Fit for Green Blog

Moving Forward!

Posted on March 5, 2013

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

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Random thoughts on data value

Posted on February 19, 2013

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

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Big Data from Fitness-generated Electricity?

Posted on February 9, 2013

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

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Human Dynamo a fabricator of Fitness-generated electricity equipment

Posted on February 2, 2013

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

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SportsArt Fitness the first green gym system from a major gym equipment manufacturer

Posted on January 28, 2013

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

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ReRev a leading cardio equipment retrofit company

Posted on January 18, 2013

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

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Measuring electricity from fitness

Posted on January 13, 2013

There are several methods for measuring fitness accomplishment and we will use a few of them to help us put the electricity generation measurements in perspective.  Most commonly, people like to see their workouts tracked by calories burned.  Others, especially in the world of Read more

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