3. It Can Make Running Less Painful
Traditional treadmills always gave me killer knee pain and made me more prone to shin splints because I would stomp on the belt. Because the TrueForm forces you to have good form, I’ve been completely pain-free. Many women are not alone in this situation.
Cort has found that the TrueForm curved treadmill is the only kind of running she and many of her female clients can complete pain-free due to shin splints or knee pain, especially if they’ve had a baby. Cort was having a lot of pain in her IT band when she started running after becoming a mom, but since the machine encourages better posture, she could jog on the curved treadmill without any issues.
“[Traditional treadmills] just don’t have a lot of cushion or a lot of give to them, and you can run on them without having good form,” she explains.
4. You Can Still Enjoy Interactive Workouts
Just because there’s no electricity doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice interactive workouts. TrueForm has released a series of training videos on the Live TrueForm site that incorporate the treadmill and strength training. Similar to Peloton workouts, you can access paid classes on your computer or smart TV, as well as a handful of free ones.
The One Surprising Con I’ve Found
Static electricity can be an issue. Having your treadmill near two couches can cause a ton of static. Slow down a bit before touching the handrails or you’re in for a big shock. You can also buy some handy anti-static spray.
And Now I’m a Curved Treadmill Convert
After running on the TrueForm Trainer, I am now a firm believer in the power of the curved manual treadmill to help improve my form while using less electricity (hello, eco-friendly!) and giving me that interactive at-home workout experience I’ve craved. Guess I’m a treadmill person now.
Psst: Use the code PUREWOW to get 10 percent off the price, as well as access to free online training!