Select cardio machines at California Fitness gyms have now been equipped with a special generator that stores excess energy to power the light fixture above. Video after the jump.

The 13 step, cycling, and cross-training machines will be soon be rigged to encourage members to reduce CO2 emissions as well as their waistlines. According to California Fitness president Steve Clinefelter, someone running an hour each day on a machine can generate 18.2 kilowatts of electricity and prevent 4,380 liters of CO2 from being released each year

[via Engadget]

Select cardio machines at California Fitness gyms have now been equipped with a special generator that stores excess energy to power the light fixture above. Video after the jump.

The 13 step, cycling, and cross-training machines will be soon be rigged to encourage members to reduce CO2 emissions as well as their waistlines. According to California Fitness president Steve Clinefelter, someone running an hour each day on a machine can generate 18.2 kilowatts of electricity and prevent 4,380 liters of CO2 from being released each year

[via Engadget]