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Hermes

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I know this sounds like such a dumb question. But last night I tried the stair climber for the first time and I just could not figure it out. I even watched a youtube video about it before I left so I didn't look like an idiot because I'd never done it before! The one I was on was like this:

When I step on it, I just slowly sink back to the floor. If I try to go at what I think is a normal pace, I get stuck at the top of the range because it takes so long for me to sink back down. Even with the resistance/level turned all the way down, it took like 5 seconds to complete a step. From what I can see there's no way to make it push down faster. Am I totally missing something? The lights were going and everything so I don't think it was an issue of it being out of order.

(I know I should've asked a gym employee for help but....my gym is one of those dinky $9/month deals so it's not exactly crawling with helpful people.)



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Marc Jacobs

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Sounds like a problem with the machine if you had the reistance low. The only other thing it could have been is if you were going up a hill at the time. You could put a note on it maybe(??). 



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Marc Jacobs

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Sounds right to me -

When I do the one at my gym, if I just stand on it, it sinks down but I have to pump quickly in order to not sink. If this mechanism isnt going fast enough maybe it is out of order.

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Thanks ladies! I've only been to the gym once since I posted this and I just did weights so I didn't try the other stair climber machine, but I'm going tonight and I'll try the other one to see if maybe the first one I tried was just messed up somehow. I was thinking it wasn't because the lights and keypad were working, but I guess that doesn't really make sense - it could still be messed up mechanically. Guess I just figured it was a problem with me because I didn't know what I was doing

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