New Mini Stepper Helps Add Stability to Your Aerobic Workout

Mini stepper adds handles to help stabilize positioning

Previous Mini Stepper

Mini steppers are a great addition to your home aerobic workout regiment. Consistently moving your legs up and down helps increase the heart rate and burn calories. This mini stepper comes with a handle set and computer console to help you keep track of time, steps, steps per minute, and calories burned. The MX1 also helps keep you safe with slip-resistant pedals. Orders your stepper exercise equipment here today. Our previous Mini Stepper with Handles brings you greater stability while performing your stair stepper exercises. The handles can be gripped to help you maintain your position or regain your balance while exercising.

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Hers MS 93 Stepper with Handle

Price: $82.07

The HERS Mini Stepper is a great alternative to the discontinued mini stepper with handles and provides a great cardiovascular workout in a small compact design. The stepper offers a low-impact stepping workout which will tone your calves, thighs and buttocks while the digital LCD display helps keep track of your calories, time, reps and rate.

According to Amazon reviews major parts of this paper are made in the USA. It also is easy to assemble and has 3.5 out of five stars. A resistance knob is included. Hold on to the nice handlebar to help you with your balance during your aerobic exercise. It is reported to help you feel more safe during your exercise.



Our previous Exercise Stepper models did not have this same functionality, but included resistance bands instead. With this newer stepper comes a computer console to help you keep tabs on your exercising progress. Great for home use.

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Sunny Health & Fitness Mini Stepper with Resistance Bands

Price: $39.86

Get a full body workout at a great price! This mini stepper does it all. While using the stepper, pick up the resistance bands and work your upper body at the same time. Stepper has a timer, speed and calorie counter. Full body workout. Resistance bands work the upper body while the steps work the lower body. Includes speed, timer, steps and calorie counter.

According to Amazon reviews this has has 4.1 out of five stars. Many Amazon users report that it is good quality for the low price. Size is convenient to allow you to exercise with it while you’re watching TV.¬†Reported as solid and well made. Customers thought it would be smaller but were surprised at its size and good quality build for the money. It still has portability and a small footprint.

View Sunny vs Wagan vs Phoenix vs Hers Mini Stepper Product Comparison Table

TitleSunny Health & Fitness Twister StepperSunny Twister Stepper with Handle BarWagan EL2273 Mini Stepper MasterPhoenix 98107 Dual Action Mini StepperHers MS 93 Stepper with Handle
BrandSunny Health & FitnessSunny Health & FitnessWaganPhoenixHers
FeatureCompact, surprisingly versatile home fitness device, is essentially a portable elliptical machine with built-in resistance training
Twist action helps you tone thighs and buttocks, while achieving a challenging cardiovascular workout; work deep muscles in hard-to-reach places without putting stress on joints
Resistance is adjustable, and exercise bands work arms, chest, back, and shoulders for total body workout
Heavy-duty steel construction provides years of reliable use; oversized, slip-resistant foot plates keep you firmly planted during workout
Onboard computer with LCD display shows total count, time, calories burned, and rep count
Twist stepper workout machine with handlebar and multi-function LCD computer
Twist action works and tones buttock and leg muscles with reduced bone/joint pressure
Computer functions include: time, calories, scan, and count
Adjustable stepping height; handle bar for balance
Heavy duty steel construction, Part #12 is pre-assembled
Digital display tracks cumulative workout time, step count and calories burned
Perfect for small spaces - takes up less than 1 x 1.5 - feet floor space
Easy assembly
Simply use for 15 minutes per day for a healthier you
Workout equals to any larger system
Dual-action mini step machine
Pair of dual-action arms work the upper body while steps exercise the legs
Dual hydraulic cylinders for resistance; heavy-duty steel frame for long life
Electronic monitor tracks workout time, distance, step count, and calories
Measures 19 x 50 x 18.5 inches (W x H x D); 1-year frame warranty
Durable steel Frame
Extra wide foot print for superb stability
LCD display helps keep track of your workout.
Stabilizing handlebar for added support
Height adjustable to control difficulty of step motion
Height9 inch48 inch9 inch50 inch48 inch
Weight20 pound23.37 pound27 pound27 pounds30 pound
Width19 inch17 inch17 inch18.5 inch20 inch
Length18 inch19 inch18 inch19 inch17 inch
Rating4.3 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product prices and availability are accurate as of May 29 19:20:49 UTC but are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the merchant site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.


