We are proud to be the first eco friendly fitness center, and we are constantly challenging ourselves to make our studio more eco friendly and energy efficient. At every design stage, we have searched for ways to be more environmentally friendly. This attitude carries over to every aspect of our operation, from the sheets we use in on our massage tables to the vegetables at our juice bar.
Here are some of the ways we are going green:
Bamboo floors in our group fitness studios.
Bamboo is one of the most sustainable flooring products on the market. Bamboo can regrow into mature fiber in three and a half to seven years- oak takes approximately 120 years to grow to maturity!
Recycled rubber flooring in the workout area
The flooring in the workout area is made from recycled rubber, typically old rubber tires. By using recycled rubber flooring we are keeping scrap rubber from sitting in landfills and putting it to good use as durable and green flooring.
Remanufactured and Self Powered gym equipment
Most of our gym equipment has been refurbished to work like brand new equipment. Instead of purchasing new equipment, we chose to use refurbished equipment that would otherwise have been thrown away. By using remanufactured gym equipment we are keeping trash out of landfills- and they look great in our gym! Many of our machines are self powered. This means they are not plugged into the wall, constantly using electricity. They only turn on when being used, making them more energy efficient than traditional exercise equipment.
We have a living roof!
Outdoor rooftop area will featured a 2000 square foot space covered with sod. Our living roof will allow us to use less energy to cool the gym and acts as a substrate for pollution to settle out and detoxify. Living roofs also conserve rain water and reduce storm water runoff.
Our bathrooms will feature infrared saunas.
Infrared saunas are 40-50% more energy efficient than hot rock or steam saunas and help detoxify the body and promote weight-loss.
Our bathrooms conserve water.
Our dual flush toilets, low flow faucets, and low-flow showerheads all conserve water without compromising your shower experience. Low flow appliances cut water usage in half!
Our water is filtered at the source, so every drop from the shower to the sink is clean and energizing.
We encourage our members to use reusable water bottles instead of buying plastic.
Our brand new patented “old bike” bike rack.
Before you even enter our door you’ll see how Green Fitness Studio constantly seeks out opportunities to be eco-friendly. We took old junk bikes recovered from the Brooklyn landfill and restored them to the streets of Bushwick, by building our patented new powder coated bike rack.
To light the gym we use Compact Fluorescent Lights.
Compact fluorescent lights are more energy efficient than traditional fluorescent lights.
Our beautiful glass enclosed atrium uses heat mirrored glass.
Heat mirrored glass retains hot/ cool air allowing us to reduce the energy required to heat or cool the gym.
When a new member joins, they will be using our revolutionary paperless contract system.
This system allows us to maintain electric files and reduce our use of paper.
We launder the gym towels on the premises in our high efficiency washer and dryer. We use eco-friendly detergents when washing our towels as well.
Our eco-friendly touch screen computers use 48% Less Power
Touch screen computers only need 200 watts of power while in full operation, which saves up to 48% of power compared to HDTV, achieving the perfect balance between efficiency and power usage.
Local, organic, and sustainable is the theme for our juice bar.
We are working with local farmers and our local food coop to bring fresh, healthy, and consciously grown foods to your plate. We encourage our guests to dine in, but also provide eco-friendly carry containers for those on the go!
Green Fitness Studio
seeks to foster a communal space where residents of Bushwick can learn about green initiatives. Our gym is more than just a place to work out and lift weights; we are a total mind and body fitness center working towards a healthier community and a healthier planet. We encourage members to get a drink from the juice bar and relax on the outdoor rooftop area or the lounge.