Sportplus 2 in 1 Dual Exercise Stepper – Fitness Stepper : Robust but expensive

This is a great wee exercise aid which doesn’t take any setting up. This is a great wee exercise aid which doesn’t take any setting up and can be used anywhere. It’s a simple step-machine, which has the option of fixed steps up and down, or with a side-step option. The counter gives you the option of mark how many steps you’re taking, or how long you’ve been using the machine, and also tells you how many calories you’re burning. The pressure on the machine is fixed, which is the only thing i’d change – i’ve been building up how long i use this each day, but it would be nice to have the option to add more pressure to the steps as you advance too. It’s very sturdy and fairly heavy, but easy enough to store in a cupboard, get it out for a wee fix of exercise each day, and stick it away again. I combine using this with a dose of netflix – stops me feeling like i’m just lazily vegging out on the sofa.

This is easy to use and required no setup whatsoever it has a standard up and down setting or you can adjust it so that it sways from left to right the tension is not adjustable but it seems pretty good for me ideal if you do not like walking but need to get some exercise which i presume would be classified as impact exercise one sad point is that right out of the box the little computer did not work it was dead on arrival but i do not care because i don’t care about the computer anyway you don’t really need itps i composed this review entirely using google voice dictation which is why there is absolutely no punctuation whatsoever.

This is ready to go straight out of the box, which makes a refreshing change for exercise machines. The action on the basic setting is very good, although the end of the down’step action is not as cushioned as i might like. The swivel function is basic but effective. The model is let down by the computer, though, which fails at the basic level to count steps properly. Here are the specifications for the Sportplus 2 in 1 Dual Exercise Stepper – Fitness Stepper:

  • 2 in 1 exercise step – Adjustable for “side stepper” or “up and down stepper”.
  • High-quality hydraulic cylinder for resistance.
  • Mini stepper with large non-slip footplates.
  • Training computer which displays calories burned, time elapsed, number of steps display and automatically displays changes.
  • Maximum user weight up to 100kg – Safety tested according to EN ISO 20957-1, EN 957-8.

Would be a 5 star unit – let down by the ‘2-in-1’ silly-ness. An extremely well build unit, solid unit, quality exudes itself from the moment you get it out of the box. The packaging itself however, is no frills, to the point and that’s reflected in the unit itself, the simple to the point display draws your eye, simply counting and reporting your activity. The action – pistons if you will – are a solid and emphasize a downward stroke, pushing a burn into the calves and gluts. Unfortunately this is where i loose the star, the side to side, the 2-in-1, aspect is sadly lacking, it simply rotates about the heel (from the front aspect) and though lockable it is rather less than one expects from ‘dual-way’, the action of the rotation is very awkward and i’ve simply been unable to get to grips with it, preferring the vanilla forward fixed position at all times. A good support near you, an exercise bar, window-sill of the right height, the kitchen work-top is essential, however as you get used to the action and then build that strength & balance you really can work out without any support, the freedom and smooth feel really push you into an easy leg-work-out in minutes. Comparing to powered, more expensive units, in gyms or at home, this manual action unit this is hands down the best unit i’ve seen, if it were a fixed single position, perhaps slightly smaller in size for storage – or had just a hole in the base to hang it on a wall easily when not in use – this would be a 5 star unit.

Decent equipment and very quiet.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Would be a 5 star unit – Let down by the “2-in-1” silly-ness
  • I hade a stepper years ago witch I love could not Believe that this is just as good
  • Robust but expensive

Decent equipment and very quiet.

A sturdy and simple stepper. This is a solid piece of kit. It comes in a big box ​and feels more than the advertised 11kg. However, you can use it straight out of the box, and is very simple- there is a lever on which engaged causes the steps to pivot as your step; when the lever is off, it stays still. I love how simple it is to use. The stepping motion is fixed- you can not make it easier or harder- and i did find it slow to start with, but i quickly became used to it. The computer is again simple- with time used, the number of steps, and estimated calories spent. All very basic, and i soon ignored it, preferring just to go by my stopwatch. As steppers go, this ticks all the boxes. It has a broad base and it really does not go anywhere in use.

