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Our Mission: Someday, All Fitness Equipment in the World Will Make Electricity
The Green Microgym and Plugout Technology were invented by Adam Boesel, a school teacher turned personal trainer who started up his first gym in Portland, Oregon in 2008. While writing a business plan for his gym, he thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if the members could make electricity when they are exercising?” He found although there was a lot of speculation and experimentation about the idea, no one had started up a gym with Eco Fitness as their central focus.
Adam started searching for a way to convert exercise machines into power generators and connect them to the grid. Several prototypes later, and with the support of a lot of patient and supportive members, he designed the first spin bike retrofit that is grid tied by simply plugging “out” into a normal wall outlet. His design made it easy for anyone to convert their energy into electricity and help power their building.
In 2014, Adam sold his two facilities in Portland, Oregon to focus on helping individuals, schools, and existing gyms around the world to Go Green.
Properly run Green Gyms can use about 85% less electricity and their carbon footprint is about one tenth that of a traditionally run gym, per square foot. A member of The Green Microgym saves about ¼ ton of carbon compared to if they belonged to a traditional gym.