Sus­tain­able sweat

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Go hard or go green: eco-friendly gyms are pop­ping up all over the place, full of in­ven­tive ways to su­per­set our work­outs with en­vi­ron­men­tal bene ts.

Green Fit­ness Stu­dio (www.green tnessstu­dio.com) in New York, for ex­am­ple, has bam­boo oors, re­cy­cled yoga mats and wa­ter con­serv­ing show­ers. 1Rebel in Lon­don (1rebel.co.uk) have re­cently given their stu­dios a zero sin­gle-use plas­tic pol­icy, coin­ing the hash­tag #re­be­la­gain­st­plas­tic.

If you’re look­ing to take things a step fur­ther, the rst ‘hu­man-pow­ered’ gym might be for you. At Terra Hale’s Lon­don stu­dios (pic­tured above) ‘eco spin­ning’ classes (www.ter­ra­hale.com) con­vert the energy that par­tic­i­pants gen­er­ate dur­ing class into elec­tric­ity, with each one mak­ing be­tween 1,500 and 3,300 watts – enough to power your com­puter for an en­tire work­ing day!

To take steps to make your own work­out greener – walk to the gym rather than drive and opt for ma­chines pow­ered by move­ment, not elec­tric­ity.

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