The Step - Exercise Equipment
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Fri Sep 07 00:00:00 MDT 2012viking07 Rating:3.0
This unit is about the least expensive of the vibrating plate machines. It's small and quiet, but heavy and seems likely to last as long as any of them. I've only had it a week or two, but so far, the highest setting seems effective. This does not have the same motion as the units ten times as expensive and you shouldn't expect that. But if you're looking for a machine with less investment to find out if vibrating plate machines are right for you, this is a good first step! I am not a "living room exerciser" but my local gym that I've used for 5 years, does not have one. I did not want to spend a couple thousand only to find out I don't like to exercise at home. The motion is far from smooth as the $XXXX dollar (and up) units, and the speeds aren't as variable. But the remote works, the base is solid and it doesn't disturb my neighbors. I like it!
Wed Mar 11 00:00:00 MDT 2009sdionnac Rating:5.0
This was exactly what I wanted. Adjustable height and stable so I don't fall off. It was shipped really fast!
Fri Apr 04 00:00:00 MDT 2008catsoverhusband Rating:4.0
I ordered this step for use at home. It is not as sturdy a plastic as the ones you find in gyms, but was 1/2 the price and with only my use should last just fine. It comes with four risers so should meet the need for many years to come.
Wed Jun 22 00:00:00 MDT 2011lizm628 Rating:3.0
It's my fault for not correctly reading the measurements, but this step is much smaller than the regular ones you see at the gym. Also the bottom is not slip resistant so I have to use it on carpet. The plus is I can fit this step easily into luggage to take on vacation. I would recommend saving up and purchasing a regular size step.
Wed Mar 03 00:00:00 MST 2010conrad3 Rating:3.0
I agree with a previous comment about this being better than the metal springs because it saves chest hair, BUT, the handles are a little tight for those with big hands or if you want to step on one handle and do curls. Also the finish in these handles could be smoother and there are some plastic burrs that need smoothing lest they can abrade hands. Would I still purchase it? Yes.
Fri Oct 30 00:00:00 MDT 2009susieslater Rating:4.0
For the cost, these are a good value.The slip pads on the bottom are quite small and don't really work to hold bench in place on hardwoods so you will need pads beneath them.The plastic on top is hard, no rubber, so hands hurt if using them for lots of push ups or arm work.
Thu Mar 04 00:00:00 MST 2010christinag756 Rating:4.0
I really like this step. Its not to high, and its not too low. It could be slightly wider, and longer. The one thing I really dislike is that it REALLY hurts my hands when I do tricep dips, etc on it.
Fri Jul 27 00:00:00 MDT 2007golfinnana Rating:3.0
This step seems to be too short in length as some of the exercises that I do need more length. I wish I had looked elsewhere before buying this one. I am making it work, but would have preferred a longer one.
Sat Jan 08 00:00:00 MST 2011swich Rating:4.0
I received this product quickly and in great condition. The plastic is not as thick as I was hoping, but it will still do the job. I am using the steps with children so I actually think it will be perfect for them (it's light & smaller than other types of steps). I am very satisfied with this product.
Wed Apr 20 00:00:00 MDT 2011deb54812 Rating:5.0
This was very easy to set up and it makes you work harder. Would certainly recommend to those wanting to step up their cardio activity!
Fri Mar 21 00:00:00 MDT 2014karen0214 Rating:5.0
This is a great aerobic step! I love it! Great traction, great stability!
Sat Feb 28 00:00:00 MST 2009barb1934 Rating:3.0
The 2 parts were very difficult to assemble. They did not easily mesh together. After managing to join them, it was fine - it just took a huge effort to do something that should have come together easily.
Thu Mar 11 00:00:00 MST 2010rhazeldhazel Rating:4.0
Got this for my 60 year old dad for working out at home. It's nice and stable on carpet. Haven't tried it on a hard surface though. The deep ribbed top surface is great for avoiding slipping. I'm glad 4 risers come with the step because I had no idea what level my dad was. My only complaint is that it has a strong plastic smell. My dad leaves it in the garage when it's not in use. The smell has gone down a bit since he took it right out of the box 2 weeks prior. Hopefully it will go away completely so that he doesn't have to keep storing it in the garage.
Wed Dec 19 00:00:00 MST 2012strap73 Rating:5.0
Foot support is very narrow so I have to wear shoes because it is uncomfortable to step on. Other than that it is very sturdy for my 275lbs. and I love that I can stop it at different levels by using the gear shifter.
Wed Jan 07 00:00:00 MST 2015Gail M. Rating:5.0
Wonderful for use indoors or out
Tue Apr 10 00:00:00 MDT 2012jakjaksin Rating:5.0
excellent product but not what i was looking for...slid around too much on carpet but that is more of my issue of not thinking ahead of time...is a very nice padded mat...would be great for step arobics due to soft impact...overall great product.
