It’s green, it’s shiny and it lights up at night.
It’s great for your health and it generates electricity.
It encourages kids and adults alike to learn about their health, energy generation and energy consumption.
It’s the Green Heart at Shaw Park, Hull.
A world- first for TGO Green Energy Gym Technology
TGO Green Energy Gym Technology harnesses people power with cardio outdoor gym equipment and then converts it into useable electricity.
At the Hull Green Heart, the human-generated electricity is used for lighting the zone at night time, to extend the usage of the facility into the evenings. But there are many more potential uses for the electricity – it can be fed into local buildings or even into the National Grid.
Georgie Delaney, Creative Director of The Great Outdoor Gym Company: “Hull City Council was a natural first choice for the pilot of our Green Energy Gym Technology, having successfully worked with us on eight adiZones and outdoor gyms across Hull. The Green Heart in Hull will be showcased all over the world. We aim to have Green Energy Gyms right across the UK, where people can keep fit and recycle the energy they burn off into electricity.”
TGO Green Energy Technology includes: Energy cross trainers; Energy hand bikes; Energy fitness bikes; Energy recumbent bikes; People Power Display Wall (measuring the power and energy generated by TGO outdoor gym equipment);
A health commitment...
The Green Heart in Hull also features Chief Medical Officer guidelines, scales, height measure, BMI index measure to encourage the local community to take those first steps towards healthy living – it’s all about wellness and forms part of TGO’s Responsibility Deal work with the Department of Health.
Mitch Upfold, Economic Regeneration Manager at Hull City Council, said: “We are pleased to be piloting TGO’s Green Heart scheme which is a great example of how local authorities can promote public health.”
Please contact Georgie Delaney, Creative Director at TGO for more information about this world-first concept.