Who trained here, not just doing something for his health - but also produces electricity. In California, in Sacramento, there is the first fitness Studio in the USA, which is supplied with electrical energy.
"On the idea, I'm already" is the phrase that one hears often when explaining the concept of EcoFit, a fitness Studio in Sacramento. And here the idea has been implemented.
The Studio allows its members on its machines kicking, off the generated power and reduces the account of his power. EcoFit in Sacramento, the capital of California, is the first fitness Studio in the USA, which is supplied with electrical energy.power generation on the bike
Jose Avina has met with its fitness Studio, a dream and an idea is implemented, it has not been released. He proudly points to the green power wires in to the two-storey Gym, which was formerly used as a warehouse.
The lines all lead to a rectangular box on the wall - the battery. "Our monitoring system tells us how much energy is left in the battery. If the indicator goes down, then our members must be on the bikes."
Jose Avina operates a fitness Studio, in the Exercise of power is generated.Solar Panel as an emergency solution
On the roof of the building, the emergency solution: Solar Panel help Charge the battery. To the electricity supplier Avina paid in month 30 dollars of the basic fee. From the grid, it takes no energy.
As a former soldier of the US Marine Corps almost two years ago, his idea was going to work, it rained the first to Cancel. "I've spoken with a Bank and a group of investors. The found crazy the idea but and was and have yet to try any. And they asked me how I would be successful. I said that I don't want to know and try. That's why I need your support."
Only Jose's uncle has always believed in the idea of his nephew and in the gym invested.Excess energy
The next Problem: There are hardly any companies Fitness equipment such as Spinning bikes or Cross Trainer to rebuild in a way that they produce electricity and not consume. Fortunately, Jose found a company in Seattle that did exactly that.
"If people get off on the wheels and a couple of times, they produce electricity for the bike. The excess energy goes into the battery. On a Monitor you can see how many watts you produce just and how much is fed them."Who produces the most trained free of charge
After a little more than a year, the gym has 80 paying members. The upper floor is in terms of power production is the most important room. Here are 15 Spinning wheels. On a ride Brianna and sweats: "It's the little things that make the difference. I got today produces 150 watts of power. In principle, it is so easy, you don't need to think about that."
next Jose wants to gamifizieren his Gym "in": Soon it is intended to give an Overview of the members that produce the most electricity. If there were a competition, then the members produced even more electricity, says the 30-Year-old. The member produce the most power, you want Jose to adopt the monthly membership fee.
Gym in the beginning, he says. Everything is still "in Beta stage". When he had collected enough experience, then he wants to open a larger Studio.
Cycling for electricity: energy-efficient gym
Marcus Schuler, ARD Los Angeles
18.04.2019 16:35 PM
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