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 as you count your steps to a destination. And, even better, give you legit bragging rights once you reach your goal. Best of all, you will be improving your health and wellness with each step.
Using a map and some simple math, you can calculate the distance you need to travel and the number of steps it would take to get there. Here is the approximate breakdown of how many steps constitute a mile with each NuStep cross trainer model.
T4 model – 1,584 steps in a mile
T4r model – 1,824 steps in a mile
T5 models* – 1,810 steps in a mile
T6 models** – 1,800 steps in a mile
To get you started, we did a little “legwork” and calculated the aforementioned challenges. And, we’ve added some trivia about each for fun.
Mount Everest, located on the border between Nepal and Tibet, China, is the highest mountain above sea level and stands 29,035 feet or 5.5 miles (8.85 km) high. Each year, hundreds of people attempt to climb Mount Everest. In fact, in recent years, overcrowding on the summit has become a serious issue. Fortunately, as you make your climb on the NuStep, you won’t have to contend with the long lines, altitude sickness or extreme wind and cold.
T4 model – 8,712 steps
T4r model – 10,032 steps
T5 models – 9,955 steps
T6 models – 99,000 steps
Established in 1897, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon. The race is 26.2 miles and takes place every year on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday of April. On average, 30,000 runners – amateur and professional – compete each year. The course, which goes through eight cities, is considered difficult particularly because of Heartbreak Hill where many a runner has “hit the wall” because of its half-mile incline. Fortunately, your “run” will be smooth sailing on the NuStep.
T4 model – 41,501 steps
T4r model – 47,788 steps
T5 models – 47,422 steps
T6 models – 47,160 steps
A favorite among NASCAR fans, the Daytona 500 is known as “The Great American Race.” The race, held at the Daytona International Speedway, puts drivers through the paces, competing to be the first to complete the full 200 laps around the 2.5-mile tri-oval track. You may never match the track record of 210.364 mph set by Bill Elliott in 1987, but you can still get to victory lane at your own pace on your NuStep.
T4 model – 792,000 steps
T4r model – 912,000 steps
T5 models – 905,000 steps
T6 models – 900,000 steps
After you complete these challenges, well, the sky’s the limit. Hmm, how many steps will it take to reach the moon?
*Includes the T5, the T5XR and the T5XRW models
** Includes the T6PRO and T6MAX models
As always, consult your physician before starting any exercise program or changing your workout routine.