MDL’s first eco gym opens next month

MDL Marinas first MDL Fitness eco gym is opening on the 1st September at its Queen Anne’s Battery marina in Plymouth.

This new 35-plus station gym features the innovative SportArt ECO-POWR™ equipment which is said to harness up to 74% of a user’s kinetic energy spent exercising, before converting it to utility grade electricity. MDL says it can send the AC power generated by the gym’s members back through the gym’s power grid to offset its energy consumption and reduce its carbon footprint. 

But it’s not just the exercise equipment that makes MDL Fitness an eco-friendly fitness centre.

“The whole gym has been built with sustainability in mind,” says Tim Mayer, MDL’s sales and marketing director. “The flooring has been made from recycled tyres, the ventilation system has heat recovery making it more energy efficient and the gym furniture comes from a sustainable source. Even the staff uniforms are made from 100% recycled plastic.”

Open to all, the gym features a cardio and weights area, as well as group cycling, and will be run by an MDL Fitness manager and qualified personal trainers. Users of the gym will also be able to track their progress and energy production against local and global leader boards through a specialist Wellness APP.

An open weekend will be held on the 2-3 October 2021, where anyone interested in joining can come along with their friends, use the gym for free and meet the new fitness team.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming the first members through the doors,” adds Mayer. “There are three levels of membership, from a day pass to annual membership, as we wanted to give members as much flexibility as possible, offering them the most enjoyable and sustainable fitness experience that we can in this lovely waterside location.”

MDL Fitness’ new green exercise facility at Queen Anne’s Battery is the first of four planned eco-gyms at MDL’s marina locations. The joining fee for new members will be waived from now until 3rd October 2021. Prices start at 69 pence per day.

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