Tue Jan 08 00:00:00 MST 2013ghall42 Rating:5.0
I liked this because it was wider than the "BLUE" aerobic step.
Sun Oct 10 00:00:00 MDT 2010theedollofalldolls Rating:5.0
Whole body vibration therapy was something I first discovered in spas in Los Angeles. I later found that Access Hollywood, Extra, The Doctors and Tyra Banks all have segments on the topic that you can view on YouTube. I became intrigued with trying this kind of therapy after suffering from immediate and drastic and very painful digestion issues (SIBO or Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth) after laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis. That led to symptoms of malabsorption, causing extreme fatigue, muscle joint pain and weight gain. Already having seen an OBGYN, GI doc (for diagnosis and antibiotic treatment) and a ND (giving me strict diet and supplement plan), I was on the search for additional natural solutions to bring a solution, since I was still suffering a year after surgery. I knew exercise had to help, but I was in too much pain to move much at all, let alone get myself to a spa every day for a ten-minute treatment. (Getting ready for work or going to the grocery store or doing laundry or cooking was so difficult; I felt disabled.) I needed something in my home, that I could use daily. When researching affordable mini home machines, this was the most compact and the lowest price one I found (due to Overstocks competitive pricing and wonderful $2.95 shipping fee for all items). I wanted something small that I could put by the couch (to lean on if I needed to) and TV when using and put away in a closet when company came. This machine is no joke. It is a wonderful quality machine. (I believe it is from Japan.) It is very sturdy and the electronic panel is divine. Just lean over to power it on, program it (I like the auto-program #2 the best), step on (bare feet with socks is best), and press start. Ten minutes a day is all that is recommended. I have also heard that 20 minutes a day is common, but no more. The first time I used it, I felt relaxed and jolted at the same time. The forced circulation from the vibrations makes you feel giddy or euphoric and energized. The plate that you stand on moves back and forth, left to right, right to left, kind of like a skateboarder would, but in tiny, tiny fast movements. (You cannot see the plate swaying.) It is a really amazing product. My energy, mood and digestion greatly improved in just a few days. My skin even looks newer and more toned. I am even losing weight (the most important reason I wanted this machine, because I am vain and was extremely unhappy with the post-surgery weight gain). My mobility (or my ability to walk with less rigid movement) and joint pain has vastly improved. I still have digestive issues, but if I feel uncomfortable after eating and get on the machine an hour or so after eating, it greatly reduces pain and bloating and lackluster energy from digestive problems. I have had this machine for half a month and it is improving my health and therefore my quality of life. I highly, highly, hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiighly recommend. Your health is your wealth and this machine will not disappoint. The Benefits of Whole Body Vibration Machine: (1) INCREASES CIRCULATION (for good health) (2) INCREASES LYMPHATIC CIRCULATION (for detox) (3) TONES ALL MUSCLE GROUPS (to burn fat) (4) INCREASES METABOLISM (to burn fat) (5) RAISES ENERGY levels (helps chronic fatigue) (6) REDUCES MUSCLE AND JOINT PAIN (helps arthritis and fibromyalgia) (7) INCREASES BONE DENSITY (helps osteoporosis) (8) IMPROVES NERVOUS SYSTEM functions (9) IMPROVES ENDOCRINE SYSTEM (increases serotonin, reduces cortisol, increases testosterone) (10) IMPROVES GI SYSTEM (helps digestion, colonic movement, IBS)
Tue Nov 23 00:00:00 MST 2010steelbicyclist Rating:3.0
The Valor Deluxe squat stands came very quickly and undamaged. Set up was straightforward. All the parts were there. It actually came witha tiny bottle of touchup paint. Two small problems: One stand is about 1/4 inch higher than the other. So the bar sits at a slight incline. This is really annoying. Secondly, the front cross member gets in the way when one steps in to lift the weight. It should be shorter. It seems like whoever designed these squat stands never actually used them or these issues would have been ironed out. Otherwise, not too bad, considering.
Tue Feb 08 00:00:00 MST 2011soccerpup Rating:4.0
After careful review of various inversion tables, I selected the Ironman 1000 and was not disappointed. It has all the features I need and is well constructed and sturdy. My only complaint is the hinge point is hard to change between the three possible positions. The instructions tell you to use the bottom hole of three, but don't tell you which is the bottom and the top. They then tell you simple steps to switch from one hole to the next, but neglect to tell you to remove the bolts that hold the handles on so you can make the change. If not for this, I would have rated the Ironman 1000 a "5". However, I picked the right setting for me the first time and don't need to change it since I am the only one using it on a regular basis. As far as results of using it, I am very happy after having it for two weeks and using it 3 times a day. I have a problem with my sciatic nerve and it is improving as a result of the inversion table.
Wed May 04 00:00:00 MDT 2011krzykm Rating:4.0
This item is good for a basic step. I personally would have liked one that I could continuously had height to. I will do better research next time.
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