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Gyms giving back
March 17, 2009, 3:32 PM
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It’s always nice to see a gym with a conscious! The Green Microgym, located in Portland, Oregon, boasts that it is “one of the first fitness/health club facilities in the world generating a significant portion of its own electricity.” And how does it do this? The appropriate question should be who? The Green Microgym has a burn and earn program where it rewards clients for working out and generating electricity for the facility.

Innovative? Definitely. And the concept is simple: Every hour spent on specific machines earns clients a dollar and once $10 is earned, they can cash it in for a gift certificate for products from the gym or food or wine from specific local eateries. And that’s not the only way this gym stays green. Check out their website to see a complete list of environmentally-friendly policies the gym has adopted.

For those a little more local (this is a blog called fitchicNYC), New York Sports Club has a great promotional event going on called the “Biggest User.” Get it?

Instead of focusing on helping the environment, this large franchise gym is helping individuals. Sadly not everyone is intrinsically motivated to get healthy and if it takes a little external rewards like gift cards, workout gear and vacations, to get people to go to the gym – so be it! To enter all you have to do is go to the gym, or use your personal training sessions (or buy them), and you are reentered each time you do this. So basically you’re being rewarded for living a healthy lifestyle. Nothing like a little healthy competition to get people motivated!


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love the blog Bari! Can’t wait to hit up the gyms with you in nyc!

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