Stamina InStride Foldaway Step ‘n Tone

Stamina InStride Foldaway Step ‘n Tone

  • Offers stepping action to tone legs, hips, and thighs and a rubber tubing to work back, abs, shoulders, and arms
  • Three-resistance levels with adjustable rubber tubing tension
  • Large textured pedals offer a secure hold for feet
  • Folding steel frame and compact design for use anywhere from home to office
  • Electronic monitor tracks workout time; one-year frame warranty; 90-day parts warranty

The Stamina InStride Foldaway Step ‘n Tone is a great way to tone your legs, hips, and thighs while burning extra calories and improving circulation. Use in your home or even at work for a leg-toning cardiovascular workout. The InStride Foldaway Step ‘n Tone fits under a desk, in a closet, under the bed, or in a corner. It is easy to move from room to room and place to place.The InStride Foldaway Step ‘n Tone is designed to provide a portable and efficient way to tone your legs, hips, and thighs

List Price: $ 40.00

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  • Trend "jewelry nut" February 19, 2012 at 7:37 pm -
    18 of 18 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Don’t Stand On This, September 9, 2010
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    This contraption is made of non durable materials. The plastic will not support body weight in an upright positon…not for long and maybe, not safely. I purchased for my relative to use in a seated postion.

    It is very effective for the muscles on the front of the leg and the calf muscles (tib anterior, gastroc, and soleus). When using seated with back straight, your core muscles are engaged, especially transverse abdominus. If using seated and in a recumbent positon, your quads will get a workout…sort of. The thighs are not able to achieve normal, full range contractions. Muscles operate on an all or none response, so they will contract, but the machine itself puts limits on the muscle’s range. It is more effective to strap a 1 lb weight around the ankle and flex and extend the knee. For the hip, only the lateral hip will get a gentle workout. That’s only because one of the quad muscles attaches on the lateral hipbone. Whether using seated or standing(oh no!) your hips are in constant flexion, so after using, it’s good ideal to extend arms overhead and do a standing, full body stretch…if possible. If not, lie down and do the full body stretch. The arm bands are quite effective for developing tone in the shoulder compartment muscles. You probably won’t develop new muscle fibers, but will tone the ones you already have.

    I’m a clinical massage therapist. There are more effective ways to exercise. Walking, free weights and stretches are more effective than using this machine, but for persons with limited mobility this can be helpful. The body appreciates movement and responds positively. Some movement is better than no movement. In post surgery, this can be helpful in preventing blood clots in people than cannot walk very much, yet. The calf muscles serve to help pump venous and lymph flow. When unable to walk, the blood can move sluggishly and has a greater potential to clot.

    I would not recommend for anyone with good mobility. I wouldn’t even recommend to persons who have decent mobility accompanied by pain. Pain free mobility can be gradually increased by walking, using low weight resistance, and stretches. Just don’t overdue. Keep it gradual.

    For older or younger people with severely limited mobility and people recovering from surgery or extended bedrest, this machine can be a helpful stepping stone to increasing strength and mobility, but for goodness sakes, if you want to use this thing while standing…invest in a more durable product.

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  • Linda White February 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm -
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    versatile compact exerciser, February 6, 2010
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    Linda White (Houston, TX) –

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    This is a convenient little exercise machine. The pedals are plastic and one of the teeth on the back of the pedals was broken when I received my unit. I called the company and they sent a replacement pedal very quickly with no questions asked. I wish the pedals were made of aluminum to hold up to adjusting the tension tubes. Other than that, it is a well designed piece of equipment.

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  • Ken February 19, 2012 at 8:22 pm -
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    This is why not to buy cheap, November 23, 2010
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    Ken

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    This product was seemingly my answer to getting a little cardio work in my tiny apartment. It was a waste. It feels very unstable, the foot pedals feel like they’re going to crack at any moment, (and actually started to do so — and I do not weight anywhere near the maximum amount)and the work itself did not feel natural – it was impossible to get a good flow or pace going… I even put my rolled up yoga mat beneath the pedals to give it more bounce (and to keep my feet from slamming into my hardwood floors) but that helped only marginally. In the long run it made the idea of working out seem more like work than it already does…. the opposite of what I was looking for. I spent about $20 more for another product that I love and don’t dread hopping on.

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