Steppers and climbers are excellent fitness machines for light toning and cardio workouts. They focus on your glutes, thighs, hamstrings and calf muscles. Steppers are becoming an increasingly popular piece of home fitness equipment. They are effective, affordable and use up little space. Many steppers come with upper body resistance cords meaning you can tone your upper body as well as your lower body.
Stairmaster is the name of a line of workout steppers, which includes stepping machines and revolving stairs. Before the elliptical and treadmill the stepper or stairmaster was the most popular piece of exercise equipment in any health club. Still found in most health clubs, most used stairmasters or steppers are sold and found in homes because of the affordable price, great workout and economy of space.