Life Fitness Goes Green

Luckily, more and more companies are getting it: Earth is ruined by the ignorance of resource-consuming corporations. And people. We all see it very clearly, but what can be done about it?

As reality shows, Life Fitness is becoming conscious of the degradation process Earth is facing. Sure, being concerned about the planet has also become a trendy thing, but at the end of the day, what’s important is that something is being done.

So what did Life Fitness do? They created a new hybrid energy-saving feature which will work on Elevation Series Engage Cross-Trainers and Lifecycle exercise bikes.

What does this mean? It means that certain features will be powered by the users during workout. This hybrid switches from electric to self-generated power when the user reaches certain intensity. At this stage, the energy from the console will lower up to 75%. When reaching a high enough resistance level, a green hybrid icon lights up and announces the user he/ she has started powering the unit.

At the end of the workout, the user will be shown how much energy was saved.

The first feature to benefit from man-generated energy is the integrated LCD TV on the Engage unit. I don’t know about the next, but I figure it will be the speakers.

In my opinion, Life Fitness does a pretty good job with respecting and fulfilling their users’ desires to maintain the safety of the environment as much as possible. Therefore, they also offer energy-saving options on consumer products. For example, F1 Smart consumer treadmill incorporates an energy-saving feature which basically turns on energy-saver mode once the workout is finished, decreasing energy use by 90%.

I myself am a treadmill user with deep concerns for the way we’ve come to treat the environment. I am happy with the eco-friendly options Life Fitness has created. I foresee a boom for Life Fitness, since I know for a fact there are many users out there worrying about the safety of the world we live in. by Anna Moore , RunReviews.com editor

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