Being eco-friendly used to mean separating the paper, cardboard and plastic from our rubbish bins.

Planting trees, dropping fifty pence pieces into green charity shakers made us all feel we were doing our bit for climate change. We used to think that unleaded petrol and printing on recycled paper was enough.

Now we know better.

Our customers and members know better, too, and they expect us to do more.

Working Out to Cheaper Energy Bills

Sustainable gym equipment is about more than reducing your business’s carbon footprint: it can reduce your energy bills, too.

Eco gyms are on the rise in the UK but you don’t have to compromise the reasons
you went into the fitness industry just to appear more environmentally
. Being sustainable doesn’t have to mean vegan protein shakes, indoor plants and yoga. You can still have your spit and sawdust workout space. You don’t even have to open an ‘eco-gym’ in order to reduce your carbon emissions.

Being environmentally friendly can be difficult when you own a business. It can be expensive and time consuming and even those of us who try to be eco-friendly in our personal lives can struggle to own a fitness space with real green credentials.

Most of us need an incentive more than just the warm-fuzzy feeling you get when you’ve done something good. And why shouldn’t we be rewarded for making more ethical business choices?

What if we told you that the fitness equipment sitting on your gym floor could help power your premises.

5 Reasons to Put Sustainable Gym Equipment in Your Gym

Reduce Your Energy Bills. All the effort and energy that your members put into their workouts is going to waste.

Electricity producing bikes can take human-generated power and convert it into clean energy that powers your gym.

Your gym members enjoy the same great workout but the fruits of all their hard work – the energy created by spinning those pedals – becomes a renewable power source. What’s good for the environment is good for your energy bills, too. And it’s good for the local community because whatever power is left over goes right back into the network.

Attract New Members

Many of your gym members (both current and future) are likely to be millennials with around 75% willing to pay more for a sustainable product. Being ethically aware could be a way to attract new membership. It certainly has the potential to be a very profitable niche so long as you are authentic and genuine in your green ethos. Sustainable gym equipment could be the big selling point; it’ll certainly help you stand out from any local competition and could form an integral part of future marketing campaigns.

Things are Going to Get Worse

Unfortunately, climate change is already affecting the UK and it’s only going to get worse.  Sustainable fitness equipment might seem like a drop in the polluted ocean but it’s a good, solid start and one that many of your existing and future members should quickly embrace.

You Don't Need to Replace Your Equipment

Energym is developing retro-fit devices that can be added to existing gym equipment. 

This is important: You don’t have to replace your bikes in order to benefit from running a clean energy supply. It wouldn’t be very eco-friendly if we were encouraging you to replace all your current kit and add in ours. By keeping your own bikes, you’re not just saving money on buying replacements but it also stops them going to landfill or being transported somewhere new.

Energym is a Birmingham based company, so devices are manufactured locally and aren’t shipped halfway across the world as can sometimes be the case with commercial gym equipment.

Happier Employees

It's been shown that employees are happier working for businesses that are socially responsible.  This is particularly true if the ethos of the company is one that’s personal to them, too.  Embracing a more socially aware policy inside your gym could help maintain morale among the people working for you.  Happier employees work harder. Don’t underestimate the power of aligning your business to an important issue.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Putting electricity-generating bikes on your gym floor could help to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas that your business produces.  Fewer carbon dioxide emissions means a smaller carbon footprint and that’s something everyone – business owners and individuals alike – should be moving towards.

We’re already beginning to see the impact of climate change in the UK.  It’s likely that we’re going to see more flooding, more bush fires and dangerously high temperatures over the coming decades.  Reducing the carbon footprint of your business can help mitigate some of the damage that as a society we’re all responsible for.

Most of us would like to be more eco-friendly but making the big changes can be difficult and
expensive.  There’s no shame in admitting that many of us need a more tangible incentive to be greener than doomsday predictions of what our country will look like in 2100.

Sustainable gym equipment will reduce your carbon footprint, reduce your energy bills and save you money.  It could help you gain a bigger membership and it offers a marketing platform that could set you aside from your competitors.

If you’d like to find out more about electricity generating equipment for sale in the UK, visit the Energym website for more etails.

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