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Old 10-13-19, 02:52 PM  
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Where can i buy the step in cathe workouts

Hi,

I need to replace my step and I would like the step Cathe uses.

She doesn't seem to be selling it at our site. Anyone know where I can get one?

Thanks.
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Old 10-13-19, 03:37 PM  
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did you look on amazon?
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Old 10-13-19, 03:43 PM  
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Doesn't she use the original club step?

https://www.amazon.com/Step-Original...dp/B0007OWSXQ/

That's what I've always used for her workouts. Except I have the older version where the black surface on top has ridges/grooves.

Anyone have the newer version vs. the older version and can weigh in on whether the black surface without ridges is better/worse than the old style with ridges/grooves? (I can't believe I'm now tempted to buy a new step when mine has worked for me just fine for 15 years.)
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Old 10-13-19, 04:16 PM  
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I just bought a high step platform from https://www.elivatefitness.com/

Elivate sells "the step, the original health club step" https://www.elivatefitness.com/steps-risers

I like Elivate because they have great customer service, they are family owned. They used to be called FWOnline. I found out about them here, on VF, years ago.
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Old 10-13-19, 04:42 PM  
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Anyone have the newer version vs. the older version and can weigh in on whether the black surface without ridges is better/worse than the old style with ridges/grooves? (I can't believe I'm now tempted to buy a new step when mine has worked for me just fine for 15 years.)
This summer I bought a new red Freestyle Step to replace my old teal The Step brand. It has the smooth black top and the main difference is it doesnít hurt my hands like the ridges do if I do push-ups on the step. I also like how the Freestyle Step locks into the risers in the incline position which seems safer (and is the main reason I bought it). Other than that, I donít notice any difference. Itís easier to clean sweat off of because itís smooth. The ridges always have stuff in them on my other one but I just ignore it. I mean itís not like Iím eating off of it or anything, but if that bothers you thereís that. In true VF fashion I didnít get rid of my old step either because now I can do double step workouts once every five years, you know. Haha.
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Old 10-13-19, 04:50 PM  
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To the original poster, I also believe Cathe uses The Step brand step, the grey one, I think. I bought my step through Walmart. They had the best price at the time and free shipping. It goes on sale from the usually $100 range. You should be able to get the grey one like Cathe in the $40 range. The Freestyle is more but I havenít seen Cathe use that version yet.
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Old 10-13-19, 05:00 PM  
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This summer I bought a new red Freestyle Step to replace my old teal The Step brand. It has the smooth black top and the main difference is it doesnít hurt my hands like the ridges do if I do push-ups on the step. I also like how the Freestyle Step locks into the risers in the incline position which seems safer (and is the main reason I bought it). Other than that, I donít notice any difference. Itís easier to clean sweat off of because itís smooth. The ridges always have stuff in them on my other one but I just ignore it. I mean itís not like Iím eating off of it or anything, but if that bothers you thereís that. In true VF fashion I didnít get rid of my old step either because now I can do double step workouts once every five years, you know. Haha.
Thank you! I've been considering the Freestyle also but I have incline risers I got super cheap due to an online deal posted on VF years ago so couldn't quite justify that either. Oh dear. The ridges do hurt my back when I use my step as a weight bench, but I usually just put a yoga mat over it or a folded over towel but that's annoying to have to get out. I think it would also be easier to pivot and stuff without the ridges. And yes, all kinds of lint and dust gets in the ridges. I think I have successfully talked myself into getting either a new regular club step or the Freestyle. I'm going to put a camelcamelcamel alert on both because it looks like both drop in price at certain points during the year.
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Old 10-13-19, 05:12 PM  
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Does The Step risers fit the Freestyle? I can't believe I'm asking this... the one I have work just fine!
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Old 10-13-19, 07:42 PM  
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You might want to check thrift stores and Craig's list as well. I saw a club step and a collections of workouts on Craig's list for $40 earlier this year. I've seen new ones at Power System online as well.

As an aside, the price on these has held steady since I bought one in the late 80s. I bought the Step Reebok which I still use. I thought about replacing it at one point, but other than the fact that most of the letters have peeled off, it's just fine. I don't know that they even sell this one anymore. It doesn't have ridges, it has octagonal indentations. It never bothered my hands to do push ups on it, and I didn't realize the ridges of the club step could be an issue. I now I realize why Cathe sometimes suggests putting a mat on top of the step.

Good luck finding one you like! I've just recently gotten back into doing step workouts. I stopped for a number of years, I think because I just did it so much I got burned out. I also use a lower step height than I did previously to protect my knees.
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Old 10-15-19, 08:58 AM  
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a new Club Step is still pricey. You would think the price would have gone down over the years since it's not much in demand. I got mine from my SIL in the 90's for free. It's still going strong (along with me.). One of my best pieces of equipment and well made.
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