Product Type: Reebok Fitness
Newest Review: ... moved out of home and then now I am in my second home I have the room to use my Reebok step and work out again in my lounge. I brought this... more
Step into the gym!
Member Name: Abski2001
Advantages: Great exercise techniques, strong and sturdy
I have started doing a number of fitness classes at my local gym and during these classes we use a variety of different pieces of gym equipment and one of them is the Reebok Step. I really enjoy doing step workouts and have fond memories of doing classes in high school, I would recommend trying classes or home purchase to people.
This piece of gym equipment is made by the sports company Reebok who make a wide variety of sports clothing, footwear and accessories. They make a number of different step boxes and this is one of their more original and basic models. The step itself has dimensions of 90cm length and 35cm width so is quite a bulky thing to have lying about in your house. The height is adjustable to 15cm, 20cm and maximum height of 25cm for different exercises and difficulties.
The step itself is made of a really tough, durable grey and black plastic material overall, with a rubber and textured surface. This top surface is a bright blue colour with huge, white Reebok logo written across it. The weight of the step is 20kgs and the recommended maximum user weight is 18 stone, though it feels very sturdy and hard wearing.
The height of the step is easily adjusted by altering the position of the removable base pieces, much like a puzzle and slotting them into place which alters the height of the step. This changes the intensity of your workout and can also be beneficial for people of different heights when using it for resistance, balance and core workouts. These base pieces are non slip so when you are doing fast anaerobic workouts and jumping about on the step you don't have to worry about falling over and embarrassing yourself! The rubber top is cushioned as well a having a good grip surface to enhance your workout.
Step exercising was created by a lady called Gin Miller who deigned and instructed anaerobic exercise classes using the step block. Since then the sport has evolved and there are multiple types of workouts designed using this piece of kit including: The basic step, sculpting workouts, power and interval step, circuit step and dance inspired step.
During my gym classes which usually last half an hour we use the step every ten minutes incorporating moves like small leaps from one foot to the other over the platform, squats and hops, which are quite high impact and intensity but a great way of burning fat! You can also use them for certain types of yoga and Pilates training.
There are loads of good DVDs available for home workouts using steps and I fully intend to put one of these (or perhaps something a bit cheaper) on my Christmas list. Most gyms have either step classes or workouts that use these steps, they are great fun and a very good exercise technique for all ages and abilities. These cost about £50 online are always available on ebay and secondhand websites. A highly recommended piece of kit!
Summary: Great for a fun and energetic workout!
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