Beautiful Torture

Isn’t she a beaut…

For those of you who do not know, this torture device is known as the Woodway Curve Treadmill, and it just happens to be one of our newest toys here at BodyFIT PUNCH.  These bad boys have been out for a few years now, but haven’t made it to what you would call “mainstream” status yet.  But that doesn’t mean they’re any less effective…

When Ron Burgundy introduced jogging (possibly pronounced with a soft J – “yogging”) to the world back in the 70’s, I’m sure he had no idea that it would one day lead to this.  This treadmill essentially reverses what we have become accustomed to with most treadmills in the past.  First of all, it has no motor.  Say what?!?!?  Yep, and that’s what makes it so unique.  Instead of runner keeping pace with the belt, as is the case with all other treadmills, here the treadmill keeps pace with the runner.  The curved designed of the deck allows the runner to basically push down on the belt with each step, forcing it to move.  The beauty of it all is not only are you powering the movement, but with the shape of the track and landing on an incline, the treadmill almost encourages higher speeds.  Such a mean little trick, isn’t it.

What’s the silver lining here, you say???  30 Percent.  Yep.  30 Percent greater caloric burn and metabolic expenditure.  That’s what you can burn while using this bad boy.  To put the numbers in perspective for you…. Most fitness professionals will agree that on average, most individuals burn about 100 calories per mile moved (running or walking).  This morning I ran 1.75 miles worth of sprint intervals and totaled almost 475 calories burned.  On a regular treadmill it would have been a little over 200 calories, due to the fact that most of my running was sprinting.  Now, these numbers aren’t by any means exact.  There are way too many variables to put into place.  But, there is a clear difference here, and I can say that the exertion level on the Curve is MUCH greater than any other treadmill.  So it’s not lying when it says it can burn a hell of a lot more calories than a normal treadmill.

Do yourself a favor.  Get over to BodyFIT Punch and hop on this bad boy.  You won’t be disappointed!!

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