Electrifying Workouts!


Improving the health and wellness of employees at work is important. To that end the Department of Rec Sports offers WorkFIT – an in-house fitness program where our certified fitness instructors come to your site and lead regular fitness classes at a time convenient for your staff.


Healthy people need a healthy planet, so rather than hauling our gear across campus  — about 90 trips per month to our 15 WorkFIT sites — we thought it made sense to do so sans gaz.  The result of this green ethic is the little yellow electric truck pictured above.  The truck has a battery life of 115 minutes and a maximum speed of 25 mph, but the coolest thing is the zero emissions that it produces.


Of course, an electric truck is only as clean as its energy source. This one plugs into the campus power grid. The campus receives electrical power from Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), and according to PG&E, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest electric power: non-emitting nuclear generation (23 percent), large hydroelectric facilities (13 percent) and renewable resources (12 percent) such as wind, geothermal, biomass and small hydro. The remaining portion comes from natural gas (47 percent), coal (4 percent), and other fossil-based resources (1 percent). 


And you thought only the workouts were electrifying!







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