Patent Number: 6,254,515

Title: Apparatus for stabilizing a treadmill

Abstract: In a treadmill having a controllably pivotable frame supporting a platform on which a user stands, walks or runs, wherein the frame is seated on a stationary surface and has a selected longitudinal front to rear pivot length and a selected pivot axis disposed at a first position along the longitudinal pivot length of the treadmill, an apparatus for stabilizing the seating of the treadmill on the stationary surface, the apparatus comprising: a rigid support member having a tilt guide section interconnected to the frame at a second position along the longitudinal length of the treadmill, the second position being spaced a predetermined distance from the first position along the longitudinal length of the treadmill, the support member being mounted in a generally upright disposition and having a bottom end for engaging the stationary surface; the bottom end of the rigid support member comprising a motion resistant surface for immovably seating the support member on the stationary surface; the rigid support member supporting the platform above the stationary surface through the interconnection of the guide section to the frame, the bottom end of the support member being seated on the stationary surface.

Inventors: Carman; Michael A. (Hopkinton, MA), Theroux; Gerard J. (Woonsocket, RI), Giannelli; Raymond (Medway, MA)

Assignee: Cybex International, Inc.

International Classification: A63B 22/00 (20060101); A63B 22/02 (20060101); A63B 022/02 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018