Best Stepper Elliptical Safe on Joints but Burns Calories

A stepper elliptical machine aka elliptical stair stepper or elliptical stepper combo combines the easy low-impact motion of an elliptical trainer with the calorie burning power of a stepper.

Also, these machines exercise muscles in your lower body, while the full motion handles exercise your upper body.

Review of Best Stepper Elliptical Machines

Editor’s Choice of Best Stepper Elliptical Machine

2. Bowflex M3

Comparison of Best Stepper Elliptical Machines

table comparing stepper elliptical machines, that are reviewed below, will help you make a decision. Meanwhile, below is a list of these stepper elliptical machines listed in descending order of recommendations.

Bowflex M3

Sunny SF-3939

Body Power BST800

Marnur Stepper

1. Sunny Climber

Sunny Cardio Climber - Cardio Climber – Premium Cardio Climber – Stepping Elliptical - SF-E3919

Key Features

Stepper Elliptical

First, the non-slip pedals have a vertical climb of 9 inches and a horizontal stride of 7 inches.

Second, the performance monitor shows your progress by tracking your time, revolutions per minute, speed, distance, calories, and heart rate. In addition, it has a calendar, clock, thermometer, a scan function, recovery mode, BMI, and body fat percentage calculator. Also, the monitor has features to hold your personal devices like a cell phone or tablet.

Third, the pulse-sensing grips, located on the stationary handlebars, monitor how hard you work out by measuring your heart rate. Also, the grips provide additional support during the work out.

Lastly, there are 8 levels of adjustable magnetic resistance. Indeed, these let you control workout intensity from easy to hard so that you find the optimal sweet spot. By the way, this sweet spot lets you get a good cardio workout with a combination of speed and resistance.

Other Features

First, this stepping elliptical can be used by anyone weighing less than 260 pounds.

Second, it has a heavy-duty steel frame with floor stabilizers to keep the Sunny Climber steady during a workout.

Third, it has a smooth belt-drive mechanism that makes minimal sound during the workout.

Also, the 14-pound inertia-ready flywheel lets you perform challenging strides and climbs with ease.

Meanwhile, the cardio climber’s unfolded dimensions are 44 inches long, 25 inches wide, and 64 inches high. Consequently, it doesn't require too much physical space in your home.

Next, it comes with transportation wheels, in the front, that helps you move the elliptical from room to room or to storage.

Furthermore, it weighs 95 pounds.

Finally, the Sunny Cardio Climber comes with a 3-years and 180-days return manufacturer’s warranty.

PROS

First, the pedals have a 9 inches climb and a 7 inches stride.

Second, the performance monitor shows your progress by tracking your time, pedal rotations per minute, speed, distance, calories, and heart rate. In addition, it has a calendar, clock, thermometer, a scan function, recovery mode, Body Mass Index or BMI, and body fat percentage calculator.

Finally, the Sunny Climber comes with a 3-years and 180-days return manufacturer’s warranty.

2. Bowflex M3

Bowflex M3 Max Trainer – Bowflex Max Trainer

Key Features

elliptical stepper

First, the Bowflex Max can deliver the cardio benefits of interval training, such as High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT, in as little as 14 minutes.

Second, the maximum pedal height is 19.1 inches. By the way, the pedal's vertical climb is about 11 inches.

Third, the LCD display shows time, speed in pedal revolutions per minute, calories burned, and heart rate. Also, the Max’s unique burn rate backlit display shows how many calories were burned per minute and sets activity level targets. Furthermore, the target zone and burn rate indicators motivate you by setting targets to help you achieve your goals.

Fourth, the interactive backlit display features two workout programs.

Next, it comes with chest straps to help measure your heart rate.

Meanwhile, there are 8 levels of adjustable resistance, which you can control with the click of a rotary dial on the stationary handlebar. Indeed, this dial let you control workout intensity from easy to hard so that you find the optimal sweet spot. By the way, this sweet spot lets you get a good cardio workout with a right combination of pedal speed and resistance.

Finally, it keeps workout data for up to two users.

Other Features

First, the Bowflex M3 can be used by anyone weighing less than 300 pounds.

Second, it comes with a water bottle holder and a media tray.

Third, it has floor levelers to keep the Bowflex steady during a workout.

Next, the M3 Max Trainer’s dimensions are 49 inches long, 26 inches wide, and 64.7 inches high. Consequently, it doesn't take up too much space in your home.

Also, it comes with transport wheels that helps you move the Bowflex Max from room to room or to storage.

Now, see the video of the Bowflex M3 in use.

Finally, the Bowflex M3 comes with a 1-year warranty and 90 days for labor.

PROS

First, the Bowflex M3 Max gives you cardio benefits of interval training in 14 minutes. So, it’s a fast way to complete your work out.

Second, the LCD display shows calorie burn rate and sets activity level targets that help you achieve your workout goals.

Third, it has two workout programs.

Next, it stores workout data for up to two users.

Also, it comes with a water bottle holder.

Lastly, it comes with a 1-year warranty and 90-day labor.

