Friday, February 12, 2010

Recapturing Bike Energy from Gyms

Why are we not using gyms has power plants?

I first came across this the idea of gym power plants at and then recently here at

The basic idea is so simple...

  1. People go to gym
  2. People ride stationary bikes (spin class anyone?)
  3. Bike is hooked to a generator
  4. Gemerator creates power
  5. Power is push out into the grid
  6. Earth is saved!
What do you think?  I know it wouldn't be gobs of electricity but I think if we can tap into more of these simple unused sources, we'll be better off in the long run. 


Candace said...

BRILLIANT!!!! We must get this started.

Tony R. said...

Totally, I think it would be a great idea. It might not make enough power to sell back but it should at least off set the power used by the gym itself