Hi. Iíve been searching for a step and donít want to make any mistakes since I recently made a big one. I recently ordered the Super Step Bench system from Walmart.com. I thought I was being so clever in ordering this step since I needed a bench that could reach at least 14 inches so that I could use it in lieu of the Firm Fanny lifter, but that could also be used for traditional step aerobics and as a weight bench. I finally got the step and discovered that it wasnít ideal as a traditional step bench because the height increases too much with each additional riser (w/ no riser, itís 5.5 inches. It increases 5 inches with each riser added, so the next height would be 10.5, and the next 15.5). I wasnít getting enough of a workout at 5.5 height and was getting too much of a workout (not to mention sore knees) with the 10.5 height. Luckily, I took it back to my local Walmart & they refunded me (I still had to eat the $12 shipping!
Now, Iím on the hunt again, and am seeking advice from anyone who has used either the Reebok Step or the Original Health Club Step (this one is usually colored teal & pink) or both. What has been your experience with your step? If youíve had both, which did you prefer? I know that the newer Reebok Steps donít use risers, and I suppose there are advantages and disadvantages to that.
By the way, I plan on getting a Rubbermaid Step Stool to use in lieu of a fanny lifter, so my step will be used just as a weight bench and for step aerobics.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.