'Get Pumped' is a concept that makes exercise and healthy eating more easily available at defunct gas stations in a future of electric vehicles

The continued transformation of the automotive industry toward electrification and autonomous mobility leaves gas stations in a tough spot. Of course, they won’t go extinct overnight, but lower demand for petrol and the already thin margins made from each sale likely mean a steady decline in gas stations that continue to be in business.

Reebok has collaborated with Gensler architects on an idea of what to do with the coming glut of derelict service stations. “Get Pumped” is a series of ideas to transform gas stations into fitness hubs and wellness centers. The goal would be to use a station’s prime real estate to make exercise and healthy eating opportunities available in a convenient location.

Three different location scenarios were developed to show how different sites could be adapted to the needs of both travelers and locals alike. The team described each one in a press release:

 

The Network: We’ve imagined the major, interstate rest stops as the power grid of the future. They’re a place where travelers can stop and generate energy through spinning and boxing, Crossfit, Les Mils, and a running trail.

 

The Oasis: The larger gas station that commuters pass on small, local highways will be turned into recharge zones, to capitalize on the type of mental and physical rest those commuting need. There are real food offerings from a farm to table eatery to a juice bar, as well as yoga and meditation pods. The exterior will provide sustenance in the form of an herb garden, and outdoor wheels where you can run in the fresh air.

 

The Community Center: The local, small town gas stations are transformed into four different ways for communities to enhance their healthy life. People can charge electric cars, and in the auto repair shop, there will be nutrition classes. The minimart will offer local, healthy food, and pop-up trucks will offer rotating Crossfit and Spinning classes so there’s no lack of access for healthy options.

Reebok | Gensler

The continued transformation of the automotive industry toward electrification and autonomous mobility leaves gas stations in a tough spot. Of course, they won’t go extinct overnight, but lower demand for petrol and the already thin margins made from each sale likely mean a steady decline in gas stations that continue to be in business.

Reebok has collaborated with Gensler architects on an idea of what to do with the coming glut of derelict service stations. “Get Pumped” is a series of ideas to transform gas stations into fitness hubs and wellness centers. The goal would be to use a station’s prime real estate to make exercise and healthy eating opportunities available in a convenient location.