Ever thought why the more sophisticated treadmills offer an upward incline? The answer is simple enough. Its because the cardio benefits of carrying your own weight uphill hugely outstrip those of pounding away on the flat. Gravity is so strong that in climbing just 1 metre, you expend a big 9.8 Joules of energy for every kilogram of body weight. Thats why the Empire State Run-Up is world famous as one of the ultimate fi tness challenges.
And a stepmill is not the same as a stair climber. A stair climber attempts to mimic the natural movement of your feet by use of a linear sliding motion of its narrow footplates. On a stepmill you climb free on the full width steps of a never-ending staircase, your feet moving in their own natural way.
Low impact, non jarring cardio-respiratory workout
Increased oxygen intake and muscle strength
Improved bone density
Maximum Speed: 120 steps per minute
User-controlled variable pace to suit all levels of fitness
Electromagnetic braking system (no motor)
Step lock system
Computer control system
Contact heart rate monitor
Tracks time, distance in floors, and speed in steps per min.
Minimum Ceiling Height: 96" (8 Feet)
Size: 44" L x 26" W x 68" H
Weight: 222 lb