Eco-friendly Fitness Ideas

Going green with your fitness routine can make a positive difference for the planet. Check out a few of our top tips.

Get fit outdoors

No matter where you are in your fitness journey, the outdoors has something to offer. Mix up your routine by walking, running, biking, rollerblading or hiking outside. The best part? Experiencing nature during your workout costs you nothing.

Recycle your running kicks

Your worn-out running shoes can be repurposed thanks to Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe program. The program recycles athletic shoes and turns them into material used to make tracks, playgrounds, courts and more. Find a store location to donate.

Start a gym carpool

Sharing the ride with a gym buddy can decrease gas costs and usage, and it’ll give you an accountability partner. If you like doing gym time on your own, try biking there instead for an eco-friendly transportation option.

Green your workout gear

Try out fitness clothing made from organic cotton, hemp or bamboo. You can also purchase preowned fitness equipment online or at your local sporting goods store.

Say yes to reusable water bottles

Skip plastic water bottles and opt for a reusable bottle during workouts and for daily hydration. It’s better for your wallet, better for the planet and helps reduce your carbon footprint. There are lots of stylish options that are BPA-free and include built-in filters. We love the Bobble Filtered Water Bottle.