Sunny Health & Fitness Mini Stepper with Resistance Bands, Black Everything Else

(10 customer reviews)

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TRACK YOUR FITNESS: LCD monitor measures the steps time total and calories, making your exercise more reasonable and effective
TOTAL BODY: Equipped with removable training bands this high-quality stepper tightens over 20 different core muscles and using low-impact aerobic exercise to help tone your chest back and shoulders
HYDRAULIC DRIVE SYSTEM: Built with a hydraulic drive system this workout machine provides a smooth stepping motion. Arrives assembled (simply attach resistance bands)
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT: Height adjustment knob adjusts the step motion height for either short bursts or long steps
WIDE NON-SLIP PEDALS: Large textured foot plates ensure a solid, non-slip footing Height range will decrease with each counter-clockwise turn

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10 reviews for Sunny Health & Fitness Mini Stepper with Resistance Bands, Black Everything Else

  1. Anna

    I’ve had this stepper for nearly 4 months now, and I love it. I have had no problems with malfunctions, aside from some squeaking that WD-40 fixes right up. It’s easy to use, and easy to store away when not in use.I’m in the process of losing 100+ lbs, I’m down 80 so far. When I first got the stepper, I was only able to use it for 10 minutes before I felt like I was going to die. In a good way. I worked my way up to an hour and a half, and it’s a great way to burn calories and get a sweat on. I now use it just about every day as a warm up before the rest of my workout. I was worried about it eventually not being an adequate work out as I became more fit, but I don’t see that happening any time soon.I expect to use this stepper until the day it dies, and I’ll probably buy a new one when it does. I already feel I got my money’s worth from it. I recommended it to a friend who wants to lose weight, and she loves it, too.Update 4/27/2018:I’ve lost my hundred pounds, and I still love this stepper.

  2. Amazon Customer

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     Perfect! Compact yet sturdy, no assembly required (just hook on the arm bands). Quiet, allows me to get in a little exercise during Zoom breaks or when I’m just a passive participant. Use the stair climbing app on my Apple Watch to track progress. Very happy with the purchase!

  3. PJ

    I literally just got this today (9/15/2020) and I started sweating in the first minute of use!!😄 I live in a studio apartment in a building where there’s a gym, however I know I’m no longer comfortable using the public gym. So for the upcoming winter season I thought I need to get something. This is perfect! Can slip right under my couch when not in use and I can tell along with weights this is going to keep me moving and get in shape! 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾 Highly recommended

  4. Gary S.

    By Very Unpopular DemandSpitz’s Highly Not Sought After,Top Ten Unsolicited Tips on the Mini Stepper1. LOSSEN THE WHEELa. Loosen the wheel under the stepper as much as possible. It will still be plenty hard to exercise for the foreseeable future.2. STEP HALF WAY DOWNa. In the beginning until your leg muscles strengthen, step about half way down.3. 2000 STEPSa. If you step half way down, you can step about 2000 steps in 20 minutes4. 6 POP SONGS FROM THE 70’Sa. On Pandora, 2000 steps all the way down will equal about 6 pop rock songs from the 70’s (in the Stevie Wonder Genre). I have done this a bunch of times and 6 songs is pretty darn gone reliable.b. I cannot and will not however vouch for the songs from the 80s. I tell people who want to listen to 80’s music, I cannot help you. You are on your own. Good luck..5. 1000 STEPS IF YOU GO ALL THE WAY DOWNa. If you step all the way down, this will cut your steps to about 1000 steps but it will still span across 6 pop rock songs from the 70’s because the songs are a function of time not steps.b. Pretty stupid point, but a point nonetheless.6. VARY ARM MOVEMENTSa. Vary you types of arm movements so you do not build up lactic acid and it does not become drudgery:i. Arm curlsii. Reverse arm curlsiii. Pulling straight upiv. Arms out to the sidev. Arms behind you ( the easiest one and good for a quasi-rest)vi. Also try doing the above movements one arm at a time as well as1. Bring your right hand to your left shoulder (and vice a versa)2. Bring you right hand one foot in front of your left shoulder.b. Bottom line: change or stop arm movement if lactic acid builds up. On the other hand, if you start hallucinating, that is fine. Not only fine but a peak experience.7. COORDINATIONa. So you don’t get the feeling that you are flailing about, I like to coordinate the top of my arm movements with my right foot hitting the bottom of its stride.b. On the other hand , if you like to flail – flailing is indeed often underrated and misunderstood – then ignore this advice.c. Of course you have might chosen to already ignore all my advice and it might be a small miracle if you made it this far.8. COUNTING PATTERNSa. Patternsi. If I am counting to 1000 full steps, then I like to divide it into 4 sets of 250.ii. The I like to lay down tracks by counting to 37 steps for each set.iii. Then I like to take the “head” off of each 250 set and I will count from 190 to 250 4xiv. Then I might count to 37 from 200 to 237 4x and then 67 to 100 4x.v. And on and on like this creating and counting new subsets. It keeps me engaged and amazingly it matches the clock pretty darn close when all my subsets add up to 1000b. Backwards will make forward progress easieri. I also find that psychologically and somehow even physically easier to count backwards than forward, so in lots of my subsets I am counting backwards.c. Seek Helpi. If you find this interesting or worse yet actually following any of this, seek help as soon as possible.9. SMOKING:a. I don’t recommend smoking but if you do smoke, I recommend not smoking while on the mini stepper, unless of course you are making a You Tube Video and you need clicks..b. Then I not only highly recommend it but I request that you tell me if you do because I would like to watch it.10. WALKING YOUR DOGa. The question often comes up is it safe to walk your dog while on the mini stepper?b. You can try it, but eventually your dog will realize that he has not gone anywhere and it could lead to break down in trust.

