Work it

September 6, 2008

I can’t believe that this isn’t already more common:

The Green Microgym, which just opened last week, is a 2,800-sq-ft neighbourhood gym that generates a significant portion of its own electricity through the sweat-producing efforts of its members. … The Green Microgym uses a combination of solar and pedal electricity for a chunk of its energy needs.

— via Springwise

I’ve always thought that they should have monitors on each bike and a display at the front of the RPM classes showing the total amount of work that everybody has done – a kind of leaderboard to spur people on.

Displaying the number of watts generated would take that to a whole new level.

Perhaps gyms could offer discounts to members who were net generators of electricity?

Or, maybe they could make you earn your warm shower, literally?

What do you think?