Medium resistance toning bands and comfort grip foam handles make for a great upper body workout with this mini stepper from Impex. The skid resistant rubber feet also protect your floors from damage....more
I was surprised by this little stepper - I had been looking for an elliptical machine, but I live in a trailer, so space was an issue. This machine gives you a great workout - both lower and upper body! I use it for 35 minutes and sweat like crazy....A great value!
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good - sturdy and durable
I actually bought this product from a different place, but for much higher price, so I am replacing it with this one. The product came in a box that was all taped on the outside with a clear tape - it looked like it was open before, although the sales associate assured me that it was not…. The machine was packed properly and neatly. All included accessories were there and also packed properly. As I was setting it up, I noticed that one of the stretch bands was all muffled – almost like a dog chewed on it. Then the two stretch bands were different in length, which made it kind a difficult in the beginning to balance it, but then I got use to it.
Other than that, the product is very compact, small, but sturdy. The rubber on the pedals make it a pleasure to be on, but you have to wear snickers or running shoes (as noted in the manual), otherwise it will hurt your toes. The pedals are also well tightened, so they provide you with a good push pressure, which we all know – makes you burn calories effectively. Yes, you break a sweat after only about 20 – 30 pushes ( and it is difficult for me to break a sweat….). The bands are great way to keep a balance while you are exercising your upper body. Not sure how effective it will be to burn belly fat since there is no side motion on this model, but definitely felt well toned, after only about 100 pushes. This is really my very first exercise machine ever, so I can’t compare it to no other one, but keeping in mind that I am very, very lazy when it comes to exercises, this is the perfect “no more excuses to not exercise!” for me. Even if it just get me to start liking exercising, it is still worth the money. I would definitely recommend it to people like me and also those who do not have the space for a treadmill in the house. Overall – good product.
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No
When I received my stepper I was so excited! Until I put it together...one resistance band was longer than the other. Significantly longer. But I did call Overstock and they sent me new ones. These are equal in length so they did fix that problem for me. I'm short. The bands are long. BUT...it still gives me enough resistance in my arms for a good workout. The mini stepper is small and fits pretty much anywhere! Just be sure to stay balanced while using it because it can and will tilt and fall over. All in all, a good product.
How accurate was the sizing? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. So far, do good
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Not completely
I like that it's small enough to fit in a little corner of my bedroom, without having to store it back after every use. The quality is not bad at all, even though sometimes after so many steps you'll hear a squeaky noise, but besides that the product is very complete, plus the resistance bands provide a great complement to an upper body workout. I will recommend it to anyone that wants a compact perfect workout stepper.
How accurate was the sizing? its perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. great quality no problems so far..
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
The stepper is great but the computer/meter does not work. I contacted OS and they were quick to help. They contacted the manufacture and were told that a new meter could not be had. This was disappointing to say the least bu OS made an offer of partial reimbursement, so, I am keeping the stepper. It does give me a great workout and is very portable. I just will not be able to calculate calories burned, steps taken, etc. It is easy enough to compute my aerobic heart rate by taking my pulse in my neck. All in all, Overstock has been wonderful in resolving the matter and I do like the workout I get from the stepper.
How accurate was the sizing? Small and lightweight
Please tell us about the quality of the product. I love the stepper but. . .
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? The computer does not work
I went to Moab in September. I thought that I was in shape to go on some hikes. Well, I wasn't in shape at all. I was only hiking up to a small trail to Corona Arch and had the hardest time. I may be skinny but its different when your not in shape. I went to the store and found a little mini stair stepper and asked my mom to get it for me for Christmas cause I knew I need to get into some shape. She read the reviews and they weren't that great for the one I saw at the store. She got online and found this one and ordered it. I just have to say it kicked my butt and I was only on it for 10 mins. The reason why I think it works well is because you are using your whole body weight to get it going other then having it run for you automatically like at the gym. I love it and use it every morning. Gets my heart rate up and I feel great. I recommend this little mini stepper. And its small you can just put it under a table to get it out of the way.
How accurate was the sizing? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The Quality was excellent
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
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