CONS

On the other hand, this machine may be too powerful for those who just want a elliptical stepper type workout as opposed to a HIIT type workout.

3. Marnur Stepper

Marnur - Elliptical Machine Trainer – Elliptical Climber

Key Features

Marmur stepper elliptical

First, the MARNUR Stepper gives you a workout that is a combination of a zero-impact elliptical path, stepper movements, and the smoothness of a flywheel exercise bike.

Second, the non-slip pedals have a vertical climb of 10.24 inches and a horizontal stride of 6.5 inches.

Third, the large LCD monitor is right on top facing you. And, it displays your fitness data including time, calories expended, speed, distance, total distance, and heart rate. Furthermore, the device holder, located above the monitor, provides support for cell phones and iPads. By the way, the iPad can be used to see videos.

Next, it has a full motion handlebar usable by people having different heights and age so that they can find the most suitable position to pedal. Also, the fixed handlebars have sensors that measure your heart rate that is displayed on the LCD monitor.

In addition, there are 8 levels of adjustable magnetic resistance which you adjust with the resistance control knob located right next to the display. Indeed, the knob lets you control workout intensity from easy to hard so that you find the optimal sweet spot. By the way, this sweet spot lets you get a good cardio workout with a combination of speed and resistance.

Lastly, because the handles do not move, the MARNUR Stepper only gives you a lower body workout.

Other Features

First, the MARNUR elliptical machine trainer can be used by anyone weighing less than 300 pounds.

Second, it can be used by anyone with a height ranging from 4 feet 9 inches to 6 feet 5 inches.

Third, it has a heavy-duty frame with floor stabilizers to keep the machine steady during a workout.

Fourth, the 20 pounds, 18.1 inches diameter large flywheel, in combination with the crank technology, gives a quiet and smooth workout that is gentle on the joints.

Meanwhile, the MARNUR Stepper is 38.7 inches long, 25.6 inches wide, and 62.2 inches high. Consequently it doesn't take up too much space in your home.

Also, the foot pedals are 13.54 inches long and 5.74 inches wide.

In addition, the MARNUR stepper comes with transport wheels that helps you move the elliptical machine from room to room or to storage.

Furthermore, it weighs 83.6 pounds.

Finally, the MARNUR stepper comes with a 24-month manufacturer’s warranty and a 90-days full refund policy.

PROS

First, the pedals have a climb of 10.24 inches and a stride of 6.5 inches.

Second, the LCD monitor displays time, calories expended, speed, distance, total distance, and heart rate.

Third, it comes with a 24-month manufacturer’s warranty and a 90-days full refund policy.

CONS

However, because the handles do not move, the MARNUR stepper gives you only a lower body workout.

4. Body Power 2-in-1 Elliptical Stepper Trainer

Body Power Elliptical – Body Power 2-in-1 Elliptical Stepper – BST800

Key Features

Elliptical Stepper Trainer

First and foremost, Body Power Elliptical stepper combo uses a curved crank that applies a constant force or tension to the x and y axis that delivers a dead zone-free rotation with each step. Also, this elliptical stair stepper creates an oval path with synchronized handlebars, plus stepper movements to give you a total-body workout. As a result, you get a full indoor High-Intensity Interval Training or HIIT workout.

Second, if you can do the HIIT workout, you only need to use the Body Power Elliptical for 12 minutes a day to get the most benefits. On the other hand, if the HIIT workout is too much for you, you get the same calories burned over a longer time.

Third, the BST800 elliptical stair stepper combines the benefits of an elliptical machine, with its smooth non-impacting movement, a vertical climber, and an exercise stepper which blasts through calories.

Next, the elliptical stair stepper's LCD screen displays calories burned, speed, and distance. Moreover, the LCD display comes with a built-in media shelf.

Also, the pulse-sensing grips, located on the stationary handlebars, monitor how hard you work out by measuring your heart rate.

Lastly, you can easily adjust the 8 levels of resistance using a knob conveniently located on the frame below the LCD display.

Other Features

First, this stepping elliptical can be used by anyone weighing less than 250 pounds.

Second, the Body Power Elliptical has a quiet and heavy weight fly wheel that results in smooth oval shaped pedal rotations.

Third, the Body Power Elliptical Stepper combo is 42 inches long, 28 inches wide, and 62 inches high. Consequently, the compact elliptical does not use up a lot of living space.

Next, this elliptical stair stepper comes with 2 front rollers that help you move the elliptical stepper combo from room to room or to storage.

Furthermore, the BST800 elliptical stair stepper weighs 96.8 pounds.

Finally, the Body Power Elliptical stepper combo comes with a 1-year and a 90-day parts and labor limited manufacturer's warranty.

PROS

First, you only need to use this elliptical stair stepper for 12 minutes a day doing a HIIT workout.

Second, the elliptical stepper combo has a LCD screen that displays calories burned, speed, and distance.

Third, this elliptical stepper combo comes with a 1-year and a 90-day parts and labor limited manufacturer’s warranty.

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