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Burning Calories, Not Fossil Fuels

What if-crazy idea, we know-all the massive amount of energy expended by people working out at the gym was-going out on a limb here-put to some sort of practical use.Duh.A few different projects have recently worked to harness this straightforward human power generator that is Crunch! or Planet Fitness,..




What if-crazy idea, we know-all the massive amount of energy expended by people working out at the gym was-going out on a limb here-put to some sort of practical use.

Duh.

A few different projects have recently worked to harness this straightforward human power generator that is Crunch! or Planet Fitness, and geared that energy byproduct toward making things work.

Hong Kong's human-powered gym directs energy generated by your work-out routine to power the facility's light fixtures. In the same vein, a Dutch-designed dance club has converted the club's floor into a giant generator, using the vibrations caused by people getting down to turn the speakers up.


New York's floating bumper-boat-esque concept, River Gym, would combine the charming commute option of water taxi with a luxury exercise experience boasting great views of the skyline. Running in loops along commuter routes, these floating fitness capsules are powered by the people inside them, so you can work out on a stationary bike, and still get somewhere. And, worried about your carbon footprint? Don't sweat it.


Via Inhabitat




















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