We’ve seen more and more fitness machines actually supplying power back to the grid, and now with the EcoFit Networking System and Display from SportArt Fitness, users can see how much energy they are producing while working out and actually get rewarded for their efforts.
With these machines users are provided with data on the electricity they are producing on in-club digital media displays; allows for localized facility and environmental, “green” messaging on the display screen and includes a “points” accumulation system for energy created by the user. These points can then be redeemed at the club or a hotel, university or school with fitness facilities – building brand loyalty and user loyalty for the facility.
“Power generated by human pedaling is sent to an inverter and then to the power grid of the building,” said Anita Miller, Senior Producer Manager for SportsArt Fitness. “The energy generated through the Green System Products will reduce the building’s energy consumption and therefore reduce the cost. One inverter is capable of linking a maximum of 10 Green System Products and produces up to 2000 Watts of power. Depending on how many pods of Green System Products a facility has installed, the energy cost savings can be significant. The more you install, the more savings you will see. Great for health, the environment and the pocket book.”
And not a bad way to work out.