Teeter FreeStep Cross Trainer and Elliptical

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Teeter FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer. Full-Body Workout Free From Joint PainTeeter FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer

The Most Effective Low-Impact Cardio Workout

Free yourself from the pain normal exercise can cause! The Teeter FreeStep brings a new level of ease to exercising in your own home with a stress-free, zero‑impact cardio and strength workout. FreeStep takes the load off your back and joints, elevating comfort beyond traditional ellipticals, treadmills, and steppers while delivering exceptional calorie-burning results. Its patented stride technology is engineered to protect the knees, with a natural stepping stride that follows a smooth, linear path.

Using dual power motion, the FreeStep distributes muscle exertion throughout the body. Shift from working hard with your legs to focusing on your arms, so you can exercise longer without getting tired. Your workout will feel easier while burning more calories for faster results.

Features at a Glance

  • Zero-Impact recumbent workout, safe for your knees, hips, and back
  • Achieve a calorie-burning total body workout, or isolate upper or lower muscle groups
  • Adjustable design fits your body perfectly for varying positions and intensity
  • Affordable, in-home physical therapy solution

Only home-use stepper with patented commercial PT equipment technology

97% say FreeStep is gentle on knees & back, 93% low-impact on hips, less stress on knees & back

Exercise reduces stroke, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc. enhances brain performance, sleep

Burns 17.4% More Calories Per Workout

Our patented technology, licensed from a maker of high-end commercial physiotherapy steppers used by PTs, offers the same gentle, effective motion but in an affordable home-use solution. The FreeStep is the ONLY home-use machine with this unique linkage system.

Simply put, the FreeStep offers a superior low-stress, low-impact cardio and resistance workout at a fraction of the cost of the comparable commercial equipment.

The unique motion of the FreeStep sets it apart from other recumbent options which can actually be hard on your body for two reasons: 1) a cycle motion can cause knee shear (ouch!) and 2) the motion can add sway to the hips, destabilizing the hips and lower back.

*In a Consumer Perception Survey, participants used the FreeStep twice for 7‑10 minutes each session. 93-97% of participants concluded the FreeStep delivers gentle, low‑impact exercise for the knees, hips and back, and is less stressful on the knees and back than other cardio options.

Incorporating both upper and lower body distributes muscle exertion to avoid muscle burn out. Your workout feels easier, while burning more calories.

The linkage system between the upper and lower body is perfectly synchronized for smooth comfortable motion. No drag or popping motion found in typical seated full body equipment.

The FreeStep gives you a full-body workout that surpasses the benefits and calorie-burn of regular gym equipment so you can save time with better results, AND exercise at your convenience in your own home, day or night.

At the same level of effort, the FreeStep burns 17.4% more calories per hour* – you’ll burn the same amount of calories in 5.8 workouts as 7 workouts on a recumbent bike!

*Colorado Center for Health & Sport Science found a significant difference in energy expenditure comparing the FreeStep with a recumbent bike.

Free Teeter Move App: trainer-led classes and tutorials

From our expansive library of on-demand classes, access your favorite workouts with any iOS or Android device – any time! Our certified trainers make working out fun, motivating you to reach your potential with classes that vary in length, fitness level, and workout type. Simply press play and discover how good exercise can feel!

Engineered for Performance, Tested to Last

FreeStep stride technology

Adjustable seat, handles and resistance settings

FreeStep features: digital tracker, water bottle holder, transport wheels, and equipment mat

Zero-Impact Exercise. Total Body Results.

Protect Joints with Patented Stride Technology – Unique stepping motion prevents the knees from traveling over the toes and stabilizes the back and hips for an exceptionally stress-free workout.

Burn More with Dual Power Motion – The push-pull mechanics of the FreeStep promote a total body workout, building more lean muscle so you can continue fat burning long after your workout.

Build Definition with Muscle Targeting – Isolate legs or target unique muscle groups in your upper body by varying intensity and changing grip position.

