Fit Tip: What The Stepmill Can Do For You

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11.11StepmillCanDoForYou.jpgHave you noticed more Stepmills at your gym? Well, you aren’t seeing things. The Stepmill is having resurgence in popularity and for good reason. Athletes have always run the stairs for cardio, and now gym-goers are figuring out that taking the stairs is a seriously good workout. Check out the benefits of Life Fitness’s new Powermill Climber and then give the machine a try on your next trip to the gym!

Lower Body Blaster

Since the Powermill Climber is basically a revolving staircase that puts your body through a full range of motion, your entire lower half is targeted. Your calves, quads, hamstrings, and glutes are continuously worked as you mimic a stepping motion. No need to add squats to your workout after a session on this machine!

Cardio Hero

As your legs are being sculpted, your heart rate is soaring at the same time and its low impact. In 45 minutes, the Powermill Climber burns approximately 360 calories for a 150-lb. person. If you are looking for a double-duty strength and cardiovascular workout, this machine is your best bet.

Up for the challenge.

The Powermill Climber is not a one trick pony. You can add resistance or increase the speed to instantly change your workout. Try doubling your MPH for 30-second bouts to get in an extra sweaty interval challenge.

Balance is at the core of it.

Balance is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Powermill Climber, but in fact, your balance is worked with each step. And which body part benefits most from balance work? The core. To up the balance factor, take your steps hands-free from the railing or try lateral training by walking sideways up the machine. 

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