The act of stepping up or down is inherently stressful on the body, especially knee and ankle joints. The Life Fitness 95Si offers a workout with the benefits stair-climbing, with little to none of the actual wear and tear. The motion of the legs and the positioning of the body at a forward-leaning angle are all designed to emulate the real-life action of stepping–with 20 levels of resistance to choose from–while maintaining the most ergonomically correct positioning possible. And the user’s energy is captured by the system to power the display and on-board workout computer, meaning that the Stairclimber requires no outside power source.
The LED alphanumeric display makes workout data accessible at a glance, giving ready access to information including heart rate, floors climbed, floors per minute, calories consumed, time elapsed, resistance level, and more. Heart rate can be measured using the Lifepulse heart rate sensors built into the hand grips, or with compatible polar telemetry chest bands. Users also have 26 workout modes to choose from, including quick start, fat burn, cardio, heart rate hill, heart rate interval, and extreme heart rate. Life Fitness also includes five of its Heart Rate Zone Training+ workouts, which automatically adjust resistance in order to keep the user within their desired heart rate zone. This allows users to customize their workout program so that they can be assured that they will get the results they’re looking for, without fail.