Time for a few quick updates on recent progress at Fit for Green. The two most exciting recent updates are: the completion of our installation at Sacramento State University and our attendance at this week’s NIRSA (National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association ) trade show in Las Vegas.
The installation at Sacramento State University started in November and we just finished up last week after a long delay in the procurement of the necessary displays. We partnered with ReRev again during this install. Read more
I had the pleasure to speak at the house of genius in Los Angeles a little over a month ago and someone asked me a very simple question about Fit for Green: “what would you consider success 5 years from now?”. My answer was, broad adoption of fitness-generated electricity but as I took more time to think about it our dream is bigger than that. Our dream is to influence the younger generation to care more about their health and their environment. Read more
I thought I’d take some time today to comment on the uses for the data that we are gathering from users of fitness-generated electricity gym equipment. By design we currently track workout sessions locally on a computer in the gym and we plan to add a mobile application that can track fitness-generate electricity workout sessions in the home. Our local software gives near real-time feedback to the user about how much energy they are currently creating and what they’ve created cumulatively during the course of their workout. Read more
For the last 2 years we have tried several different approaches in attempts to create momentum in this market and yesterday marked the beginning of yet another change. It was our first time addressing an audience where we positioned the notion of the electricity being a secondary benefit of fitness generated electricity instead of the primary. Part of the reason that this market has been sluggish is because of expectations for huge payouts on the electricity generated by the people. It is not Read more
I had the pleasure of speaking to with Mike Taggett, the President of Hyman Dynamo, earlier this week. Human Dynamo is headquartered in Hurricane Utah. Mike like all of the other innovators in this space, shares our passion for fitness-generated electricity. Over the years Mike has designed several different machines including; Rocket Chair, Team Dynamo, and FireWheel. There is plenty of information available about these machines on his website. His most recent work has been around trying to tie electricity from the machine directly into the grid Read more
Please join Fit for Green as they present “Fitness Enthusiasts for a Green Environment – A means to raise awareness and address both health and environmental issues that will impact our future generations”, on February 8th at Vanguard University. Click the below link for details about the event.
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SportsArt, a gym equipment manufacturer out of Tainan City, Taiwan, is a pioneer in the world of Fitness-generated electricity. Their system, built around their own line of gym floor equipment, is a first of its kind. Customer can add any mixture of elliptical trainers, incumbent bikes, or upright bikes to a single electric generating system. A single system will support up to 10 pieces of equipment. Read more
Rhymebus, a company out of Taichung City, Taiwan, is a manufacturer of electronic components for leading gym cardio equipment. Today they are primarily focused on AC Motor Drives for Treadmills but what they have on the horizon is what interests us most. Read more
The Green Revolution is a cardio equipment retrofit company out of Ridgefield Connecticut. They retrofit spin bikes so that the bikes can create DC power. They then feed that DC power into a central grid-tied inverter so that the created energy can be converted into utility grade electricity and consumed by the gym utilities in order to reduce the gyms power consumption from their utility company. The Green Revolution is unlike the ReRev solution in that it has a mechanical element that is used to convert the kinetic energy from the flywheel of the spin bike into electricity. Read more
When Fit for Green began one of the first things on the agenda was to do all the research we could on leaders in the space and very quickly we found and focused on ReRev. ReRev is at the top in terms of number of fitness-generated electricity installations, solution feasibility, and media attention. They are an innovator and the leader in the US market. Because of this our first ever Fit for Green business trip was to meet with Hudson Harr and team at ReRev in St. Petersburg Florida. Read more