Talking about climbing stairs and walking up and down I thought it would be good to explain a bit more into detail what an elliptical trainer is. The elliptical trainer can also be referred to as Stairmaster.
If you already go to the gym you will surely have been introduced to this machine and have most likely tried it a few times. Not everyone likes it though, I'm one of them who don't see it as my favorite machine in gym but I still use it.
An elliptical trainer is a non impact cardiovascular machine making it good for those with knee problems. You stand with your feet on two pedals and slide your feet at the same time as you move your arms back and forth holding two handles. You can adjust resistance to suit your fitness level. You can go forward or backwards and work different parts of your body, making it a more all round machine than any other.
Another great thing about this machine is that you will burn a lot of calories and tone your body fast. Depending on how long your workout is, the intensity of it, your weight and your settings you will have different results in your training. By using the handles you work your upper body and by doing intervals or going back and forward you will differentiate your workout from time to time. This is something you can change throughout your workout each time if you prefer.
If you have yet not tried and used this machine then it might be time to. It's easy to store so if you prefer to buy one to use at home that is possible.