As if you needed to feel more guilt about skipping your next workout, The Great Outdoor Gym Company has created a series of products that turn your sweat equity into electricity. So when you skip working out from now on, not only can you think about how fat you’re getting, you can also think about how you’re contributing to global warming or something (note: science of this last statement has not been validated).
From Allie Walker for PSFK: Expend energy, generate energy.
It’s a simple concept that The Great Outdoor Gym Company has put into practice, creating the ‘Green Energy Gym,’ a free outdoor gym that ‘harnesses people power’ to create electricity. When someone uses one of the gym’s cardio machines, their energy expenditure is converted into electricity–the more people that use the machines, the more electricity generated.
Each piece of equipment can generate between 50-400 watts of electricity, with the average user generating between 50-100 watts of electricity. The human-generated electricity is currently being used to light up the gym at night- bright neon LED lights glow around the gym’s perimeter to help extend the gym’s usage hours. Eventually, The Great Outdoor Gym Company hopes the electricity generated from the gyms can be used to power local buildings or be fed into the National Grid.
Stop reading. Start pumping iron. Or start feeling guilty.