Boca Raton, FL (PressExposure) March 15, 2011 -- SellwareVR has released the TreadmillVR MAX app., for the iPhone. Already available on the iPad platform, the app is an exercise companion for treadmill running and other stationary exercising. TreadmillVR MAX provides the user a point of view experience, creating the illusion that you are actually exercising in an out-door environment.
With TreadmillVR max, you can select a pleasant run down the beach, through the forest, or in a secluded park, all from the safety and comfort of your treadmill. ??The app seamlessly integrates with your iTunes library, so you can enjoy your favorite music while you work out.
"One of the key advantages of the app is that it makes your exercise session appear to be much shorter. This is due to the fact that your brain becomes engaged with the artificial surroundings created by the Point of View movie playing on the screen. By immersing yourself in an outside environment, the usual boredom of the stationary exercise virtually disappears".
A long time runner Dr. Neil Spielholz, PT, PhD, FAPTA, and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Miami School of Medicine, claimed:
"Throughout the 45 minutes or so that I was on the treadmill, I was more engrossed with the sights and sounds than with my usual "internally monitoring" of how I was feeling. In fact, before starting the session I had mentioned that both my big toes have been bothering me (runner's toes) and I even wondered how much I would be able to do. To my delight, I realized while in the shower that I had not even felt my toes during the workout. Now that's being diverted!"
In addition to providing a virtual outdoor environment, TreadmillVR max introduces a new component called Mental Boost. Mental boost leverages the mental opportunity available when the runner enters the euphoric state of mind, known as a runners high. Mental Boost leverages this state of mind to receive positive suggestive messaging, similar to hypnosis, to help condition you mentally as well as physically.
"It's kind of like hypnosis, however you're definitely sleeping." states its inventor Michael Miller. "by using similar principals as hypnosis, we are communicating to a higher state of awareness in your brain, to suggest the kinds of behavioral changes the user wants. i.e. lose weight, enhance your mood, or a achieving a better workout. So far, it has helped us stick to our fitness plans, which was the ultimate reason we created the app.
Pricing and Availability:
TreadmillVR MAX for the iPhone is $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App. Store, in the Healthcare & Fitness category. The TreadmillVR Max app. enables the user to purchase additional running environments, running mates, and mental boost modules.
* iPhone, iPod, iPad iOS 4.2 or better