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BodyForm® Cardio Fitness Stepper Home Exercise Machine

Strength training and a cardio workout in one incredibly compact unit.


The sturdy BodyForm® Cardio Fitness Stepper from Brookstone® lets you create a home gym even with limited space. Twin resistance cords tone your upper body, while the swiveling stepper platform tightens inner thighs and hips. Just curl or raise your arms as you step and twist your lower body--for a complete cardiovascular and muscle-toning workout. The built-in LCD screen displays steps taken, workout time and calories burned, so you can follow your progress.

Compact unit stores easily in a closet or corner of the room, so you get a great workout even with minimal storage or floor space.
You've heard it before: Strength training is key to healthy bones, but your heart needs cardio. Who has the time--or the space? The Stepper is an effective way to accomplish your health goals in minimal time, and without having to fit bulky equipment in your home. Just store it in a closet, or under the bed or coffee table. Uses one AAA battery (included). 250-lb. capacity.

Strength training and cardio in one ultra-compact unit? Yes, it really is possible--with the Aerobic Twisting Stepper from Brookstone®. Order yours now!
BodyForm  Cardio Fitness Stepper Home Exercise Machine
BodyForm  Cardio Fitness Stepper Home Exercise Machine
BodyForm  Cardio Fitness Stepper Home Exercise Machine

BodyForm® Cardio Fitness Stepper Home Exercise Machine

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BodyForm® Cardio Fitness Stepper Home Exercise Machine
 
4.1

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (45)
  • Easy storage (28)
  • Easy to set up (28)
  • Strengthens (22)
  • Durable (20)

Cons

  • Noisy operation (9)
  • Lacked structure (3)

Best Uses

  • General fitness (36)
  • Low impact exercise (33)
  • Weight loss (19)
  • Getting into shape (17)
  • Strength training (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Occasional exerciser (18), Practical (15), Frequent exerciser (14), Casual/ recreational (9), Health conscious (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Machine, but has a design flaw.

I exercise every day, and this machine has been part of my regimen for almost 2 years. I had used another type of stepper with bike chains for the year before I got this...Read complete review

I exercise every day, and this machine has been part of my regimen for almost 2 years. I had used another type of stepper with bike chains for the year before I got this one and almost killed myself when the chains snapped. This machine has the hydraulic pumps which work much better, and are safer and quiter, at least initially. I found it very easy to use and effective for increasing stamina and endurance. The machine does feel sturdy, but where the center bar connects to the rear leg bar there is an inherent weakness by virtue of the unsupported space underneath the unit. The welded and bolted metal snapped under the force of pressure, separating that center bar from the back legs. I am 5'5" and 145 lbs, give or take a few pounds, and there is no way this is a result of abuse of the machine. I also never used it more than the recommended 15 minutes. This is really the only problem with this stepper, otherwise this really is a great machine, which is why I still gave it 4 stars. I am going to buy another one, but this time I'm going to get a piece of wood to stick underneath for support. If you decide to buy it, I recommend you purchase the service contract as well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Overall: Cheap Aerobic Stepper

The stepper was initially a great investment. I would continue to use the stepper 4 times a week for 20 minutes per session. I would burn ~170-185 calories per session. However,...Read complete review

The stepper was initially a great investment. I would continue to use the stepper 4 times a week for 20 minutes per session. I would burn ~170-185 calories per session. However, I started to notice some quickly deteriorating aspects of the machine. [...] the manual suggest a max of 15 minutes while [...]recommends a 20 minute work-out. In addition, after prolonged and continuous use, the machine starts to develop an unavoidable squeak during every step. However, the worst part was the resistance straps. I used the straps properly for biceps/triceps according to the manual. After about 1.5 months (30 workouts), one strap broke slapping me in the face. Fortunately, I also purchased the warranty fearing that this exact situation would occur. The resistance straps are flimsy and offer very little benefit at best. I am a hefty 5'11" 185 lbs and can manage a decent bit of weight in the gym so perhaps I was too "strong" for the resistance straps. Either way, I am now a little hesitant to use the straps to a full arc as described in the manual. For [$], it is quite a deal and I would strongly recommend getting the warranty. I am often caught between work, meals, school, and volunteer acts so I have barely any time to attend to the gym. However, within the 1 month of use, I did lose 2 inches off my waist and noticeably got skinnier. I will continue to use the stepper while leaving the straps out of the crux of my workout.

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4.0

Great little machine but noisy

By Frieda

from New York

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Store
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Noisy

Best Uses

  • General Fitness
  • Low Impact Exercise

Comments about BodyForm® Cardio Fitness Stepper Home Exercise Machine:

I purchased this machine about two years ago. I would use it every single day, but because the machine produces a loud,squeaking noise after about 1 minute of use, it becomes unbearable to me and I'm forced to stop using it. If the manufacturer can tell me how to get rid of the noise, I would give this great little piece of aerobic exercise equipment two thumbs up!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Many complements

By Bob

from Armonk NY

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Store
  • Easy To Use
  • Operates Smoothly
  • Quiet
  • Sturdy Base

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • General Fitness
    • Low Impact Exercise
    • Strength Training
    • Weight Loss

    Comments about BodyForm® Cardio Fitness Stepper Home Exercise Machine:

    Small footprint yet powerful workout

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Works Great

    By Grams

    from MN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Fitness
      • Low Impact Exercise

      Comments about BodyForm® Cardio Fitness Stepper Home Exercise Machine:

      Easy to use, easy storage, priced right!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Can't stop using it!

