Outdoor Gyms Burn Calories, Harness Energy

A new type of public workout station harnesses the energy from people exercising and inserts it into the local energy network.

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November 30, 2014, 7:00 AM PST

By Maayan Dembo @DJ_Mayjahn

As discussed by Jill Fehrenbacher on Inhabitant, the British Great Outdoor Gym Company has created a new line of exercise machines called, "Green Heart," a network of outdoor gyms with the ability to turn calories burned by exercisers into clean energy. The British Great Outdoor Gym Company has been working on a number of new exercise machine models that utilizes the energy created to light the machines, or recharge mobile devices, instead of wasting it.

In the new "Green Heart" line, the kilowatts that are "produced by the users while they’re exercising enter a local energy network, so citizens can save on their utility bills. Additionally, all the electronic devices and equipment inside the gym get to recharge overnight, thanks to all the people working out during the day."

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 in Inhabitat

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