A moving magnet induces a current in a conductor, then shouldn't we be able to generate electricity through manual labour?
I was thinking about building a gym that used magnets as weights. People would lift the magnets up and down creating a change in flux generating current.
For example; the exercise bikes and the rowing machines would definitely be able to produce a current due to their rotating discs. Also, machines like a squat stand can be turned into a generator because the weight can be turned into a magnet. The key idea is that any machine that can move can turn into a generator to produce electricity for homes.
There should be many gyms spread out along the city like mini power stations. The electricity generated doesn't have to be used straight away but can also be stored in a battery for later use. I am wondering if there will be enough electricity generated to supply homes (if not all homes then a street or two).