green-microgym.jpgA “green gym” in Detroit lets homeless folks get some exercise and — thanks to stationary bikes hooked up to the power grid — generate a little bit of electricity.

The Green House blog wrote last month that this appears to be “the nation’s first eco-gym specifically meant for homeless men, women and children.”

“I been pedaling for like 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and I generated 683.5 watt hours,” one man said. “I can’t leave it alone. Anytime I see this bike I get on it. It gives me a lot of energy.”

Read more or listen to the story at Michigan Public Radio.

Photo via Green MicroGym in Portland, Oregon