Treadmill Without Electricity

How does a treadmill work without electricity? What are the advantages?

There are treadmills without electricity. 

The Woodway Curve treadmill, for example, does not have a drive motor and must be permanently driven by its power.


Product Name

Speed (Max.)

Weight Capacity



12 MPH

300 lbs

39.15” x 79” x 71.4” 

12 MPH

194 lbs

47" x 34"  x 65"



63" x 28.5" x 7.25" 


220 Lbs

57" x 28 "x 48 "

12 MPH

309 lbs

78.8" x 39.2" x 63"

Hence the striking inward tread.

 As in a hamster bike, the tread only starts to roll when you take a small step or: up a level to accelerate the treadmill downwards. 

This makes some getting used to and requires a little more practice and coordination than running on a regular treadmill.

Another feature of the unique tread: the curved shape “forces” the landing on the middle/forefoot, which is why the Curve treadmill is more recommended in practice for advanced athletes.

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