Green Fitness By the Numbers
April 20, 2012 / Category: Fitness Community
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?