It’s easy to use and offers more benefits than a treadmill, requiring less floor space and consuming less energy. Its control panel guides the user intuitively at all times.
Workouts can be programmed as any one of floors climbed, total exercise time, or calories burned. A manual override feature enables the workout to be varied at any time.
• Low impact, non-jarring cardio-respiratory workout
• Increased oxygen intake and muscle strength
• Improved bone density
• Maximum Speed: 120 steps per minute
• User-controlled variable pace to suit all levels of fitness
• Electromagnetic braking system (no motor)
• Highly reliable step lock system with sensor/reflector
• Computer control system
Ever wonder why the more sophisticated treadmills offer an upward
incline? The answer is simple enough. It’s because the cardio benefits of
carrying your own weight uphill hugely outstrip those of pounding away on the
flat. Gravity is so strong that in climbing just 1 meter, you expend a big 9.8
Joules of energy for every kilogram of body weight. A StairMill is not the same
as a “Stair Climber”. A Stair Climber attempts to mimic the natural movement of
your feet by use of a linear sliding motion of two narrow footplates. On a
StairMill you climb free on the full width steps of a never-ending staircase,
your feet, legs, hips, and torso moving in their own natural way.
Not Motor Driven. The user’s own energy climbing steps drives
Aspen. With no electrical drive motor, power consumption is a mere 60 watts –
the same as a medium intensity domestic light. An electromagnetic braking
system regulates machine speed, matching the feed rate of steps per minute to
the user’s programmed requirement and personal energy input.
Step Lock Safety
The Step Lock System employs a photo-optic sensor that will
automatically stop the unit if the user exceeds the lower limit of travel. The
Step Lock also enables the user to stand still on the stairs while programming
workout information in comfort. With a compact footprint, transit wheels for
mobility, and a ceiling height requirement of a standard 2.4m/8’, Aspen becomes
the perfect choice for any small health club, rehab facility, or home gym.
A StairMill, not a
The name “Stair Climber” has come to be routinely applied to items
of equipment where the user stands on two separate treads which move
alternately up and down, either vertically or in a steeply sloping path. The
feet must this move along the straight line path of the treads, which is in
fact nothing whatever like climbing real stairs! With a StairMill, the feet can
follow their natural curved stepping up path between treads, thereby enabling
far superior muscle engagement and toning.
Aspen StairMill –
A treadmill will simulate a walk or run in Central Park, but only
a StairMill can match the stair climb up Mahattan’s most famous landmark, the
Empire State Building!