HOW TO RUN WITH LESS GRAVITY, FOR REAL! March 18, 2017 16:17
What If You Could Still RUN?!
The Alter-G Treadmill at Rubin Health Center
What is an Alter-G Treadmill?
St. Pete Running Company recently visited the Rubin Health Center. (Check out the video!) The Alter-G Treadmill is a type of treadmill that lifts the person up while they run/walk. There are arrows that the person can select to reduce/raise the amount of weight applied when using the machine. It enables regular folks like us to use the same training machines that world class athletes use.
Cody Angell using the Alter-G Treadmill
For Example:A 200-lb person can reduce their weight on here by 25%, and experience what it would feel like to run if they only weighed 150 pounds!Another example:That same person could reduce their weight by 50% and run as if they were a 100-lb person.
The experience is unlike any other, unless you were planning on going to the moon.
Injured? Try Alter-G!
If you have an injury, you might consider trying out the Alter-G treadmill. A person suffering an injury may not be able to run under normal circumstances, but with a reduced weight on the Alter-G they may be able to resume running much sooner. This could potentially accelerate recovery.
Visit Dr. Rubin
The Rubin Health Center in St. Pete has the only commercial grade Alter-G treadmill available for use. It's one of a kind in the area. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the same exact one for their athletes to use.Cost:This one is available for the public, and rates start at around $1 per minute.
Blogger Bria is employed as a customer service manager at St. Pete Running Company.