A NEW Romsey 'eco' gym can slash your membership price the more you use the machines.

SO51 Fitness marked the relaunch of their gym by unveiling new eco-friendly equipment which means any energy that is made with cardio machines is recycled into the gym for electricity.

They have purchased SportsArt's Eco Power Line equipment, meaning 74% of the customer's energy is converted into electricity.

The more you use the running machines, cross trainers and rowing machines, the more bulbs, fans and electric you power.

SO51 Fitness owner, Amy Dutfield, said: "We just had our final update of the software.

"Members will have a leaderboard to show how much energy is being generated.

"Within 30 minutes of testing, we powered one hour of electric fans, three hours of electric blubs.

"It is improving our carbon footprint."

Amy hopes to be 'one step closer' by Christmas and aims to change membership prices depending on how much output you create.

She said the more power you make, the less your membership will be per month.

You will also scan a QR code from your phone, and on a large board it will display how much power you are generating.

The 37-year-old added: "We will be launching lots of in-house completions using the leaderboard system."

They have also made a 'green' wall, with plants that clean the air.

She said: "It is like a little jungle in here, there is green everywhere.

"We even have a pet dragon fly that comes in - animals are loving it."

SO51 Fitness held an event for their relaunch last week.

"It was an amazing night, I was so over whelmed.

"We must have had more than 80 people with us, probably close to 100.

"There was also a 50/50 split with members and non members, it was good so many of our membership came out to support.

"We also had a few sign up on the night."

Amy organised entertainment outside the gym, as well as loyalty goodie-bags for members.

She said business near the gym stayed open late on the night to support SO51 Fitness.

The gym is located in Abbey Park Industrial Estate, Romsey, SO51 9AQ.