The latest evolution of state-of-the-art climbing exercise. Patented, independent pedal geometry ensures safe, biomechanically correct movement. The high intensity, short-duration workout of a StairMaster stepper is unbeatable. Speed control buttons allow you to increase or decrease the intensity of stepping action at any time during your workout. Space-saving design fits in less than 2' x 4' of floor space. Polar chest strap and compatible telemetric Heart Rate monitoring.
Climbing is a challenge of endurance, making it one of the most effective cardio workouts available. Enter the StairMaster SC916 StairClimber, a compact cardio machine with a host of programming options. With the SC916, there's no doubt that you can get your "sweat on" every day of the week. The SC916 is equipped with an electronically controlled alternator with a chain drive that precisely controls the pedal descent, allowing a wide range of users to exercise smoothly within their comfort zones. The patented, independent pedal geometry, meanwhile, offers four-bar linkage to keep the pedals level, thereby ensuring a safe, biomechanically correct movement--a must for protecting your knees and ankles from stress. Most importantly, the StairClimber offers 10 total workout programs, including quick start, manual, fat burner, calorie burner, speed intervals, custom intervals, random intensity, heart rate intervals, calorie goal, and heart rate zone trainer. As a result, it's easy to vary your workouts to create an effective training regimen.
The compact SC916 StairClimber is compatible with a 15-inch LCD TV (sold separately).
To keep you on track while working out, the SC916 includes an easy-to-read, backlit LCD console that monitors your steps, calories burned, time, and more. In addition, the console is designed to integrate with the NV915 15-inch LCD TV (sold separately), so you can easily keep up to date with your favorite soap opera or sports team. Other features include ergonomic side handrails, a water bottle holder and accessory tray positioned within easy reach, a speed range of 26 to 174 steps per minute, support for Polar wireless heart rate transmitters, a multistage fitness test, and a 300-pound weight capacity. The SC916 StairClimber measures 27 by 68 by 43 inches (W x H x D), weighs 155 pounds, and carries the following warranties: 15 years on the frame, three years on parts, and one year on labor.
In 1983, a Tulsa, Oklahoma company created a fitness training product line that stepped up exercise to a new level--StairMaster machines. The invention was credited for being "among the first machines to turn gyms into modern exercise arenas" by USA Today, the nation’s most popular daily newspaper. Along with PDAs, laptops, and mobile phones, StairMaster machines have been labeled among the top 25 inventions that changed our lives over the past 25 years (USA Today, May 21, 2007). In fact, it was the only fitness product on the list.
More than two decades later, StairMaster products are still hard at work in gyms and homes preparing everyone from elite athletes to people in uniform, while being mentioned almost daily in the nation’s news media and sitcoms like Seinfeld. Ed Viesturs, America’s leading high-altitude mountaineer, relies on StairMaster trainers to prepare for climbs such as Mount Everest. "I do an hour on a StairMaster with a 50-pound pack on my back after simulating climbing movements in the gym," said Viesturs in Outdoor magazine. "These sessions hurt, but not as much as having to walk away from a climb because you weren't fit enough."
American hero Jim Campbell also looks to StairMaster trainers to maintain his physical readiness. A firefighter from Indianapolis, Campbell set the StairMaster StepMill record in 2006 (113.4 vertical miles in 24 hours). More than just a hobby, Campbell put his intensive training to use by rescuing a person trapped on the second story of a burning building--a feat that earned him a special commendation. Campbell joins thousands of firefighters who routinely train on StairMaster products to maintain top form. Are StairMaster machines a good solution for safe and effective lower body and cardio conditioning? Just ask each new firefighter candidate who must achieve 60 steps per minute for 3 minutes on a StairMaster StepMill while wearing a 50-pound vest and fire protective clothing ("turnouts").