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Going Green with Human Powered Cardio Equipment

Going Green with Human Powered Cardio Equipment
Going green has become a big trend in a lot of industries, including the gym industry. From electricity generating fitness equipment to recycled flooring, there are various ways that the fitness industry can pull its weight in the fight for a sustainable environment. In this article we’re going to highlight 3 pieces of eco-friendly equipment that can help you tread more lightly- making them great fitness solutions for your home or at the gym.

SMAI Air Fit 2.0

The design of the SMAI Air Fit 2.0 has been inspired by  taking all the good aspects of current models that are on the market and combining it to form a powerful conditioning tool. This air bike is made of high tensile steel, weighing in at 53kgs, and has been constructed to withstand intense workout sessions. Some of its main features include:

  1. A comfortable and adjustable seat similar to a spin bike that makes it appropriate for short intense HIIT sessions or longer endurance workouts.
  2. Ability to work your upper and lower body just like a rower.
  3. Fan blades that have been placed at specific areas of the wheel meaning that the faster you go the more resistance is applied.
  4. A computer that’s capable of helping you track calories burned, measure the time, set time limits to workouts and show distance covered.
  5. It does not need to be connected to an electric output, making it eco-friendly (a huge plus).


 Synergy Air Power Tower

If you’re looking for a piece of equipment that can literally do it all, the Synergy Air Power Tower is the powerhouse of eco-friendly exercise machines. It offers you:

  1. strength training
  2. aerobic and anaerobic workouts
  3. coordination practice

With a simple change of handles and foot plates you can do sessions that increase your metabolism, focus on working bigger muscle groups, tone the body, train bilaterally or unilaterally and add additional power-band and body weight ring systems.

Through its patented integration of Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) with an air turbine, it generates anything from 14 watts to 1.5 mill watts of energy with a smooth transition between power levels. With a footprint of less than 1 square meter, as well as the fact that no connection to a power outlet is required, the Synergy Air Power Tower is a prefect piece of gym equipment for the environmentally conscious gym-goer.

A really cool aspect of the Power Tower is the fact that it uses a mini-pad with an app to provide the user with accurate workout feedback. You can view all the required measurements on one screen as well as store the last 100 workouts within the cloud. A perfect combination of technology with energy saving functionality!  


Concept2 Model D Indoor Rower

The Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine is another turbine powered piece of exercise equipment that keeps you moving even when the power is cut. This indoor rower is recognised by competitive rowers as the standard for indoor training. It provides you with an effective cardiovascular workout that will increase your fitness level as well as tone your physique.

Every Model D includes an advanced the PM5 monitor with a backlight, and provides accurate, comparable data for every row.

The Concept 2 responds to your effort on every stroke. This puts you in full control of your exertion and resistance. A spiral damper allows you to easily adjust the airflow to the flywheel, allowing you to change the feel of the stroke to suit your needs.

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