Move over elliptical, there is a new machine in town. If you are looking for an intense but low impact workout, the Nautilus Treadclimber might just become your new favorite piece of cardio equipment. This new machine combines low-impact walking with gradual hill climbing. A mix of a treadmill, elliptical and stair-climber, all rolled into one. The end result of this three way hybridization is that you can burn calories twice as fast as walking on a treadmill while exercising at the same pace.
The machine has two separate treadmills, or treadles, one for each foot. The treadles also move up and down. Nautilus likens the experience to walking up a sand dune. The TreadClimber could be just another way to bring the beach experience home when vacation is over. The TreadClimber also reduces stress on ankles, hips and knees. To see it in action check out the video at Nautilus.
It certainly looks oddly challenging - I can't wait to try it!