Friday, May 28, 2010

Sweating Sustainably

Working out at the gym is no longer just a feel-good gesture for your own body, it now produces enough power to pay for the electricity that allows people to use the machines. Nearly 40 million people belong to more than 26,000 health clubs in the United States today, according to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association. Imagine if every one of these health clubs installed the ReRev system. If you can figure that each one is producing enough energy to sustain an entire house that would mean that at least 26,000 homes would be ‘off the grid’ in the entire nation. Seven or eight years ago, nothing similar was even thought of—and now all the skepticism has finally been able to create something that is a huge benefit for people and gives everyone an incentive to go to the gym for more than just feeling good...

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