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Reach the Summit of Mount Everest…on a NuStep Cross Trainer

Are you looking for a new way to challenge yourself and achieve new goals with your NuStep workouts? How about trekking up the face of Mount Everest? Running in the Boston Marathon? Driving in the Daytona 500? With a bit of imagination, your NuStep workouts could become an adventure of sorts and keep you motivated

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Can You Do HIIT on a Recumbent Cross Trainer?

The short answer is yes; you CAN do HIIIT workouts on a recumbent cross trainer. In fact, you can use any piece of cardio equipment for this type of workout. What Is HIIT? HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. It generally consists of a warmup period followed by repeated periods of high-intensity exercises separated

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How Effective is a Recumbent Cross Trainer for Weight Loss?

Before diving into the merits of using a recumbent cross trainer for weight loss, let’s talk a little bit about weight. Managing body weight is vital to maintaining your health as you age. Being overweight increases the risk for numerous health conditions and diseases including high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke, and Type 2

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How Should I Use A Recumbent Cross Trainer? Consistently!

If you’re looking for the “silver bullet” to reach your weight loss or fitness goals, you will not find it! Because the truth is, there is no trick to losing weight or getting into shape. Every body is different and will require varying levels of activity and nutrition. The one thing we know to be

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Is Intensity or Duration More Important When Exercising on the NuStep?

Have you ever wondered which is more important when you’re exercising on your NuStep cross trainer, intensity or duration? Is one better than the other for achieving your fitness goals? The short answer? They’re both important. That’s why, when the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) released Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in

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Can I Use a Recumbent Cross Trainer for Rehab at Home?

A recumbent cross trainer is a great piece of exercise equipment. But, is it useful for continuing your rehab at home? When rehabilitating from a health event, choosing the right equipment is important. Using the equipment properly is also important. After all, if you push yourself too hard or use the wrong equipment, you can

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Is a Recumbent Bike or a Recumbent Stepper Better for Exercise?

If you’re searching for exercise equipment for your home gym, you may end up comparing a recumbent stepper to a recumbent bike. Both machines are solid options for people who cannot or do not want to use a traditional bike. But like any large purchase, you need to know what to look for before deciding.

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Can NuStep Cross Trainers Help Improve Functional Fitness?

Did you know that functional fitness is one of the major factors in our ability to maintain our independence and quality of life as we age?  Why is functional fitness so crucial? It affects our ability to safely and easily perform activities of daily living or participate in leisure activities. As we age, we experience a

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Are NuStep Cross Trainers the Right Equipment Choice for Beginners?

For older adults who are new to exercise and want to buy exercise equipment for their home, a NuStep cross trainer can be the right equipment choice for beginners. But, before making that decision, there’s a lot to consider. Get Medical Clearance First things first. Even if you are a healthy older adult, talk with

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Cardiac Rehab Programs and NuStep Cross Trainers: A Healing Connection

First, A Little History NuStep cross trainers have been mainstay of cardiac rehab programs since the 1990’s. However, NuStep’s origins date back to the 1960’s.  That’s when Dick Sarns, a biomedical engineer started his first company, Sarns, Inc., to develop medical devices for heart surgery. Among those was the heart lung machine used in open

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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.

“This is an amazing machine.”

- Anna Dusbiber Gossage: My ability to stand, overall leg strength and trunk stability have increased greatly.

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“I am so happy to have found this fun solution.”

- Lynn Zeleski: There have been very few days that I haven't spent at least 30 minutes on the NuStep.

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“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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