Where and how are Runge Ropes used:
• Health clubs • Athletic Teams • Sports Camps • Physical Education • Martial Arts Training
• Community Centers • Police, Fire, Military • Personal Trainers and Bootcamps
Rope Undulation – A simple concept with incredible results. Would you believe that the greatest cardio machine in the world was invented 28,000 years ago? As a group fitness class for your facility, Runge requires:
- No dedicated floor space- Unlike machines or bikes, when the workout is over, ropes can be easily stored, freeing up your valuable floor space
- No construction- Our anchoring solution, “The Mousetrap”, allows you to anchor up to 12 ropes without drilling holes or attaching ropes to your expensive fitness equipment.
- Runge is ‘Really Simple- But Really Really Hard.” Anyone can learn to undulate ropes in under a minute- but even your most conditioned athletes will be challenged once the ropes start moving. Short intervals and long breaks for newbies, long intervals and short breaks for the super-fit.
- No instructor certifications needed- Once your instructors or trainers have viewed our videos and consulted the Runge eBook, they will have all of the knowledge they need to put together an exciting group fitness class.
- Low impact and safe- Almost no risk of injury, and no heavy equipment to drop and cause injury to your customers or damage to your facility. A great workout for both kids and adults.
- Full body fitness- Combined with calisthenics, Runge delivers a full body strength and endurance workout which is intense, scalable to the ability of all participants, and FUN!
- Great return on investment- Because rope undulations are so intense, they are only performed for 30-60 seconds at a time, followed by a recovery period. In a group class, it is possible to have 3 or more people sharing a single rope. While one person undulates for 30 seconds, another person does calisthenics (i.e. squats or pushups) for 30 seconds, and a third person recovers. Every 30 seconds they would switch positions. With 10 ropes you could easily run a class for 30 people.
- Endless variation- Rope undulation can be combined with calisthenics, free weights, aerobics, boxing, or any exercise that appeals to your clientele. Changing rope undulations, exercises, intervals, and rest periods means you’ll never have to do the same workout!
In a nutshell, Runge involves moving heavy ropes in various patterns, with each pattern requiring the use of a different muscle group, to maintain patterns or ‘waves’ in the ropes. Sound easy? Guess again.
According to our old physics book, a wave is “A propagating disturbance that carries energy.” Since the rope has no energy to give, it all has to come from you. But what the rope does give, is INSTANT FEEDBACK! If that ropes starts to fade, that means YOU’RE starting to fade. When the ropes looks good, you’re doing a good job. And when they start to look like a clump of noodles…it might be time for a break!
Runge is a complete indoor or outdoor group fitness solution. As long as you have some open space, your Runge ‘Start-Up Package’ provides you with:
- Ropes of various materials, width, and length to accommodate your specific clientele
- Anchoring solutions to secure your ropes during workouts
- Our eBook, a complete guide to creating hundreds of fun and challenging workouts requiring no additional equipment.
- Interval Timers allowing you adjust the ‘on’ and ‘off’ peiods to any duration, as well as number of intervals to be completed
- Signage to advertise your Runge program