How Green is My Treadmill?
Equinox has jumped on the earth-friendly bandwagon. They’ve gone “green” with their newest location at 10th Avenue and 17th Street. The furniture in the reception area is made from recycled wood and fabric (created by eco-friendly designers Marla Henderson and Tucker Robbins). The walls are coated with low VOC-level paints and one is covered floor-to-ceiling with plants. There are recycled rubber floors in the cardio and weight areas and bamboo floors in the yoga studio. There’s a state-of-the-art air filtration system in place. The housekeeping staff even uses eco-friendly cleaning products. When I talked to Paul Boardman, Equinox’s chief design officer, he was quick to point out that that the company has actually been eco-aware for over ten years, occasionally using recycled and renewable resource products in its decor. Well, it certainly is a nice step forward. And I’m still eagerly awaiting the day when my 20 minutes on the elliptical will power that TV in front of me.