Why don’t we take our usual treadmill workout routine a step further with a curved treadmill? There’s a good reason why this particular shape gains interest, particularly for the science behind it. Here’s why.
From seasoned pros to professional athletes, using curved treadmills is definitely making a nice change compared to the flat treadmill we used to have. Running on the curved one is proven to have multiple health benefits, on top of the workout itself.
Such benefits include that are cardio-related (great for your heart health) and it forces your body to use more muscle groups instead of single area for total body toning, as well as improving overall endurance and stamina, way better than a flat treadmill.
The system works by using both vertical and horizontal contours by pulling the belt on the sled back down (thus removing the need for a motor) so you can set the pace naturally that will reduce unnecessary pressure to the joints and improving overall body posture. Basically, you’re using your own body power to ‘power’ the treadmill.
Of course, there is also a motorized curved treadmill in the market, but you get the idea of the science behind it.
For that, here are some of the curved treadmills that we reviewed so you can step up (the pun intended) the game in your workout.
1. Assault Fitness AirRunner
Other reviews rated it as number one and we have to agree, Assault AirRunner is one of the most coveted curved treadmills in the market, for a good reason. Apart from being manufactured by a top brand, Assault AirRunner is the most versatile treadmill you can use for your daily workout needs, for both beginners and pros.
You can use this treadmill for running, jogging, speed walking, or high-intensity training, this AirRunner provides you a solid performance in each sue that will last for years, and you can push yourself to the maximum and this machine will handle it effortlessly. So if you’re looking for a piece of equipment worthy of your investment, this model is what you should be looking for.
Accompanied by a warranty of 150,000 miles and that sounds like it will outlast any car you’ll be using, as well as three-year warranty for the parts.
2. PowerFit Equipment Curved Sprint Treadmill | Non Motorized Sprinter with Adjustable Resistance
The sturdy-looking PowerFit Equipment Curved Sprint Treadmill is one of the most sought after curved treadmill in Amazon – the curved design is angled so that it will match your running stride to ensure comfort and smooth workout every single time, without adding unnecessary pressure to the joints. Not to mention the sled is quite wide, at 18 inches.
For additional features, this model also offers variable resistance that you can set from a power walk to running at top speed, without the need to turn around the sled. And we especially love that it comes with lateral and center handles for additional push/pull workouts, as well as a 10 inches screen (runs in Android Version 4.4, with a Quad-core CPU, 1G of Ram, and an 8G NAND Flash).
And extra accessory kit with running harness, ankle cuffs, and resistance bands – this curved treadmill is all about offering you an all-rounder approach.
3. Xtreme Monkey Fitness Curve Racer Treadmill
Xtreme Monkey Fitness Curve Racer Treadmill is one machine that we consider one of the most durable treadmills in the market, and it’s taking the whole curved treadmill to the next level. The machine is also built with bearings to reduce rotation as high as 50% to minimize mechanical noise as well as for the machine to last longer.
And it uses rubber materials at the treadmill to be able to handle weights and forces during a workout, while absorbing impact at the same time, offering an efficient energy kickoff and landing on the platform to avoid adding strain and pressure to the joints (there’s even a layer of cushioning at the edges of the machine to further minimize the strain to your bones).
It’s the little things, but we love that they design the handle to be slightly lower (with added cushions for comfort) to reduce any chances you’d be hitting the bar while running that will really interrupt your momentum while doing the workout. And yes, this model also comes with a Bluetooth console featuring speed, distance, and time to name a few so you can keep track of your performance, accompanied with their XM App (will soon to be released).
Overall, we say that Xtreme Monkey Fitness Curve Racer Treadmill is all about delivering result while helping you to stay as comfortable as possible. In a way, this will help you to stay in ‘beast mode’ for longer.
Come with a lifetime solid warranty, as well as a five-year warranty for the parts.
4. RESOLVE FITNESS Reactive Runner Treadmill
For efficient use of a curved treadmill, Resolve Fitness Reactive Runner is the model that you can consider. The machine is built in a durable steel frame and made to be one of the largest curved treadmills in the market, coming in at 19 inches wide.
Another unique feature of this model is it comes with a resistance lever that allows you to set the pace and difficulty according to your needs. Come with Bluetooth connectivity, as well as a phone and/or tablet holder that you can use to add some entertainment (or some motivational podcast?) while working on your body.
5. TZ- 3000C Curved Treadmill/ Fitness Treadmill Self
TZ- 3000C Curved Treadmill also gets into this list with its multiple features and built to last a lifetime (after all, the built is made for commercial use). And yet, it’s compact enough for you to use right in the comfort of your home.
*this model is recently launched that I’m unable to find sufficient material and specification to write this review. Perhaps you can suggest another model for me to write?