WOODWAY NEWS - 2010
|December 22, 2010||PRODUCT REVIEW: AthleteFIT Review of Woodway Force Treadmill |
By AthleteFIT (www.athletefit.com)
Woodway is the company name and treadmills are their game! This company not only makes some of the highest quality products available but also delivers top notch programming solutions to its’ customers. Woodway has 3 manually powered treadmill options on the market today – the Curve, the Ecomill, but their Force started it all. Over the past 8 years, we have used the Force on daily basis for speed development, interval improvements, dynamic leg strength, lower body rehab, and even core training. We learned quickly that in dealing with the Force the users generally had a love-hate relationship with it….hated it during, but loved it after.
But like many other trends in the health & fitness world, people generally dislike the most what ultimately brings the greatest results. The resistive properties of the Force allow clients to train in a highly eccentric environment (similar to sand training) in a controlled and monitored setting. The manual powered aspect allows the trainer to both challenge & progress each client individually in a group or team based setting. These qualities are unique to the Woodway Force and ultimately lead AthleteFIT to say – May the FORCE be with you!
Here is a sample Force workout designed to improve explosive power & overall athleticism-
8 Minute Leg Strength Program (80/20):
Target sprint is 80% of max speed with 20% of user’s bodyweight set as the “load”
The jog speed should be 50% of the target sprint speed
The coaching phrase we use is : “walk as slow as you need….but sprint as fast you can”
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|December 21, 2010||PRODUCT REVIEW: AthleteFIT Review of Woodway Curve Treadmill |
By AthleteFIT (www.athletefit.com)
We really didn’t know what to expect when it first arrived, but over the last few weeks we have been able to integrate it into almost every speed and conditioning program we have. The quick learning curve, and ability to adjust your pace from sprinting to walking in seconds, really mimics our on-field training intervals while heart rate responses show that athletes are pushing themselves to very similar levels as on other devices.
Here is a heart rate view of a 90 second interval that we used to assess fitness, speed and heart rate recovery the Curve Treadmill. This interval is too complex to be integrated on the ground, and changes pace too frequently to be done on a motorized device. The freedom to change pace on command without delay from a motorized treadmill will take our speed and conditioning intervals to the next level!
Curve Treadmill (90 second Interval)
Repeat 10 x
NOTE: Individuals with knee, ankle and back issues may enjoy training on the Curve as the slightly elevated surface seems (initially) to keep the athlete in a state of dorsiflexsion at the ankle, while seeming to decrease the impact forces as the foot hits the ground. This needs to be studied, but athletes seem to feel better the following day after longer runs on the Curve as compared to ground based training.
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|November 15, 2010||Aveda Institute Corpus Christi Powers Up with Installation
of First Wind Turbine and Energy Fitness Equipment|
Aveda Institute Corpus Christi (AICC) today
announced the installation of its own 60' Skystream 3.7 wind turbine on the north side of La Palmera. It
is the first wind turbine to be installed at an Aveda Institute and believed to be the first at a U.S. mall.
|October 20, 2010||Livestrong. com Names WOODWAY Curve and Desmo H "The Best Home Treadmills for Runners
Runners require a lot out of a treadmill. A good treadmill is easy on the joints and meets runners' needs for speed and variability. Runners need a treadmill that allows them to maintain and improve their sport from the comfort of their own home. The amenities included with this type of treadmill come at a price, however, with top-of-the-line treadmills going for $5,500 to as much as $12,000.
Treadmill Doctor has rated the Woodway Curve a 10 out of 10 in the following categories: walking area, cushioning, reliability, and noise level.
|October 15, 2010||Zephyr Technology Aids in Health of Rescued Chilean Miners|
Zephyr technology was used throughout the daily life and rescue mission to monitor miners heart rate, breathing rate and core temperature. Zephyr is taking heart rate monitors to a whole new level. For more information on Zephyr view our Zephyr page. Click here
Click link below for video of the rescue and Zephyr's role from New Zealand television station.
|October 14, 2010||WOODWAY and ReRev at the AASHE Show
Youtube video of the EcoMill in ReRev's booth producing electricity.
|October 13, 2010||Gunnar Peterson Special on LXTV
Gunnar shows the host what it takes to get into shape like an A-list celeb, which includes a CURVE workout!
|October 5, 2010||Ottawa Senators - First Professional Sports Team to Install the WOODWAY Underwater Treadmill|
WOODWAY and SwimEx have joined forces to provide the ultimate in underwater training and rehabilitation with the addition of a specialized WOODWAY treadmill able to be installed in SwimEx pools.
