The fact is that you really don’t have to look far online to find very inexpensive stair-stepping exercise devices that to the unknowing, easily make the Nautilus StairMaster line look exorbitant and inexpensive. Check out their promotional demonstration bowflex videos that show a fit and smiling gym instructor bouncing way on one and you also can be easily sold.
A Typical Cheap Stair Stepper
It’s the same type of cheap, boring and often dangerous junk thats been keeping yard sales stocked with used exercise equipment for decades. You’ll use it for a day or two then your kids will play on it for a week or so and that will be the end of it. Fortunately, the saving grace of so many of these types of flimsy devices is that they are relatively inexpensive to buy.
Now go and look at the StairMaster StepMill. No it’s not cheap. Rather, at around $5000 this is the “Rolls Royce” of stair stepping exercise machines. The StepMill takes it to right to the limit by actually duplicating a small working escalator that you stand and walk on. The very same type of escalator you can find down at your local mall or larger department store.
The StairMaster StepMill
Admittedly with a price tag like that, this technologically advanced exercise machine is for the Individual who’s very serious about getting inrto and staying shape. Fortunately for the rest of us who just don’t have this kind of money to throw down on what is the very latest example of advanced mechanical fitness technology, there are a few far more affordable StairMaster models.
For the sake of convenience, lets skip from the very top, right down to the bottom price rung. This would be the Stairmaster 4000 PT, comming in at around $1000-$1500. Neither this nor any other models have the super advanced mechanical rotating staircase of the StairMaster StepMill. Instead this one and all the other models incorporate an advanced step system thats encased in a rail enclosure that of course includes a monitor and several feature functions.
The StairMaster 4000PT
The resistance technology built into virtually all StairMasters from the StepMill down, is the bar none, most advanced that’s been developed to date. You’ll find no other thats smoother, more adjustable, more reliable and more proven. In fact this is why in spite of the ads for the cheap junk being videotaped in gyms, the “number one” first choice for professional gyms worldwide is StairMaster technology.