Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Free Food for Exercise


Usually when looking for hotels, one of the first things I check is to see whether it has a fitness center and what restaurants are on site (and/or nearby). I pretty much, without fail, pick the one that has a nice, free fitness center, and some delicious food options.

Next time I go to Copenhagen (ok, first time I go to Copenhagen), I've got my hotel picked out: Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers. This hotel has brilliantly tied together two of my favorite things: eating and exercise.

The hotel itself is located in a green building and is attempting to become carbon neutral. One small way they're doing this is to use the energy of their guests. Spinning bicycles are set up with monitors - each guest who generates at least 10 watt hours of electricity gets a $40 meal voucher. According to the hotel's calculations, a guest cycling at 30km/hr (18 mph) will generate approximately 100 watt hours for one hour of exercise. That means just 6 minutes of cycling will get you a free meal voucher! Of course, for the slow folks like me (~14 mph), it'll take a bit longer. That's ok - I'm in it for the exercise as well as the free food!

Image Source: The Guardian

8 comments:

doublemdoublet said...

Totally agree on this approach. My TripAdvisor reviews are specifically targeted for the fitness savvy and green conscious. I'd rather know about the condition of the club and tennis courts, healthy food menu and sustainable options then typical comments of over-priced drinks and the argument lost to the manager.

chocolate coins said...

I love the concept of the hotel.That's a very great idea.I want to be there too.Free meal!

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This is a treat for me.I love to exercise and I enjoy free meal.I will visit that hotel for sure.

alumni bball said...

I love the hotel's concept.This is not only a treat for their guests but also for mother nature.We all gain for this.

george clooney said...

This will help me in shaping up.I will share this to my family so we can all go their and save money for our meal.

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Every model should experience this treat.This will also help them in staying fit.

cd duplication said...

Free food for shaping up or for health conscious.This is a sweet treat for me.I want to try this.
thanks for the post.

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