Expend Energy To Make Energy.

18 Nov

The gym is literally a little ball of energy. People pushing and pulling, running and jumping. Machines going all over the place, I mean it really is electric in there when you think about it. And apparently a bunch of people have thought about it and have started doing some really cool ish with it. Like recycling your energy output into the energy we use on a daily basis. Is that super confusing sounding? I don’t know, allow me to explain.

In Korea they started in 2007 and in Portland, Oregon it caught on in 2008. The ‘Green Gym Movement’. Where the bikes, ellipticals and trainers you use to do cardio on, in return store/ make energy for us to use. These ‘people powered gyms’ are just starting to catch on here in the U.S. and hopefully this will be come the new norm, it is one of the most logical and resourceful things I ever heard of. The average person’s work out creates almost 40 watt hours of electricity, this is enough electricity to power a phone at the gym for a week. Once you start adding up members and the amount of time they spend working out, you see it all adds up.

In this day in age we should be using every single alternative energy source we can. Us on the East Coast got spanked by Momma Nature last month and the whole time, all I thought was, why the hell are we soooo far behind on ‘green energy’? If we were not light years away from where we should be in this realm, a lot of our crisis over here would have been alleviated. It not only made me mad but embarrassed and dumbfounded. So needless to say, ‘Green Gyms’ get my vote πŸ™‚

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,2032281,00.html Read More About It Here…

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2 Responses to “Expend Energy To Make Energy.”

  1. Chris November 20, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    I love this idea of a green gym. What a difference this could really make. Will you cover more of this in future blog post?

    • Author November 20, 2012 at 9:07 am #

      I know, its friggin awesome.
      And yes I will be digger deeper into it. Getting into specific gyms that are green and the machines and companies behind them πŸ™‚

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