Regular exercise is one of the most important things we can do for our overall health and wellness. Evidence shows that exercise provides a host of physical and mental benefits that contribute to an improved sense of wellbeing and quality of life. Everyone, regardless of age, fitness level or functional ability, can benefit from regular exercise. From controlling our weight, to keeping us active and engaged as we age, to managing health conditions or disabilities, exercise transforms lives.

At NuStep, we’re determined to enable as many people as possible to experience the life transforming benefits of exercise. That’s why we designed our NuStep recumbent cross trainers to be inclusive – to help a wide range of users Take That Step towards a healthier, more active lifestyle including those who:

  • Want to lose weight and improve fitness
  • Want to age actively
  • Suffer from arthritis
  • Have mobility or balance issues
  • Live with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease

Improve physical fitness

Losing weight and keeping it off is a challenge for most people. Those who have orthopedic issues or health conditions aggravated by excess weight face additional challenges – especially when it comes to finding exercise equipment that can accommodate their needs.

NuStep recumbent cross trainers may help you overcome those challenges by providing a low impact, full-body workout that may lead to weight loss and increased strength.* The T5XR and T5XRW provide most users up to 600 pounds with an effective workout. Our recumbent cross trainers can also help with your at home rehabilitation or therapy.

Active Aging and Brain Health

Heart pumping cardio exercise – like the kind you may get a on NuStep trainer – may reduce the risk of three most common chronic health conditions for older adults: heart disease, hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease. Studies show that cardio exercise can help improve brain health and function. In addition to helping boost memory and executive function, exercise can have a positive affect on mental health. In recent years, evidence has emerged that cardio exercise plays a powerful role in lowering the risk of cognitive decline.

Regular exercise on our cross trainer may also help build and retain muscle mass while increasing flexibility and range of motion. With its multiple resistance levels and user-controlled step length, the NuStep trainer can offer as demanding a workout as you desire, both now and as your health and fitness level improves.

Arthritis Care and Prevention

Many who live with the pain and stiffness of arthritis, avoid exercise for fear it will aggravate their condition. The fact is, not exercising can increase joint pain and stiffness. That’s why exercise is so vital for those who have arthritis. It helps strengthen the muscles around joints, build bone strength, increase range of motion, improve flexibility, control weight and more – all of which help reduce pain and stiffness.

For those with arthritis, traditional exercise equipment can be too difficult to use or it puts too much stress on joints.  The NuStep’s ergonomic design and features like a swivel seat, sturdy grab bar and StrideLock make it easy to get on and off. The movement of the NuStep machine simulates a walking motion without putting undue stress on the joints.

Limited Mobility and Balance Issues

For users with limited mobility or balance issues, accessing and exercising on many exercise machines can be impossible. The NuStep T5 series offers a low step-through design and 360-degree swivel seat that makes it easier for most users to get on and off. The seated, recumbent position also provides a safe and effective workout. Upper and lower body movements are connected, so the arms help move the legs and vice versa. These features make a full-body workout possible even for people with little to no movement in their legs or arms through optional adaptive equipment such as the Leg Stabilizer, the WellGrip and the Foot Secure System.

Neurological Conditions

Studies continue to show the multitude of benefits exercise may have for those living with neurological conditions. If you experience the resulting pain and physical limitations, exercise on traditional fitness equipment may be difficult. The NuStep recumbent cross trainer can offer an inclusive and adaptive full-body workout for most users, including many wheelchair users.


* Individual results may vary and depend on several factors, including health status and diet. The statements relating to weight loss are not to be construed as claims made by NuStep that you will lose weight. Individuals may have responses or results other than those indicated.

Research and Findings

Cross validation of the recumbent stepper submaximal exercise test to predict peak oxygen uptake in older adults

Publication: Physical Therapy
Date Published: 2014

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Integrating aerobic training within subacute stroke rehabilitation: a feasibility study

Publication: Physical Therapy
Date Published: 2014

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Moving the Arms to Activate the Legs in Gait Rehabilitation Therapy

Publication: Exercise Sports Science Reviews
Date Published: 2006

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Inclusivity and Therapy in Mind

What separates NuStep’s inclusive recumbent cross trainers from other exercise equipment? They’re coveted by a wide variety of users: Those who are healthy and fit, overweight, living with mobility challenges, or rehabilitating after a joint replacement, surgery, cardiac event or stroke. Each NuStep simulates the motion of walking. Learn which NuStep machine is best for you.


WITH THE T4r, our entry-level product, users of virtually any ability level can get a full-body workout

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Our mid-level product’s low, step-through design makes getting on and off easier

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One of the most accessible, effective and adaptive cross trainers AVAILABLE TODAY

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