Stepper Machines & Stair Climbers
If you are looking to up your workout game, a stepper machine or a stair climber could be the perfect solution for you. OnBuy offers an extensive selection of stepper exercise machines so you can step your way to the top, in the comfort of your own home. A stair climber exercise machine is designed for aerobic exercise sessions, allowing you to tone your lower body with ease. Our products include some of the best mini stepper machines in the UK, allowing you to save on space, eliminate travel time and get the results you are looking for. Get ready to burn some serious calories with some of the best stepper machines for your home.
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Stair stepper vs stair climber
If you are looking for a new way of working out, our stepper machines and stair climbers could well be the solution for you. A stepper or stair climber workout is an excellent way to burn calories, strengthen a wide range of muscle groups and increase your aerobic capacity. As we offer some of the best stepper machines for your home, you don’t need to climb a mountain everyday to reap the same rewards. In fact, you don’t even need to go to the gym.
But what is the difference between a stepper machine and a stair climber? Stair climbers are often referred to as mini escalators. Once you switch the machine on, the steps move continuously. Though they tend to have handrails for safety, you’re likely to lose proper form and not benefit from the movements if you grip them tightly, so be sure to only use them for assistance if you lose your balance. Steppers, or mini stepper machines on the other hand, feature two platforms, or pedals, where you plant your feet. As you push one side down, the other side will rise, giving the sensation of stair climbing in a rise-and-fall motion. This is like the difference between automatic and non-motorised treadmills.
Benefits of a home stepper machine
There are some huge benefits you can enjoy when you own one of our very best home stepper machines. When you buy stair climber exercise equipment from OnBuy, as well as the benefit of being able to workout at home, you can also improve your fitness in a wide range of different ways.Improve your cardio
Offering some of the best stepper machines in the UK, you can improve your cardio and overall fitness. Rather than running or walking on a treadmill, a stair climber workout can offer a change of pace, allowing you to target different muscle groups. Mixing up your exercise routine is recommended to improve your cardio and a stair stepper exercise machine can help you to do just that.
As well as improving your cardiovascular health, using a home stepper machine also allows you to strengthen your heart and lungs through aerobic conditioning. With strong lungs, you can breathe in more oxygen, helping you pump oxygen-rich blood to all your muscles, allowing you to perform at a higher level.Burn calories
A gym stepper machine for your home is an efficient and effective way to lose weight. How many calories you burn depends on a variety of factors, such as your current weight, fitness level, and age. Just 30 minutes on a home stepper machine can allow you to burn up to 300 calories, with the number of calories you burn from a home stair climber workout increasing when you intensify your workout. Many of our stair stepper exercise machines come with an array of smart features such as fitness trackers, so you can monitor how many calories you burn when you use some of the best stepper machines in the UK.
Increase your strength
While some of our best stepper machines for your home are a great form of cardiovascular exercise, you can also easily improve your strength and condition. Tone your body with a stair climber workout, with the potential to improve your bone strength and health in the process. A stair climber machine can help you to combat the risk of conditions such as osteoporosis, allowing you to work out and fight the signs of aging all in one. As a stair climber machine workout allows you to use your entire body, you can also strengthen your core muscles. While you pump your legs and keep balance in a stair climber machine, you can strengthen your abdominal muscles, improve posture, and even reduce the risk of injury.
Why do stair climbers and steppers work?
Stair climbers and stair steppers are a great way to build lower-body muscle while strengthening your core. Using the lower, larger muscles within your body is the best way to burn calories more quickly. Each step you take on a stair stepper or stair climber workout will engage your glutes, calves, hamstrings, and quads. With so many large muscle groups working all at once, this makes stair climbers and steppers excellent accessories for a comprehensive workout routine.
As these muscles are also some of the largest and most metabolically active muscles in the body, you are strengthening as well as quickening your metabolism. If you’re looking to lose weight, a HIIT-style stair stepper workout is an extremely effective idea. High-intensity interval training increases oxygen flow to the working muscles, and therefore boosts the number of calories burned in a single sitting. These machines are also great to use when recovering from an injury. Plus, the stair stepper is a low-impact exercise machine, which makes it a brilliant option for those suffering with back problems or weaker lower-body muscles.
Features of stair climbers and stair stepper machines
At OnBuy, we have some of the very best stepper machines in the UK. Features of some of our stair climbers and steppers include non-slip blocks for your safety, handlebar stair climber machines and even resistance band foot stepper exercise machine alternatives. Browse our full range of home stepper machines, mini stepper machines and everything in between to find the right fit for you and your own individual requirements.
Which muscles are used in a stair climber workout?
A gym stair stepper machine for your home can help to strengthen and tone a wide range of muscle groups. As it is a full body workout, you can enjoy the full body effects a stair climber stepper has to offer. Muscles engaged within a stair climber or stair stepper machine workout include:Quadriceps
These engage as you extend and straighten your knee. When you push off from each step on a stair stepper machine, you will be strengthening these important muscles.
When you bend your knee as you use a home stepper machine, your hamstrings will be doing a large majority of the work here.
By lifting your heel to take a step on a stepper machine in the UK, your calves will become engaged. Uphill walking is a great way to build your calves.
Glutes, also known as your buttocks, are highly relied upon when using a home stepper machine or doing a stair climber workout. As one of the strongest muscle groups within your body, these will help you with the movement and mobility within your hips, thighs, and lower back.
Types of home stepper machine workouts
There are many different types of home stepper machine workouts you can do. With the ability to work your body from the comfort of your own home, this is an extremely accessible form of exercise. Gym stair stepper machine workouts include squats, allowing you to spring up from one stair to the next, “one-step, two-step” workouts, engaging your quads, crossover steps for the more advanced users of home stepper machines, and many more. Once you get in the swing of things, you can even try a stair stepper or stair climber workouts using weighted dumbbells to take your resistance training routine to a higher level.
Why buy a gym stair stepper machine?
Whether you're a complete novice to the gym or a fitness fanatic, stepper exercise machines can help you to quickly reach your fitness goals. A stair climber or stepper could make a wonderful addition to your home gym. With some of the best stepper machines for home use available here, you no longer have to get yourself down to the gym every time you want to work out. With convenient sized options including some of the best mini stepper machines in the UK, you can save time and energy by building your own at home gym, with the best stepper machines available.
Additionally, say goodbye to pricey gym memberships; the best stepper machines for home use are an investment that you won’t regret. Throw on your own music, tap your toes to your heart’s content and work out in your own way in the comfort of your own home.
Or, if you’re keen to start enjoying even more comprehensive workouts, look at our range of folding treadmills with an incline. Great for toning those muscles and improving your cardiovascular health, in conjunction with a stepper machine, these essential accessories are sure to leave you feeling fantastic in no time!