In use, the foot pedal 10 is designed for attachment to a free end 4 of a pivoting lever arm 2 of a stepping exercise machine 1 has a pair of pivoting lever arms 2,3 adapted for pivoting in a manner to resemble the act of stepping. Each pivoting lever arm 2 has a bore extending therethrough adjacent the free end 4 of the pivoting lever arm 2. Each of the bores has a longitudinal axis generally horizontal and extending generally perpendicular to the length of the associated pivoting lever arm. The foot pedal is designed for use in a pair for attachment to each of the pivoting lever arms 2,3 of the exercise machine 1. As best illustrated in FIGS. 1 through 4, the foot pedal for a stepping exercise machine 10 generally comprises a plate 10 having first and second surfaces 11,12, proximal and distal end edges 13,14 and a pair of side edges 15,16 extending between the proximal and distal end edges 13,14 of the plate 10. The proximal end edge 13 of the plate 10 is designed for pivotally mounting to a free end 4 of a pivoting lever arm 2 of a stepping exercise machine 1. The plate 10 is pivotable with respect to the pivoting lever arm 2 between a raised position 30 and a lowered position 31. The distal end of the plate 10 extends in an upwards direction from the pivoting lever arm 2 when the plate 10 is pivoted to the raised position 30. The distal end of the plate 10 extends in a downwards direction from the pivoting lever arm 2 when the plate 10 is pivoted to the raised position 30.
Tone up and slim down with the Fortis Mini Stepper Exercise Machine. This compact machine takes up much less space than an exercise bike or a treadmill, yet provides the same excellent workout. Dual hydraulic cylinders replicate a real stepping motion, ensuring no unnecessary pressure is placed on the joints.
With reference now to the drawings, and in particular to FIGS. 1 through 4 thereof, a new foot pedal for a stepping exercise machine embodying the principles and concepts of the present invention and generally designated by the reference numeral 10 will be described.
Even still another object of the present invention is to provide a new foot pedal for a stepping exercise machine that permits the toning of the leg muscles of a user not normally toned when using an stepping exercise machine with traditional foot-pedals.