30 Apr '11, 2am

Portland Gym Converts Exercise Into Electricity: There are currently two startup companies that retrofit exercis...

Portland Gym Converts Exercise Into Electricity: There are currently two startup companies that retrofit exercis...

At the Green Microgym in Portland, Ore., members can have an electrifying workout -- literally. The equipment at Green Microgym is fitted with compact generators that allow eco-conscious fitness buffs to power flat-screen TVs and ceiling fans while they exercise. The gym's owner, Adam Boesel, opened the facility in 2008. Boesel was inspired by other businesses in Portland that emphasized sustainability and lower environmental impact . In addition to the cardio-powered generators, Green Microgym utilizes solar panels, recycled toilet paper and flooring made from renewable materials. Signs reminding members to turn off lights, fans and TVs are featured prominently inside. There are currently two startup companies that retrofit exercise equipment to generate electricity, and each company estimates that they've installed their generators on 1,000 machines. By contrast, there a...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/global-warming/blog/portland-...

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