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Floating Gym In Paris

Paris Navigating Gym Floating Gym

Paris could be getting a floating gym with a view. The Paris Navigating Gym is a human powered boat that could travel along the Seine river. The 65 foot tall fitness vessel has room for 65 riders. Using a variety of exercise equipment to power the boat.

Paris Navigating Gym Floating Gym

As riders exercise, an augmented reality interface is projected onto the windows. Displaying real time data about their energy production and the conditions outdoors.

The Gym was designed by innovation firm Carlo Ratti Associati who based the design off the seine's existing sightseeing boats. They hope to show how human energy can be used to power vehicles.

Floating Gym Paris

Architect and engineer Carlo Ratti said "It's fascinating to see how the energy generated by a workout at the gym can actually help to propel a boat. It provides one with a tangible experience of what lies behind the often abstract notion of electric power."

Depending on the public's support, the project could become reality in as little as 18 months.