Home cardio machines come in all shapes, size and prices – from the simplest of rowers to bikes that offer live spinning classes on large touch screens.
When you are shopping for a cardio machine for your home, there are some important things to consider:
- Impact on your joints – You’ll want the machine to provide a low-impact workout. Your joints will thank you and you’ll be able to work out for longer periods of time without feeling any pain or discomfort.
- Versatility & Muscle Targeting – A workout that stays the same becomes a boring workout. Look for machines that offer a variety of exercises. Ideally, it should be able to offer both upper and lower body exercises targeting specific muscle groups. This is also known as cross training.
- Range of motion – Research has shown1 that using a full range of motion (moving your muscles as far as anatomically possible) actually leads to better results even with lower weight/resistance compared to exercises that use partial range of motion. Don’t limit yourself!
- Noise Level – If you live in an apartment, how would you like it if you could hear every step your upstairs neighbor took on their treadmill? Or what if your spouse or roommate drowned out the noise of your favorite TV show with their noisy elliptical? Noise isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when looking for a cardio machine, but it can be the main reason why the machine stays unused (perhaps turning into a clothing rack).
Here is a look at how the Teeter FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer compares to common home cardio options:
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* “Whisper quiet” magnetic resistance is typically a premium feature in bikes – those with friction resistance are much noisier. FreeStep boasts super smooth and quiet magnetic resistance without the high price tag.
Study Shows FreeStep Burns More Calories Than Recumbent Bikes
Perhaps the most compelling reason to consider the FreeStep is the fact that a recent comparison study2 showed that participants burned 17.4% MORE CALORIES than a recumbent bike at the SAME LEVEL OF EXERTION! This is big news. It means that the FreeStep makes better use of your time – you can burn the same amount of calories in 5.8 workouts than you would in 7 workouts on a recumbent cardio bike!
A Full Body Workout for Any Age or Fitness Level
Delivering the benefits of commercial-grade equipment used in physical therapy clinics, the FreeStep offers an effective full body workout for any age or fitness level. The unique striding motion follows a smooth linear path which ensures full range of motion and eliminates the stress on your knees, hips, and back. With the FreeStep, you are able to work your lower and upper body at the same time as well as independently, combining cardio with strength training. And thanks to its whisper-quiet and virtually friction-free mechanics, you can conveniently exercise indoors at any time of day or night without creating a noisy environment.
At Teeter, it’s our mission to make fitness and recovery easy and comfortable for all ages and fitness levels, that’s why we designed the Teeter FreeStep – a completely impact-free home exercise machine.
The comfortable and naturally-reclined seated position reduces body fatigue and eliminates the stress on your joints and back while the unique pedal motion and synchronized handles deliver a full fat-burning cardio workout.
A Recent Consumer Perception Survey Showed:
Of participants feel the FreeStep is a gentle, low impact exercise for the knees.
Feel the FreeStep delivers less stress on the knees and back than other cardio options.
Find the FreeStep convenient to use indoors without taking up too much space.
Click below to learn more about the unique features and benefits of the FreeStep that you won’t find with any other cardio options.