To learn more about WOODWAY underwater treadmills and SwimEx visit SwimEx' website click here
|September 15, 2010||Gatorade Quest for G at Athletes' Performance with WOODWAY and iMETT
The Gatorade Quest for G searches for America's undiscovered athletes. In this video, during day 2 of boot camp, the athletes begin their evaluation with includes VO2 testing with the iMETT on a Desmo treadmill.
|September 2, 2010||Peak Performance NYC - WOODWAY Featured Facility
Peak Performance - Reach Your Peak
Introducing Peak Performance: A Higher Level in Fitness
Athleticism. Strength. Confidence. Sexiness. Fitness. Vitality. At Peak Performance, New York City’s premiere private training facility, looking good isn’t just a mindset; it’s a way of life.
Nestled in a 10,000 square foot sun-drenched loft high above the streets of Manhattan, Peak Performance takes fitness back to the basics… with forward-thinking motion. The experts at Peak Performance have distilled fitness down to it’s simplest, purest form – reconnecting people to their bodies and educating them about what their bodies are designed to do: run, jump, climb and lift. Go to Peak Performance - WOODWAY featured facility page.
|August 25, 2010||ART of Coaching Speed
I have long been a fan of the Woodway FORCE treadmill. It is a self propelled treadmill. This has been for several reasons;
Last year Woodway introduced the CURVE. We had the chance to recently evaluate it with athletes of different calibers and experience.
View entire piece on comparing sprint training on the Curve to overground artofcoachingspeed.com.
|August 19, 2010||Woodway Curve: Powerful and power-free treadmill training|
One of the gyms where I do my training has a new member; a Woodway Curve. It caught my eye today after I completed my 10k run on the elevated running track, otherwise I would have taken it for a spin right away. However, I am going to be testing it out personally tomorrow. Before today I had not seen a curve yet, so it peaked my interest. Read the entire article
|July 30, 2010||CURVE Energy Expenditure Sub-Maximal Running Case Study
The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Human Performance Lab presented a posterboard at the NSCA National Show that compares heart rate, oxygen uptake variables, muscle oxygenation and blood lactate values of runners on the Curve and a motorized treadmill. The results show there is significantly more energy expenditure on the Curve. View the NSCA Posterboard
|July 27, 2010||CURVE Energy Expenditure Case Study
The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Human Performance Lab presented a posterboard at the NSCA National Show that compares energy expenditure while walking on the Curve and a motorized treadmill. The results show there is increased energy expenditure on the Curve. View the NSCA Posterboard
|June 29, 2010||Gunnar Peterson Muscle & Fitness Video Blog
Gunnar demonstrates a unique use for the CURVE. He "burns the hammies" using a single leg to power the belt in a skating type style.
Go to Muscle & Fitness Magazine to view Gunnar's Blog.
|June 17, 2010||WOODWAY Treadmills Part of UFC "The Ultimate Fighter" Season 11 - TUF Gym
UFC President Dana White introduces Rich Franklin to the new TUF Gym with special mention of the WOODWAY Desmo treads.
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|June 8, 2010||The Effectiveness of Combining Vibration and High Speed Treadmill Training within an 8-week
Speed and Power Program for High School Athletes
Since the mid 1980’s, high speed treadmills have been steadily gaining popularity as a tool for increasing running speed for speed and power sports (i.e. football, soccer, basketball, etc.). It has been used in a variety of settings with mixed results. Vibration training has also gained a great deal of popularity with this population. Vibration has been an effective tool for increasing power output because of the neurological activation that takes place during weight bearing activities on a vibration platform. This study looked at integrating the technology of vibration with highs peed treadmill methods into an established strength and conditioning program. A group of 21 high school athletes(16 male and 5 female) between the 9th and 12th grade (mean = 10.5) participated in an 8 week offseason strength and conditioning program which consisted of linear speed, minor lateral speed and agility, strength training, and the EX Speed™ PRO treadmill program. Athletes were grouped into the control (PRO) and experimental group(PROVibe) which integrated vibration training. Mean improvements for the PRO group were 0.15s in 40 yd dash,1.08in. in the Vertical Jump, and 0.07s in the 20 yard Shuttle Test. Mean improvements for the PROVibe group were 0.27s in the 40 yd dash, 0.55in. in the Vertical Jump, and 0.18s in the 20 yd Shuttle Test. The study showed that both programs were highly effective for speed and agility training, but the PROVibe group showed itself to be a more effective means of increasing speed and quickness. Read entire case study.
|May 27, 2010||Camp Pendleton A Leader in Functional Fitness
Government Recreation Fitness Magazine Article highlighting the use of WOODWAY FORCE and DESMO treadmills in the multiple performance training areas at Camp Pendleton Read Article
|May 21, 2010||QinetiQ Space team and astronaut Frank de Winne are testing a new
fitness device for ESA and NASA during parabolic flights
Last week, a team of engineers of the Flemish space company QinetiQ Space (formerly
known as Verhaert Space) have successfully tested a new fitness device for astronauts in
zero gravity, on board of the Airbus ZERO G, stationed in Bordeaux (France).