  5. MD

    So, getting older in life, and still have a very sedentary desk job and the effects are starting to show on my health. Not good! So, a bit of research has told me that getting active in any form adds up over the day, and, while I started clocking myself to get up and move around throughout the day, I wanted to do more than just do a few stretches. Began looking online for options, and found this gem!I now have it in my office, and, I also purchased a Garmin Vivofit 4, to keep track of my steps and activity throughout my days, to get a sense of how much I’m doing, or not doing, and when I need to be more active to reach my goals. This handy stair stepper is exactly what I wanted — something small that easily fits in my office space, that is rigorous enough to get my heart pumping, but not so extreme that I need to take a shower afterwards or swap out my work attire for gym clothes.This is most basic — two pedals, and a cord that goes around a tension wheel, just stand on it, and start stepping. Also has two light resistance fitness bands, so you can work out your arms in any way you choose. I was so out of shape that I had to back off the tension entirely, and just stepping while using the bands, for half a minute got me breathing hard! Sad, I know! It does have a little computer on it that keeps track of things, but, since it is rather limited and is down on the floor with the stepper, and not really so practical, I just use my fitness tracker to show my progress during use.Happy to say I have started dieting as well, plus using my Bowflex at home for something other than a clothes rack, and, with this device at work, I’ve already lost a few pounds in just a few weeks, so life is going in a better direction! And, already have ratcheted up the tension setting, from when I started, so I’m getting in slightly better shape already, after just a few weeks. Small gains, but good gains.With the amount of time I work, and the amount of work I need to get through, I really needed something I could fit into my existing life, and that’s what I love about this. I don’t have the time or funds to go get a gym membership or suddenly take up running or biking or something, so I needed a machine that I could integrate into my current schedule, and this is it!My Vivofit 4 has an activity alarm, so, when I’ve been at the desk too long, my wrist device beeps at me, and I get up, get on my stepper, and start stepping, doing my first half with the resistance bands, and then the next half without, since I’m still too out of shape to do justice to this device, but I take it as a good sign that it gets my heart pumping and my legs get a good burn. In other words, it is an effective little workout machine. When I’ve been active long enough, my Vivofit beeps again, telling me I’ve been a good boy and burned some calories, and I see my step count for the day has risen, and so I can go back to work again.While my sad state of fitness was shocking, in how quickly I was winded, the good news is that, a few weeks into use, my times on it are getting longer, so it is definitely building endurance, and, while I am not managing to also take a needed walk around my neighborhood every day after work, I find that, when I do, my uphill stints are already becoming easier. So, in other words, I’m seeing progress!To me, many fitness endeavors fail because they are not maintained — often because the goal just does not fit into reality. This stepper, however, is easy to use, easy to remember to use, stares at me every day, gives me a sense of progress and is making me feel better, so it is a fitness tool that works for me, which means I will use it. The best fitness regime on earth is useless, after all, if we are not doing it. I needed something I could use, every day, starting small and working forward. I’ve even scaled back my Bowflex goals to, again, be realistic in what I will do, rather than make great plans about what I wind up not doing, so this has helped me to just get on a better track, overall, in terms of my health.This seems well built, and I have no reason to think it won’t last. And, at fifty bucks, even if it broke down in a year, I’d buy another. Very affordable versus the cost of poor health!If, like me, it’s hard to work a grand fitness scheme into your life, or you’re just getting started on a fitness plan, I think this is an ideal tool. I look forward to the day when I can step for much longer periods than a few minutes at a time, but the great thing is that, over the course of a day, this is helping me build some real health betterment into my life.The most recent studies are showing that periodic fitness adds up to being as effective as dedicated periods of exercise, so this really is a terrific answer for me. Life is not interrupted, and my health is being addressed, which has given me a routine I like, and that I can maintain. Plus, with seeing real progress in losing weight, no, it’s not an overnight sensation, but, again, over time, I am getting healthier, and a few pounds every few weeks adds up over time, to the goal of getting off these extra twenty pounds that are loading me down and impacting my health.For me, this is literally a life saver!Very thankful for this purchase. Highly recommend!

