Stairway to Fitness
This entry was posted on February 13, 2014.
Well it won’t take you to heaven, but a stationary stair climber can take you to your optimum weight and fitness goals, and you don’t even have to go outside. For a low-impact, high-energy workout, you can’t beat 20 minutes to a half-hour on a stair climber. You can start out mellow and change your settings, so by the end of your workout you’re running up a hill, right in your living room while you catch up on your TiVo. They’ve been staples of the exercise equipment world for decades because they’re reliable and functional, and they can give you as mellow or as killer a workout as you’re in the mood for.
Stair climbers, like elliptical trainers and stationary bikes, are designed to have low impact on the knees, making them a good choice for people with arthritis, or for overweight folks whose joints can’t take a lot of weight for long periods of time. In fact, depending on the models, many elliptical trainers function as stair climber machines; they’re similarly low-impact, with large pedals that move up and down at the speed and resistance levels you set for yourself.
Fitness Expo’s most basic models, the LifeCore LC985VG and the Vision X20, are upright elliptical trainers with up to 20 programmable resistance levels and, depending on your configuration, up to six separate user profiles. From there you can go all the way to the top-of-the-line, gym-ready StairMaster SC916. This beast will set you back a buck, but in exchange, you’ll get heart rate sensors, monitors and electronic controls for the pedals, so you always have smooth workout. And it’s cordless, too!
There’s a lot to know with stair climbers. Luckily for you, Fitness Expo doesn’t just carry a wide range of climbers, ellipticals, and other low-impact cardio equipment; we also have staff who love what they do and love sharing their expertise with customers. So when you come in with questions, you’ll be guided to answers. Our engaging experts will walk you through the range of low-impact climbers we offer, demonstrating the controls and settings, adjusting for your comfort level, and generally tailoring the machine to fit your needs.