“We develop this device for ESA and NASA (respectively the European and the American
Space Agency)”, says engineer Luc Vautmans, Project Office Manager at QinetiQ Space.
It is the intention to allow the astronauts to run on a treadmill in space (in weightlessness)
without floating through the cabin after taking 1 step. Until now this was realized with elastic
bungees, fastened at the height of the hips, that held the astronaut and pulled him down
during the running.
Astronauts train a lot and very intense during their stay on board of the International Space
Station (ISS) because the negative effects of weightlessness are very pernicious for their
muscles and bones and because of course they have to keep their body healthy in view of
their return to earth. However, according to the astronauts it is not very comfortable to run on
a treadmill while you are being pulled down with stiff rubbers. This week we have proven, on
board of the A300 zero G in weightlessness, that we can safely and carefully pull down
astronauts of different sizes with their own weight, independent of their running movements
|April 22, 2010||Pedal power is fueling green awareness
(CNN) -- From Detroit to Denmark, the power of the pedal is generating electricity and energy conservation awareness. At a homeless center in Michigan, residents work out on 10 specially outfitted bicycles that send power back into the building. Female inmates at an Arizona jail take turns on a stationary bike to power their TV to watch their favorite soap operas. And this week, an upscale Copenhagen hotel began offering free dinners to guests who sweat it out on power-generating cycles. Read entire article on cnn.com.
|April 14, 2010||Robb Report Collection - WOODWAY Desmo H featured as top Treadmill
Sure, you can join a gym and flail around on the machines or march to infinity without a mission on a treadmill. "It’s like buying a membership to a hospital and operating on yourself," says Darin St. George, aka Trainer X, a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and personal trainer in the Boston area. But if you’re serious about your own well-being and like the notion of a home workout, and—most important—you have a prescriptive program from a doctor or professional trainer, consider these cutting-edge products for strength and cardiovascular training equipment from a coterie of fitness experts. Read entire article at robbreportcollection.com
|April 15, 2010||Training Speed Indoors Using Treadmills…?
For the past 4-6 weeks we have been using the Woodway Curve Treadmill to train linear speed with our younger (12-14 year old) soccer players. We have used a progression of drills that we used in the past which include some low level plyometrics (ankling, box / stair jumps, skipping, etc.) and we have put in an ankling to bound progression on the Curve:
Read entire article at soccerfitacademy.com
|April 12, 2010||Reporter tries scientific approach to training
My general practice for uploading data from my training efforts has been a quick look at the City Hall or Allen-Bradley clock at the start and finish of a run or bike ride.
Forgoing power meters, heart rate monitors, GPS calculations, online training logs - and even a watch for the most part, I've trained for years almost exclusively by feel. My self-identified anaerobic threshold has long been the point at which I start to gasp and see stars.
That Luddite-like practice made me an unlikely candidate to gulp air through a mask while sprinting on a treadmill in the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Center one week ago.
Read entire article at jsonline.com
|April 1, 2010||Woodway USA - Best Commercial Treadmill
Treadmills have been and will continue to remain one of the most popular pieces of equipment in any facility. With so many manufacturers producing seemingly similar products, choosing the right treadmill is one of the most difficulty equipment choices any facility will face.
If long-term performance and maximum comfort are important, then WOODWAY is the right choice.
This dedication to constant product quality and design improvement proves why WOODWAY is the FIT-PROF Head of the Class Winner for Best Commercial Treadmill Line!
Read entire article a t fitnessprofessorreview.com
|February 16, 2010||
Serious runners will like top-of-the-line treadmill: a Stretching Out column
Most treadmills will break your heart. Not to mention your wallet and your feet.
At home, I've cracked the floorboard of our expensive machine no fewer than three times, even though I weigh far less than the limit. This month, at the gym, I killed two treadmills in a single day. The first died with a shriek. The second let go of its belt.
More often, I'm simply frustrated, hampered by wimpy, low-end machines that either can't or won't do what I need.
With Woodway, though, a high- end ($10,000) brand of U.S.-made treadmills available at Snap Fitness, I've finally met my match: a machine for the serious runner that doesn't give out under normal use and may actually justify its boastful slogan, "The World's Finest Treadmill."
Read entire article at cleveland.com