»Pumping Kilowatts

The standard issue gym equipment that once graced the Henley Fitness Center has been replaced with state of the art equipment from SportsArt. The SportsArt equipment allows the exerciser to not only work up a sweat, but produce electricity that is fed back into the electric grid of the building.

While you’re busting out a workout on the elliptical machine  you’re generating energy that can be converted to charge your smart phone and laptop, or run your hairdryer and power your dorm lights?

Through the innovative technology of EcoFit users can track their workouts and see how much power they have generated for the building, how many miles they have run, and calories they have burned over the course of their workouts. The watts generate by the users translate directly into points that can be redeemed on our partner websites. Many of the companies participating are eco-friendly retailers and offer  everything from nutritional supplements to clothing to gift cards.

In addition to selecting equipment that has a positive impact on the carbon footprint of the building, the flooring is made from recycled rubber stripped from old tennis shoes.  A new daylight harvesting and occupancy sensor system will be also be installed to help keep the space as energy efficient as possible.

Panther Points Reward's Den

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As you exercise, the energy that you generate for the university translates into points you can redeem from our online partners.

In order to start collecting and redeeming points for your workouts visit the Residence Life Office to collect a card or download the iPhone or Android app directly to your phone (the app will be available in January, at which time a link will be provided). Create and account and register your card online at the Eco-Fit Members Site.  Remember to insert the card or log in with the app every time you use a bike or elliptical machine to track your workouts and the points you earn. Points can be redeemed for gift cards to Best Buy, Pet Smart, and eBooks.com, among others. For a full list of possible rewards please visit the Reward's Den

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