salary. Now I have a huge job ahead of me. I have to make good on the promises that I made during my initial interview. I do believe the indoor air quality is a huge issue in this gym, and I think there are significant ways we can improve the problem. We don’t have to spend a lot of money on indoor air quality components, but some better air filters would probably help. We can also clean more frequently, empty the dirty laundry basins twice a day, and ask our patrons to keep their lockers free of trash.