      By Bob

      from New York City

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Easy To Store
      • Easy To Use
      • Operates Smoothly
      • Quiet
      • Sturdy Base

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • General Fitness
        • Low Impact Exercise
        • Weight Loss

        Comments about BodyForm® Cardio Fitness Stepper Home Exercise Machine:

        Small footprint makes it easy to store. When nephews come over I can't keep them off it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Good but not great

        By Carol

        from UT

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Convenient size
        • Easy To Store
        • Easy To Use
        • Sturdy Base

        Cons

        • 15 minute workout max
        • Noisy

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • Strength Training
        • Weight Loss

        Comments about BodyForm® Cardio Fitness Stepper Home Exercise Machine:

        I use this every day now that I no longer have a gym membership. It is a breeze to go the 15 minute time allotment and I wish I could go 30 minutes. The machine cannot handle the friction and starts smelling bad after 16 - 18 minutes. I found that taking out the pegs fixed the noise issue. I just have to push the base in before each use. I also recommend using this on a flat surface rather than carpet.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Can't say enough good things

        By Kate, addicted to Dragon Age

        from New Hampshire

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Easy To Store
        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle on joints
        • Operates Smoothly
        • Quiet
        • Sturdy Base

        Cons

        • May cause jealousy

        Best Uses

        • General Fitness
        • Low Impact Exercise
        • Weight Loss

        Comments about BodyForm® Cardio Fitness Stepper Home Exercise Machine:

        I love this thing! I've had mine for about 2 years now, so this is not some "I just bought it and it's shiny!" review. Tried and tested.

        I am a 25 year old gamer with weak knees. I've had tendinitis 3 times in as many years. This wonderful little device has helped strengthen my knees without putting undue stress on them. I haven't had problems since I started using it.

        I use mine for 10-15 minutes at a time while I play X-box or watch a movie. It does get hot after that, so I give it time to cool off between sessions. On the advice of other reviewers, I have never even used the bands. I use free weights or weighted gloves when I hold the controller.

        The size of this stepper is also a huge bonus. You can store it anywhere. Sometimes going to the gym, or even another room, can be a huge mental hurdle when you really don't want to exercise, but you can store this right next to the TV so there's no excuse. I store mine in plain sight so I feel guilty if I'm not using it. Whatever works, right?

        Sorry this review is so long. I really can't say enough good things about this device. All my friends want one, my boyfriend got one, and just got another for his brother. If you have (or are) a gamer or someone who watches a lot of TV, this thing is the perfect way to get your exercise and still do the things you love.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect!

        By Rose

        from Tustin, CA

        About Me Rarely Work Out

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Store
        • Easy To Use
        • Operates Smoothly
        • Sturdy Base

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Fitness
          • Low Impact Exercise
          • Strength Training
          • Weight Loss

          Comments about BodyForm® Cardio Fitness Stepper Home Exercise Machine:

          This is wonderful. I put it out of the way behind a large armchair, and drag it out nightly to use while I'm watching TV.

          I get up at least 4 times and use it for 15 minutes each time. I now feel as if I could go all night on it without getting tired, which makes me want to get stronger bands, but I didn't see any listed. I came online to see if some were available, to no avail, but I'll try harder to locate some.

          The elliptical has gotten quite squeaky, and I can't figure out what is causing it. But I don't care, I am addicted to the feeling and will continue on.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Compact Sturdy and it works!

          By Beth the Hopeful

          from Venice Ca

          About Me Rarely Workout

          Pros

          • Easy To Store
          • Easy To Use
          • Operates Smoothly
          • Quiet Operation
          • Sturdy Base

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training
            • General Fitness
            • Low Impact Exercise
            • Strength Training
            • Weight Loss

            Comments about BodyForm® Cardio Fitness Stepper Home Exercise Machine:

            Amazingly easy and small.

            • Gift:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lot of power packed in small unit.

            By CTbunky

            from Boise, ID

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Easy To Store
            • Easy To Use
            • Operates Smoothly
            • Quiet Operation
            • Sturdy Base

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Fitness
              • Low Impact Exercise
              • Weight Loss

              Comments about BodyForm® Cardio Fitness Stepper Home Exercise Machine:

              This little machine packs a lot for it's size. I get the same amount of burn in my workout with this small unit as I did with my elipticle. I love the size and storage ability. Great little unit. Highly recommend.

              • Gift:
              • Yes

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              do a test run

              By lizawiz

              from canada

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Easy To Store

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Strength Training

                Comments about BodyForm® Cardio Fitness Stepper Home Exercise Machine:

                I like the size and IDEA of it. It hurts my back and knees and hips so I gave it to a friend and now she has the same general problem with it. It's all about how your bones line up so try to borrow one and do a test run. If it doesn't make your bones ache it's a good leg workout. (you could always run up a hill though :>)

                • Gift:
                • Yes

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                Brookstone/OSIM-branded products are backed by a one-year limited warranty.

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                Our innovative products will provide you and your family with years of enjoyment. And with the Brookstone Protection Plus service and replacement plans, you'll have the added peace of mind knowing that if the unexpected does happen, we will simply repair or replace your covered product. Our enhanced coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty, saving you time and money.

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