When people exercise at the gym, all the exerted energy is only converted to sweat. And the odds are that the view outside of your gym’s window is mundane. Some Italian architects are about to change both of these – they are looking at the energy from fitness enthusiasts to power a floating gym in Paris, France.
Italian architects Carlo Ratti Associati have unveiled a new design for a floating gym powered by human energy. Designed to meander down the Seine River just across the famous Eiffel Tower, the 20-meter-long Paris Navigating Gym would be powered by Technogym‘s revolutionary ARTIS exercise machines.
The floating gym, which looks like a glass bubble, has ARTIS bikes and cross trainers all over to harvest the power generated by the fitness enthusiasts inside.
It has augmented reality screens inside that enable its gym goers to see the quantity of energy they produce as they work out, and also data about the Seine’s environmental conditions. But that gym can only run if there are enough people, at 45 persons maximum, sweating their asses out while appreciating the Paris view.
Woah! We should definitely have something like this is Malaysia. Don’t you think?