FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
- User Weight Capacity: 400 Lbs.
- Intensity Levels: 20
- Workout Options: Manual, Fat Burner, Fat Burner Plus, Steady Pace, Rolling Hills, Aerobic Training, Cross Country, Speed Training, Fit Test
- Electronic Readouts: Time, Floors, Distance, Watts, Intensity Level, METs, Calories, Step Rate, Workout Stats
- Display: Jumbo Display w/ Push Button Response
- Heart Rate: Contact and Wireless Compatible
- Frame: Arm Rests Promote Ergonomically Correct Posture
- Unit Weight: 170lbs.
- Assembled Dimensions: 41"L x 33"W x 59" H
For close to three decades now, the StairMaster™Club Series has been regarded by many fitness experts as one of the toughest pieces of exercise equipment in gyms, health clubs and fitness centers.
StairMasters are tough in two different ways. First and foremost, the exercise of climbing stairs in and of itself, is as tough as any cardiovascular exercise imaginable. So in terms of physical fitness and cardiovascular training, there is nothing better (help you lose weight / gain muscle / lose fat / burn calories / look good) for you than climbing on a StairMaster exercise stepper. It is just a matter of fact that it will be a gut-busting, intense and effective form of exercise.
In addition to being tough from the standpoint of providing users with an intense workout, StairMasters are also extraordinarily tough in regards to their structural integrity and mechanical capacity. For gym equipment to be truly top of the line, it most be able to withstand the wear and tear of people using it all day long in commercial health clubs and gyms. At the end of the day, the litmus test for fitness equipment is whether or not it can be popular and hold up in a big gym. For a matter of fact, the StairMaster club series of stair climbers, has performed better than its competition, year after year.
Whereas most pieces of cardiovascular fitness equipment will not stand up in the long run if used for all day, throughout high-impact training, StairMaster™ manufactures their climbers specifically for those types of workouts. Fast paced, intense workouts sessions, all day long, by people of all shapes and sizes, is what the StairMaster 4400PT was built for. More often than not, if you visit an NFL training facility, you will see several rows of StairMaster climbers, and that fact alone underlines and highlights the durability and effectiveness of StairMaster climbers. When you have the biggest, strongest and fastest athletes using a certain piece of fitness equipment, you can assume that it will be virtually maintenance free, should you decide to put one in your home.
Here is a little bit more history on this world class stair climber.The StairMaster 4400 PT™ is a timeless health club fitness trainer, that has been a mainstay in the fitness industry for as long as we can remember. Its durable and well built heavy gauge steel framework, allow for all day usage at top speeds, while remaining stable and secure, even throughout the most intense workouts. In addition to its sturdy frame and high weight capacity, the StairMaster 4400 PT is portable, compact, and easy to place in any room. In other words, not only will this health club quality stair stepper live up to its awesome reputation, but you also will not have to worry about it looking like a huge ugly pile of metal in your home. With its sleek design and portability, one does not have to worry about this stair stepper becoming an eye sore.
When climbing stairs, you use muscles in your legs that you didn't even know existed, and you will feel how tight and firm your legs will get as a result of regular usage on this stair climber. Exercising daily on a fitness climber can lower blood pressure, help you lose weight, and turn body fat into lean muscle mass. Along with cleaning up your insides, you will look more attractive on the outside, because there is no other piece of fitness equipment on the planet can isolate your thighs and quads, and have them looking better than ever, like this StairMaster 4400PT can.
Programming options include interval, heart rate, manual and much more. If you are one of those hard-core fitness buffs who wants to work themselves towards exhaustion, this machine allows you to climb up to 174 steps per minute!
StairMaster is a health club quality line of exercise equipment, known best for their world renowned stair climbers and StepMills. StairMaster stair climbers have two unconnected, individual steps, while the StepMill has one rotating staircase. Close to thirty years ago, the first exercise StairMaster climber would be introduced into the world of health and fitness. This new StairMaster invention was called the StairMaster 5000. In 1983, Lanny Potts and associate Jim Walker introduced the StairMaster 5000 to the world through Tri-Tech, Inc., at the National Sporting Goods association trade show in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After the immediate success of this 5000 StepMill, StairMaster looked for for ways to improve their fitness stepper and and make it more technologically advanced than their first production. Within a year, the SM 5000 would be replaced with the StairMaster 6000. While the SM 6000 would appear virtually identical and mechanically similar to the 5000 stepper, the SM 6000 would provide its users with digital enhancements which created an atmosphere that was more user interactive. Users could now print their statistical feedback on a thermal printer and keep an eye on their pulse through heart rate monitoring. Monitoring ones heart rate while exercising is essential for many people that workout on cardiovascular fitness equipment. In order to watch their progress electronically, the SM 6000 displayed real time workout information on its CRT. In 1985, a running simulator cartridge was developed in order to further enhance the digital user feedback on the SM 6000. Later that year, Tri-Tech, Inc., sold Nautilus Northeast the distribution rights for StairMaster fitness equipment. For the next 25 years, Nautilus would make significant contributions to the fitness equipment industry through their continual production of consumer oriented, health club quality and economically viable fitness stair climbers.