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
SportPlus 2 in 1 Dual Exercise Stepper – Fitness Stepper with Patented Switchover Technology
Rating
4.0 of 5 stars, based on 11 reviews
Price
£69.15

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  1. This review is from : SportPlus 2 in 1 Dual Exercise Stepper – Fitness Stepper with Patented Switchover Technology

    Would be a 5 star unit – let down by the “2-in-1” silly-ness. An extremely well build unit, solid unit, quality exudes itself from the moment you get it out of the box. The packaging itself however, is no frills, to the point and that’s reflected in the unit itself, the simple to the point display draws your eye, simply counting and reporting your activity. The action – pistons if you will – are a solid and emphasize a downward stroke, pushing a burn into the calves and gluts. Unfortunately this is where i loose the star, the side to side, the 2-in-1, aspect is sadly lacking, it simply rotates about the heel (from the front aspect) and though lockable it is rather less than one expects from “dual-way”, the action of the rotation is very awkward and i’ve simply been unable to get to grips with it, preferring the vanilla forward fixed position at all times. A good support near you, an exercise bar, window-sill of the right height, the kitchen work-top is essential, however as you get used to the action and then build that strength & balance you really can work out without any support, the freedom and smooth feel really push you into an easy leg-work-out in minutes. Comparing to powered, more expensive units, in gyms or at home, this manual action unit this is hands down the best unit i’ve seen, if it were a fixed single position, perhaps slightly smaller in size for storage – or had just a hole in the base to hang it on a wall easily when not in use – this would be a 5 star unit.
    1. Would be a 5 star unit – let down by the “2-in-1” silly-ness. An extremely well build unit, solid unit, quality exudes itself from the moment you get it out of the box. The packaging itself however, is no frills, to the point and that’s reflected in the unit itself, the simple to the point display draws your eye, simply counting and reporting your activity. The action – pistons if you will – are a solid and emphasize a downward stroke, pushing a burn into the calves and gluts. Unfortunately this is where i loose the star, the side to side, the 2-in-1, aspect is sadly lacking, it simply rotates about the heel (from the front aspect) and though lockable it is rather less than one expects from “dual-way”, the action of the rotation is very awkward and i’ve simply been unable to get to grips with it, preferring the vanilla forward fixed position at all times. A good support near you, an exercise bar, window-sill of the right height, the kitchen work-top is essential, however as you get used to the action and then build that strength & balance you really can work out without any support, the freedom and smooth feel really push you into an easy leg-work-out in minutes. Comparing to powered, more expensive units, in gyms or at home, this manual action unit this is hands down the best unit i’ve seen, if it were a fixed single position, perhaps slightly smaller in size for storage – or had just a hole in the base to hang it on a wall easily when not in use – this would be a 5 star unit.
  2. This review is from : SportPlus 2 in 1 Dual Exercise Stepper – Fitness Stepper with Patented Switchover Technology

    A good solid piece of equipment. This is a basic stepper – i mean this as a positive remark. It is simple to operate, can be used for normal up/down steps and also for a side-step movement. The lcd display gives the number of steps, the time spent or calories used. It is very stable and safe to use. People with balance problems would be advised to use it close to a chair back or wall. It suggests that when in use you do not let the step go all the way down. This takes a bit of getting used to. It is easy to use but very effective. A good, solid piece of equipment.
  3. This review is from : SportPlus 2 in 1 Dual Exercise Stepper – Fitness Stepper with Patented Switchover Technology

    A good solid piece of equipment. This is a basic stepper – i mean this as a positive remark. It is simple to operate, can be used for normal up/down steps and also for a side-step movement. The lcd display gives the number of steps, the time spent or calories used. It is very stable and safe to use. People with balance problems would be advised to use it close to a chair back or wall. It suggests that when in use you do not let the step go all the way down. This takes a bit of getting used to. It is easy to use but very effective. A good, solid piece of equipment.
    1. A good workout but my step counter no longer counts. The device is quite heavy and thus just comes in the makers box. Other than a physical look over no setting up is required but beware of blue grease which seems to have been over applied on my one. It has no adjustable tension controls but offers either straight stepping or with a body twist motion (middle lever in one of two positions to change mode when pedals are level). Two piston are the source of the loading with a warning on them that they will get hot. The manual is basic but tells you what to do. It features an lcd step counter but my one has already failed only registering the odd step (uses a magnet and a reed switch). Operating the steps by hand makes it count but not at any faster speed. I would use it on a mat and it does indeed give your leg muscles a work out making my thigh muscles ache in only a few minutes.
  4. This review is from : SportPlus 2 in 1 Dual Exercise Stepper – Fitness Stepper with Patented Switchover Technology

