Fitness gives climate change a good work out by going Carbon Zero
on: February 12, 2008, 3:42 am
Release Author: Totally
Release Summary: Totally Fitness announces that it is giving carbon
dioxide a good work by offsetting its emissions to go Carbon Zero
Release Body: The UK's leading gym and fitness equipment retailer
Totally Fitness has given carbon dioxide a good
work out after announcing that it is to offset its emissions and
go Carbon Zero.
Fitness, whose clients include a host of celebrities,
is working with co2balance.com
to calculate their ‘carbon footprint’
(the amount of carbon the company produces), to take action to reduce
their emissions, and then offset the remaining amount, in order
to go Carbon Zero.
their move towards becoming Carbon Zero,
Emma Peoples from Totally Fitness said it is vital that
companies take steps to minimise their impact on the environment
in order to create a sustainable future. “We all leave
an impression on the environment, and it is up to companies to take
action to make it a positive impression, rather than negative, and
that is why Totally Fitness has taken this decision
to go Carbon Zero”, said Emma.
the leading supplier of exercise
equipment, Totally Fitness provide fitness
apparatus to a variety of clients, from stars such as Julia
Roberts, Jim Carrey and Nicolas Cage, to hotels and hospitals, and
Peoples believes that clients are becoming more environmentally
mindful in their purchases. “In addition to top quality
fitness products, people want to buy equipment from companies that
are proactive in looking after the environment, and so we are delighted
to be able to offer this to our clients through our new Carbon
Zero status”, commented Emma.
offers several ways to offset a company's carbon footprints and
help make them become ‘Carbon Zero’;
through energy efficiency projects in Kenya, renewable energy projects
in East Africa and through tree planting (as trees absorb carbon)
in various locations throughout Europe.
Longworth, from co2balance.com said: "The co2balance
philosophy is based on minimisation of energy use and reduction
of the Carbon Footprint before offsetting. All
our projects are truly additional, in that they would not otherwise
have occurred but for the investment of the funds from our offsetting
clients like Totally Fitness. This ensures that
their move in becoming Carbon Zero results in clear
and direct action in reducing carbon dioxide”.
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Notes to Editors:
Totally Fitness began life in 1997 trading as Rent
To Be Fit, a business specialising in the rental of fitness
equipment to the consumer and hotel market. It soon established
a reputation in the industry for providing a highly responsive and
Fitness now has an enviable portfolio of private and corporate
clients. Stars such as Julia Roberts, Andre Agassi and Jim Carrey
have been clients of Totally Fitness since the
beginning and the list of celebrity clients continues to grow. Corporate
clients range from the capitals most prominent property developers,
hotels, schools and hospitals to the Metropolitan Police.
co2balance’s aim is to provide a simple,
practical and cost-effective way for individuals and businesses
to reduce their ‘carbon footprint’ and then balance
their unavoidable carbon dioxide emissions through investment in
woodland planting and energy efficiency. After providing advice
on carbon reduction, co2balance will arrange to
offset the residual CO2 emissions.
further PR information - including a range of images and pictures
- please contact:
with co2balance Director, Mark Simpson, can be arranged by phoning
Details: PR contact:
1000 North Circular Road
+44 (0)20 8438 8515
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