StairMaster SweatMaker.

by Bess on February 20, 2013

I got to the gym after work last night to find that all the StairMasters were taken.  Seriously?  That never happens.  The ellipticals and treadmills?  Sure that happens sometimes.  But the StairMaster?  This might have been a first.  In its defense, I think it’s highly underrated and should be used more often, just not when I want to be using it ;)

So I did an easy 1 mile warm up run on the treadmill while I waited for a machine to open up.  Apparently a couple was doing their stairs together so they finished at the same time…cuteeeee.

Once I got on my machine, this is what I did:

Screen 40 min stairmaster workout Bess Be Fit

It was a 40 minute workout and I feel my quads, hamstrings, and booty today…and I like it! I crave that sore feeling.  Makes me feel I’ve done something right. And with summer around the corner (eeee!) I’m trying to make sure I’m bikini-ready.  I finished up with some core work with my forever favorite Bosu Ball.

Today’s workout, however, is TBD!  I usually like to plan, but some spontaneity is good too.  We’ll see how I feel later on!

Adios amigos:)


{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shannon (Healthiful Balance) February 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I don’t have a gym membership, otherwise I’d go on the stairmaster and do this workout! Looks like a great workout. :)


2 Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers February 20, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Looks like a great workout. I’m a big fan of the stair climber, sadly so are many other people at my gym!


3 Tori February 20, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Thanks to you I now have my workout planned for this evening!
Your “cuteeeee” comment made me laugh out loud. I like it better at my gym when couples take the only two working treadmills (my gym is at a small University) to walk next to one another. That’s my favorite ;)


4 Bess February 20, 2013 at 3:21 pm

haha! do they hold hands at the same time? that would be THE BEST. Lol.


5 Tori February 20, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Haha! I haven’t seen that yet, but usually the girl is decked out in makeup and has on a push up bra and her hair is down and perfect?! I’m like the totally other end of the spectrum. My hair and face are dripping sweat and I’m def a mess!


6 Christina @ the atheltarian February 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm

I hate when all the machines are taken!! I actually never use the stairmaster. I use the stairmill though…the one that looks like an escalator. I assume they are different?? I’m usually on level 80-140 on the one I use so I am guessing there is a slight difference hah.

Have a great workout tonight! :)


7 Bess February 20, 2013 at 6:37 pm

yeah I know what you’re talking about! They have those at my gym but I usually use the stairmaster…it goes up to level 20 which is next to impossible to do haha. the stairmasters are smaller and have just little pedal-like steps.


8 Amanda @ Run Principessa February 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

I’ve never been on a Stairmaster, believe it or not. But this sore feeling sounds pretty awesome to me. I might have to give this a try!


9 Amanda K. March 21, 2013 at 3:27 am

I really am not a fan of the StairMaster, but I tried this workout the other day and then again today. It’s an awesome workout!! Thank you, Bess!


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