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Italian design firm Carlo Ratti Associati last month introduced the Paris Navigating Gym—a vessel powered by energy from passengers’ workouts.

The 65-foot-long fitness vessel design proposal features Technogym’s ARTIS machines—a special type of sports equipment that can harness human energy. Up to 45 guests on bikes and cross trainers help drive the boat along the scenic Seine River.

Additional energy is supplied by renewables, like photovoltaic cells on the gym boat’s roof.

“The Paris Navigating Gym investigates the potential of harnessing human power,” Carlo Ratti, director of the MIT Senseable City Lab in Boston and founding partner of Carlo Ratti Associati, said in a statement.

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“It’s fascinating to see how the energy generated by a workout at the gym can actually help to propel a boat,” he continued. “It provides one with tangible experience of what lies behind the often abstract notion of ‘electric power.'”

The floating health club offers more than a training session and pretty view: On-board augmented-reality screens show guests the quantity of energy sourced from their workout, as well as data about the Seine’s environmental conditions—tracked in real time by sensors embedded on the vessel.

At night, the boat, boasting a transparent glass covering (left open in the summer), can be hired out for parties and celebrations—presumably uncluttered by exercise gear.

Nonprofit architecture group Terreform ONE initially developed the “River Gym” concept in 2008 for use in New York City. Adapted for Parisian waters, the current design pays tribute to Bateaux Mouches, open-excursion ferries that have carried tourists along the Seine since the early 1900s. It also tips its hat to the French capital’s “urban character,” according to Carlo Ratti Associati.

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