AlterG

The Institute for Athletic Medicine proudly introduces AlterG, a new treadmill technology that takes rehabilitation and training to a whole new level. The magic behind the AlterG's technology is air pressure that has an anti-gravity effect. This reduces the user's body weight but still allows for full range of motion. Almost anyone can benefit from the effects of exercising at a reduced weight. Whether you are looking to increase your peak performance, recovering from an injury or surgery, or looking to build endurance and muscle mass, the AlterG lets you work out with less stress on your joints.

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The AlterG can help you:

  • Maintain or restore your normal walking or running motion
  • Reach peak performance in sports
  • Recover from injuries and surgeries, including knee or hip replacement surgery
  • Increase heart and muscle health
  • Build endurance while minimizing joint stress and pain if you are overweight
  • Improve balance and confidence if you have mobility issues

You don't have to be an elite athlete or recovering from an injury to use the AlterG. Anyone who wants to improve their overall health or is trying to move beyond a plateau in their weight loss or exercise regimen may find the AlterG to be the extra push they need. Request a free, 10-minute, no-hassle trial today! Call 612-672-7100 and experience the benefits of the AlterG.

Using the AlterG for the first time

Prior to using the AlterG, you will receive a complete orientation. This teaches you how to raise and zip into the air chamber, start the machine, measure your body weight, adjust your weight to the desired level, and select the speed and incline for your workout.

What to wear

When you prepare to run on the AlterG, make sure you wear clean, comfortable athletic shoes with rubber or high-traction soles. Shoes with leather soles or heels are not allowed on the machine. Please make sure there are no rocks or dirt in the tread of your shoes.

The AlterG works by partially suspending you in an air chamber. You will wear a special pair of shorts over your normal athletic shorts. The AlterG shorts contain a special zipper that creates a seal between you and the machine. This allows air pressure to raise you slightly, decreasing the weight you bear. We recommend you wear athletic or compression shorts to help you more easily slide the AlterG shorts over your clothing.

Pricing

The Institute for Athletic Medicine offers two convenient payment plans for the AlterG. Pick the plan that works for you, and you may switch plans whenever you choose.

Monthly membership

Monthly membership offers the best value for those who plan to use the AlterG on a regular basis. Monthly members are able to work out on the AlterG for as long as they want when no other participants are waiting.

$75 3x/week; no maximum time/session
$125 5x/week; no maximum time/session

Per minute

Paying by the minute is a great option for those who aren't able to work out on a regular schedule.

$1/minute; 10-minute minimum

There is no fee for using AlterG shorts.

Bring a friend

Refer a friend for a monthly membership and get a one-month membership for $50 for yourself. Ask clinic staff for details.