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What are we doing with the energy we generate in a gym?

The amount of energy we ‘generate’ during a workout in a gym-where does that energy go? Why is that energy not being stored in a meaningful way? Take this for example:

“Pavegen is a promising sidewalk concept that harnesses the kinetic energy generated from footsteps of pedestrians and converts it into electricity. The sidewalk is composed of floor tiles that convert movement–whether it’s a step, jump, hop, or stomp–into renewable energy, which can be used for a variety of purposes, such as lighting, charging electronic devices, and powering interactive displays”

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When I first read about this–I thought it was brilliant. Now let’s extend this idea into a gym. In my opinion, every time we walk on a treadmill or pick up weights-that energy should somehow be stored, using Pavegen type technologies. Something like a farm,  where you “run” in the field with weights behind you (like a bulldozer) and reap the benefits, rather than running aimlessly on a treadmill, blasting your music to unnecessarily high volumes-causing deafness.

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About Amena Khan

Thinker | Minimalist | Writer | MBA | Fearless | Always 110% | Global Citizen | Limited Edition | The proof of the pudding is in the eating

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2 thoughts on “What are we doing with the energy we generate in a gym?

  1. This idea is fantastic. Just thinking how much energy we could “gain” from one of millions fitness centers around the globe.

    Posted by Manuela Pastore (@famina) | February 21, 2013, 5:42 pm

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