Our Story

Before founding NuStep, CEO Dick Sarns created another important machine. In the ‘60s, he designed a world-renowned heart lung machine for cardiac surgery. In the 1980’s, Dick, with son Steve, were inspired by research that proved the value of exercise in managing heart disease. At the time, there was no safe, effective, easy-to- use exercise equipment for cardiac rehabilitation patients on the market. So they developed and manufactured the first recumbent cross trainer. And in 1987, NuStep, Inc. was born.

Dick (CEO) and Norma Sarns - NuStep Founders

Inspiring people around the world to Take That Step

The values that guided Dick and Steve Sarns to create NuStep in 1987 continue to guide the company today. The company is determined to enable as many NuStep users as possible, regardless of their age, weight or ability level, to Take That Step toward a healthier, richer, longer life. NuStep users around the world tell us how the NuStep has helped transform their lives. We couldn’t be happier to help make this international NuStep community possible.

Inclusive: by design

NuStep is a highly inclusive exercise machine accessible to a wide range of users, from the physically fit to those with mobility limitations. As a result, we’ve become the exercise brand of choice for countless physical therapy centers, cardiac rehabilitation clinics, senior living communities and health and wellness centers across the country. NuStep is headquartered in in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where our high-quality recumbent cross trainers and accessories are designed, manufactured, assembled and shipped to users all over the world to enjoy a low-impact, total-body workout.

We value our partnerships.

We wholeheartedly support initiatives that make a meaningful difference in people's lives, and take great pride in the relationships we have with these important organizations:

  • American Heart Association
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • American Stroke Foundation
  • Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living
  • 10 Year Frame
  • 5 Year Parts
  • 1 Year Labor*

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NuStep Machines are made in America
ICAA Inspire Award
Ease Of Use Arthritis Foundation Commendation