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This New Eco-Gym Is Powered By Your Workout

By Tessa Love

The whole point of working out is to expend some energy, but what if instead, you could create it? That’s the vision behind Eco Gym, a new green fitness center in Rochester, New York, that is equipped with indoor cycling equipment that captures the energy from your workout and turns it into electricity to power the building. 

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While the gym is fully equipped, there are 21 cardio machines that generate energy—16 indoor cycles, two recumbent bikes, and two ellipticals. The equipment works by turning human energy into utility-grade electricity through a micro-inverter technology. When plugged into an outlet, the equipment converts the energy produced through the workout into kilowatts that are capable of producing more than 160 watt-hours of electricity in a single workout.