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September 13th, 2007

The Stair Climber is an indoor machine that can simulate the motion of walking up stairs. It tends to be a commercial machine that’s found in most well equipped gyms. It’s a low impact machine which means that there is less stress placed on your joints when exercising.

The Stair Climber tends to be quite expensive and should not be confused with the Lateral Thigh Trainer or Stepper.lifefitness-stepper.jpg

The Stair Climber enables you improve the strength in your legs, particularly your glutes, hamstrings, and calf muscles. Exercising on the stepper is good for active sports such as skiing because it strengthens your legs.

When you’re on the Stair Climber, you’re in control of your session. You don’t have to worry about the weather, pollution, road surfaces, uneven terrain, pedestrians or road users. You can even watch TV while you’re exercising. You can repeat a session and compare your performances. You can train at the exact pace you want to or within specific heart rate zones.

Most Stair Climbers will have the following features:

  • Pre-programmed functions
  • Variable resistance levels
  • Display console that can typically show elapsed time, calories burned, heart rate, distance, intensity level, revolutions per minute

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