I had a glorious weekend in February 2019 in which my team of three women and three men finished second in our division out of 9 teams and 17th out of 350 teams in the Ragnar Relay. The total race consisted of 60 miles along South Florida’s east coast from Pompano Beach to Key Biscayne. We had access to the Gentle Jogger® motorized wellness device that was electrically powered by the cigarette (bite my tongue!) lighter receptacle in the van which transported us to each road marker. Each team member ran-rest ran periods for a segment of the relay. During recovery after each run segment, we sat on a chair in the van with our feet passively moving on motorized pedals of the Gentle Jogger. Each runner ran two legs of the relay averaging a total of 10 miles with a rest period of roughly 2-3 hours between runs.
All of us had run 1 to 5 competitive half marathons but we were charting new territory with two medium-distance competitive runs in one day. Using the Gentle Jogger between runs held our muscle soreness to a minimum. Our legs felt fresh in preparation for the second run and we felt that we ran as fast as the first run. We were told that the Gentle Jogger technology minimizes or eliminates delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS) after exercise which was confirmed over the next few days.
The Gentle Jogger has to be the greatest little machine ever invented! I get all my desired exercise, on a daily basis, with no sweat and no needed time out from my work! I turn it on as I’m working at my computer and—paying little or no attention to it and certainly exerting no effort—I do 20,000 steps in complete comfort. (According to Google, this is the equivalent of running over 7 miles!)
What is most amazing is my increased energy and fitness (especially noticeable when walking up a hill) and the fact that all my clothes are suddenly looser!
The more I describe it, the more of my friends want one!
For my mother’s 77th birthday we met in New York City to see the sights. Over the course of three days we walked (according to our Health apps) almost 20 miles and climbed 50 flights of stairs. I’m 51, my wife is 46, and our sons are 15 and 13. My mom kept up with (or bettered!) all of us every step of the way. We were pretty amazed. When I asked her how she did it, she credited the Gentle Jogger, which she has been using every day.