Ready to hit the electricity-generating elliptical, a track made of sneakers, or a treadmill— on ice? Some gyms aren’t quite like the others, and they have the facilities to prove it. So take a tour of Greatist’s most innovative gyms, those at the forefront of developments in exercise technology, methodology, and management. Whether you’re near one or not, they’re sure to inspire your next great workout.
7. Athletic Republic (various locations)
Everything’s better on ice— treadmill workouts included. At Athletic Republic training centers, patented skating ‘mills can hit 16 mph and reach up to 32 percent elevation. And if state-of-the-art ice hockey training isn’t your thing, simply hop on the Generation II Super Treadmill. Raised and lowered hydraulically, these tricked-out treadmills are designed to help athletes improve their speed (28 mph sprints or 40 percent incline hills, anyone?) while reducing force at the knee upon foot strike.
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