Buying guide: what to know before buying a stepper online
The stepper is one of the most widely used cardio accessories both in the gym and in a home environment, because despite its compact size it allows you to burn a lot of calories.
What are the benefits of cardio steppers?
The main benefits to training with steppers are the following:
- Intense toning of legs, thighs, glutes and calves.
- Give a comfortable and easy cardiovascular workout.
- Work your heart and improve circulation.
- Gentle on your joints.
- You can adjust the intensity, the positions and the exercise methods.
What ranges of stepper machines are there?
In our catalog you will find two well differentiated lines. In each of the individual products you will find the label that shows to which range it belongs:
Stepper for home use
These products are 100% adapted for use at home, both for individuals and for several members. The warranty that covers is only for this particular use. A machine of this line located in a professional installation will lose the warranty.
Designed for professional fitness centers. From large gyms, Crossfit, Gym Boutiques or functional training. It is also valid for the semi-professional line of the most demanding.
Although the stepper provides a simple exercise, certain aspects of the apparatus can guarantee a more comfortable workout, better adapted to the needs of the user, and so it is worth paying attention to these points before making your purchase:
- 1) Type of Stepper
- 2) Resistance
- 3) Display or screen
- 4) Maximum User Weight
1) Type of Stepper
There are basically two types of steppers: steppers and step machines. Steppers are much smaller and more economical than step machines, but the latter guarantee a more complete cardiovascular workout as well being more comfortable to use as they incorporate a support in the upper part which helps your workout.
The resistance of a stepper may be hydraulic or electronic. Hydraulic resistance is generated through air or a hydraulic liquid, and it can be adjusted by turning a pressure gauge. Electronic resistance guarantees smoother, less jerky movement with more predictable changes in resistance, while although the hydraulic steppers are cheaper, they are a little bulkier.
3) Display or screen
Some models include a screen on which you can see programmes and information relevant to the activity being carried out.
4) Maximum User Weight
Before acquiring a stepper, it is worth making sure that the user's weight is less than maximum weight authorised for use, as heeding this guideline guarantees that the machine will last a long time.