Steppers of the biggest brands

There was a time when steppers were the most used machines in gym clubs. Over time, their popularity has waned a little and we do not see these machines in fitness centers. But don't let the little dust stop you: the stepper is an amazing device to provide you with an incredible workout, if you know how to use it and if you're ready to suffer. The exercise is exhausting and certainly explains the fact that only the most motivated use it.

Stepper Step 600

Technogym - XT Pro

Stepper Step 600 Technogym

Listed price 4 380 € in.VAT

966 € in.VAT805 € ex.VAT

Stepper S9500HR

Life Fitness - Next Generation

Stepper S9500HR Life Fitness

Listed price 4 740 € in.VAT

1 074 € in.VAT895 € ex.VAT

Stepper S8000

Matrix - Johnson

Stepper S8000 Matrix

Listed price 3 642 € in.VAT

1 110 € in.VAT925 € ex.VAT

Stepper S1x

Matrix - 1X

Stepper S1x Matrix

Listed price 4 164 € in.VAT

1 110 € in.VAT925 € ex.VAT

Stepper 4000PT

StairMaster - 4000 Series

Stepper 4000PT StairMaster

Listed price 2 685,60 € in.VAT

1 182 € in.VAT985 € ex.VAT

Stepper Step 500

Technogym - Excite

Stepper Step 500 Technogym

Listed price 4 260 € in.VAT

1 326 € in.VAT1 105 € ex.VAT

Stepper 95Si

Life Fitness - Silver

Stepper 95Si Life Fitness

Listed price 5 628 € in.VAT

1 362 € in.VAT1 135 € ex.VAT

Stepper S5x-02-G4 CS11

Matrix - 5X

Stepper S5x-02-G4 CS11 Matrix

Listed price 4 000,80 € in.VAT

1 446 € in.VAT1 205 € ex.VAT

Stepper Step 700i

Technogym - Excite

Stepper Step 700i Technogym

Listed price 4 908 € in.VAT

1 614 € in.VAT1 345 € ex.VAT

Stepper C776i

Precor - Experience

Stepper C776i Precor

Listed price 5 148 € in.VAT

1 710 € in.VAT1 425 € ex.VAT

Stepper S5x-04 CS11B

Matrix - 5X

Stepper S5x-04 CS11B Matrix

Listed price 4 801,20 € in.VAT

1 734 € in.VAT1 445 € ex.VAT

Stepper Step 700iE

Technogym - Excite

Stepper Step 700iE Technogym

Listed price 6 900 € in.VAT

2 034 € in.VAT1 695 € ex.VAT

What is a stepper

Steppers have two pedals that move either independently of each other or synchronously. Pushing on one of the pedals automatically raises the other, which must then be pushed. Devices with independent pedals allow more difficult training.

The advantages of the stepper

Whatever type of stepper you use, these are the most important muscles of the lower body (glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, calves) that are used, as when going up a real staircase. Naturally, the more you work with a large number of muscle fibers, the more calories you burn and the more intensely you develop your cardiovascular system. Although steppers do not involve the upper body, like crosstrainers, they still activate enough muscle to provide intense cardiovascular training.

As with any equipment, you need to use the right technique if you want to take full advantage of your stepper. You can hold onto the side rails but you really have to resist the temptation to lean on them. Using the full weight of your body will make you work harder. On the other hand, unless you have a good reason to take quick small steps, it is better to use as much range of motion as possible for qualitative training.

If you stand during the exercise, you will use the muscles, connective tissues of the feet, legs, hips and lower back to support the weight of your body. This type of exercise, which uses body weight, has been shown to help slow bone loss. Steppers offer all of these benefits in addition to providing a low impact workout, which makes it even more interesting if you have weaknesses in injured bones or joints.

The stepper is perfect for anyone looking for quality training. If you prefer exercises where you move quickly, you should rather turn to a treadmill. But if your goal is to climb mountains then no machine will be more useful to you. Besides, for the record, steppers are part of the training programs for firefighters who need to climb high ladders very quickly with heavy weights on their backs ...