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For far too long, the stair-climber has been the unheralded workhorse of the cardio deck, allowing exercisers to climb, sweat and torch calories -- from the back row and with little fanfare.

Legions of devout stepping fans tout its benefits, starting with it being one of the most efficient ways to burn calories. Because it is a weight-bearing exercise, it also helps users build bone mass and strength while reducing impact on the ankles, knees and hips, making it ideal for any user.

But, for all of its benefits and followers, the stair-climber hasn’t received the same attention or upgrades as other products. Until now.

The StairMill workout by Star Trac takes a decades-long favourite among gym-goers and gives it the innovative, user-focused Star Trac touch. It all starts with the climbing motion.

Users place their feet on a safe, secure, 9-inch SoftTrac padded foot platform to begin climbing. With 8-inch-deep steps, the StairMill offers a true-to-life stair climbing experience to quickly increase the heart rate for improved cardiovascular fitness.

The ergonomic handrails run the length of the product, offering as much comfort as they do support, while allowing exercisers to monitor their heart rate with built-in contact sensors, in addition to wireless telemetry.
The StairMill by Star Trac boasts an intuitive, entertainment-packed display, complete with popular personal cooling fans, 16-character LED display for real-time workout results, and it comes pre-wired for the E Series personal viewing entertainment system.

Just like the E Series Stepper, the StairMill features motivational programmes such as the Glute Sculptor, Thigh Toner, and the always-challenging Famous Steps, which invite exercisers to climb popular landmarks from around the world -- the Great Pyramid, Space Needle and the Eiffel Tower, just to name a few!

Star Trac Master Trainer, personal trainer, health club owner and executive, Sonja Friend-Uhl says, “The StairMill is a great option for those trying to burn more calories in a short amount of time. It also improves their total leg strength and range of motion. It is a rotating stair motion, so it actually duplicates walking up a flight of real stairs.”

Those with limited mobility in their ankles, knees or hip flexors should start out at a low volume and intensity as this is a higher impact exercise. And, of course, it has that unique and stylish Star Trac look, making it a seamless fit lined up next to any other Star Trac pieces on a cardio deck.

‘Green’ product

The StairMill is also an eco-friendly product that doesn’t need to be tethered to an electrical plug to operate. Members use their own energy to power the LED display and motion: they burn calories, not electricity! (The base unit E-SM StairMill does not require electricity. However, 110 Volts electricity is required when paired with the E Series personal viewing screen upgrade).

Gym operators can place the StairMill where it makes the most sense for their fitness facility, not next to a wall or behind a row of electrical feeds. Because it is a Star Trac product, it is built to last.

The StairMill went through the rigorous Star Trac testing process to ensure that it is built to withstand the most demanding workouts possible. Beyond the high standards for basic quality assurance, the StairMill is backed by 10-year warranty on the frame plus a 2-year parts and 1-year labour guarantee.

When it comes time to choosing a cardio workout with maximum calorie burn, minimal stress on joints, and efficient, targeted results, stair climbing quickly rises to the top of the list. Take that popular workout and give it the Star Trac touch with user-focused features, a sleek and stylish look, and motivational workout programmes, all backed by an industry-leading warranty, and the Star Trac StairMill becomes the only choice. The StairMill can handle the toughest workout without missing a step!

Star Trac is represented in India by Trinity HealthTech (


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