Today we chat with Giovanni Berselli, our EMEA Hotel Channel Sales Director, once again. This time we are discussing SportsArt’s recent installation and support of the Sustainable City in Dubai. To learn more about the Sustainable City, read our press release.
SportsArt, today announced the promotion of its CEO of the Americas, Ivo Grossi. Ivo brings over 20 years of domestic and international executive experience in the fitness, health and wellness industry. He has built and led teams that have contributed to bringing innovative products, technologies, and solutions to market while substantially growing premium brands like Technogym, Peak Pilates and Sensoria Fitness.
Not every fitness facility can start off as a sustainable gym. Whether it comes down to pricing or timing or availability of materials/technology, sometimes going green just isn’t in the cards. But over time many opportunities to gradually transform into a sustainable gym can arise as repairs, renovations, and upgrades are needed. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know where to start and the idea of making such a huge switch in addition to running their facility can be overwhelming. That is why SportsArt has created the Ultimate Sustainable Gym Checklist: to provide gym owners with a guide on how to begin the journey towards this transformation for both current and upcoming facilities.
You get done with your workout, sweat dripping off everything, and you’re feeling great. But maybe you’ve looked at all that liquid energy and thought, “If only I could do something with all this!”. Well, as it turns out, you can. By working out at a gym that focuses on green fitness, your workout could actually lower your carbon footprint and help power the planet. No joke! Green fitness is catching on, and you can be an integral part of the movement just by doing the same workout you already do at an eco-focused gym.
Six Radisson Blu hotels in Oslo will be participating in the first-ever WATTS FOR WATER contest, in partnership with SportsArt and their ECO-POWR™ product line. The contest will feature one of SportsArt’s ECO-POWR™ bikes placed in the lobby of each hotel for 9 days in September. These bikes convert the energy generated by a user’s workout into utility-grade electricity that is placed back into the hotel’s power grid, helping to reduce carbon footprint and make gyms more sustainable. Guests will be encouraged to hop on the bikes and work out. As they pedal, the total number of watts generated is displayed on the console of the bike. Guests will then take photos of the watts they’ve generated with their phones and post their picture to Twitter or Instagram. At the end of the month, SportsArt will choose one winner from each hotel who will win a free night’s stay — but most importantly, every watt generated will go towards a donation to the Just A Drop charity. For every 100 watts generated, a child will receive clean drinking water for life! Radisson Blu’s Watts For Water Contest is an example of how to combine ECO-POWR™ technology with an engaging event that can drive interest and awareness to your business or organization. It is a great way to promote a business’s interest in green practices and to contribute to charity. Learn more about Just A Drop by visiting JustADrop.org.
Sustainable gym owners from California to the United Kingdom have created a community around the sharing of ideas. Together they discuss each other’s best practices in order to become more sustainable and profitable, which inspires other gym owners to go green as well. Recently we held a webinar with the Association Of Fitness Studios, where Paul Crane of Eco Gym UK shared his knowledge with attendees and some insights into how they are using green fitness technologies like ECO-POWR™ to create a community effect around their gym.
José Avina, the eco-conscious CEO and owner of Eco Fitness, isn’t your everyday CEO. But then again, Eco Fitness isn’t your everyday gym. José has a dream of becoming the 24-hour fitness of the eco fitness genre. He is well on his way to achieving just that. Nestled cozily between L Street and Liestal Alley in Midtown Sacramento, this open-face gym truly is a diamond in the rough. As I walked past the gym, the words Eco Fitness popped out at me. I had to stop and peek inside to see what this was all about.
Green: It’s the color of the Emerald Isle, the hue of sickness and envy, and a shade associated with grotesque monsters. And its most universal interpretation conjures imagery of nature, a vibrant symbol of the environmental movement and healthy living.
Movements aren’t created by a single act or decision — they are the accumulation of all the little things that came together to inspire change. Creating a more sustainable earth is a movement that is going to take everyone making little changes in their daily lives. Your fitness facility can play a role in helping make the earth a greener one workout at a time with these simple changes.
There has been a focus on eco-friendly products, green business practices, and general do-good-for-the-environment consuming and it’s clear the trend isn’t going away anytime soon. There are plenty of little ways for you to support the movement and reduce your carbon footprint, such as shopping locally, taking public transport, composting your food waste, and so on. But what about your weekly workout? Follow these tips on how to incorporate eco-friendly fitness and make sustainable changes in your fitness routine: