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Before founding NuStep, Dick Sarns, a bio-medical engineer, designed and developed medical devices used in heart surgery including the world-renowned Sarns heart-lung machine. Years later, as research emerged that supported exercise for cardiac patients, Dick shifted his focus to developing exercise products for cardiac rehabilitation. After years of research and development, Dick, and his son Steve, introduced the first recumbent cross trainer. In 1997, NuStep was born.

Inspiring people around the world to Take That Step

The vision that guided Dick and Steve almost 30 years ago continues today as the driving force of the entire NuStep team – helping individuals to Take That Step towards a healthier, more active lifestyle. NuStep cross trainer users around the world attest that our equipment  helped them transform their lives. We are honored and pleased to help make this international NuStep community possible.

Inclusive By design

The inclusive NuStep recumbent cross trainer is designed for a wide range of users, from the physically fit to those with mobility limitations. NuStep is the exercise equipment brand of choice for physical therapy centers, cardiac rehabilitation clinics, senior living communities and health and wellness centers across the country. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where our high-quality recumbent cross trainers and accessories are designed, manufactured, assembled and shipped worldwide.

We value our partnerships

We support initiatives that make a meaningful difference in peoples’ lives and take pride in our relationships with the following organizations:

  • American Heart Association
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • American Stroke Foundation
  • Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

FOR HOME USE

Whether you want to age actively or recover from an injury, surgery, joint replacement or cardiac event, a NuStep trainer in your home provides the freedom to exercise according to your personal schedule.

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For Professional Use

Professionals around the globe offer NuStep cross trainers in their health clubs, wellness centers and rehabilitation facilities.

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From the blog: O'Neal Hampton Vblog - Episode 1

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USER STORIES

NuStep users tell how their lives have been transformed and the vital role their NuStep plays in that transformation.

“The best piece of equipment I own.”

- Colleen Braun: People can transition from physical therapy to an independent program on their own.

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“I feel like I could do almost anything”

- Tom Hoatlin: I don’t know where I’d be without having discovered NuStep.

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“After a workout on the NuStep I feel fantastic and rejuvenated.”

- Casa de la Vista: Residents are working out together on NuSteps and loving it!

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  • Clydella Birkholz

    I used a NuStep in my in-patient rehab stay following my stroke in 2005. I really miss it’s extremely safe process for me to get some real exercise, without the fall risk of walking on a treadmill with my weak leg’s spasming ankle, and even more I miss the good stretch that it gave my contracting left arm. I am finally able to afford to get my own and will be ordering one for my home. I am very excited and can hardly wait, just have to wait until a room is prepared for it here, where my brother will also relocate my treadmill into, so that we will have a home fitness room for everyone in the house to utilize.

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  • Dale Munger

    Hit by a car in Nov 2017 two metal plates in leg, knee fracture ,shoulder fracture,six broken ribs two back fractures, in Jan started on Nu Step level 4 8min my athletic club as one, now once or twice a week I do 30min at level 10 1;000 steps back to work with only cane(for now) 60 years old with heart issues...thank you

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  • O'Neal Hampton

    Hi My NuStep Family and Friends.
    I would like to give an update on my recovery from my hip and joint replacement.
    Well it has been three weeks since I have been out of the hospital and the recovery is going well.
    The only problem I’m having with recovery is mentally I’m trying to rush. LOL
    But the doctors have forewarned me that this is not something I can rush or it could be worse. Like if I dislocate my hip at this point, I would have to have the surgery all over again and the recovery time is twice as long. So needless to say they didn’t have to tell me that twice. I still can’t drive for another couple of weeks, I can’t bend my knee or my right side more than 90° getting up or down for a couple more weeks, I can’t cross my legs and a few other things. The muscles has to get stronger and bond with new hip and joint.
    I’ll be back on my NuStep in a week. (Which is going to be the only equipment that I’ll be using for my rehab) Which makes total sense seeing that’s all I need. LOL
    Can’t Wait because to me that’s when my recovery starts. ��
    Thanks Everyone for the support I have been receiving. It means a lot. ��
    O’Neal Hampton Jr.

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  • Lynnie Lewter

    The T4r is the only machine at the physiotherapy clinic that does not cause my ankle pain. Really enjoying getting active again for the first time in months, since my ankle injury. Great piece of equipment!!!

