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The Gym Group Goes Green: UK’s First Carbon-Neutral Gym Chain UK

The gym group plc, a leading operator of low-cost gyms with 821,000 members and 229 clubs at the end of December 2022, has recently announced that it has become the UK’s first carbon-neutral gym chain independently certified by The CarbonNeutral Protocol. Offering affordable 24-hour gyms across the UK, the company is committed to addressing environmental and social issues by aligning its business practices with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The company has set a target of being a net zero business by 2045. Having achieved carbon neutrality, the gym group continues to focus on implementing low-carbon technologies, sourcing renewable energy, and engaging with suppliers and members to make a meaningful impact on global sustainability and demonstrate responsible leadership in the fitness industry.

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Les Mills and Trees for the Future Partner to Plant One Million Trees and Combat Climate Change sub-Saharan Africa

LES MILLS, a renowned global fitness leader, has partnered with Trees for the Future, a non-profit organisation, to launch an ambitious project to plant over a million trees during 2022 and 2023. The primary objective of this project is to combat climate change and enhance community livelihoods through reforestation efforts. By actively involving LES MILL’s members, instructors, and club partners in tree-planting initiatives, the company is significantly contributing to its charity partner’s ultimate goal of planting one billion trees by 2030. This initiative demonstrates the company’s commitment to creating a healthier planet and population, making the world a better place for everyone.

Founder Mark Bjornsgaard squatting down at the Exmouth Leisure Centre swimming pool.

UK Pool Heats Water, Cuts Costs & Emissions with Tiny Data Centre Exmouth, England

Exmouth Leisure Centre in Devon (south west England) has become the first public swimming pool in the UK to benefit from the heat generated by a tiny data centre to reduce its energy costs. Deep Green, a start-up offering computing power for artificial intelligence and machine learning, installed a washing-machine-sized data centre into the community centre, which surrounded the computers with oil to capture the heat. The hot oil is then pumped into a heat exchanger to warm the water in the pool to around 30C (86F) for 60% of the pool’s operating time. This reduces the leisure centre’s gas requirements by 62%, saving an estimated £20,000 a year, and reducing annual carbon emissions by approximately 26 tonnes.

Motosumo Cycle for Change

Motosumo’s “Cycle for Change” Initiative: Join the Movement to Plant Trees and Fight Climate Change Copenhagen, Denmark

Motosumo’s “Cycle for Change” initiative is a philanthropic project that aims to mitigate climate change by planting trees. Through the #TrainForTrees campaign, Motosumo has invited all its users, new and old, to join the movement and work out together for a purpose. The objective of this project is to raise awareness about the importance of tree-planting and encourage Motosumo users to take action. The intended result is to plant a maximum of 1,000 trees and make a real impact on climate change.