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Earth Day 2012: Green Fitness by the Numbers


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? 




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