Star Trac – 8 Series – Gauntlet Stepping Machine (10″ Screen) – Product Description
Stairmaster Stepping Machine – You’re not going to find anything in the industry like the Stairmaster 8 Gauntlet with the new OpenHub consoles. The OpenHub console provides a flexible platform that connects expert partners to provide solutions for every customer for today and into the future This user-friendly fitness machine is easily adjusted to your fitness and experience level. Increase the challenge of your comfort level with varying levels of resistance difficulty with speeds from 24 to 162 steps per minute. Innovative fitness applications come with pre-set workouts that focus on a preset time, caloric burn, or target heart rate. Best of all, with the OpenHub consoles you can track all of your fitness progress and review it later to see how far you’ve come.
The StairMaster 8 Series Gauntlet pre-programs will take the guess work out of your workouts and take you through an intense and effective routine. Choose to climb the steps of famous landmarks like the Eifel Tower or aim to reach and hold a specific target heart rate. Just push a button and let the machine do the rest.
The StairMaster 8 Series Gauntlet is designed to accomodate a wide range of users. This machine can be adjusted to suit your height, weight, experience, and preference level. Best of all, it features the safety and durability of the Stairmaster brand, ensuring you can move through your routine without any worries.
With this user-friendly machine you can easily adjust to your fitness and experience level. With a step range of 26 to 162 steps per minute you will be strengthening your legs, boosting your cardio and the 8 Series Gauntlet by Stairmaster will challenge even the most fittest of users with the multiple workout programs it has to offer. The StairMaster 8 Gauntlet can offer exercisers a superb cardiovascular workout and provide unmatched weight loss results in a relatively short amount of time. The 8-Gauntlet stands ready to become what you need it to be to get you where you want to be.
The Stairmaster Gauntlet 8 Series has a relatively small and energy saving footprint, and it is specially designed to conform to users and deliver the unique results they need. It’s a breeze to keep your fitness regimens interesting with the programs and workout combinations to choose from. Part of staying fit is staying inspired, motivated, and challenged enough to keep you on your toes.
For Heart Rate monitoring the StairMaster 8 Gauntlet is compatible with Polar® wireless; contact sensors. The StairMaster 8 Series Gauntlet is the ideal machine to add to your current fitness routine, and is one of the best low-impact training tool on the market today! This machine is designed for the home or a small commercial environment.
The 10″ touchscreen display adds a premium look and experience to the StairMaster line. For the facility that is looking for the premium look and feel of a touchscreen console, but doesn’t want to pay for embedded TV, media streaming and other add-on features, the 10″ is a great option.
Stepping Machine Benefits
Using a stepping machine provides benefits from head to toe. If you’re normally a runner or walker, stair climbing can be a good change of pace in your exercise regimen.
1. Aerobic conditioning
Stair climbing strengthens the heart and lungs — the keys to aerobic fitness. Stronger lungs allow you to breathe in more oxygen, and a healthier heart can pump oxygen-rich blood more efficiently to all your muscles and organs.
2. Calorie burning
Stepping Machines are an efficient and effective tool in losing weight or managing your current weight. A half-hour workout on the stepping machine can burn anywhere from 180 calories to 260 calories — or more — depending on your body weight and intensity of the workout.
A faster “climb” will burn more calories than a slower session. A 180-pound person tends to burn more calories than a 125-pound person doing the same workout.
Most Stepping machines come with calorie-burning calculators, which estimate the number of calories burned with each workout based on your current weight.
3. Core muscle strength
Because using a stepper machine requires you to keep your balance the entire time you’re climbing and pumping your legs, it also gives your core muscles a workout. Stronger core muscles help improve posture, prevent lower back pain, and reduce the risk of injury.
4. Healthier bones
Weight-bearing exercises, such as climbing stairs, can help reduce your risk for osteoporosis, and treat it if you already have it. Bones are living tissue, and climbing stairs helps increase bone mass. This is especially important as you get older, because natural bone loss tends to increase as you age.
5. Stronger quadriceps
The quadriceps femoris is a group of four muscles in the front of the thigh. These muscles are essential for walking, running, and just standing up from a sitting position. The quads extend or straighten the knee, so each time you push off from one step to the next you’re strengthening these large, important muscles.
6. Stronger hamstrings
The hamstrings are the three muscles in the back of the thigh that work in conjunction with the quads. They help bend the knee, so they’re also critical to walking, running, and sitting down. Each time you bend your knee to take another step up, the hamstrings are doing much of the work.
7. Stronger calves
Like the other muscles in your legs, your calves allow you to run, walk, and jump, while also being essential to maintaining your balance while standing. Your calves contract every time you lift your heel to take a step.
When climbing, whether it’s on a stepping machine, your front steps, or up a hill, your calves have to work hard to keep lifting your heels step after step.
8. Stronger glutes
The gluteus maximus muscles are located in the buttocks, and are some of the strongest muscles in the body. Their main function is to move the hips and thighs, so climbing stairs is a task that relies heavily on strong glutes.
9. Knee pain relief
Strengthening the knee reduces stress on the joint, which can help reduce pain if you have osteoarthritis. Using a stepping machine is considered low-impact exercise compared with the pounding, high-impact consequences of running on a hard surface.
10. Positive vibes
As you climb stairs your body releases endorphins, which are “feel-good” brain chemicals that boost your mood and reduce your stress levels. You may feel a little exhausted at the end of a stepping machine workout, but you should feel good about the work you put in.
Like treadmills, a stepping machine has a variety of settings to mix up your workouts. You can program the number of minutes you want to exercise. So if you’re just starting out, you can set the machine to go for 5 or 10 minutes and work up from there.
12. It’s only up from here
Unlike climbing an actual staircase, which requires a return walk down the stairs, a stepping machine keeps you moving up all the time. This is helpful because walking down stairs is much tougher on your knees. The tissue and fluid you use as “brakes” take a greater toll on the joints with every downward step.
• Bluetooth connection for user workout data tracking
• USB charging port
• Multiple program options including the Landmark Challenge which lets users climb famous buildings from around the world
• Gauntlet includes the SPARTAN workout programs – six different training programs of progressively more difficult intensity to push anyone to their limit!
• Pre-wired for ECOFIT asset management solution
• Pre-wired for 8-Series PVS entertainment option
• Compatible with tablet holder option
• Compatible with 800/900mHZ receiver option