Have you come across this small piece of fitness equipment? It's certainly a force to be reckoned with for toning up at home. Discover something that will have you reaching newer heights... in fitness!
You have to admit, it isn't always easy to find time to go to the gym. But you need no longer feel guilty as you can now train at home and firm up your figure! How? Thanks to a small, effective piece of fitness apparatus that keeps you in shape all year round.
Walk into shape!
Keeping in shape is vital and it doesn't matter how you do it, so long as you do - even at home! One of the most popular fitness activities is working out with a step, which you may have done at the gym or at home, which helps you exert yourself and burn plenty of calories. The concept is simple: you do a whole range of different exercises that incorporate a step. Its goal? To improve your physical fitness and give your cardiovascular system a workout by increasing your aerobic capacity (better endurance). With a step, you use both your muscles and your cardiovascular system. Over the course of several sessions, both your breathing and coordination will improve.
What's a mini stepper for?
For occasional use that's still highly beneficial, try out the mini stepper, a small yet comprehensive piece of fitness equipment that will tone your muscles. Unlike standard models, the mini version of the step machine plays an additional role: it not only helps you to lose weight and get a cardio workout, but it also shapes and firms up your lower limbs (glutes, abductors, adductors, quadriceps, calves, etc.). The small size is ultra practical for sculpting your figure without even leaving the house. To use it, simply stand on the small steps as if you were walking up stairs.
Domyos mini steppers
We offer two models to keep you fit: the Essential mini stepper tones your lower body through a lateral pedal movement that works your lower abdomen, thighs and glutes, and also slims your waist. For a more all-round workout, the Twister mini stepper lets you tone your body from head to toe. Its integrated handles have a dual purpose: working both your upper and lower body.
Each device comes with a counter that monitors:
- time elapsed
- calories burned
- number of steps per minute
- total number of steps
Training with a mini stepper
Each step training session should begin with a 3- to 5-minute warm-up, or longer if you are over 50. Start and end each exercise gradually.
If you start your session too quickly, you could raise the risk of getting injured and lose your energy by expending it inefficiently. Raise your heart rate gradually. Develop your endurance gradually. If you are training every day, do 10 minutes of exercises. If you are training 2 to 3 times per week, do 20 to 30 minutes. And for 1 or 2 times a week, go over 60 minutes. For beginners, the intensity you put in should build up slowly and should be suited to your fitness for maximum efficiency and safety.
At the end of each step session, take time to cool down (reducing your effort), followed by a relaxation phase. Start and end each exercise with a stretching session. Stretching before training increases the flexibility of your muscles so that you won't pull them or get injured. After exercise, it relaxes them and helps avoid cramp. Stretch slowly and gently and hold each stretch for 30 to 60 seconds as you exhale.
With a mini stepper, you have everything you need to keep yourself toned up until you can get back in the gym. For an even more effective workout and to give your waist and core a bit of exercise, twist your hips as the step comes up each time. All that remains is to swing your arms and get stepping!