HydroWorx's patented underwater treadmill is revolutionizing physical therapy, sports medicine and conditioning. This aquatic treadmill smoothly accelerates from .1 up to 8.5 miles per hour and allows you to correctly simulate land-based walking, running or sports-specific activities, but without the body weight and joint impact experienced on land. Walking, retro-walking, sprinting, shuffling, back-pedaling and plyometric activities are easily performed on the large, cushioned treadmill surface.
Professional athletes are gravitating toward treadmill pools for cardiovascular and strength training. For runners, the underwater treadmill mimics the setting of a land-based environment while reducing the stress of body weight on joints and providing resistance.
Studies have demonstrated that regardless of diet, aquatics yield significant gains in aerobic capacity and reduce weight and body fat. Thanks to the buoyancy and comfort offered by warm water surroundings, treadmill pool exercises are also more enjoyable and inspiring for adults with weight problems.
For older adults, the benefits of underwater treadmill therapy include improved muscle strength and flexion, reduced pain and joint stiffness as well as increased confidence in performing exercises and activity.