The International Health, Racket and Sports Club Association (IHRSA) held a trade show in Nashville in 1986. It was during this convention that StairMaster unveiled its new creation, and launched the StairMaster 4000PT, stair stepper without an escalator like, revolving staircase. Rather than a mechanical speed controlling the speed of a rotating staircase as was the case with the SM 5000 and SM 6000, the SM 4000PT had two steps, with motions independent of one another, simulating climbing stairs. Mechanically speaking, its aggregate pedal movement was controlled through a shared rotating shaft, while speed controls would be configured through its alternator. StairMaster would have a great deal of success with their new 4000PT stair climber and the two independent steps design, would set the trend for the next decade, as interest in the rotating staircase models soon began to fade.
StairMaster, Nautilus and Tri-Tech were all gaining momentum in the fitness equipment industries as a result of their overwhelming popular stair climbing equipment. In 1987, the Tri-Tech used their linear momentum to market their newly developed Gravitron. The Gravitron was an assisted dip and chin-up machine, mechanized with a pneumatic cylinder, compressor and accumulator. While the launch of an assisted dip and chin machine was fundamentally a sound invention, the original version would prove to be too comprehensive and complex for usage on an industrial level. Once redesigned with an easy to use weight stack, the Gravitron turned into a huge success.
StairMaster manufactures some of the most popular and effective stair steppers and StepMills in today's fitness equipment industry. If you have spent any considerable amount of time using stair climbers at the gym, then you have most likely exercised on a StairMaster climber before. As the largest manufacturer of commercial and home gym stair steppers nationwide, StairMaster is responsible for the design, production, development and marketing for industry leading stair stepping equipment. Spearheading the fitness equipment industry with exciting and ground breaking features, StairMaster continues to impress fitness experts across the globe with the premium products that StairMaster continues to introduce into the world of gym equipment.
Specializing in the production, marketing and sales of stair steppers for over three decades now, StairMaster remains the undisputed, heavyweight champion of gym quality and residential Stair Steppers. Examples of the excellent and meticulous manufacturing process that StairMaster religiously employs can be seen through their impressive line of stair steppers. The StairMaster 4200PT, StairMaster 4400PT/CL, the StairMaster 7000PT StepMill, SM 916 Step Mill and SC 916, are all examples of the unwavering dedication towards perfect craftsmanship that StairMaster follows. More altruist than capitalist, StairMaster is addicted toward bettering the fitness equipment industry through their ongoing production of structurally sound, bio-mechanically correct, stair climbers and StepMills. Aesthetically flamboyant and mechanically inferior exercise equipment is not an option for those who seek efficient and effective gym equipment because it will serve as nothing more than a waste of space. StairMaster stair climbers underline and highlight everything good about efficient and effective fitness equipment. Amongst the greatest exercise equipment in the gym sits the StairMaster 916 StepMill. Unlike stationary exercise bikes, treadmills and cross-training equipment (elliptical machines too), the SM 916 StepMill has an extraordinary feature that motivates its user more so than the treadmill, exercise bike or elliptical. Constantly rotating stairs create an environment in which the user of the 916 can't cheat themselves. Escalator like rotating steps, make it impossible to rest and break while using the SM 916 Step Mill. Users are motivated to complete their workout on the SM 916 due to the fact that trying to slow down may result in falling off the stair-climber and interrupting the workout. While running on a treadmill, it is easy to slow down the speed to a snails pace without losing all momentum.
StairMaster is owned by their parent company Nautilus. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Vancouver, Nautilus is an industry leader for exercise apparel and fitness equipment. While developing, manufacturing and marketing fitness equipment under the Nautilus name, other ubiquitous fitness equipment brands produced by Nautilus include Schwinn Fitness, Bowflex and Treadclimber. Nautilus provides a wide range of exercise equipment ranging from premier, health club quality fitness equipment, to lightweight, budget fitness equipment for the home. Nautilus has received a lot of attention over the past several years due to their creation of the Bowflex Treadclimber. Bowflex SelectTeck Dumbbells have been a success for nautilus lately too. Schwinn Fitness we all know for their awesome Airdyne stationary bike. Well, recently Schwinn has been noticeable on the horizon once again with their steady production of popular spin bikes. Treadmills made by Schwinn Fitness have gained notoriety as well. The Schwinn 860 Treadmill and Schwinn 840 are both solid buys if you are looking for a lightweight treadmill for your home gym.