It was a cold February morning. We loaded three pair of Jetti Poles, three unsuspecting test subjects (okay, they weren't unsuspecting exactly but I'm not sure they knew exactly what they were getting themselves into) and a couple of bottles of water. We headed to the sports performance lab for an 8:00 a.m. start time.
Within minutes, subject number one (okay, that was me) was hooked up to a breathing apparatus that made me feel like a claustrophobic SCUBA diver and walked at a leisurely 2 miles per hour on a treadmill for 12 minutes.
Then I took a 30-minute break while the other two testers walked to determine their baseline without Jetti Poles.
And that's when things got interesting. Wired up and back on the treadmill, this time with my beloved Pretty in Pink Jetti Poles for another 12 minutes at the same 2 miles per hour.
Now, we knew that Jetti Walking increased your caloric expenditure. We knew it from research on the effectiveness of old-fashioned hiking poles and we knew it from our own personal experience with how Jetti Walking feels. But even we were surprised by the results ...
Walking with Jetti Poles increased the peak caloric output by an average of 55.6%.
The best? It doesn't feel harder and it is way more fun!