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With many people choosing to opt out of breaking a sweat in gyms, home workouts have become an integral part of our fitness routines.
Fitness equipment sales increased by more than 170 per cent in 2020, but with most at-home workout gear, like stationary bikes, treadmills and ellipticals taking up significant real estate in the home, many people are on the lookout for space-saving gadgets to get the job done.
One product that's mindful of space while still allowing you to fit in a workout at home is the Sunny Health & Fitness Mini Stepper with Resistance Bands, on sale through Amazon for 30 per cent off as today's Deal of the Day. You can also bulk up your home gym with more Sunny Health & Fitness equipment on sale for up to 30 per cent off — but you'll want to hurry as these deals end tonight at midnight PST (3 a.m. EST).
What is it?
The Sunny Health and Fitness Mini Stepper Machine with Resistance Bands is a stationary exercise machine that allows you to enjoy a full body workout. The compact unit features an LCD console display that tracks your step count, time, speed and calories as well as textured foot plates to prevent slipping while you move.
The resistance bands are removable to help you intensify your workout and engage core, arm, chest, back and shoulder muscles.
What people are saying
The Mini Stepper with Resistance Bands by Sunny Health & Fitness has a 4.3-star rating based on more than 14,000 customer reviews.
One review called the stepper a "fantastic piece of home workout equipment," which they went on to say that they use "almost everyday." They added that it provides a full body workout that can even be done while watching or listening to content on your tablet or phone.
Another review praised this stepper for being "easy to put away" when not in use. Other shoppers have called the Mini Stepper a "surprisingly great" way to get your steps in on days when you're short on time or the weather is preventing you from heading outdoors.
Some shoppers have warned that the mini-stepper might not be ideal for anyone with balance issues, or you may need a wall nearby to help you while you're first getting used to the machine.
Others added that it can get "a little squeaky" at times "due to the heat and friction," but recommended using some WD40 to to help reduce the noise.
If you're looking for a budget-friendly way to burn a few calories and stay active from home, the Sunny Health Mini Stepper with Resistance Bands might be for you.
The compact and easy-to-use gadget might not have all the bells and whistles and extras of some pricier exercise equipment, but it's a great way to do something good for your body and break a sweat.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.