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10 Responses to “New Mini Stepper Helps Add Stability to Your Aerobic Workout”

  1. J. Wells says:

    I purchased this in May of this year and wanted to wait several months before reviewing it. I’m glad I purchased it! I wanted a machine that gave me a good workout, easy on my knees, portable and did not take up a lot of space. This stepper met my expectations. I use it when watching TV and in a short amount of time I’m sweating. I’ve noticed that my thighs have gotten firmer and when I go up and down stairs my knees no longer hurt. It was quiet when I first started using it, but after using it on a regular basis it has started to squeak a bit, but not very loud that it distracts from TV viewing. Using W-20 took care of it.

  2. A. A. Eheander says:

    I just received the twist stepper today, and I thought Id write a quick review on my first impression.
    -Looks Fairly well made and Sturdy
    -The arm straps are adjustable, and they give excellent resistance
    -The stepping resistance is adjustable and gives a really good workout
    -The computer turns on and off automatically

    -The step feels like baby steps. Not horrible, but worth noting
    -The instructions say to limit workouts to 10-15 mins??? WTH?
    Im assuming thats to prevent a heat build up from friction, but 15 mins?

    It seems like a good buy and will do exactly what I want it to do. I want to workout every day with enough resistance to maintain my body weight. Its portable enough that I can use it in any room, so chances are I will end up using it very regularly. Thanks for reading!

    I emailed sunny health and fitness about the 15 minute time limit on work outs. They told me that the people who wrote the instructions took some creative license with this stipulation, and that the machine can handle an hour workout or whatever. That made me feel better about my purchase. Thanks!

  3. Marstonality says:

    After reading other reviews for this and other mini steppers sold here, I ordered this one and kept my fingers crossed. So absolutely glad I bought this thing! It is beautifully designed, sturdy, and required no assembly. The pedals position your feet legs and hips to simulate the real action of the body in climbing stairs–something which the others fail to do, and, force you to use all of the muscles of the hip torso and thighs. I am a personal trainer so have studied the physiolgy involed in these movement dynamics. Add three pound hand weights to ramp up arm muscle challenge, instead of the hand straps which I found restricted natural arm swinging form. Perfect for doing while watching tv or talking on the phone. I love this thing!!

  4. A. Portsmouth says:

    Very short version to a really long, awful story: I was dumped and I tried to eat my way out of it.

    In the end, all I ended up with was still dumped and now sitting on a size 18 rear end. Not good.

    So I ordered this little stepper.

    Listen to me here…this is the important part. IT WORKS!

    I actually have two now. One at home and one at work. I make it a necessity to use it for a minimum of 10 minutes every hour — no matter what. You don’t have to get on it and use it for 45 minutes straight — although, that’s an awesome workout, too. Just get on it and use it consistently.

    I started this 30 days ago. And now I’m sitting on a size 12 rear end with size 8 straight ahead, directly in my sights! Every step counts. Every step is YOU moving toward your goal — whatever that may be.

    Buy it. Oh, and you should buy a can of WD-40, too. If you use it as much as you should, the shocks will need some lubricating.

  5. NYCGirlie "NYCMover" says:

    I’m recovering from a herniated disk and am typically VERY active (running, swimming, martial arts) and need something small for my apt. for low-impact cardio while also strengthening my hips and glutes. I was really skeptical about this thing, but all the reviews seemed to rave. I’ve had it for over 2 weeks and it’s quite awesome. Not flimsy at all, and small enough that it’s unobtrusive in a small space. I watch TV and pump on this thing. It really works glutes, inner & outer thighs. I’m very pleased. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite fit under my bed, but it’s really small enough that it’s not in your face. If you’re dedicated to actually doing the workout @ home, you can’t go wrong with this – especially for the price!

