Many of us feel that we need to do more to protect the environment.
The chances are that you probably already participate in behaviours that try to minimise your impact on the world around you: recycling regularly, taking public transport, opting for paperless billing or driving an electric car.
You may be part of a company with an environmental corporate social responsibility policy.
But you might be surprised to hear that the fitness industry is looking to reduce its carbon footprint, too. Eco-friendly gym equipment is becoming more popular with everything from bamboo yoga mats to electricity generating spin bikes.
That second one is important because eco-friendly gym equipment is going to become more important to gym members and prospective gym members in the future.
It makes sense.
If you’re interested in making conscientious buying decisions about products and services, companies and campaigns, then it’s very likely you’ll make more ethical decisions for your fitness, too.
If you own a gym or if you’re thinking of opening one up in the future, then you should look into clean-energy generating gym equipment.
Because gym power doesn’t just come from a socket in the wall; it comes from people, too.
By harnessing wasted human energy during a workout, gyms can generate clean electricity to power their premises.
A renewable energy gym powered by its members with any excess going into the grid to power homes in the neighbourhood.
Don’t worry, we’re not advocating Matrix-style human battery farms. Gym users get the workout they want but they’ll also have the added incentive of seeing their calorie burn turn into kilowatts.
Energym has also developed an app that incentivises that clean-energy generation with rewards that can be purchased in an online marketplace.
It’s win-win gym power: the user gets a great workout and the chance to work towards tangible rewards, the gym owner gets massively reduced electricity bills, and we don’t have to burn fossil fuels and harm the environment in order to do it.
How can exercise equipment generate electricity?
When we workout we expend energy.
At the moment, that energy is wasted; it does nothing but what if there was a way to take that energy and send it to a battery? What if the power in that battery could be turned into the electricity that can power not just the gym itself but the neighbourhood, too?
Energym can install its battery system as new or retrofit the technology into existing equipment, so any gym can become a human powered gym without the need to buy brand new kit.
If you’d like to find out more about what we’re doing or if you’d like a demonstration, get in touch.
What are the benefits of power generating exercise equipment?
It’s easy to talk about the environmental benefits; they’re obvious.
We all know how bad fossil fuels are and how we can no longer rely on them in good faith. As a business, you may not be aware of the Government’s commitment to a carbon-neutral society by 2040. It’s better to be ahead of this than broadsided by it later on.
Not ready for to be a sustainable gym? There are ways you can make your business eco-friendly.
It’s easy to think, too, that green marketing and adopting eco-friendly business practices will be expensive or inconvenient. We have to be realistic: it’s a tough economy and many business owners, gym owners included, don’t always have the spare cash to invest in eco-friendly gym equipment or to find energy generating gym equipment for sale.
But you shouldn’t let short-termism ruin your chance to reduce energy bills and establish your gyms unique selling point.
A gym that generates electricity doesn’t just help save the planet, it helps saves money, too.
Power generating exercise equipment is the future of the gym, and we’d love to talk more about it with you.