EcoGym: The future of fitness

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Find a balance in your body and in your carbon footprint at Ecogym

Can you imagine a gym that’s run on people power? The UK’s first sustainable gym business Ecogym, whose newest site is based in St James’ Street, is exactly that. The energy that’s created as members work out is harnessed by their SportsArt cardio equipment and used to offset the gym’s energy consumption. Not only that but they are able to track individual contribution via an app and reward members with up to a 20 per cent reduction in fees meaning that the harder you work, the less you pay!

Paul Crane, owner explains: “This benefits our members threefold. They’re helping the environment, they’re incentivised to work harder and as a result improve their health. This innovative move towards sustainable fitness recently caught the eye of retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis who selected Ecogym as one of his Small Business Sunday winners.

The energy that’s created as members work out is harnessed


To celebrate the opening of the Brighton site and mark World Environment Day on June 5th, Ecogym will be holding an open weekend in both Brighton and their beach front facility in Lancing on June 3-4, where people will be welcome to enjoy a workout in either gym, meet the personal training team, chat to existing members and find out more about Paul and business partner Andy Little’s efforts to reduce the impact their gyms have on the environment. Donations will be collected across the weekend for the Rockinghorse appeal.

As well as their energy-saving exploits, the gyms have a friendly and knowledgeable team of personal trainers well equipped to help you achieve your fitness goals and a varied schedule of group exercise classes including yoga, HIIT, boxing and kettlebells, all of which which are free for members to attend.

If you would like to sign up with only a 3 month minimum contract and no joining fee go to or check out @ecogymuk on Facebook or Twitter for details of current offers.

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