Step workouts are a proven way of improving cardiovascular fitness. A low impact exercise which means that there is little strain put on the bones and joints, making this type of exercise suitable for most people. What may seem like a simple exercise to perform, stepping on and off of a stepper platform for a training session has great health benefits. It increases the heart rate which boosts calorie burn and you don’t have to do long training sessions to feel the effects. It’s surprising how many calories you can burn on a stepper in just 30 minutes. Along with this, using a stepper strengthens the legs, back, core and upper body. But it’s not just about stepping. Many step platforms are suitable for full body workouts and some even come with resistance tubes which can attach to the platform for additional strength exercises.
How do I choose a stepper?
There are a variety of steppers to choose from so it's worth considering the features of each before deciding which one to go for. The Reebok Mini Step has a classic, slick design. The surface of the step platform has a raised bubble texture for added grip whilst working out. The feet are non-slip so you can be reassured it won’t move whilst you’re using it. Along with your step exercises, you can perform upper body workouts too, such as push ups, burpees and planks. You can also increase the intensity of your step ups by holding some dumbbells, kettlebells or weight plates while you train.
If you are looking for a stepper with additional features, look no further than the Reebok Deck. In addition to all of the features of the Reebok Mini Step, the Reebok Deck transforms into a workout bench allowing you to do all of your strength training. It also comes with its own resistance tube. Whilst it’s in the bench position, secure the resistance band around the back of the deck using its specially designed grooves and complete your resistance training or if you want to change your workout up, grab some dumbbells or a barbell. You can adjust the height and angle of the deck to suit your preference. The Reebok deck has 16 possible configurable positions and allows more than 400 different exercises to be performed on one single piece of equipment. It’s an ingenious, space saving piece of equipment on which you can do a full body workout. It really is a must for your ideal home gym.
The Fitness Mad Studio Aerobic Step is ideal for your step aerobic workouts which help to build cardiovascular fitness, burn fat and build stamina. This stepper comes with four step risers allowing you to adjust the height of your platform thereby increasing the intensity of your workout. It has non-slip pads on both the platform and the risers which ensure your platform won’t move whilst you’re working out. As you gain strength and experience, you can buy additional step risers to make your workout even more challenging.
Take a look at our collection of steppers where you will find more detailed information including the weight and dimensions of each of the products which will help you decide on the best one for you.