  6. Erin Rivera

    This stepper is exactly what I wanted–a small machine with simple mechanics at a value price. It fits under my bed for easy storage and weighs about 15 pounds, so it’s easy to move around. It has a simple counter that keeps track of your steps (and has a few other modes, like calories, etc. but nothing too in depth). It came preassembled, and the only assembly you have to do is make sure the pulley line is on the wheel underneath the machine, then tighten the tension knob to the desired resistance (which is easy to adjust anytime you want to change it) and attaching the arm resistance bands to the frame.In reference to some common questions/complaints I’ve seen, here is an FYI about the this machine.1. It is a STEPPER, not an elliptical–meaning you step up and down, not glide back and forth.2. It does require you to maintain your own balance while using it (unlike an elliptical). It is actually better for your muscle tone and core muscles to keep your own balance while exercising. However, if you have a medical issue that impairs your balance, this might not be a good machine for you.3. You MUST use it standing up. Because you put your full weight on the pedals to pump them up and down, this machine would not work for someone sitting at a desk or in a chair.4. The arm resistance bands are optional and do not effect the function of the stepper pedals. They are mounted to the frame of the machine and the length is adjustable. They are simple rubber type stretchy resistance bands, similar to bungee cords.5. The step counter has been accurate for me, but I consider the other modes (calories, etc.) to be estimates. If you need more in depth exercise tracking, I would suggest a personal device (Fitbit, etc.) or looking for another machine at a higher price point to include the bells and whistles.6. There is no way to adjust the incline of the pedals, or increase the step height (how far up and down the pedals go) beyond the 8″ or so in the machines range of motion. Again, if this is important, you should probably look at a higher price point. Personally I find the incline and step height works well for me.7. The machine seems durable to me, and I use it about 5x a week, for 20-30 minutes. If you work out much more than that, you may want to invest in a more expensive, bigger machine.8. The weight limit for the machine is 220 lb, per the instruction manual.9. The instruction manual is well written and clear instructions are given for assembly and maintenance. Instructions are given for parts to oil if the machine begins to squeak.10. The machine is very quiet. You do hear air pushing from the cylinders as you step up and down, but it’s not loud. I use the machine while my baby naps with no problem.11. The pedals are 11 1/4″ long from inside the toe guard to the edge of the pedal. I wear women’s size 9 and have plenty of room.12. Despite its simple design, this machine does give you quite a work out (similar to climbing stairs). It’s definitely cardiovascular exercise, and you definitely feel it in your calves, thighs and gluts. Maintaining balance also gives my core muscles a work out, and you can use the arm bands too if you want. Like any exercise, it depends on the amount of effort you put in.I would highly recommend this stepper for anyone like myself, who wants an affordable machine with a small footprint to get some easy exercise at home. I’m a 30-something mother with small children, so going to the gym isn’t convenient for me. I’m not a fitness guru, my goals are to get more cardio and shed a few pounds. For around $50, you can’t beat the price for the amount of exercise you can get from this little stepper.

  7. Joy

    I was looking for a replacement for a mini stepper that I used to have that wore out over time. I found this one that is affordable and durable. I have only used it for about a week but I am already loving it. I keep it under my desk to use while sitting back in the chair. This is good for a stretch of my thighs and helps when I am sitting at the desk for hours at a time. I work from home so then when I have the time to do more than just stretches I pull the stepper out and use it while watching a TV show. I love the resistance bands and that I can work out my arms at the same time as my legs. It has adjustable tension. Simply turn the knob that is underneath it until it has the tension that you want. I did think that it was broken when I first took it out of the box because the tension pulley was loose. Then I realized that it was only because I had not tightened the tension yet. Once I tightened it the pulley stayed tight like it is supposed to. So if the pulley doesn’t look right when you first take it out of the box try tightening the tension knob. I like that this is able to be stored underneath my desk so that it is out of the way.

