The treadmill: a love/hate relationship with lots of people. And while running outside allows for fresh air and a change in scenery, there are some things you just can’t get pounding the pavement outdoors.
Barry’s Master Trainer, Chris Tye Walker, gives all the details.
Here are three reasons why we’ll always be Team Tread 4Eva:
Running on a treadmill = running in a stable environment. You have control when it comes to speed and incline. Bad weather, long traffic lights, and uneven surfaces don’t exist on the treadmill. You know that rock you tripped over, causing you to almost faceplant the other day outside? Yeah, none of that on a treadmill. Treadmill running means you’ll never guess your speed, time, or distance ever again.
Slamming your feet into the streets is no bueno for your joints. Treadmills have shock-absorbing belts, meaning less impact on your knees. You might actually find that you’re a better runner on a treadmill than outside because of this!
Most treadmills have “dynamic mode” – where you manually power the belt as you run – adding a whole new element of resistance to your cardio workout. We love a good dynamic burst at the end of class. If you know, you know.
The Good Kind of Foot Fetish
Don’t forget about your running shoes. Feet come in all shapes and sizes, and different brands and styles work differently for everyone. We recommend you get fitted by a professional, then replacing your sneaks every 300-ish miles, or every 100-ish classes.
See you on the treadmill!