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I’ve been meaning to write an article on this treadmill for a few weeks now! The anti gravity treadmill is not for general public purchase, yet, but rehabilitation centers are starting to order these machines and they look nothing short of fantastic. Coming to a home gym near you soon?
So what is the Anti Gravity Treadmill?
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill uses what’s called ‘unweighting technology’ which allows you to select how much gravity your body is subjected to. Essentially, you can select between 20% and 100% of your body weight via the Treadmills controls in 1% increments. This has already proven to be very beneficial for sports injuries/disabilities etc. and helps rehabilitate with considerably less pain and joint impact.
So as well as allowing you to accelerate your physical rehabilitation and general training, the Anti Gravity Treadmill also lets you:
- Have improved strength, safety and overall mobility for those with neurological conditions
- Reduce stress to your joints, limbs and muscles
- Train in a safe way which is focused around ‘unweighted’ exercise for maximum weight loss
- Have confidence in your routine, allowing you to train that little bit longer and recover a lot quicker
- Exercise whilst maintaining a good posture
- Have a faster recovery after training with less pain and a reduced chance of further damage
Who is the Anti Gravity Treadmill for?
Although still relatively new, the Anti Gravity Treadmill has already been used by a fairly broad spectrum of people. These include:
- Orthopedic patients
- Top level athletes
- Neurological patients
- People looking to lose weight
This Treadmill looks like it really is for everyone and the only downside so far is availability, they don’t appear to be available for home purchase yet and it stands to reason that this level of technology is going to carry quite a price tag, at the moment anyway.
Senior Rehabilitation and the Anti Gravity Treadmill
Although we did say that it seems extremely suitable for a wide spectrum of people and patients, from personal family experience and knowing how senior people can suffer with mobility issues, this treadmill is particularly impressive.
Arthritis and Osteoporosis are two conditions which can have a serious affect on senior mobility. The Anti Gravity Treadmill allows the patient to carry out exercise which might not have otherwise been possible.
Reducing stress on injured or delicate areas of the body, this treadmill can help to improve the health and overall functional mobility of our senior people.
Military Rehabilitation with the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
RBR Fitness doesn’t need to remind anyone of the brave sacrifices that our Armed Forces have made, and are continuing to make daily.
The Anti Gravity Treadmill is commonly used to:
- Recover from lower body disabilities
- Provide training to assist with the acceptance and use of prosthetics
- Provide rehabilitation after brain injury
- To re-establish endurance, strength and range of motion
It’s also great to see that this technology is now being made readily available to help both active and retired military personnel in centers across the US and abroad.
So where can you try out the new AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill?
The link below takes you straight to the ‘Search for an AlterG’ page. As it say’s, just enter your address. ZIP or Post Code into the box and press submit.
We’ve tested this link (quite a few times!) and it works very well for most of North America and Europe, not sure about other countries though.
AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill Video