10 Best Step Machines in 2017
Research has shown us that the stair climbing is a great low impact cardiovascular workout such as walking but with a higher calorie burn. The motion of stair climbing is achieved using a step machine.
Stepper machines are not quite as popular as the treadmills and the ellipticals. Yet, these machines are slowly but surely cementing their foothold in the fitness industry.
There is a slew of options in this segment ranging from mini steppers to 3 in 1 machines. Each machine has its own pros and cons. The compactness of the mini stepper allows for easy storage and is ideal for a beginner or a casual trainer. A fully equipped stair climber offers much more variety in workouts and should entice serious fitness enthusiasts. However, will all these choices, choosing the right step machine could turn out to become a daunting task.
Here is a list of ten best step machines in 2017 that should make your hunt for the ideal stepper a whole lot easier.
#10 Panaseima PM-303
Panaseima PM-303 is a standard step machine with a twister and a dumbbell attachment for a full body workout.
Maximum user weight: 100 kg.
The PM-303 user hydraulic cylinders for the stepper movement. The movement is smooth and induces minimal strain on joints and bones. However, there are no details on the adjustable resistance. The absence of the adjustable resistance removes choice and customizability to the user. The slip-resistant pedals hold the feet in place and offer reasonable levels of stability during the workouts.
The foldable twister on the other side allows for toning of thighs and the lower back. The dumbbell set completes the full body workout by toning the upper body. The LCD monitor on the handlebars offer basic information about the workouts such as the time, calories, and the step count.
The durable steel frame should last a couple of years with low to moderate usage. The three in one ability of the machine presents a good argument to buy it for a home gym.