Adjustable Settings for Comfort

Reclining Seat – Select from 3 recline settings to position your body for optimal posture, muscle engagement and comfort.

13 Levels of Variable Resistance – Adjusts from level 1-13 with a simple turn of the dial to accommodate a range of ability levels. Friction-free magnetic resistance ensures a smooth feel, virtually silent operation and long-lasting performance.

Seat Height – Easily set height with the spring-loaded adjustment knob to achieve a gentle, neutral stride motion.

Handle Adjustments – Target different muscle groups with the rotating handle settings.

Feature Rich, Smart Design

Digital Console with Smart Device Stand – Listen to music or read from your device while monitoring your time, distance, speed and calorie-burn.

Transport Wheels – Conveniently roll away for easy storage.

Water Bottle Holder – Keep hydration within reach.

Heavy-Duty Mat Available – Perfectly-sized to fit the FreeStep, protects floors and keeps dust and debris from accumulating in and around the FreeStep.

Teeter FreeStep LT3 ComfortSelect Seat

Teeter FreeStep LT3 SoftStep Pedals

Teeter FreeStep LT3 SureGrip Handles

Teeter FreeStep LT3 UltraGlide Bearings

LT3 Premium Feature Upgrade

ComfortSelect Seat – With a 27% thicker cushion and 12% increase in surface area, the seat features two mounting points so you can customize its position to fit your needs. Select from 3 recline settings.

LT3 Premium Feature Upgrade

SoftStep Pedals – With a rubber (TPR) tread overlay, the pedals offer a softer yet durable grip surface for added cushioning, traction and control.

LT3 Premium Feature Upgrade

SureGrip Handles – High-grade rubberized coated handles provide enhanced grip and durability over the standard foam-wrapped handles, with a sweat-resistant surface that is easy to clean. Target different muscle groups with the rotating handle settings.

LT3 Premium Feature Upgrade

UltraGlide Bearings – Commercial-grade steel ball bearings are an upgrade over plastic bushings at each pivot point for advanced fluidity of motion, resulting in effortless startup and stride transitions.

LT3 is covered by 2-year protection plan; LT1 is covered by a 1-year protection plan.

Features & Specifications

  • LT3 PREMIUM FEATURES: Upgraded UltraGlide Bearings promise long-lasting frictionless motion for fluid start up and stride transitions; SoftStep Pedals with durable grip surface for added traction and control; Larger ComfortSelect Seat with more positioning options; SureGrip handles with high-grade polyurethane coating for unmatched durability.
  • ZERO-IMPACT EXERCISE: Ideal for all fitness levels. The naturally-reclined seated position eliminates stress on the joints and back and reduces body fatigue while delivering a total body, fat-burning cardio workout. A great exercise option for those with Arthritis, Parkinson's or MS.
  • WHISPER-QUIET, FLUID STRIDE: The natural striding motion follows a smooth, linear path to protect your knees and joints. With 13 levels of smooth magnetic resistance, a simple turn of the dial takes your workout from zero to intense.
  • TOTAL BODY WORKOUT: Dual power motion works your upper and lower body simultaneously, engaging all major muscle groups to build strength and burn more calories. Modify the workout by isolating your legs or arms for added intensity.
  • COMMERCIAL-GRADE ENGINEERING: Friction-free linkage system means long-lasting use; Low-profile 54" x 38" footprint.

Pros & Cons


I gave Ease of Assembly 4 stars--there's a reason! The instructions recommend that you have an assistant to help assemble it...I second that advice, and that's why I gave it 4 out of 5 stars for that category. It's about 80% easy to assemble, even for a guy like me with Parkinsons. It's very heavy, but the delivery guy put it where I assembled it. It has a pair of wheels on the back end: you can move it short distances fairly easily, and it stands up on the wheels, to store it while taking up somewhat less space. Others have recommended using a cordless driver/drill to put it together, and I agree--a 6mm hex driver and a #2 Philips. It comes with an Allen-wrench-style tool with both of those features, but it would be very tiring and taxing to use that as the only tool. Don't throw it away, you will need it in a few places. It functions very well, really smoothly. The motion is about the same as a rehab elliptical, but the seat is up higher. It is excellent cardio, gets your pulse up pretty quickly. The electronics are fairly basic, but a smart watch will cover what is lacking there. It's a great machine, and costs about 1/4 the price of a rehab elliptical.