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  • John McGowan

    I have used these in rehab for several years. Only machine I ever enjoyed. Wasted a lot on a cheaper one that I hated. I got my excise down pat and .now I will not drive 30 minutes to excise. Got a tablet and can get internet so hope I am set.

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  • Melissa Ollmann

    I first used the NuStep T4r in cardiac rehab after having my aortic valve replaced. After completing rehab, I missed using it so much I purchased one for my home. My sons are 12 & 9 - they also use the NuStep

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  • Linda Erickson

    We were introduced to the T4r while at our local YMCA. My husband is having a hard time with balance and walking safely. He has found that the NuStep trainer gives him the workout he likes without the worry of taking a fall (as has happened on the walking track). We will drive the distance several times a week just to make sure he can get the workout. Thanks NuStep!

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  • Gloria Smith

    I love our T4r. Ended up in ICU because most of my hormones had been depleted. Definitely was not fun! Ended up in Rehab where I basically had to learn to walk again. It was there I discovered NuStep. Using it I was walking within that same week. Now having one at home I use it several times a day. To me it is well worth the cost! Thank you for such a terrific unit that's easy on my knees!

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  • Diana Dlugos Kohne

    Provides an excellent workout, whether you're looking for an intense cardio session or just wanting low-impact exercise; best quality I've seen in exercise equipment!

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  • Benna Kisin-Schultz

    NuStep got me on my feet again after 4 spinal surgeries and a stroke. I do not think I would be walking today without the help...and now I will have one in my home to keep me going all year round!

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  • Nancy A. Conway

    I have had MS for about 20 years now, diagnosed first with RRMS and have progressed to the stage of SPMS. Physical therapy has always been a challenge for me, not so much in doing the therapy, but getting to the facility. Just getting to the PT facility was the PT itself. Also, as anyone with MS knows, one typically has a time during each day when your symptoms seem to be more manageable. For me that is the early evening. After years of struggling and ultimately giving up on getting to the facility (FT day job + family responsibilities), I decided to purchase the T5XR for in-home use. I love it. I can now do my exercise at a time that works for me (early evening). I have a long way to go, but I am up to 45 minutes at Level 4, about 2.25-2.50 miles. What a difference this machine has made in my life. Thank you so much.

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  • Laiad Thaicharoen

    Thanks for the port of the Will? I love

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  • Callie K Levina

    This NuStep recumbent cross trainer made a huge difference for me while I was in a high quality, skilled nursing rehab facility, which I needed as part of my recovery following a serious accident, from being hit by a car turning the corner that threw me off my path while attempts to get across the crosswalk. The accident resulted in my having multiple fractures in my leg, pelvis, and ribs. After a week of starting intensive physical therapy, I was introduced to the NuStep, used it diligently practically every day from then on, even while I was in a brace and not ready to put weight on my leg & knee, which went for the ride, but still this enabled me to get healing from the motion, after nearly two months of use, on top of all the therapeutic efforts, I was walking again. I've left the facility and now looking for a fitness place in my area that has the NuStp. It was a life-savor for me, and miss it already.

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  • Terry Salmonson

    I love warming up at Northern Michigan Sports Medicine on the NuStep.

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  • David Young

    I made the 2 mile mark today in 25 minutes on 4 strength. I got up to 218 steps per minute at times one year ago I started at 77 steps per minute.

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  • Cathy Abbott Atlija

    I have primary progressive multiple sclerosis and right arm and leg are very weak. Before being introduced to the NuStep at a rehab center, no other exercise equipment had worked for me. With the leg brace and the hand grip assist I was able to for the first time in years. I'm up to 60 minutes and 4700 steps on level 5.

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  • Aliguay Helen

    That's good equipment for exercise especially the person going medications exercise is good as long as you are active...because if you start sweating start burning the calories...

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  • Andrea Brown

    The best ever! Best workout without any pain but lots of resistance and completely all over benefits.

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  • Matthew Drake

    The best place I've ever worked and the best machine out there!

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  • Donna Smith

    I was intro'd to NuStep post congenital defect CABG (surgery went very south afterwards!) & during Vardiac Rehab. Out of *all* all the interactive equipment in the gym @ CR, the NuStep was & still is my all time favorite! I cannot think of a demographic who cannot benefit from NuStep. Smooth, efficient and easy on the joints are only a few attributes. NuStep is a powerhouse for building good or at least better physical & mental health.
    Thanks NuStep. (I hope my next CR stint includes your machine!)

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