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Posted Jan 27, 2015 by Gym Source in Commercial Fitness and tagged Commercial Fitness, treadmill.

Get Treadmill Efficiency that Pays for Itself

Worried about your facility’s high energy costs? Try the Treadmill Saver. This incredible device is not only proven to reduce electricity bills, it’s also a game-changer when it comes to extending the life of your treadmills.

Just ask the folks at the Medical Education Training Center (METC) at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. See how by installing the Treadmill Saver onto their treadmills, they reduced energy bills and slashed preventive maintenance costs alike.


To increase the operational efficiency and reduce energy consumption at the Medical Education Training Center (METC) at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX.


Fitness director, Ken Hack was put in charge of the Medical Education Training Center (METC) fitness center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. He quickly realized that despite having millions of dollars worth of the latest equipment, the facility was operating very inefficiently. “The reality quickly set in that there were key elements missing from being able to operate the facility safely, efficiently and without equipment issues,” explains Hack. “The fitness center did not have any tools for implementing the required preventive maintenance, nor a protocol to support 100 percent equipment uptime.”


Hack installed the Treadmill Saver, made by the Green Fitness Equipment Company. The Treadmill Saver utilizes an eco-smart lighted warning system that alerts when the treadmill needs repair, is not working at maximum capacity or is using too much energy. Utilizing an easy-to-understand, color-coded lighting system, the Treadmill Saver lets you know when service is required. In so doing, it helps reduce costs associated with excessive energy consumption, expensive breakdowns, unintentional neglect, costly service calls, equipment failure, premature wear of parts, early replacement of the treadmill, and user injuries.

The Treadmill Saver is designed specifically to help gym owners and fitness facility managers support the maximum return on their treadmill investment, increase member retention with machines that work better, and help gym owners realize a greater ROI on their facility.


After installing the Treadmill Saver, Ken discovered that his treadmills had been using almost three times the electricity they needed. His treadmills would pull an average 12-14 amps—while new treadmills should pull less than 4 amps. The Treadmill Saver was also able to indicate which treadmills needed preventative maintenance to improve efficiency. Hack explains: “Our fleet of treadmills were destroying themselves due to our unintentional neglect through a lack of preventive maintenance.” With the Treadmill Saver’s guidance, he was able to fix the treadmills that needed attention and optimize performance and efficiency for each machine.

Within a year of installation, electrical costs were reduced by 50% and breakdowns have been completely eliminated. Hack is now able to address service issues before they become a problem. He hasn’t had to replace any parts on the treadmills, other than belts. In addition, his treadmills now operate at peak performance and efficiency and this extends the life of each machine.

“I could not be happier with these products,” says Hack. “The visual indication ensures that I am saving money and energy. At a glance, I know if my treadmills are working properly, where I need to apply preventive maintenance and if I need to pull any of the equipment off the floor for repair to preserve the safety of our service men and women.”


Whether your facility’s treadmills are made by TRUE, Cybex, Matrix or any other top brand, the Treadmill Saver is proven to save electricity and increase the life of your machines. Visit Gym Source to learn more.

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