Absoltely love this Teeter Free Step. I love everything about this recumbent cross trainer stepper, delivered fast, easy to put together with no missing parts. I'm 70 years old and have two messed up knees from arthritis and a torn extruded menicus in the left knee so I did physical therapy and they had a recumbent stepper that cost over $5000.00 but way to big and heavy for home use. I shopped around and found this Teeter stepper at a reasonable price and made for home use. I bought this one back on Sept. 2nd of 2022 and have been using it everyday. Everything about it is wonderful. With the use of this stepper and stretching exercises my knees are much improved and if I end up having knee replacement surgery my recovery will be so much easier because my leg muscles are stronger. It's also easy to use and a whole lot of fun. I highly recommend this Teeter Free Step Recumbent Cross Trainer, you will not be disappointed.

Love it! I did several weeks of cardiac rehab and used a machine similar to this and fell in love with the range of motion and the workout I got. That machine was to much to purchase on my own. I found this one on Amazon and thought I would give it a try and I am so glad I did. I am already seeing great results. The only down side is the cushioning of the seat. I highly recommend this.

The holes for the fasteners didn't match up and made it hard to put together. Help with motion with hips legs and shoulders worked great.

Great Exercise Equipment. The Teeter FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer and Elliptical works just the way I expected it to work. It was easy to put together and is adjustable. It works great for both me and my husband.

Fun. I use it everyday


Fire your quality control manager. Once finally assembled I found the LT3 to be a decent piece of exercise equipment for my purposes and serves me well. My problem with the LT3 was with QC. The internal packaging was well done and secure but the outer cardboard box was flimsy and torn open in several places. Personally I think double boxing was in order but you can bring that up with your NEW QC Manager after you fire the dolt you have now. Upon assembly the VERY FIRST thing I had to do was attach the rear stabilizer bar. This seemed to be straight forward enough but oh nooooooo the holes that were drilled or stamped in the rear stabilizer bar did not match the threaded holes that were on the main body of the Teeter. I hear your customer service department is quite good but I didn't want to wait X amount of days for a replacement stabilizer bar. I'm reasonably handy so I broke out my DeWalt drill and drilled out the holes myself. You can see the bolts in question in the photo I included once I had made the holes so they matched. I went ahead with the assembly which was to put a decorative plastic cover over the bolt holes that I had just repaired. The threaded bolts were microscopic and hard to handle but with much wiggling of your handy dandy multitool (I used my own Phillips Head screwdriver later). I got the left bolt to start on the threads. The right teeny weeny bolt was a different story however. No amount of wiggling would get that one to start on the threads so I pulled the cover back apart to see what was the matter. The matter was that the right hole was covered in plastic and there would have been no amount of wiggling that would've started that bolt on the threads. So once again I had to break out my drill to remove the plastic from the front of the receiver threads. This brings to mind a question......have you heard of self tapping screws, hmmmmm? I mean it's all plastic man, self tappers would've sufficed. Whew! I was skeptical about how the rest of the assembly would go but it went without further problems until....... UNTIL I was to install the main crossmember which holds the speed monitor. It was a full inch off from the receiving pipe tubes. I'm 66 and not in that great a shape (that's why I bought the darn thing after all) so my muscles aren't what they used to be. I tried every conceivable means at my disposal to get that pipe into the other one. My wife kept telling me to give up and call customer service but I had a mission, a mission that I eventually succeeded in accomplishing through sheer brute strength and my wife's leg braced against the LT3 so it wouldn't budge. We celebrated with high fives! Here's a thought...... perhaps the person that packs the machine could TEST FIT the most integral part of the machine before shipping it off to John Q Consumer so these kinds of things don't happen. Again this would be within the realm of responsibility of the Quality Control department. On a good note the machine is operating flawlessly. So on design, ease of operation, and so forth I give the LT3 five ***** stars. On quality control I give the LT3 one * star which brings my rating down to 3 *** stars. I'd be surprised if Mr Teeter took the time to read the reviews but just in case he does I hope my evaluation of the LT3 was helpful.

