First Treadmills appeared around 4,000 years ago. They were powered by a human or an animal. Their primary use was to lift buckets of water. Later this technology was used to gring grain, pump water and mix dough. In later times people started using treadmills as punishment devices for people sentenced to hard labor. This type of treadmills were invented in 1818 by an English engineer named Sir William Cubitt, son of a miller. He decided to use sentenced people’s power for something good and beneficial for the society. The first treadmill “training machine” was issued in the US on June 17, 1913. In 1952 at the University of Washington was designed a tradmill machine to diagnose heart and lung disease, it was invented by Dr. Robert Bruce and Wayne Quinton. However, the first treadmill for home use was developed by William Staub, a mechanical engineer. He created his machine after reading the 1968 book, Aerobics, by Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper. He called the PaceMaster 600. Staub sent his prototype to Cooper, who found the first customers, which included sellers of fitness equipment. Staub began producing the first home treadmills in Clifton, New Jersey.