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Taking on Virtual Challenges on a Treadmill

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You can take on any challenge on a treadmill or any other piece of gym equipment that shows distance. So you can take on a virtual race or virtual challenge from home or even in the gym. If you wish to use a treadmill it can have a range of benefit over running outside.

Whilst you can't totally replicate outside running inside, setting the treadmill to a 1 percent grade more accurately simulates outdoor running at certain speeds offsetting the lack of air resistance and the moving belt.  Using a treadmill also has the benefit of going easier on your joints: It can keep you healthier longer. 

To submit evidence from an activity on a treadmill you can simply take a photo using the app and upload it to your challenge. Take a photo, enter the distance, enter time (optional) select the rowing machine icon (as this is the gym icon), though you can also select the running icon if you wish and then press submit.

​Check the confirmation pop up to make sure everything is correct. Then press confirm.

So taking on a virtual challenge on a treadmill, or any other gym equipment cannot be easier. No logging into accounts or having to take a photo then find it later. Simply open the MedalMad app, open your challenge and follow the above instructions.

We have many challengers using treadmills, trainers, rowing machines and more.

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