New treadmill feels like you're floating on air

By WEEK Producer

October 17, 2013 Updated Oct 17, 2013 at 7:40 PM CDT

A revolutionary workout machine called the Alter- G anti-gravity treadmill has hit Peoria.

Through the use of air it counter acts gravity and can unload up to 80-percent of a person's body weight.

 It is available at Professional Therapy Services which is located on the third floor of the UnityPoint Health Methodist building on North Allen Road.






Rehabilitation Manager Jonathan Hamm said there is no resistance like when walking in water. "It feels like you are centrally walking on air when it takes a certain amount of weight off. But you are still getting the same forces through your foot that you normally would when you're running," said Hamm.


Hamm said the new machine may help patients rehab faster.

It will also be available to the general public for a fee and would be beneficial for people with leg or ankle pain who cannot tolerate their full body-weight.

You can see and test out the new machine at an open house on October 24th from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information go to