The Curve treadmill by Woodway, is manual. Meaning that it does not need electricity to work, making it green and eco friendly. So you might wonder how does it it work?
The non-motorised Curve treadmill has a unique patented running surface. The slatted belt system which is often a single belt on motorised treadmills is almost is, which allows the belt to glide smoothly. While the curved shape of the treadmill surface allows users are able to control their pace at will. The can speed up, simply start running, to slow down, allow yourself to drift down the curve. Which not only is better for joints and the knees, but overall posture as you are not running to a forced set tempo but rather working with gravity.
Apart from being cheaper to runner and safer for the environment, the Curve allows runners to increase their own tempo watching the interface, rather than being subject to ramp up/down speeds. They can reach full sprint in a few explosive steps which is ideal for HIIT or circuit classes as swell as not having a maximum speed.
|Running Surface||17″ W x 67″ L
(43 cm x 170 cm)
|Weight Capacity||Run 500 lbs / Walk 800 lbs (4mph max)|
|Width||31″ (79 cm)|
|Length||68″ (173 cm)|
|Height||68″ (173 cm)|
|Unit Weight||245 lb. (Shipping Weight 330 lb.)|
So why should gyms like it?
In the competitive fitness market, it is even more important to retain members, and the Curve gets results! The Curve’s manual nature of operation has got amazing results and when it has been compared to motrized treadmills, has burnt up to 30% more calories. This is du to more muscles engaging during the workout. Abdominals and core stability play a bigger role on a Curve workout compared to most running ones. It appeals from walkers to serious athletes who keep coming back to enjoy this rather nifty machine.