Elevated Fitness

Elevated Fitness is a high altitude, human-powered fitness facility focusing on dynamic, scientific workouts based on solid, proven research. Elevated Fitness is America's only truly carbon-neutral gym, producing more power than they use. The company purchased an electric vehicle for both owners to commute to and from the gym and for all in-town gym errands and marketing events. The vehicle is charged with converted electricity from human energy produced in gym generators on spin bikes. The power output of their group spin class is currently three megawatts per class! This has reduced fuel usage by approximately 40 gallons per month. They replaced all fluorescent light bulbs with direct-connect LED T8 bulbs, installed a water bottle filling station, eliminated the use of paper towels, and use ENERGY STAR appliances and computers. To reduce water usage, Elevated Fitness installed auto-off, water saver faucets, a waterless urinal, and the lowest flow toilets in their restrooms. The gym floor is made from recycled rubber tires and the main pieces of gym equipment were madefrom recycled steel. Low-VOC paint and recycled materials were used throughout the remodeling process. Because there is no electric-powered equipment in the gym (e.g., elliptical machines, treadmills, etc.), Elevated Fitness is able to keep its energy use and carbon footprint very low. They encourage members to walk or jog to the gym to reduce fuel usage and have integrated carbon-free transportation into their membership perks program. Their mission statement contains the policies of “Be a Good Egg”and “Leave it Better Than You Found It.”.

South Lake Tahoe
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