Stamina Conversion II Elliptical/Stepper
Although "budget" might not be exactly the correct word to use when talking about home exercise machines that
can be expensive, the Stamina Conversion II Elliptical/Stepper is an example of an affordable
The Stamina elliptical/stepper fitness machines are probably best for someone who is a beginner, or someone
who wants to add a cardio machine to a home gymnasium but can't afford the higher-priced specialist units.
In this situation the two-for-one approach offered by an elliptical stepper might be
the best solution, as it provides a good balance between price, quality and features.
It's well worth looking at two of the machines in the range, the
Stride Elliptical/Stepper (details on this page) and the Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable
Stamina Extended Stride
This is a compact machine that is a good choice where space is a little limited.
This unit has 12 workouts pre-programmed; you can add a
further four personalized ones. The monitor is battery operated (shows time, height, weight, RPM, speed, time,
distance, calories burned and heart rate).
There are heart-rate sensors in a stationary hand grip. Change intensity via + and -buttons on the monitor. Uses
weighted flywheel-resistance and belt-drive train - smooth and silent.
Switching between modes is quick and easy. Use either handlebars or a stationary hand grip.
Eight levels of resistance are available and can be varied by turning a knob without interrupting a workout.
Quickly and easily converts from elliptical mode to stepper mode and back
Durable steel and aluminum construction
If you're interested in the
Stamina range you can find
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