Growing up in Santa Barbara, CA I witnessed first-hand the effects of the nation’s worst oil spill (up to that point). The country’s environmental movement was initiated largely in response to that disastrous event. We were given a wake-up call and it all started right here in my home town. That certainly shaped my awareness of the need for good stewardship of the environment.
As a consequence of that experience and perspective, you could say that social responsibility as a value is woven into AC4’s DNA. While it costs more to operate a company this way, we believe that green business tactics are a matter of good stewardship and that as advocates of a healthy lifestyle we should take the same care with the environment as we do with our own bodies—Tony Calhoun, Owner
Green Business Certification
AC4 Fitness is now “Green Certified” through the County of Santa Barbara Green Business Network. During your next visit, you may take notice of the “six” certificates of recognition mounted near the front desk. We endeavor to showcase technologies, materials, and business practices that we hope advance the concept of good stewardship in business. To that end, we want AC4 Fitness to be the best example we can be. And as a member you can take pride in participating in that journey!
SportsArt is a patent pending technology that converts human energy into a usable form of renewable energy. Use a SportsArt Elliptical and the kinetic energy produced is captured and converted into electricity for the building. The average 30 minute workout can produce 50 to 100 Wh of electricity. By placing people in the renewable energy production chain, we hope to foster new ideas and methods of sustainable energy production and conversion.