Underwater Treadmill Run / Walk

Session Information

Currently 5:30 - 6:00pm on a Monday for 2 places, with occasional places on a Monday at 5pm or Thursday morning at 8am. Contact Mary for latter availability.
The Pool Barn, Manton
£10 per 30mins session. Booking here.
Runners considering this session to rehabilitate from acute injury or surgery that has prevented land based running 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, or to have completed a 1:2:1 Running Analysis in Studio & Pool with Mary & Clare. If in doubt, please call to ask first!
You will need a lycra swimming trunks/costume or tri-suit and a towel. Goggles and hat are not required as water is chest height. You can run in new or machine washed shoes (we have various pairs that you can use free of charge). Note: shoes are not mandatory and we may ask that you don't wear shoes for your first visit so that we can ensure your footfall is correct on the treadmill.
COVID safety measures and checks will apply.

After the success of underwater treadmill advocates Mo Farrah and Alastair Brownlee in London & Rio, the multiple benefits of treadmill running for both rehabilitation and lower impact mileage have come to the fore. You will be running/walking 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 are non-coached sessions in 28-30C temperature water with runners and walkers controlling their own treadmill and flume speed relative to their goals. Two people can use the pool at the same time as there are two treadmill/flume combos, but each will be controlled separately. The first 15min session for a new client will be treated as an induction session to ensure that you can safely control both treadmill and flume speed. 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.