Underwater Treadmill & Bike

Session Information

Booking: Tuesday nights,15:00 - 19:00 and Thursday nights 15:00 - 17:00 Online Booking is mandatory with payment on the day by cash or card. 24hr cancellation policy and so please cancel by 4pm on Monday to avoid a late cancellation charge.If all spaces are taken I will normally open up more earlier/later slots, please email me.
Format: 20 min sessions (suitable for new walk/run/bikers or runners returning from injury), but consecutive sessions may be booked (suitable for 40min endurance sessions). Allow 10-15mins extra for changing & showering.
Important Note: Walkers considering this session to rehabilitate from acute injury or surgery that has prevented land based walking will be required to provide medical confirmation that they are fit to exercise in this way, at this temperature and for the duration planned without Physiotherapist supervision.  If in doubt, please call to ask first!
Cost: £8 per single 20 min session, £15 for two consecutive sessions and £21 for three consecutive sessions. You can also buy a 10 session card for £65 which is great value for as many sessions as you want to stitch together!
Equipment: Lycra swimming trunks/costume or tri-suit anda towel. Goggles and hat are not required as water is chest height. You can walk/run/bike in new or machine washed shoes. We have a number of pairs of water shoes that you can wear, size 3 - 8. Note: shoes are not mandatory and we may ask that you don't wear shoes for your first visit if run/walking so that we can ensure your footfall is correct on the treadmill.

Location: The Pool Barn, Manton




After the success of underwater treadmill advocates Mo Farrah and Alastair Brownlee in London & Rio, the multiple benefits of treadmill walking and running for rehabilitation and lower impact mileage have come to the fore. You will be walk/running on a state of the art Endless Pool Aquatic Treadmill with or without the added challenge of a variable speed swim current providing extra resistance.
These sessions are held in 29-31C temperature water with participants controlling their own treadmill and flume speed after induction, relative to their ability and goals. The bike is a single speed state of the art in-water bike which is adjustable and based on water resistance. Two participants can use the treadmills at the same time as there are two treadmill/flume combos, but each will be controlled separately. A third person can use the bike. Best practice instruction will be given.
Waist high water reduces your body weight by approximately 50%, increasing to 75% at chest height. The resultant natural buoyancy reduces impact and therefore stress on leg joints and lower back whilst the hydrostatic pressure helps to support the body to provide a safe but highly effective workout environment on either bike or treadmill.
These sessions are therefore great in your "fitness mix" to:
  • Enjoy a run/walk/bike experience that you probably couldn't do on land.
  • Enjoy a fitness experience whilst being kind to your legs.
  • Focus on walk/run technique by adjusting speed and resistance at hip height.
  • Speed recovery or reduce the risk of added injury through land based walk/run/bike.
  • Get you started in running at a lower intensity but with good biomechanics as a fantastic way to increase fitness.