Treadmill pioneer who died at 96 used one until the end7/25/2012
William Staub, the man who brought the treadmill to the masses, has died at 96. Staub was a mechanical engineer who saw the potential of treadmills for the wider public, building and marketing his first treadmill in the late ’60s. Previous to this, treadmills were mainly only used by doctors for stress tests. Whether you think of the treadmill as an instrument of torture or fitness, the machines changed the way we exercised. According to Staub’s son, his father practiced what he preached — he was still using a treadmill only months before his death. [Source]
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