I bought a stair-stepper a few days ago, and after TRYING to put the stupid cheap (low end model) thing together, we realized there is a manufacterers' defect. So we took it back to buy what I had REALLY wanted... an Elliptical Trainer. I tried out my step-moms when I was visiting and fell in love with it. I love that you can vary your intensity so easily just by going faster or slower.
Anyways, I'm supposed to pick it up tommorrow, and wanted to know your opinions on it are before I buy it.
Now, I know alot of you think machines are a waste of money, but money is not an issue in this case. With my husbands military Firefighter schedule, I need something that will challenge me in the cardio department on the days he works for 24 hours. When he is off, I do weight training at the gym. (I am following the "Body-for-Life" guidlines by Bill Phillips.
Thanks for the input!