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Gaiam Mini Stepper with Resistance System

by Gaiam
9 customer reviews

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  • Two-in-one low-impact workout tool
  • Compact design is perfect for traveling and taking to the office while allowing for simple storage
  • Built-in computer tracks elapsed time and steps
  • Heavy-duty construction with nonskid rubber feet
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Product Description

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Gaiam's two-in-one workout system is a complete exercise tool that allows you to step up calorie burn and increase endurance while also building muscle strength and definition. The stepping action helps tone the waist, hips, calves, and thighs while resistance cords help to shape your arms, shoulders, and back. A double-duty, low-impact fitness solution, the compact design of this mini stepper allows you to store it easily in a closet when not in use. The heavy-duty construction features nonskid rubber feet for stability while a built-in computer tracks elapsed time and steps. An easy-adjust knob allows you to set workout intensity and challenge yourself to the next level.

About Gaiam
Gaiam was created as a lifestyle company with the vision that, given a choice, people would choose a lifestyle that is healthy and life enhancing, for themselves, their families and the Earth. The Gaiam lifestyle is a vote for individual health as well as the future sustainability of the Earth’s resources. Gaiam strives to provide customers with alternatives to traditional products by offering natural or healthy versions that compare with the style, quality and price of conventional products.

Gaiam’s goal is to become the trusted source and unifying brand for Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) participants. They understand that the opportunity to affect people’s lives with information and products is both a privilege and a responsibility. Gaiam believes in the concept of Conscious Commerce, the practice of making purchasing decisions based on personal values and beliefs. It takes into consideration all the aspects of our lives and the impact we have upon the planet. Research indicates this concept appeals to approximately 50 million people in the U.S. alone. Gaiam's strategy in delivering the distinctive quality for which they are known is to partner with experts in health/wellness, eco-living and personal development to develop proprietary products that meet our customers’ needs with meaningful solutions.

The name GAIAM is a fusion of the words Gaia (the name of Mother Earth from the Minoan civilization in ancient Crete), and I am reminds us that we are all interconnected with the Earth, the air and water, and very much a part of this living system that sustains us all.


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 19 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0007WK6PK
  • Item model number: 699-1804
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,607,151 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Important Information

Safety Warning
As with any exercise program, consult a physician before you begin.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By S. Sprunger on April 25, 2006
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When I ordered this item, I was initially very happy to have found a small stepper that I could keep in my bedroom and slide under my bed when it was not in use. However, I found that it was not easy to use with my feet placed in the centers of the step platforms because they are so close together. I ended up putting my feet on the outer edges of the step platforms so that I would have better balance and be able to move my legs more easily. Also, the sensor that detects when a step is made was not very sensitive, so the readout on the digital monitor never reflected the amount of time of the workout or the number of steps that I had made - I ended up just timing myself with a clock.

Most critically, the cable that runs under the stepper and through a pulley wore through and broke after only a few months of using the stepper once or twice a week. This is the cable that pulls one step up when the other is pushed down, so without it the stepper will not work. There was no warning that the cable was being worn through - it just suddenly broke. I am not a particularly heavy adult and was using the stepper mostly for improving cardiovascular fitness, so I don't think I put an undue strain on the cable.

I am NOT planning to replace this product with a similar mini stepper.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Papa on July 24, 2006
I bought this because I wanted a stepper that I could use and then easily put away. It worked pretty well for about two months. I was using it three or four days a week for about 20 minutes each time. Today, I was using it as usual and the cable that makes the steps go up and down suddenly snapped. I'm an average sized woman and way below the suggested maximum weight for it. I'm really disappointed in this stepper. I may contact the company for a new cable but I'm not sure I want to keep using this thing if it's going to break again.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By forthefurkidz on May 17, 2007
I've owned this system for approximately a year, and it's handled a great deal of stepping without any problems. I also inadvertently dropped it on a tile floor while moving it to another location, and was relieved to find that there wasn't any resultant damage. Although it's not the most aesthetically-pleasing stepper available (it's obvious where parts were welded together), it provides an intense workout and can then be easily stored. Overall, this stepper has been a great value for the money. (One note: given my positive experience, I purchased this product as a gift for a family member, and she has a far easier time maintaining her balance if she's *not* using the resistance cords. If you don't like them, simply let them rest at the sides of the machine while doing your workout.)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Frogman on March 19, 2007
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I gave one of these to my wife for Christmas 2005. She used it 3 or 4 times a week for about a year until it broke. Specifically, the weld that connects the axle to the frame broke. My wife is not a heavy person -- 120 lbs. max. So I echo what other reviewers have said: this product is not built to last. I called Gaiam and asked for a replacement, they said no.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Z. Li on December 28, 2007
Cable wore out in 2 months. I got a replacement. But the damn cable wore out again in a couple of months....NEVER buy this piece of junk!
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