There is some irony in going to the gym to try to burn some calories. It generally means using energy – as in power from the grid – to help users use energy to burn those calories. Shouldn’t there be a way to utilize the latter to help with the former? We’ve seen some gyms devise ways of transforming that burn, and now at least one company is on board to introduce a line of energy-harnessing Green System for exercise facilities and fitness club owners, which will use the energy from exercise to produce electricity for the power grid.
SportsArt Fitness, a manufacturer of high-end cardio and strength products, is introducing its revolutionary Green System with a “pod” of fitness products attached to an inverter that harnesses human-generated power from exercisers -and feeds it back into the power grid as useable energy. Read the rest of this entry »