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November 17, 2008

Human-Powered Mobile Treadmill — Just when I thought I'd found the ultimate iteration, along comes this puppy...

Last week's "My next treadmill" post is suddenly inoperative, what with the appearance on the scene of the one featured in the video above.

Long story short: It's alive!

At least it's mobile, one of the cardinal signs of life.

Wrote the good folk at Burbia:

    Consider This The Stupidest Exercise Machine You'll Ever See

    Sometimes you come upon something so ridiculous, so on-its-face laughably stupid, you just want to stop everything and enjoy. That's what we did when we first saw this investors' demo video of SpeedFit, a new concept in exercise technology: The Mobile Treadmill... a treadmill designed specially to move/walk down the street while you're treading.

    Because, let's see, walking down the street without a treadmill is too tough?


Then there's Abbas Raza's review on 3quarksdaily:

    The proud creators of SpeedFit are now looking for investors

    Seriously — and this vid is their pitch. Sure, if you want to walk or run down the street for exercise, you can... walk or run down the street. But with SpeedFit, now you can do the exact same thing only on a contraption that costs a ton of money, is a pain in the ass (it's one heavy mo-fo), is a potential traffic hazard and can only barely turn corners. Kind of like marketing a spanking new heart-lung ventilator-machine to 100% healthy people who are perfectly capable of breathing on their own. Sign us up!


I like how at the end of the video the treadmill pulls up even with a Porsche.

Made me invent a new bumper sticker right then and there, to wit:


Catchy, what?

[via ShanMonster and Nikolas R. Schiller]

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i don't get it joe, why don't people just run on the pavement instead of buying this?

Posted by: kerm | Nov 19, 2008 12:37:23 PM

Not the first!

Here's the first I came across - posted about it in July 2007


Called the Rollator!

I dubbed it the "Stupidest treadmill ever"

Posted by: Yoni | Nov 17, 2008 5:16:18 PM

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