Glass training pods, placed in locations with scenic views. They contain various exercise equipment that when used, generates electricity. Human-powered heating, ventilation, music.
Booking and payment are done via an app.
Train in nature during winter or bad weather.
A gamified power production/consumption concept.
Safer training during covid times. The pods are limited to 2-5 people at a time.
No electricity bill for the business owner.
Another way to look at the usefulness of this idea is:
people go to the gym to work out
people like a comfortable environment
people like music while they work out
the downside of a gym is that it's enclosed and the mind doesn't get to wander and enjoy great sights (nature, views)
people don't like to go to crowded places so as not to get covid
people like doing stuff with their friends
This idea solves all of the above in one big remix.
Training pods in 2 different sizes. The smaller ones are for 2 people, while the larger ones are for up to 5 people.
You book and pay for usage via an app. You can reserve multiples of 15-minute time blocks.
Electricity generation and consumption logic
All pods are solely powered by human kinetic energy. There is no electricity until you start peddling, rowing, or running on a treadmill. The pods contain various exercise equipment that when used, generates electricity to power ventilation, music, Wifi, and heating.
The electric powered devices turn on automatically, based on how much power you are generating. The devices are wired so that they come on in the order of importance:
ventillation with heat recouperation
internet + wifi + phone charger
audio system for music
heating or cooling, depending on the desired settings
AC power outlet where you can plug in an additinal device (up to 100 Watts)
Bigger pods have bigger systems that require multiple people to power them. Smaller ones can be powered by a single person. In 5-person pods, 3 people could take a break while 2 of them keep all systems running.
If you stop peddaling/rowing/running the AC and heating turns off within a few seconds. The audio system goes off within 2 minutes, the internet and ventillation goes off within 3 minutes. When you restart action, the devices come on in the same order of importance.
There is a communal bathroom separate from the pods. There are vending lockers with clean towels, drinks, snacks near the bathroom area.
Such training pods would be especially useful during the covid times. In contrast to regular gyms, here the chance of viral transmission is limited to people that came together and would have spent time together regardless of training.
When the previous group checks out of the pod, it gets automatically sprayed with disinfectant.