Physical therapist Michael Conlon, owner of Finish Line Physical Therapy in New York City, recommends these tools to lend a keep-yourself-fit hand.
This “anti-gravity” treadmill lifts you up via air and a pair of neoprene shorts that more or less suspend you to reduce gravity’s impact while running (you hit the belt at a fraction of your actual body weight). Found most commonly at offices that do physical therapy and some gyms.
Runners often prefer this since it mimics the motions of running better than other cardio gym machines do.
You don’t have to go outdoors to get a great workout. An indoor trainer or indoor cycling bike works fine. In a way, the indoor options are even better, because you can get a quality workout without having to worry about terrain or traffic and may be able to ride with upper body injuries. Try to match your RPMs to what your run cadence should be, and adjust the resistance according to what type of workout you’re going for (tempo, hills, speed work, etc.).
Deep-Water Running Belt:
“Deep-water running is a more difficult and better workout than most people realize,” Conlon says. The belt holds you vertical in the water so you can work your legs and heart without spending time and energy to stay up.