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Mini Stepper machines

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by zaphod37, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. zaphod37

    zaphod37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey folks.
    I care for an elderly and arthritic parent full time, as such I don't get much time to myself for exercising until she has gone to bed. I am concerned that I don't get enough exercise so I was thinking of getting one of those wee steppers and maybe using it for half an hour per night at first, then building it up.

    I was just wondering if anyone has used these before, considering that we don't have much room in the flat I could stash this away during the day then use it at night.

    I was thinking something like this stepper.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultrafit-SU...TF8&colid=3MFLB2KHWNKEC&coliid=I113642ZEXBYYR

    What do you think?

    Mark
     
  2. cocacola

    cocacola Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It looks a bit gimmicky to me. If you have a Ben Dunne gym close to you, membership is only £11 per month, with no contract.
    Plus the gym isn't full of fit body builders. I have joined my local Ben Dunne. Really enjoying exercising.
    http://www.bendunnegyms.com/england.aspx


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  3. zaphod37

    zaphod37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Problem is with gyms etc is that I would need someone to sit with mum while I went, also we live in a wee village. I would love to visit a gym but its impossible right now unfortunately. Thanks for your reply thought :)

    Mark
     
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    cocacola Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Shame there are no local gyms. Walking is good exercise.


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    Hobbit62 · Newbie

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    Hello Mark, :D

    I bought this model of stepper roughly 5 months ago - It's a good sturdy machine for the money, if you can keep your balance. I ended up having to put mine behind the setee so that i could hold on to it while I used the stepper. :lol: I suffer with knee problems and need to make sure I exercise my knee joints regularly or they get very stiff and painful, but I'm afraid I found the stepper to harsh. I stopped using it after a couple of months and bought myself a Cross Trainer istead, which is much better for me. So my Stepper is under the stairs now and destined for the charity shop, pity you don;t live in North Wales, I would gladly pass it on to you, and save you a bit of cash. :D
     
  6. zaphod37

    zaphod37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks hobbit, it would have been handy. Although thinking about it, I wonder if it would be much different from using something like a couple of free argos catalogues as a step :lol:

    Thanks for the advice folks.

    Mark


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    Bluebell13 Other · Active Member

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    I use one of those exercise steps and do so many minutes on each leg. I find I stick to this regime as it is so easy to just pick up the step and do it anywhere, anytime. I have bought various gadgets over the years but find this just as useful for what I want. Simple but it works.
     
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    zaphod37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was joking about the argos catalogues, but the idea about the step is appealing. Will look into this futher.

    Mark

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  9. Netty70

    Netty70 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey mark
    How about an exercise DVD
    Cheaper you don't have to find somewhere to put it plus it would be an all over workout
    Worth looking into and maybe mum could cheer you on :)
    Good luck


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    zaphod37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Probably give her a good laugh :p
     
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    Netty70 · Well-Known Member

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    Laughter is good for the soul, plus slap on some Lycra sure she would love that lol ;-)


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