Underwater Treadmill Takes Exercising to New Depths

Hydro Physio is a company based in England that has developed an underwater treadmill for those exercise enthusiasts, as well as those in rehabilitation or training.

Using hydrotherapy treatment, this product combines water exercising with the benefits of using a treadmill. The water depth, treadmill speed and jet resistance are able to be programmed into this system.

This treadmill promotes weight loss by increasing the user’s metabolism. It can also be useful to heart attack and stroke victims or those at risk for other factors such as high cholesterol, diabetes and stress.

This machine can be beneficial for adults, children and the elderly by improving their mobility as it is great for rehabilitation. It works wonders for athletes as well, to improve strength, muscular and cardiovascular endurance.

Now let's talk about exchanging one health risk for another. Let’s say they have this machine at the gym. What happens if some hairy sweaty guy is using it right before me? Am I using the same water as the hairy sweaty guy? I would hope that the water would be changed out somehow so I wouldn’t be subjected to that horror.

I’d rather have this treadmill at home, but with my luck it would get a crack in it and leak out all over my carpet.

Does anyone out there have one of these? If so, how do you like it?

Update: The original source for this product no longer exists, but you can see a similar water treadmill here

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Jun 26, 2008
by whysteriastar@h...
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Sounds like a good idea

Bad knees run in my family, so I worry about doing regular tred mill excercises. I'm willing to bet this would help a lot.



Jun 27, 2008
by Anonymous

Another piece of over engineered garbage...

Wow, if there was only some way of being able to run in water, like in a POOL! What moron would shell out money for this?

Jul 27, 2008
by Anonymous

Anonymous, try READING the text before you callit garbage.

Did you even bother to read "The water depth, treadmill speed and jet resistance are able to be programmed into this system." Last I checked you can't do that in a pool. Allowing for different depths and jet resistance allows it to be tailed to your specific needs. As well, these can be installed within a physical therapy place. Pools take up a LOT of room and don't quite meet the needs that this offers. Chances are it would be PT places that would shell out the money for this.

But then again, you're probably the same cynic who answers "Photoshopped!" to EVERYTHING you see.

Jan 19, 2009
by Anonymous

Still another piece of engineered garbage.