Buying guide: what to know before buying a step online
The step is one of the most used cardio accessories both in the gym and in a home environment, as they allow you to vary exercises and increase the intensity of your workout.Before buying a stepper you should consider several factors that may influence your decision:
- Size and space: consider the space available in your home or gym. Some steps are more compact and easier to store, while others take up more space.
- Material and durability: steps are available in different materials, such as plastic, wood and metal. Look for one that is sturdy and durable to withstand your workouts.
- Adjustable height: if you decide to buy an adjustable step, make sure it has several height options to suit your fitness level and goals.
- Non-slip surface: the step platform should have a non-slip surface to prevent slipping during your workout, and our floor mats will help you avoid potential injuries during your workout.
- Maximum supported weight: check the maximum weight the step can support to make sure it is suitable for you and other users.
- Portability: if you plan to take the step with you to fitness classes or travel, choose one that is lightweight and easy to transport.
What are the benefits of steps?
Steps are versatile pieces of equipment that offer a number of benefits to your health and fitness:
- Cardiovascular enhancement: step workouts can raise your heart rate, which contributes to improved cardiovascular health and increased endurance.
- Muscle toning: Regular use of a step strengthens the muscles in your legs, buttocks and calves, which helps tone and shape your lower body.
- Calorie burning: step workouts are effective in burning calories, which can aid in weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight.
- Improves balance and coordination: the act of stepping up and down on the step improves coordination and balance, which is beneficial in daily life and fall prevention.
- Low-impact workout: steps provide a low-impact workout, which means they are gentle on the joints, reducing the risk of injury compared to other high-impact exercises.
- Variety of exercises: steps allow for a wide variety of exercises, from simple ups and downs to more advanced routines involving complex movements.
- Adjustable Step: these steps allow you to adjust the height of the platform to vary the intensity of the exercise.
- Fixed Step: they have a fixed height and are usually more durable.
What ranges of steps are there?
In our catalog you will find two distinct lines. In each of the individual products you will find the label that shows which range it belongs to:
Step for domestic use
A household step is a piece of equipment designed for use in the home. Generally, these steps are more compact and lighter than their professional counterparts. They are designed to meet the needs of people who want to incorporate step exercises into their home exercise routine. They are often height adjustable to accommodate different fitness levels and offer a non-slip platform for safety. Steps for home use are usually more affordable and take up less space compared to professional models.
A professional step, on the other hand, is designed for more intensive and long-lasting use in gyms, fitness studios or commercial settings. These steps are more robust, durable and sturdy, making them suitable for constant use and large groups of people. They generally have a higher weight capacity and can withstand more rigorous use. Professional steps are usually larger and are not always height adjustable, as they are often used in environments where multiple users are required. Their construction and durability justify a higher price tag compared to domestic steps.