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Sunny Health & Fitness SF-S0979 Twister Stepper With Resistance Bands

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-S0979 Twister Stepper is a very compact and robust stepping exercise machine with a great price tag.

Although primarily used for glutes, inner and outer thighs, and calves, with stretch bands, it can be used for (almost) full-body workouts.

Updated: February 2, 2023.sunny sf s0979 1

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-S0979 Twister Stepper Features and Specifications

Sunny SF-S0979 mini stepper is a compact and versatile home fitness device - essentially, it is a portable stepping machine with built-in resistance bands.

Thanks to its twist action, the unit helps tone thighs and buttocks without putting stress on joints. When compared with similar up/down steppers, the Sunny SF-S0979 mini stepper work more muscles allowing the user to burn more calories at any given time.

The stepping height is adjustable using the red adjusting knob.

To promote full-body workouts, the Sunny SF-S0979 mini stepper features resistance bands that work arms, chest, back, and shoulders for a total body workout

Heavy-duty steel construction is based on the so-called "stabilizer ring," ensuring good stability. Oversized, slip-resistant foot pedals keep the feet firm during workouts.

Sunny SF-S0979 mini stepper comes with a simple onboard computer with LCD display that shows the total count, time, calories burned, and rep count.


The physical dimensions of the unit are (L x W x H) 19.3 x 17.9 x 14.2 inches (~49 x 45.5 x 36 cm), and it weighs 19.4 pounds (~8.8 kg).

With a maximum user limit of 250 pounds (113kg) and small size, Sunny Health & Fitness SF-S0979 Twister Stepper requires very little storage space and can be used whenever you have at least some time to work out.

Sunny SF-S0979 mini stepper is often not small enough to be kept under the bed - even better, since out of sight often means out of mind :o) However, even if it doesn't fit under the bed, it will not take up much space when stored.

When working out for the very first time, start slowly, and use resistance bands to balance yourself during the exercise. This will also help You in working out your upper body and thus burn more calories. If You really want to increase upper body exercise, use some hand weights or even small dumbbells.

When working out on stepping machines in general, some muscles are not worked out enough, for example, the triceps and some parts of the back, even if you use hand weights, stretch bands, or dumbbells while stepping on (any) stepper.

Solution - from time to time, do a few pushups, pullups, and similar bodyweight exercises.

During the exercise, the Sunny SF-S0979 mini stepper is very quiet - very important if there are other people in the room where you exercise...

Sunny SF-S0979 mini stepper comes at a very acceptable price and is one of the most popular mini steppers on the market.

Sunny SF-S0979 Mini Stepper vs. Sunny SF-S0978 Mini Stepper

Sunny SF-S0979 and Sunny SF-S0978 are two very similar mini steppers differing in a few little details and one very important:

  • Sunny SF-S0978: Up/Down Mini Stepper
  • Sunny SF-S0979: Twister Mini Stepper

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Other than that, they also differ in size and weight (Sunny SF-S0978 weighs 16.2 pounds (~7.4 kg), while Sunny SF-S0979 weighs 19.4 pounds (~8.8 kg)).

Also, Sunny SF-S0978 supports users up to 220 pounds, while Sunny SF-S0979 supports users up to 250 pounds.

Which one is better? Well, they are both good - if the user prefers up/down motion, the user should opt for Sunny SF-S0978, while the users that prefer twister motion should opt for Sunny SF-S0979 mini stepper.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-S0978 Mini Stepper (Up/Down motion) and Sunny Health & Fitness SF-S0979 Mini Stepper (Twist motion) Amazon links (links open in the new windows).

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