  6. SpyByNight says:

    I bought this machine because it was small, wouldn’t take up much space, and seemed offer the kind of workout I wanted; not exhausting, but a good way to target legs, hips, thighs. Unfortunately, the Sunny Health & Fitness Twister Stepper just didn’t do what I wanted it to do.

    It’s easy enough to put together, and the tension adjuster worked fine. The resistance bands can be used for balance or to add to your work out. Nice.

    The biggest negative for this machine is that the “stride” is very small. You are not really working your legs at all. If you get up some speed, you can get a pretty good hamstring and calf burn going, but this is like taking baby steps. I prefer a machine that lets me stretch. I didn’t realize this wouldn’t do it.

    I let my daughter try the stepper out, and she said the very same thing.

    If you are just looking to tone your thighs and hips (not unimportant), this may be the machine for you. If you want to burn calories, lose weight, and really work your whole leg, this is not likely to work for you. I sent mine back.

  7. Meadowland Marketing says:

    The wife just loves it. She enjoys using it while watching a movie. It’s light, well built and convenient to use. Great product!

  8. jl says:

    Probably be fine if you are a lightweight. At 210 lbs it lasted about 2 months. Loved it while it worked.

  9. IndianapolisVet "LeosPetCare com" says:

    Well, I understand now why you’re supposed to use this thing for 15 minutes at a time.

    Here’s the story. I bought it to go in front of my standing desk at work, thinking to myself “to heck with 15 minutes, I’m sure it’ll be fine if I go all day”.

    Turns out, after 15 minutes of heavy (LOL!) use, the pistons get overheated, and start making unhappy creaking noises.

    So essentially, after 15 minutes it’s not YOU that needs a rest, it’s the machine.

    Other than that little limitation, it’s a fine little machine that does what it promises.

    Perhaps if I like this after a month or two, I’ll step up (LOOL!) to a higher-priced model.

    Also buy some T-9 bicycle lubricant as another reviewer mentioned, better than WD-40 for this particular application.

  10. Koda100 says:

    I am pretty happy with this purchase; it arrived quickly, was what I expected, and didn’t make much noise. The previous stairstepper I had bought was so loud that I had to return it, it was just unbearable; so I was nervous buying something online because the return process is so much more complicated, but I have to say I was not disappointed. It has started to squeak now, after about a month and a half of use; hopefully it can be oiled or something (I haven’t tried that yet) but it’s still not as disruptive as my previous one was (i.e. I can still hear my ipod or watch TV without trouble).

    The resistance at first felt too light — I couldn’t keep my heart rate up, and the steps didn’t seem to go up and down far enough… But I had been assuming that it would start off with some basic tension and then you could increase it as needed — then I realized that you actually do need that tension knob in, without it there really is no tension at all — as soon as you start tightening it, the resistance increases and the steps “pitch” increases too.

    The side-step-motion is very slight; it feels natural, it’s not even all that noticeable. I am not sure it is better for you knees, though. I bought this specifically because I have weak knees, but the first few times I used it, it actually made my left knee hurt — I think it does twist them a bit. I then wore a knee brace for a few more times, to keep the knee straight, and it was fine; now I don’t wear it any more and it’s still fine, so maybe I just adapted.

    I find the screen for the step- and time-counter difficult to read — there isn’t enough contrast between the numbers and the background, so it needs an outside light source to shine on it, and where I have this positioned the light is behind me so I cast a shadow on the readout and can’t read it. Luckily my heart monitor has a timer on it too, so I just use that, and (unfortunately) ignore the number of steps taken.

    The main reason I’m not giving this 5 stars is that the instructions tell you this is meant for a maximum of 15 minutes of use at a time. My understanding is that to get benefits out of a cardio workout you need to maintain your target heart rate for at least 20 minutes — which, with some warm up and cool dow, means using it for a total of at least 23-24 minutes at a time. I don’t understand why you’d make a product designed for cardio work without making it able to withstand the minimum amount of exercise required to get the cardio benefits. It seems to defeat the whole purpose of the thing. Anyway, I have been using it for the length of time that feels necessary to me, and haven’t had any problems so far. (Maybe that’s why it started squeaking, though.)

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