Location
Fortuna | CA

Facility Type
Health Club

ECO-POWR™
Products
10

 Facility Size
12,000 sq. ft.
(1,115 Sq. m)

Potential
Energy Production
5,760 KW/year*

A supportive gym to create
a stronger community

Life can throw you many curveballs and struggles, and, for Matt Porter and Caleb King, fitness was an outlet to help them work through their difficulties. Matt and Caleb knew they wanted to share what they had developed with others and so they became certified trainers and began training at a local corporate gym. Quickly, they found that the atmosphere at the gym wasn’t as supportive of an environment as they would have hoped.

This set them on their track to open their own gym where
they could create an environment that was encouraging and
supportive and focused on helping all members reach their
individual goals both in fitness and in life.   

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WE HAVE A STRONG FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ATMOSPHERE. CALEB AND I AS THE OWNERS
ARE ALWAYS THERE TO ENSURE MEMBERS FEEL VALUED, ARE SUPPORTED AND THEIR GOALS
ARE REACHED, AS WELL AS BEING A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL FOR THE COMMUNITY AT
COMMUNITY EVENTS AND VOLUNTEER CLEANING UP OUR RIVERS AND CREEKS.

Matt Porter | Co-Owner 

Leading by example

The positive environment quickly gained the attention of the community and beyond, earning Body Works the title of new business of the year from the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce in their first year open, as well as best gym/fitness center on the north coast. Keeping their reign going, Body Works continues to find ways in which to innovate and increase community engagement within their facilities.

In addition to helping with river cleanups and community events, they also decided to trade in their traditional cardio equipment for energy producing equipment to become an early leader in green fitness. Through fitness, they are now inspiring members to go green and make positive and sustainable steps in their day to day lives.

GOING GREEN AND REDUCING THE CARBON FOOTPRINT FOR GYMS ALL ACROSS
THE NATION IS THE WAY OF THE FUTURE…AND SOMEONE HAS TO LEAD THE WAY.

Caleb King | Co-Owner

Giving members more to work for

Body Works as a gym, first and foremost, wanted to make sure they were not only leading the way for the industry but still offering members the most effective equipment to help them reach their goals. After being introduced to the Verde treadmills, members began to see how sustainability and fitness can work together to achieve milestones.

Not only is the energy from workouts going into the facility to help lower their overall carbon footprint but members are also getting a traditional flat treadmill workout that challenges them to become their own power.

ON THE [VERDE], I’M ACTUALLY WORKING HARD SO I’M ABLE TO BUILD MUSCLE AS I’M RUNNING
AS WELL…I’M CURRENTLY TRAINING FOR A SPARTAN RACE IN MARCH, THESE ARE ACTUALLY
INCLINED A LITTLE BIT SO IT’S REALLY HELPING ME PREPARE FOR MY RACE COMING UP.

Shelby Lipscomb | Trainer

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*Potential energy production based on equipment producing 160 watts per hour, 10 hours a day, 360 days a year.