SportsArt Fitness: Harnessing Human Energy for Electricity
The suite, or “pod,” can include up to 10 special fitness machines (either elliptical, recumbent cycle, or upright cycle). These machines were designed to maximize power output with a special resistance system, according to Courtney Kerr, east coast sales rep for SportsArt. The pod is attached to a power inverter the size of a stereo receiver, and will use power generated by exercising bodies and feed it back to the power grid immediately as usable energy. The company chose to bypass battery storage because, in its words, this is more efficient and less harmful to the environment. The inverter requires a 208-240 VAC power supply. Facilities will require an electrician to install and wire the Green System to the grid.