18 Jul '12, 1pm

In Eco Twist, Exercise Machines Power Gym: Off The Grid Fitness is powered by people, both literally and figurat...

In Eco Twist, Exercise Machines Power Gym: Off The Grid Fitness is powered by people, both literally and figurat...

Off The Grid's self-powered treadmills require no electricity at all. Photo: Off The Grid Fitness Off The Grid Fitness is powered by people, both literally and figuratively. The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based fitness center , which opened last spring as one of the state’s first eco-friendly gyms, puts its patrons’ hard work to use with energy-harnessing cardio machines that capture and reclaim the power produced by users. The elliptical machines and fitness bikes found at Off The Grid manufactured by SportsArt Fitness and PlugOut Fitness, respectively, are part of the fitness industry’s push towards sustainability. Off The Grid currently has three elliptical machines and 15 spin bikes. In addition to the machines that trap energy, Off The Grid offers also has self-powered treadmills, which consume no energy at all. The elliptical machines are capable of producing quite a bit of p...

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