“After suffering a serious femur fracture, my goal for rehab was to be able to run again. I didn’t think I would. Alter G changed all that. After months of rehab, I was able to run again because of the Alter G.  Even though formal rehab has ended, I continue to use the Alter G to run pain free.  Its a great way to keep running without full pounding impact while I continue to heal and gain strength.”

Kelly H. – Plum


“Just a few weeks after finishing the Boston Marathon, a cycling accident left me with substantial injuries.  Recovery required a wheelchair, a walker, physical therapy, and no running for six long months.  I was totally devastated!  Distance running is my greatest passion; I love the challenge of racing and the sense of accomplishment after pushing myself to new limits.

When I was finally healed and able to run again, I was constantly sidelined by compensation injuries.   After two years of comeback attempts, I started to wonder if my marathon days were over.  I was strongly considering couch potato when a friend suggested that I try out the Alter-G treadmill at a demo session hosted by ESSMC and Pro Bike + Run.  The demo run nearly brought me to tears.  I was finally able to do what I love most and do it PAIN FREE!

Since that day I have added weekly Alter-G runs to my training regimen.  Anti-gravity running allows me to increase mileage and pace without pain or risk of injury.

The staff at ESSMC Penn Hills has been wonderful!  I can’t thank them enough for accommodating my schedule, allowing me to train at their facility, and for bringing Alter-G technology to the East Hills.

I am signed up for a half marathon in May, and I’m confident there are many more miles in my future – with and without gravity.”

Marily H. – Pittsburgh, PA