Jacob’s Ladder is a combination treadmill/ladder climbing monster that is so tough, it’s been used and verified by the Navy Seals, Army Rangers and FBI to keep them all in top condition. Fitness enthusiasts, athletes and professionals are taking their training goals to new heights with this climbing innovation. Developed by US athlete Steve Nichols, Jacob’s Ladder is designed to limit wear and tear on the back and knees that high-intensity workouts can exacerbate. In 2004, Bob Palka, former Penn State all-American, discovered the enormous benefits of Jacob’s Ladder for his own post-surgery rehabilitation and decided to buy the company from Steve.
Jacob’s Ladder is a HIIT must-have that now ships to over 50 countries from its massive 35,000 square foot manufacturing space. It has been used to train athletes from professional sports teams, such as the Dallas Cowboys, Boston Celtics and Kansas City Royals, and was used to train Robert Downey, Jr. in the Iron Man movie series. Jacob’s Ladder has been incorporated into the training of Mount Everest climbers, and has proved invaluable for older non-athletes to help take stress off their back and joints. The company continues to innovate with the development of Jacobs Ladder 2, Stairway, Stairway GTL and their newest product, Jacobs Ladder X.