A number of different types of exercise equipment have been launched in the market over the years. Most equipment makers claim their equipment to be the last product the buyer will ever need but more often than not, these claims turn out to be just a way to sell more in the future. This is the reason that people tend to be skeptical when they hear about the latest technological marvel in the world of fitness machines. One piece of fitness equipment that has gained a lot of popularity over the past few years is the Maxi Climber vertical climber.
So, let’s take a closer look at this climber to see if it lives up to the hype with our Maxi Climber review.
- 1 What Is The Maxi Climber?
- 2 Key Features
- 3 Pros
- 4 Cons
- 5 The Customer Voice
- 6 And To Conclude…
What Is The Maxi Climber?
It is a product that is designed to imitate the natural rock climbing movements of the body. It not only helps you in losing weight but it also assists in toning your body and getting you back in shape in minimal time. As the name suggests, it is a vertical climbing machine that helps in burning huge amount of calories in a very short period of time (compared to traditional machines like treadmills and bikes) by forcing the user to mimic the movement of climbing up a very tall wall or a steep mountain face.
As you are aware (or can probably guess), climbing up a steep mountain requires a lot of energy and doing this on a regular basis not only helps you lose weight but also enhances your aerobic capability and tones your body from head to toe.
Here is a list of some of the key features of the Maxi Climber.
One of the best things about this fitness equipment is that it is completely adjustable. It has been ergonomically designed for all types of body and you can easily adjust its height. It comes with isometric nonstick grips which mean you will feel completely comfortable while working out on this climber, unlike some other equipment which can leave you with a burning sensation, particularly on the palms of your hands.
You can easily increase the height which means it can be used by everyone in the family that’s old enough to safely undertake an exercise plan.
It is recommended to initially use this vertical climber for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, three days per week, building from there as required. If you keep using this climber as recommended, you will be amazed at the results. The MaxiClimber works your legs very effectively as long as you maintain a good posture. It gives you an intense, full body workout that not only engages your upper and lower body but also the core muscle groups.
Also, it does not strain any joints in the body. It is claimed that using this vertical climber for around 60 minutes will burn around 500 calories. That said, don’t expect to complete an hour’s workout within the first few weeks. It will likely take you several months to build up to a 60 minute session unless you’re starting from a point of good fitness.
In summary, a workout provides a full body workout that combines muscle toning, aerobic exercise and weight resistance.
Easy to Store
You can easily fold this vertical climber and store it in your closet or under your bed. It weighs approximately 33 pounds and has dimensions of 57 x 10 x 6 inches (that’s 144cm x 25cm x 15cm). It also arrives 90% pre-assembled and is therefore extremely easy to set up.
The Maxi Climber comes with a digital timer that starts automatically when the user begins exercising and stops when the user finishes, easily allowing you to keep track of your workout on the climber. We all know the feeling of realizing a few minutes too late that we’ve forgotten to start the clock, so this is a small but brilliant feature.
There are a number of benefits of this vertical climber. Here is a list of some of the main ones:
It is an affordable piece of fitness equipment that allows you to get a complete body workout without spending too much money. In simple terms, it is an excellent value machine.
Effective Results From Time Invested
When you workout on this machine in the recommended manner, you do not need to spend too much time to get a complete body workout. The manufacturer’s recommend 10 minute sessions, three times a week should quickly put you on a path to excellent results.
Efficient Use Of Space When In Use Or Stored
It has a very small footprint and does not take up too much room. It’s ideal fitness equipment for people who have limited space in their home.
Steady And Safe
It is very stable and quiet workout equipment. However, it does need to be set up on a completely flat surface to keep it steady when in use for safety reasons. It is made of high quality material that is lightweight and durable.
As with all products, no matter how well designed, they won’t be for everyone. While they’re admittedly unlikely to affect many people to a significant degree, here’s a couple of things we noted.
Tall Users May Need Very High Ceilings
People who are very tall may find it difficult to use this climber. For clarity, the ceilings need to be around 8 feet high to use this equipment.
Work Against Your Own Weight
The resistance in this equipment cannot be varied as your own body weight is used as resistance. While some people may consider this a feature, others may find it a bit difficult to use, especially if they are just beginning to exercise in this manner.
The Customer Voice
Let’s move now from what we and the manufacturer say, and take a look at the common themes in the feedback from real customers that have bought, used and commented on their experience when using the Maxi Climber in day to day life.
The pedals aren’t comfortable to use bare foot due to the contoured grips, presumably designed for safety to avoid slipping off them.
A large number of customer comments note that they were expecting the time required to put the climber together to be longer, with most reporting that they needed less than fifteen minutes.
Sturdy Once Assembled
You sometimes see reports of people feeling nervous about fitness equipment remaining upright, and with a vertical trainer that’s a particularly reasonable concern. Lots of notes on this model though, suggesting that once in place it feels very solid indeed. That’s great to build confidence in your workout, and put your energy into what’s important – burning calories!
Fits Under The Bed
Once your workout is done, it can be a case of ‘out of sight, out of mind’ as the Maxi Climber will fold down flat and will fit under most beds. There’s a couple of reports from people that haven’t managed to achieve that, but they note there’s a particularly low clearance between the floor and bed base. Even if you don’t have under bed space, it’s small enough to place in the closet.
No Tension Controls
Some people have been surprised that you don’t have any tension adjustments with this machine. The reason is that you’re exercising against your own body weight, so there’s no requirement for adjustments in that way!
Takes A While To Get Used To
As with most new workouts, you’re going to need to give the Maxi Climber a few attempts. Initially you might struggle to have the confidence to get on, as it’s not as intuitive as a bike. To use the same example though, once you’re away and used to it – it’s as easy as riding a bike! (Once you know how of course!)
And To Conclude…
Overall, our MaxiClimber review found that this is a highly affordable piece of fitness equipment that allows you to perform cardio exercise as well as muscle toning in the comfort of your own home. It allows you to engage your core, lower body as well as upper body muscle groups simultaneously. It is also much more effective compared to other fitness equipment such as common choices including treadmills and exercise bikes. Working out on a treadmill for 60 minutes allows you to burn around 250 calories on an average, whereas you can burn around 500 calories by working out on this vertical climber for the same time.
If you are looking for an affordable piece of equipment that allows you to work out whole body and get a completely toned look over the coming months from the comfort of your own home, you should definitely consider the Maxi Climber vertical climbing machine.