  8. Rebecca M.

    Since the lock-down, despite being an introvert, I never stayed at home this much! In the beginning, I began taking regular jogs around my neighborhood and all was going pretty well except I experienced runner’s knees for the first time (was in so much pain for an entire month), still suffered through shin splints and weak ankles despite purchasing compression sleeves . This was all in March–May. Towards the beginning of June though, I had to stop going outside because my neighborhood stopped practicing social distancing and wearing masks.For the sake of my mental health as well as physical (prediabetic and high cholesterol) I looked into a mini stepper. This was the only one that got high reviews and the price is fantastic! (I did look into small, portable treadmills but all were very pricey and not in my budget) When my stepper came, I was overjoyed that absolutely no assembly is required! It just slides out of the box (I kept the box in case it broke as some reviewers have stated happening)The first time using it, I could barely last 1 minute and only 3-5 arm lifts with the resistance band! So I put together a plan and started small: Three sets of 30 sec on the stepper with 1 minute resting periods in between. After a few days I was able to increase my time and pace. My set goal was to step for at least 30 min (doc ordered for me to walk everyday for 30 min but no way am I going outside!). Truthfully, I didn’t remain consistent at first and did the stepper here and there. It wasn’t until the last 2 weeks of July that I finally began to discipline myself well enough to get on the stepper every day. Today, I am on the stepper EVERY NIGHT for MORE than 1 HOUR! I burn 500 calories (dropped 4lbs in 5 days!–like many others, I gained some weight during this pandemic). The photos I attached show my current progress.*I highly recommend watching your favorite show or movie while using the stepper. Now, I look forward to using this machine because I get to pick out a movie (action movies have proven to be very effective as my pace increases during intense scenes). It also helped my insomnia (I stay up until 4 a.m. and get up at 7-8 a.m.) This stepper has helped me relax so much! I get completely drained and I love it!With the resistance bands, this stepper definitely is an entire body workout and great cardio!! My heart rate goes up and I break out in sweat (it takes a lot for me to sweat so this certainly impressed me). It almost feels like a HIIT workout since I start off slow and then increase my pace before slowing down and then increasing again. This repeats for an entire hour.I have started experiencing occasional squeaks (sometimes it doesn’t squeak at all) but thankfully a reviewer recommended purchasing “3 in 1 oil” here.I HIGHLY recommend this stepper. It is a God-send! Especially since gyms have re-closed plus, I don’t have to run outside in 102 degree weather, surrounded by idiots who still think the virus is a hoax. I can comfortably step inside with the A.C. I love that I can step anytime like at night when I can’t sleep.***Comes with battery already installed and an extra one!UPDATE: Sept. 29When I first got this stepper, I weighed 128lb. Now I’m 118lb. *When I eat high carb food, I do take a white kidney bean supplement (phytoral) which boosts your metabolism and blocks carbs.

  9. K Williams

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     I was nervous about this machine. I wasn’t sure if it was going to give me a workout for real, but lisssten…this stepper is amazing. Cost efficient and does what you need it to do. I’ve had it for about 2 weeks now and I’m very pleased. It came pretty much assembled already. I just adjusted the step and added the bands. I love it and highly recommended it.

  10. disgruntled upon occasion

    I was rather skeptical about this thing. Always looking for space-conscious workout options for my basement gym. But I’m pretty much a bars, bells, and plates kinda guy. So I was dubious about the efficacy of this stepper. Despite my initial impression that it would be better suited being in an older lady’s sunroom for afternoon cardio sessions, I’ve really come to enjoy it. I jacked the tension up as far as I possibly could without breaking the mechanism and it’s like walking up the side of a mountain. (And I do a lot of hiking, so I should know.) After about 10-15 minutes/500-750 steps I can feel a substantial response in most of my leg muscle groups. Surprisingly it doesn’t seem to affect my glutes very much, but that may be due to my gait or height. But the heads of the quads, the entire hamstrings, and the double balls of the calves really get a surprisingly intense workout in a short period of time. Again, I have it set to the most intense tension possible. Price was good. Build is solid. The LCD display options are pretty swell as well. For a weightliftin’ dude like myself, the included optional resistance bands are fairly useless. Just not enough resistance to matter to my musculature. However, I taped them together and attached them to a pillar. The two combined together generate a bit of effort for me, about equivalent to a 20lb kettlebell. So yeah, kinda useless for my purposes. But anyway, get this thing and get steppin’. Set that tension high and stomp it out yo.

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