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Exercising on the NuStep: Good for brain health, too.

Here at NuStep, brain health is a hot topic of discussion. Evidence shows that the factors that contribute mightily to cardiovascular disease and stroke – obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes – also negatively impact cognitive health. When it comes to brain health, many of the same healthy lifestyle steps we take to care for

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My New Weight Loss Goal

It’s no secret that I’ve gained weight since my time on The Biggest Loser (and I discuss why that’s no surprise here), so today I want to share with you my weight loss goal for the year, what motivates me and how I plan to accomplish that goal. I don’t mind sharing this with my

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Balance Your Life

One of my favorite mottos is “live a life you love”; very short and very powerful. Maintaining balance in my life is key to sticking to this motto and staying healthy. There are so many things in life that fill our tank and give us fuel to live an awesome life, but when these things

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The Biggest Loser: Real but Not Reality

We all know The Biggest Loser is great TV, and people truly are changing their lives on the show, but I think we can all agree it’s outside of “reality” for most people. We worked out 6-8 hours a day while we were on The Ranch and that is just not possible unless you are

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Three Things I do Every Day to be Successful

I make hundreds, thousands of choices each day, but there are three things I do every day that make the biggest difference in my health and happiness. 1. The first thing I do every day when I wake up is make a conscious decision to do my very best that day. Now along with that

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When Working Out, What You Wear Matters

Having the right clothes during a workout can make all the difference in the world. You have to dress the part. You’d never go to The Grammys dressed in jeans and a T-shirt would you? So why workout in baggy, bunchy, heavy cotton?! When you are working out it is important to be dressed in

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Finding the Right Support System

This week’s blog is about having a support system as you go through life for anything you want to achieve, whether that’s physically, mentally, financially or emotionally. Having a support system is really the key to staying on track. Please don’t get support system confused with enablers though. An enabler is a ‘yes man’ who

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My Top 5 Tips for a Healthier Diet

In this week’s post, I would like to share with everyone some tips and tricks for healthier cooking and meal planning. There are a lot of different ways to change your eating habits (notice I did NOT say diet) for the better, but I’ve found that these work best for me: Purge your cabinets –

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Are you happy enough to get healthy?

This week I want to share my thoughts on the importance of the mental, as well as the physical, when you want to lose weight and get healthy. For most people, there’s a why behind being overweight or obese that has to be tackled before they can make any lasting change. Obesity affects your family,

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Training for a Half-Ironman

One way I like to support my healthy lifestyle change is to have a big goal to work on. Right now I am signed up for the Racine, WI Half Ironman on July 20th and my training program is in full swing! I started training back in December and have a very detailed schedule that

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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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  • Sandra Gookin

    First used this after my knee replacement therapy. Decided some time later that I needed to exercise at home so I picked a Nu Step T5XR. It sits by the TV which helps me going. Just finished my first mile in one sitting! Well worth the money!

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