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Step Trainer for outdoor use

This compact training device appeals to athletes as well as untrained or unsteady users with limited mobility. Everyone will find suitable exercise options on the step trainer.

The exercises also require a certain degree of concentration. Exercising in the fresh air not only strengthens the muscles and improves stamina, balance, coordination and mobility, but also challenges mental performance.

playfit® Step Trainer – areas of application

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For whom is the playfit® Step Trainer suitable?

The wide range of exercise variations with different levels of difficulty makes this outdoor sports equipment suitable for any exercise course where the leg muscles need to be trained.

Beginners and athletes alike will find the right challenge on this training device.

If you are still unsure about the easy STEP exercise (climbing stairs forwards and backwards), a fixed handle on the side of the steps will help you, as it is always within reach during the exercise.

What are the advantages of the outdoor step trainer?

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This outdoor fitness equipment is extremely space-saving and offers many training options in the smallest of spaces – from warming up to strength training. The two step heights allow forwards and backwards exercises for climbing stairs as well as different jumping variations from the ground to the two heights or from step to step.

A grab handle positioned to the side of the steps

  • provides support for unsteady users at all times or
  • or can be used for stretching exercises after strength training.


Animated gif file of a male body (from the front) showing which muscles are activated during training with the step trainer

Animated gif file of a male body (from behind) showing which muscles are activated during training with the step trainer


Climbing stairs gets the whole body moving and has a positive effect on endurance and strength. The forward and backward movements in the STEP training variant promote coordination and a sense of balance.


With these jumping exercises, you counteract your own weight. This trains your calf, thigh and gluteal muscles in particular, but also activates your core muscles. The jump promotes quick elasticity and stabilises the ankle joints of the feet. The landing improves your sense of balance and stability.


Regular stretching helps to maintain the performance of muscles and joints. Stretching exercises improve mobility and can be integrated into any training plan, regardless of age, to specifically prevent muscle shortening and restricted movement.


Instructions for use


  • Step onto the bottom step with your right foot and add your left foot. Then perform the exercise backwards. Start slowly and increase the speed.
  • Start the movement with your left foot for the second training session.
  • Variation
    Climb up the two steps forwards and backwards at medium speed.

Make sure you move your arms accordingly during the entire movement or hold on to the lower handle.


  • Jump onto the lower step with both legs. Make sure your feet land at the same time. Jump backwards back onto the floor.
  • Variation
    To increase your performance, choose the higher step and squat down before jumping off. Stabilise yourself after each landing.

Colourful picture collage with the step trainer in 3D and as a pictogram with a man

Colourful picture collage with the step trainer in 3D and as a pictogram with a woman

Tips for further special exercises / movement sequences


  • You can stretch your whole body using the handles. The steps are also suitable for stretching your legs and buttocks.
  • If you want to train your leg muscles even more intensively, try the exercise.


  • Jump onto the lower step with one leg, stabilise yourself and jump back down. Land on both legs and then switch legs.
  • Variation
    To increase your performance, choose the upper step for this exercise. We recommend 10 repetitions per leg for this strength training exercise.


How long should I train on the step trainer?

You can train as long as you enjoy it. For a lasting training effect, we recommend 10 repetitions per training session in any case. Depending on the intensity of the exercise, you can extend the intervals: e.g. for STEP to 30 repetitions and for SQUAT to 20 repetitions. Stretch afterwards as you wish.

What is the maximum load capacity of the step trainer?

The step trainer has been tested for a maximum person weight of 120 kg and has been tested and certified by TÜV Süd on the basis of EN 16630.

Is the step trainer suitable for warming up?

As an athlete, you should also integrate the STEP exercise variation into your training plan, as it is ideal for warming up before intensive strength training.

3 D Pictogram of the step trainer

Product Informationen

Model No.JS-0212D
Maximum number of users1
Maximum user weight120 kg
User groupBody height greater than 140 cm (EN 16630)
MaterialStainless-steel and plastic components (ABS)
ColourPlastic components “Ruby red” (RAL 3003) – other colours on request 
CertificationTested and certified according to EN 16630
Equipment dimensions (L x W)937 mm x 669 mm
Height above ground surface1260 mm
Free height of fall360 mm
Movement space  (L x W x H)3937 mm x 3669 mm x 2560 mm

Similar equipment

In addition to the outdoor Step Trainer, we also offer other fitness equipment for strength training of the leg muscles, such as the playfit® Leg Press Power trainer or the playfit® leg press for more relaxed use.

Leg Press Power
Leg Press Power
Leg Press
Leg Press

Additional Equipment

If you require a set of outdoor-fitness equipment combined in such a way to allow a coordinated exercising schedule please do not hesitate to contact us.
We will be most happy to recommend an optimal combination based on recommended fitness-training schedules and sports science while taking into consideration any specific customer requirements.