Summary: You’ll use your own body weight in a standing position with the MaxiClimber Fitness System. Compared to steppers and stair machines that use resistance, you’ll find your own weight can give you a powerful workout. One commenter described this as a ‘nice sweaty workout’. I can’t think of many machines (and I have reviewed a lot!) which tone and burn calories quite like this one. Very positive feedback already from people that bought one – check out the Amazon.co.uk product page for the latest reviews.
- MaxiClimber works with just your own bodyweight to give you a muscle toning, aerobic workout, by utilising similar movements to rock climbing so you can climb your way to that toned, sexy body you want!
Detailed Review of the MaxiClimber Vertical Climbing Fitness System
The main movement for this machine has been likened to rock-climbing. There are two struts for your feet and two handles for your arms, which will end up above your head. You take a big step, pushing down with one foot and arm at a time and raising the other pair. This climbing motion does not jar, though since you are using your own body weight for resistance, you’ll find the workout to be plenty tough enough for even hardened fitness fans.
Other than the large pole and handles for your feet and hands, the only component is the balancing stand. This makes the MaxiClimber very easy to put together (especially when compared with devices such as treadmills or elliptical trainers). One buyer reported that this took less than 20 minutes to complete. The machine is pretty robust, with a maximum user weight advised at 240 lbs (that’s just over 17 stone), or 120 kilograms.
Testing has shown that this machine burns more calories than either treadmills or bikes. While this is easy to believe from the setup, I would question whether you’ll be able to keep up the motion for too long. It has been noted that this might be a good addition to a higher intensity circuit training routine. If you really need a tone-up fast, and are prepared to put in the work – then the Maxi Climber might also fit the bill for that.
Feedback from Buyers
Almost all excellent feedback so far – with the average bought down by a single buyer who says the machine was delivered broken and is awaiting a refund (never a problem with Amazon). Commenters did not that this is not an easy option, with terms like ‘hard going’ and ‘nice sweaty workout machine’. It was also noted that this is an easy machine to store, with the stand folding flat it can be propped up in a corner or even stored flat under a bed.
Summing it up:
If you would like an intensive workout which really will burn through the calories fast – then the MaxiClimber Vertical Climbing Fitness System makes a viable alternative to the regular types of home fitness equipment. This is not for the faint hearted, and may well work better for fitness fans who already have some high intensity work in their routines.
Alternatives to consider include elliptical trainers (which also include the arm motions) and stepping machines.
Check out the MaxiClimber for yourself now over at amazon.co.uk