What makes the Bionic Runner different to any other outdoor cross trainer?
There are a few things that distinguish the Bionic Runner (BR) from anything else. You can check these also on our home page.
- Heart Rate - the BR will get your heart rate into running zones. It will get your heart rate much higher, much faster than an elliptical. This is because we use a patented Asymetric timing that mimics the 60:40 swing/stance phases of running. It also has a shape much closer to running - please watch the 2 minute mark here for a comparisonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOW3YyxEn90 . Infact the whole video is well worth watching.
- Mid Foot support - the BR uses a pedal that has it's axle located under your mid foot. This allows you to get the same cardio benefits as running, but protects your foot from the impact. Because the pedal rotates it will also protect your foot from stress fractures. Check out the comments by Sally P on the slider of the home page as Sally used it to train with stress fractures for a marathon.