Earth Day 2012: Green Fitness by the Numbers

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In honor of Earth Day we’ve compiled some fun green fitness facts that are sure to get you thinking about how you can make your workouts a little more green.

Green Fitness by the Numbers:

185: Number of times one year’s worth of the world’s used plastic water bottles could circle the globe.

3.6: Megawatts of electricity that a group cycling class with 20 bikes can produce a year. That’s enough power to light 72 homes for a month. 

75: Percentage an exerciser can lower the energy consumption of a console when working out on the Life Fitness hybrid cardio products.

7,000: Square footage of Quality Life Fitness in Houston, Texas – an eco-friendly gym built with sustainable materials, stocked with hybrid technology equipment and cleaned with non-biohazard products.

2.5: Gallons of water per minute gyms could save by installing low-flow toilets and low-flow faucets in sinks and showers

90: Percentage of treadmill and elliptical energy consumption that can be reduced with the Energy Saver button – or by simply unplugging a machine after use.

25,249,000: Number of used athletic shoes recycled into sports surfaces by the Nike Reuse a Shoe program. 

Tell us – How do you keep your fitness environmentally friendly? 

 

 

Sources:

http://www.safebottles.co.nz

http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/creating-an-environmentally-friendly-fitness-facility

http://www.organicauthority.com/blog/organic/100-chemicals-released-into-air-from-pvc-shower-curtains-sold-at-major-retail-outlets/

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