    A good workout but my step counter no longer counts. The device is quite heavy and thus just comes in the makers box. Other than a physical look over no setting up is required but beware of blue grease which seems to have been over applied on my one. It has no adjustable tension controls but offers either straight stepping or with a body twist motion (middle lever in one of two positions to change mode when pedals are level). Two piston are the source of the loading with a warning on them that they will get hot. The manual is basic but tells you what to do. It features an lcd step counter but my one has already failed only registering the odd step (uses a magnet and a reed switch). Operating the steps by hand makes it count but not at any faster speed. I would use it on a mat and it does indeed give your leg muscles a work out making my thigh muscles ache in only a few minutes.
  5. This review is from : SportPlus 2 in 1 Dual Exercise Stepper – Fitness Stepper with Patented Switchover Technology

    Basic, but more than does the trick. This is probably not for the serious gym head. It’s quite a basic little stepper after all. You can take it out of the box and be excerpting away in seconds, without ever really having to read the instructions. One lever pulls back and forth so you can set the steps to static up and down or so that they swivel from side to side as you step. There’s an lcd style display that is most useful for showing the amount of steps you’ve taken but also purports to approximate the calories you’ve burned. If nothing else it’s a little motivation to help you believe you are going in the right direction. It’s solid, has stayed firmly in one place on both carpet and the kitchen floor stone tiles and after the initial sensation when first getting on never feels like you are going to topple over. Some will decry the lack of extra features and the lack of ability to change the pressure/resistance of the steps loses it a point. But if you want a quick and simple stepper that allows for a simple quick work out, this is very good indeed.
  6. This review is from : SportPlus 2 in 1 Dual Exercise Stepper – Fitness Stepper with Patented Switchover Technology

    Basic, but more than does the trick. This is probably not for the serious gym head. It’s quite a basic little stepper after all. You can take it out of the box and be excerpting away in seconds, without ever really having to read the instructions. One lever pulls back and forth so you can set the steps to static up and down or so that they swivel from side to side as you step. There’s an lcd style display that is most useful for showing the amount of steps you’ve taken but also purports to approximate the calories you’ve burned. If nothing else it’s a little motivation to help you believe you are going in the right direction. It’s solid, has stayed firmly in one place on both carpet and the kitchen floor stone tiles and after the initial sensation when first getting on never feels like you are going to topple over. Some will decry the lack of extra features and the lack of ability to change the pressure/resistance of the steps loses it a point. But if you want a quick and simple stepper that allows for a simple quick work out, this is very good indeed.
  7. This review is from : SportPlus 2 in 1 Dual Exercise Stepper – Fitness Stepper with Patented Switchover Technology

    Well made, it feels substantial and robust. Instructions are quite brief but easy to understand. Operation is straightforward and simple. You can use it as a standard up and down stepper or as a swing movement stepper. The computer is very basic and gives only a little information such as number of steps or time or an approximation of calories used. It is however easy to set up and use. The resistance of the steps isn’t changeable but fixed. Some may find them too stiff when starting out.
  8. This review is from : SportPlus 2 in 1 Dual Exercise Stepper – Fitness Stepper with Patented Switchover Technology

    Well made, it feels substantial and robust. Instructions are quite brief but easy to understand. Operation is straightforward and simple. You can use it as a standard up and down stepper or as a swing movement stepper. The computer is very basic and gives only a little information such as number of steps or time or an approximation of calories used. It is however easy to set up and use. The resistance of the steps isn’t changeable but fixed. Some may find them too stiff when starting out.
    1. I hade a stepper years ago witch i love could not believe that this is just as good. I hade a stepper years ago witch i love could not believe that this is just as good love it.
      1. I hade a stepper years ago witch i love could not believe that this is just as good. I hade a stepper years ago witch i love could not believe that this is just as good love it.

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