AlterG: gravity changer, game changer
We have probably never been so excited about a piece of equipment
You may have seen our AlterG anti-gravity treadmill in the corner of the room where we hold our classes.
Alternatively, you may have heard about it. You may think that it’s some space age marvel that only the very fittest could use.
In fact, the opposite is true. Because the machine reduces the gravity that you experience, and thus the force with which your
body lands, AlterG is completely safe and extremely beneficial for everyone, but particularly if you have a condition that restricts your lower-body movement.
“On the AlterG, and after using it, I could move in ways I thought I’d never be able to again!”
This gentleman had lost mobility, with the consequence that he was walking in a stilted way, which in turn exacerbated the problem. The AlterG, set initially at just 30% gravity, allowed him to move normally and evenly, and, after a few sessions, this translated into his being able to walk more naturally at other times too.
“I’m a fairly obsessive runner, so my twisted ankle was a nightmare – until I found AlterG.”
This man, by contrast, used the anti-gravity treadmill to train on whilst his ankle was recovering. In this way, he was able to keep running (without the impact) thus ensuring he got his “running fix,” he kept fit and maintained his running muscle memory – as we gradually increased his gravity load – so that, when he could return to running outside, he had lost very little fitness. In addition, when he did return, he knew it was 100% safe to do so. The AlterG is great for anyone with any lower limb injury or recent surgery.
“My Parkinson’s meant I couldn’t extend my hip. On the AlterG, I relearnt that vital movement.”
Again, this lady had been moving more and more slowly and awkwardly, but sessions on the AlterG translated into her everyday walking becoming much more balanced, more efficient and more confident.
There are very few AlterGs around, so we are very lucky to have one here. As you are secured onto the treadmill and constantly supervised, with the machine calibrated to your weight and starting capability, you are absolutely safe in using it. It is simply impossible to fall off the back of it, which is the fear with normal treadmills!
We are so excited about the AlterG, because it really is a game changer – a life changer even.
Your health and fitness, particularly in later years, need not be inexorably downhill. And the AlterG can play a massive part in that reversal – in your regaining past strength and mobility. AlterG removes the shackles of gravity, as well as any fear of falling, giving you the confidence to take literally significant strides forward – into your more active tomorrow!
So, we would urge you, please, if you have an injury, if you have arthritis or a neurological complaint, anything which is compromising your movement, come in and give the AlterG a go. It has changed our perception of what is possible – we know it will change yours too!
Click here to head to our You Tube channel where we have some videos of the ALTER G in use https://youtu.be/jmdXQfP3BvU