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AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill Rates

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Quantity Price
1 hour session $20
10 Session Punch Card $180
Shorts $75 (*see note)

 

*note: Loaner shorts are available. It is recommended that you purchase your own shorts if you are using the AlterG treadmill on a regular basis.

Please see Michael or Christine to sign up in advance.

About the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

If you’ve suffered an injury or gone through surgery, you know the recovery process can be long and challenging. Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, a senior citizen or a young competitor, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill can help optimize your treatment outcomes to get you back faster to the activities you love.

Rehab and Train Without the Pain

The AlterG® AntiGravity Treatmill gives you the opportunity to rehab from surgery or train through injury, without pain. AlterG's unique unweighting technology reduces the impact of walking or running while your body goes through the normal healing process.

  • Precise unweighting allows you to walk or run at anywhere between 20 and 100 percent of your body weight
  • Easily select your reduced body weight where movement becomes pain free
  • Give yourself the opportunity for a smooth progression back to full recovery
  • Lower impact on your joints and muscles during exercise
  • Fun and easy to use, run or walk like your on the moon!

Imagine Running 50 Pounds Lighter

The first time you try the AlterG you won't beleive how fun it is to exercise at a lower body weight. People who have used the AlterG say it's like "running on air," and "it's so much more fun than normal running," and "you have to try it to believe it!" The AlterG can be used in a variety of ways and provide a broad range of benefits such as:

  • Rehabilitation after surgury of lower extremity (hip, knee, ankle or foot)
  • Training through an injury
  • Reduced impact training and conditioning
  • Gait training for neurologic patients
  • Weight control and reduction
  • Strength and conditioning for older patients

How Does it Work?

Unweighting is achieved in the AlterG by using air in a pressure-controlled chamber to gently lift the user. Precise calibration using our patented technology allows for very specific unweighting from 100-20% of the users body weight in 1% increments. Something no other unweighting modality can do.

Clinical studies show that the AlterG can help decrease ground reaction forces in walking and running. The restoration of normal gait mechanics is paramount to optimal recovery and can be accelerated by our patented unweighting technology.

Easy and Fun To Use

AlterG is easy to use, with simple, but important enhancements beyond a traditional treadmill.

  1. First, you step onto the Anti-Gravity Treadmill, raise the enclosure to your waist and then zip into the air chamber that surrounds your lower body
  2. Next, press start and the AlterG measures your weight
  3. Now, push the + or - buttons on the control panel to select the body weight you wish to exercise at
  4. The air chamber inflates around your lower body and the positive air pressure gently lifts you off the treadmill to the body weight you selected (for example: 80%)
  5. You can then select the speed and incline of the treadmill and begin exercising

Come in and try it today!

What's with the Sexy Shorts?

AlterG ShortsAlterG Shorts create the seal necessary to maintain pressure in the AlterG cockpit. Gentle lifting pressure along with the comfort of the Shorts; allow users the ability to train longer in the AlterG, than other unweighting modalities on the market today.

The AlterG Shorts are universally compatible with all AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills. Industrial strength zippers give the Shorts the ability to withstand repetitive use in even the busiest of facilities. Sizes from XS- 4XL allow users of all shapes the ability to enjoy
the unloading benefits of our cutting-edge anti-gravity technology.

To purchase your own pair of AlterG Shorts,
please see Michael or Christine at the front desk.

AlterG in the Local News

Marin gyms seeing the training and rehabilitation benefits in high-end
workout equipment
(Marin IJ: Dec. 30, 2010)

MILL VALLEY'S Christine Lopez expected a long recovery from her broken leg last year. But after just a few weeks, she was able to walk on the injured leg with no pain so that by the time it healed, her leg was at full strength.

What was her secret? ... [ read the article ]

From Barry Spitz Dipsea notebook ... (Marin IJ: Jan 23, 2011)

Et cetera

Eve Pell, the 1989 Dipsea champion, has not run for four years because of osteoarthritis in both knees. Now 73, and after two failed surgeries, she was certain her running days were over. But the new high-tech, NASA-designed Alter-G treadmill, which greatly reduces jarring, is bringing cautious optimism. Pell has been working out on the Alter-G at Mill Valley's Body Image, the only gym in the Bay Area to have one, and is now aiming to compete in the 1,500 meters at the World Masters Athletics Championships this summer. "My doctors have given me the OK to run," Pell says. "We'll see."