Best Stepper Elliptical Burns Calories Fast

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.

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Review of Best Stepper Elliptical Machines

Comparison of Best Stepper Elliptical Machines

Max Body Weight (pounds)

Sunny Climber - 260

Bowflex M3 - 300

Body Power BST800 - 250

Proform H14 - 325

Sole CC81 - 400

Vertical Climb (inches)

Sunny Climber - 9

Bowflex M3 - 11

Body Power BST800 - 7.5

Proform H14 - 10

Sole CC81 - 10

Warranty

Sunny Climber - 3-years / 180-days

Bowflex M3 - 1-year / 90-days

Body Power BST800 - 1-year / 90-days

Proform H14 - 10-year frame warranty, 2-year parts warranty, and 1-year labor warranty

Sole CC81 - Lifetime warranty on the frame, 5-years on the electronics, 5-years for parts, and 2-years for labor

A/A+ Feedback

Sunny Climber - 75%

Bowflex M3 - 90%

Body Power BST800 - 77%

Proform H14 - 65%

Sole CC81 - 75%

1-5 Rating

Sunny Climber - 4.8

Bowflex M3 - 5.0

Body Power BST800 - 4.9

Proform H14 - 4.6

Sole CC81 - 4.7

1. Sunny Climber

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

stepper elliptical

Key Features

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 workout.

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.

Now, see the video of the Sunny E3919 in use.

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

PROS

The pedal's 9 inches climb and a 7 inches stride helps burn calories faster.

2. Bowflex M3

Bowflex M3 Max Trainer – Bowflex Max Trainer

stepper elliptical

Key Features

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 high intensity interval training in 14 minutes. So, it’s a fast way to burn lots of calories.

Second, to help achieve this burn rate are the pedals vertical climb of 11 inches.

Third, the two workout programs help guide you through the routines.

CONS

On the other hand, this machine may be too powerful for some.

Also, this machine has the largest footprint of the machines reviewed here.

3. Body Power BST800

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

Body Power BST800

Key Features

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.

Fourth, it has a vertical climb of 7.5 inches.

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 stepper combo 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.

Now, see the video of the Body Power Elliptical in use.

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

PROS

Most of all, you only need to use this elliptical stair stepper for 12 minutes a day doing a HIIT workout. Consequently, it is great for someone with limited time for workouts.

4. Proform H14

Proform PRO HIIT H14 – Proform PRO HIIT

ProForm H14

Key Features

First, this low-impact High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) elliptical stepper machine creates a hybrid stride. In fact, the hybrid stride consists of a stair stepper stride in combination with an elliptical stride. Incidentally, the stride has a 10 inches vertical path and 5 inches horizontal path.

Second, the multi-grip handlebars, for upper body workout, decreases stress on the wrists and shoulders while increasing triceps activation.

Third, the immersive 14 inches interactive smart high-definition HD touchscreen streams live, on-demand, iFIT workouts. Incidentally, this machine comes with a free 30-day iFIT membership. Furthermore, the automatic trainer control allows the iFIT trainer to auto-adjust the machine’s resistance in real-time.

Fourth, the EKG grip pulse heart rate sensor lets you monitor your heart rate.

Fifth, the effective 30-pound inertia-enhanced flywheel makes the stepping machine move smoothly and quietly.

Next, the two oversized, cushioned pedals give your feet more room, thereby preventing cramping.

Lastly, you can easily adjust the 26 digital levels of silent magnetic resistance with the touch of a button, conveniently located, on the frame below the touchscreen. 

Other Features

First, this stepping elliptical can be used by anyone weighing less than 325 pounds.

Second, it has an integrated CoolAire workout fan.

Third, the ProForm Elliptical Stepper is 66 inches long, 29 inches wide, and 52 inches high.

Fourth, it has dual 2-inch Bluetooth speakers.

Also, it has a water bottle holder.

In addition, it weighs 225 pounds.

Therefore, it comes with two front-mounted transport wheels that helps you move the ProForm H14 from one place to another or to storage.

Finally, the ProForm Pro HIIT comes with a 10-year frame warranty, 2-year parts warranty, and 1-year labor warranty.

PROS

Designed to work with iFIT, this machine makes workouts interesting and challenging.

5. Sole CC81

Sole CC81 Cardio Climber

Sole

Key Features

First and foremost, the Sole CC81 has a step-up height of 10 inches.

Second, the 5 inches by 3 inches LCD screen displays workout information. Also, it comes with a sound system.

Third, it comes with 6 standard programs, 2 custom programs, and 2 heart programs.

Fourth, the integrated tablet holder gives you the freedom to use your own smart devices. Consequently, you can watch your favorite shows or follow your own workout routines.

Fifth, the Sole CC81 elliptical stepper combo helps you monitor your heart rate with the help of a chest strap. 

Sixth, using push pin design, the handlebars can be moved to four different height settings. Consequently, the machine can be adjusted for a user’s height. Incidentally, front facing handles work on your triceps and biceps, while outward facing handles works on your deltoids.

Also, a knob dial makes it easy to increase or decrease resistance. Incidentally, resistance is created through a patented eddy current braking design.

In addition, it has a flywheel that weighs 25 pounds.

Finally, the custom designed 15 inches long foot pedals with a 2 degrees inward slope reduce ankle and knee stress.

Other Features

First, this stepping elliptical can be used by anyone weighing less than 400 pounds.

Second, the Sole CC81 has a heavy thick steel frame.

Third, the Sole Elliptical Stepper’s dimensions are 59 inches long, 31 inches wide, and 86 inches high.

Fourth, it comes with 2 front rollers that help you move the elliptical from room to room or to storage.

Fifth, it has a water bottle holder.

Also, the Sole CC81 weighs 265 pounds.

By the way, you can see the Sole CC81 in use.

Finally, the Sole CC81 comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame, 5-years on the electronics, 5-years for parts, and 2-years for labor.

PROS

First, it can be used by anyone weighing up to 400 pounds.

Second, the handles can be adjusted according to the user’s height.

Third, it has an excellent warranty.

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