No one is ever using it.
Pure Luck swears by them. There is no other type of exercise equipment that can get a person ready for hiking as well as this one, he says.
He loves the hiking. At higher weights, I did hike, but I struggled, not surprisingly. Hiking, don’t you know, is uphill, and hauling an overweight self uphill requires more than just determination. If you reach the top drained rather than simply well-exercised, you lose some of the joy of the triumph.
Our little hike last fall gave me a glimpse of how much more fun it can be, or rather that it can BE fun. This summer I want to hike bigger mountains and enjoy it. That’s my major fitness goal.
With that in mind, I decided to befriend the stair-climber. I had to ask for help because I could not figure out how to make it work by myself! The instructor on duty admitted it was a challenging workout and gave me some hints for making it work better. I coped with the concern that its placement in the gym meant my rear end was facing the rest of the world. We set the thing for ten minutes.
Let’s just say I broke a sweat in about 43 seconds. That thing is HARD!!!
Next time my goal is 15 minutes.
(Honey, if I become a Happy Hiker, can I have a new bike for my birthday, so we can be Happy Bikers, too?)