Commercial steppers have become very popular in the cardio lineup. Commonly known as a stair mill, or stair stepper this piece of equipment is great for getting on a sweat and burning calories fast. In many people's opinions, the stair stepper is one of the most high intensity workouts you can do, but is still appropriate for all fitness levels.
When choosing any type of cardio machine for your commercial gym, it's important to have high quality and durable equipment that will be able to withstand the amount of use in your commercial facility. Commercial grade equipment comes with special commercial warranties and other considerations that would be important in a commercial setting. Our team of Commercial Account Managers are here to help you choose commercial fitness equipment based on your demographic and amount of usage.
A stair stepper workout is primarily cardiovascular, however this machine does work your lower body and could be used for muscle building of the lower body. As with any cardio machine, the intensity and speed of the workout will dictate what the focus of your workout will be. No matter what, you know that you will be burning calories and gaining the many benefits of using this machine.
Improve your cardiovascular endurance by challenging yourself to stay on the stepper for a longer period of time. Typically, for an endurance workout the level, or speed will be on a lower setting to allow yourself to workout for a longer period of time. If you're more interested in working on sprints or intervals, you can focus more on shorter workouts at a higher intensity. This type of workout will burn more calories in a shorter amount of time.
A stepper works your lower body including your quads, hamstrings and glutes, arguably more than any other cardio machine. For this reason, there is way more opportunity to actually build muscle while also getting the benefits of a cardio workout. No matter what duration you're on a stair stepper, you will be getting a high intensity workout on one of the most popular pieces of fitness equipment on the market.
Some of the most popular Climbmills are made by Matrix Fitness and Jacobs Ladder. Fitness Experience will be able to find the cardio machines that are best for your facility. Below is some information on our most popular Climbmills by Matrix Fitness and Jacobs Ladder.
Give members an exceptional climb with a premium ClimbMill engineered for unmatched security and durability. Control Zone stops the stairs instantly if anything pushes against rotation, and robust components withstand hard use. A range of refined design features makes every workout more comfortable and service quicker and easier than ever.
Great for enthusiasts and beginners alike, our Endurance ClimbMill is ideal for maximizing your resources. Smart, heavy-duty design gives members a secure, stable workout and stands up to heavy use in tough environments. It’s even easy to service, minimizing downtime for all your members who love a true stair-climbing workout.
Created for low-volume facilities, our Lifestyle ClimbMill features a compact design that makes it possible to bring climbing workouts to facilities with lower ceilings. Smart features make workouts comfortable and secure, and our durable components will keep your people climbing for years. It’s even as easy to service as it is to use, so it will always be ready.
The Jacobs Ladder climbing exercise machine is designed specifically for training fitness enthusiasts, athletes and professionals. JLX marks the first major redesign to Jacobs Ladder in over 20 years, and offers four different climbing positions to train different muscle groups at different intensity levels. The JLX also features a redesigned display and dashboard, providing more feedback and information on workout intensity levels based on speed.
Matrix Fitness offers a variety of consoles on their steppers. You can choose a console based on the needs of your customers. Some facilities require more involved consoles with brand new technology, whereas others will want the most simple console possible.
Many steppers have safety features built in, since this machine is a little bit more involved than other cardio machines. All steppers should have handles on the front and side for support and to help with balance. Many steppers also have an added safety feature that will automatically stop the stairs from moving when it detects something underneath the bottom step.