The laws of physics dictate that energy can not be created or destroyed, only changed from one form to another.
The gym harnesses people power to generate some electricity, meaning that while you’re working the guns, you’re also keeping the lights on.
The average gym user generates about 50-100 watts of electricity per session and currently this energy is used to power the bright neon LED lights that light up the gym.
The company hopes that in the future, they will be able to feed the power into the National Grid or help power local buildings.
At present, there is only one gym up and running in Hull but the company are planning to open 100 more gyms across the UK with each gym catering for up to 5,000 people.
While the amount of energy produced won’t be enough to change the face of energy consumption in the UK, it’s a step or a bicep curl in the right direction and a great, free way to get active and Plug Out while helping the world Plug Into Better Electricity.