Make your workout worth it on this exercise-powered boat


Summoning the energy to get to the gym at all is enough of a challenge, but now an Italian design firm wants to harness your workout to power a boat.

The firm, Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) partnered with gym equipment makers, renewable energy and urban design groups, and architects to design what they are calling the “Paris Navigating Gym.” It’s a boat that moves down the Seine River using the energy from your workout.

The 20-meter long boat can hold up to 45 people, all of whom will help keep it moving along. With riders on specially designed bikes, human energy will be used, along with energy captured from solar panels and photovoltaic cells on the gym roof, to activate electric propellers.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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