Putting power into gym workouts
Members of the California Fitness gym in Central step out on radical new equipment under the watchful eye of Hong Kong-based Frenchman Lucien Gambarota, who invented a system by which their efforts provide power to light the premises.
California Fitness officially launched the 'powered by you' experiment to its members and the public yesterday. As reported in the South China Morning Post in December, 13 ski and stepping machines at the gym have been modified so that they power lights over patrons' heads and any surplus electricity is stored for future use. It will be adopted in other gyms.