February 2, 2011 in Health and Fitness (F)
[prMac.com] Boca Raton, FL - SellwareVR has released the TreadmillVR MAX app., their iPad exercise companion for treadmill running and other stationary excercising. TreadmillVR MAX provides the user a point of view experience, simulating running outside, either alone or with a running mate.
With TreadmillVR MAX, you can select a pleasant run down the beach, through the forest, in a secluded park, or other scenario, 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.
TreadmillVR MAX boasts one of it's the key advantages is that it makes your exercise session appear to be much shorter. This is due to the fact that you become engaged with the artificial surroundings created by the Point of View scenes playing on your iPad screen. "By immersing yourself in one of these environments, the usual boredom of running in place virtually disappears", claims Michael Miller founder of SellwareVR.
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, wrote," 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 "internal 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. The Mental Boost component is designed to leverage the psychological state of mind, known as "runners high" to receive positive suggestive messaging to help condition you mentally, as well as physically. "It's kind of like hypnosis, however your definitely not sleeping, " states Miller. "By using principals similar to hypnosis, we are communicating at a higher state of awareness in your brain, to suggest the kinds of behavioral changes, the user wants. For Example: if you want to lose weight, enhance your mood, or achieve a better workout, Mental Boost, can help in those areas. So far, it has helped me stick to my fitness plan, which was the whole reason we created the app in the first place."
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 256 MB
Pricing and Availability:
TreadmillVR MAX is $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App. Store, in the Healthcare & Fitness category. The free alternative to TreadmillVR Max is TreadmillVR lite, for the iPhone and iPod. The TreadmillVR Max app. enables the user to purchase additional running environments, running mates, and mental boost modules.
Located in beautiful Boca Raton Florida, USA. SellwareVR, is a small, privately held company, founded in 2009, by Michael Miller. The primary focus of this company is to develop fitness and health applications for iOS platform. Copyright (C) 1010-2011 SellWareVR. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.