The Flex Mini® vs. Stamina InStride Foldaway Step n Tone

Unlike most step machines the Stamina InStride Foldaway Step 'n Tone is a compact exercise device. This small metal frame unit weighs 8 pounds, stands about 18 inches tall and 15 inches wide and features two plastic foot pedals. These two foot pedals are attached to rubber bands, which provide the resistance for the person who is utilizing the device. The user sits down in a chair and presses down on each pedal, working his or her lower body muscles. The Stamina InStride Foldaway Step 'n Tone also includes two arm straps with handles. These enable the user to utilize the resistance provided by the rubber bands in order to also tone the upper body.

The Stamina InStride Foldaway Step 'n Tone is featured on the website of one online retailer for the price of $37.81. They charge approximately $10 to ship it within the continental United States and approximately $15 to ship it to Alaska and Hawaii. International shipping and handling rates will vary. There was no information regarding a manufacturer’s warranty and the online retailer only offers returns within 30 days and for unopened products. There was no mention of any bonus materials included with the Stamina InStride Foldaway Step 'n Tone.

 The Flex MIniStamina InStride Foldaway Step n Tone
How much does it cost?The Flex Mini costs $199.99.$37.81 plus approximately $10 for shipping and handling for the continental U.S and $15 S&H for AK and HI. International S&H costs vary.
Does it require assembly?No, the Flex mini does not require assembly. It comes ready to go.NO. We saw no indication of a need for assembly.
Are there any 3rd party clinical trials to back up the claims?YES there was a very comprehensive clinical study conducted. The results showed that 100% of users said it worked in some way. 92% said it was easy to fit into their daily return. 90% were more toned and firmed.NO. We noticed no published 3rd party studies for the Stamina InStride Foldaway Step \\\\\\\'n Tone.
Is it FDA cleared? Please note that most products are not required to be FDA Cleared. This is a status that makes the Flex Mini unique.Yes – the Flex Mini is the first and currently the only of its kind to be cleared by the FDA for Toning, Tightening and Lifting the Butt and Backs of the Thighs.NO. However, such FDA clearance is not required for a device of this kind.
Do you need exercise while using it?NO. You put the FLEX MINI on, turn it on, and it does all the work for you using electronic muscle stimulation to perfectly contract and work all the muscles in your butt and backs of the thighs.YES. You must spend time utilizing the Stamina InStride Foldaway Step \\\\\\\'n Tone in order for you to see toning benefits.
Do you need to focus on your form?No you don’t need to even think about form. The FLEX MINI keeps track of the intensity and duration of the concentrated muscle contractions for you.YES. Some attention must be paid to form.
When can you use it?You can get a concentrated rear end workout while you are doing your make-up, at work, watching TV, surfing the net, folding laundry, cooking, talking on the phone, helping the kids with their homework...virtually anywhere and anytime.When you can take the time to workout with the Stamina InStride Foldaway Step \\\\\\\'n Tone.
Can you tone other parts of the body?YES, you can add accessories to your order that are specifically designed and fitted to be worn on other parts of the body. There is one for the stomach and another for the arms. These accessories are individually FDA Cleared for toning, strengthening, and firming their specific body parts. Click here to learn more about the Flex Range of products.YES. The apparatus offers both upper and lower body toning benefits.
Is it portable? How big is it?YES, is it very portable. It is about the size of a pair of shorts. It comes with a free travel pouch and weighs less than one poundYES. The Stamina InStride Foldaway Step \\\\\\\'n Tone only weighs 8 lbs.
Is it discreet?YES, the Mini is very fitted to the buttocks and back of the thighs and not bulky in any way. The remote is very small and tucks away in a small pouch on the side. You can wear it discretely under clothing and while doing virtually anything.NO. You will not go unnoticed while exercising with this device.
Does it require hard work or motivation?NO, you do not need to exercise or break a sweat during a toning session. You don’t need to find time for the gym and it requires no energy to give your entire rear end a very concentrated workout.YES. You must be motivated to put the Stamina InStride Foldaway Step \\\\\\\'n Tone to use.
Does it require batteries?No. It comes with a rechargeable power supply unit.NO. This is a completely manual device.
What is the "Satisfaction Guarantee" period?For a full 60-Days any order can be returned for a full refund.30 Days unopened
What is the "Product Warranty" period?If there is any problem with your Flex Mini it can be exchanged for a new unit for a full Two Years from your original purchase date.None specified
Do they ship internationally?YES. The FLEX Mini is currently shipped to over 100 countries. Check our order page for a list of all the countries we ship to.Yes, they ship outside the US.
Do they have toll free ordering and customer service?YES: (800) 222-7154. Our friendly customer service staff is available to help you between 9am – 6pm MST.NO.
Is there bonus material with your order?YES! Your Flex Mini Order Comes with a full 1-Year subscription presented by our sponsors to either Fitness or Elle magazines (A Retail Value of $50!).None specified
What is the delivery time for domestic orders?1 week or less.Approximately one week