One of the many advantages of the stepper is its small size . Very practical, the stepper adapts to all living areas , from large houses in the countryside to more modest apartments in the city center. If you live in a small apartment and have already had an exercise bike, you have undoubtedly been faced with the problem of space, which sometimes prevents you from practicing your physical activity in the best conditions.
The small dimensions of the stepper (generally 30cm to 40cm in length and depth for many mini stepper models), allow you to do it wherever you want!
The stepper is therefore a very practical cardio device that allows you to exercise at any time of the day, whether you have 10 minutes in front of you or 1 hour.
The weight of a stepper is between 7kg and 9kg on average, which allows you to move it wherever you want. Do not hesitate to make it in front of the television or a good series: you will not see the time pass!
To adapt to all levels and be accessible to all, from beginners to experienced athletes, it is possible to adjust the stepper according to the desired intensity and your physical goals. The movements performed on a stepper are relatively slow, compared to a treadmill for example. It therefore targets all age categories.
The benefits of the stepper are numerous ; it is also for this reason that it is very popular. Regular use of a stepper allows:
- improve your cardio very effectively
- draw the lower part of your silhouette (mainly)
- tone your lower limbs
Be careful when choosing your stepper, it is not really recommended to rush to the lowest-end models.
The stability and ease of use are paramount to enjoy the stepper. There is nothing more demotivating than using a cardio machine that you don’t feel good about. The cheapest devices do not offer the guarantee of optimal comfort and stability.
In addition, most low-end and first-price steppers do not have a console or a screen allowing you to know the famous calories burned. However, if there is one essential motivating factor, especially for beginners, it is the number of calories that we burn during the session. This allows you to easily follow your progress and especially to set goals to achieve by day, week or month.
Some more high-end steppers go further by offering to follow their progress directly via a smartphone application.
Stepper: what exercises?
To help you see more clearly, we have prepared an article for you which details 5 stepper exercises . The exercises are adapted to your goal, but also to your physical condition. In particular, you can choose between:
- Continuous exercise to keep fit
- Continuous exercise to lose weight
- Interval exercise to burn fat even more efficiently and improve your cardio
- An exercise with resistance bands to also work the upper body: arms, bust, shoulders …
Stepper: how long does it take?
Do you want to practice the stepper to lose weight, shape your body or simply enjoy the benefits of daily physical activity? Whatever the reason, we answer you in detail in this article: how long should you step on a stepper?
Come on, we’re nice, we’ll sum it up quickly and well! The duration of the sessions and the number of stepper sessions per week depend mainly on your goal and your physical condition:
- If you want to stepper to keep fit every day : 3 weekly sessions of 20 to 30 minutes at moderate intensity seems ideal. If you are not athletic at all, start for example with 2 sessions of 15 or 20 minutes and gradually increase the duration of the sessions, the number of sessions, or even the intensity.
- If you want to stepper to lose weight and draw your silhouette more effectively: 4 weekly sessions of 35 minutes to 1 hour at a slightly lower intensity seems ideal. If you are not athletic at all, start for example with 3 weekly sessions of 15 or 20 minutes and gradually increase the duration of the sessions, the number of sessions, or even the intensity.
By practicing the stepper assiduously (for example 4 or 5 sessions per week, of 45 minutes each), you will probably obtain the first results after about a month (firmer buttocks, refined and shapely thighs, more muscular calves, weightloss…).
Can anyone stepper?
Like any sporting activity, and in particular cardio, it may be important to seek medical advice. Due to its ease of use, the stepper can in principle be practiced by everyone.
However, everyone has a different physical condition , which you must take into account before you start the stepper or any cardio activity that can be intense.
If you have not practiced sport for many years and want to get back to it, if you are obese, if you are an elderly person, or if you have major joint problems, always prefer the advice from your doctor before you start! Only your doctor will be able to advise you on the most suitable sport for your situation.
Health benefits, weight loss aid, more muscular body and sculpted silhouette, we have made a summary of the many benefits of the mini stepper. With its attractive price and practicality, don’t hesitate to get started!