02 May '12, 10am

Best... idea... ever - Electricity generating gym comes to Hull

Best... idea... ever - Electricity generating gym comes to Hull

"Exercise is bunk," Henry Ford famously opined. "If you are healthy you don't need it. If you are sick you shouldn't take it." FURTHER READING Ikea snaps green furniture range with cardboard digital camera 10:10 invites schools to follow textbook approach to solar fundraising Well, for those who hate spending hours in the gym, there's now a compelling environmental reason for working on those love handles – generating electricity . The city of Hull is playing host to the first outdoor gym converting people power into useable power, installed by The Great Outdoor Gym Company (TGO). Electricity generated on the cross trainer and exercise bikes at the new Green Heart gym currently powers LED lighting for the site. But Georgie Delaney, creative director of TGO, told BusinessGreen the company is working with the National Housing Federation to identify a site where a gym could b...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2171948/green-gyms-t...

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