Not worth $799. The Teeter Freestep is a very "AVERAGE" home ex piece of equipment. It will get the job done, but very light wt materials and not smooth elliptical pedal motion...maybe it will improve as more broke in? I would limit the max wt to 250Lbs. I am a PT w 35yrs of experience. I am a very fit 61yo, 6',2" 215lb male. Also, I am a VERY Frugal/Budget oriented ex equip buyer for my private practice clinic. I buy most of my ex equip off Amazon. Some pieces cost > $2-4000 in order to accommodate larger pts and complex rehab pt's etc.. But, for my "normal Gym "worker outers" I often try less expensive ex machines and many times they do quite well. However, This one looks far better in marketing video then "actual" in person. I would pay NO MORE then $350 for this machine. For the same apx $800 (or less) you'd be better served getting the ProForm 16.0 MME Stepper, or the ProForm Cardio HIIT. For those whom can only sit, get one of the Stamina stationary bikes for apx $250-$350 and add an "ergometer" upper extremity pedaling for about $150 more and save a few hundred dollars. And NO, I am NOT a ProForm or Stamina Sales Rep. I am a PT in OHIO. Good Health to you. *Mr Teeter, lower your price to $350, $400 max..You'll still make lots of money and then I would recommend this piece of ex equipment...but not at $799...too many other better values to choose from.

Could be better. They never ask the right questions in a review. The elliptical came easy to use assembly instructions but they need to provide instructions on how to get the thing out of the box. They used an incredible amount of packing tape. That took a while. You have to destroy the box get it out. Not good if you need to return it. While I can use this thing, it is not what I was hoping for. The handles are bent in a way that is not comfortable and are adjustable only in one way. This makes using it feel awkward. My wife and I were both wanting to use it but it is hard for her to use, regardless of the adjustments. The display is just about useless. It is too far way from the user. It is not backlit making it hard to read. It scrolls through the parameters but you can't read what parameter it is displaying. The icon for the parameter is too small. The tension adjustment is very poorly placed. While it is convenient to change but you can't see what you are adjusting to, so you have go with feel only. Not good if you are trying to be consistent with your workout. The adjustments are not evenly increased. At one point it just goes from semi-easy to really hard. Disappointed in that. There should be better control. Given the chance to do this over, I would not buy this again.

Not very good. The price is to high for what you get, very hard to put together, want to send back but don’t have the box and it’s put together!

Not for short people. I bought this to continue my rehab at home. Overall, it works as it should. My biggest problem is that it doesn't adjust to fit my height. I am 5'1'' and if I lower the seat, I am sitting too far forward to be able to properly place my feet (they are at the very top of the pedals) If i raise the seat I cannot reach the pedals unless i sit balanced on the front edge of the seat. In the raised position I can operate the machine but don't feel safe. I wish the seat moved back and forth rather than up and down at an angle. There is a learning curve to using this machine as it is more of an elliptical than a bike. The pedals seem to stick at the top but with time I am learning how to use it. It was very easy to assemble, and it is quiet to use.

Disappointed . . . It is very clumsy to get on and off. It does not adjust well. The seat goes up and back or down and forward. Not two separate adjustments, hence less control of seat height and seat closer to peddles. I used a similar product in rehab. Their item had no step over and peddles were more out front and higher so their was no pressure on feet. I do like the flat large peddles. Very sorry I spent so much $$$$ getting this item. The display is too low and hard to read. To be fair, I have lots of challenges physically. I need to build strength and stability. For a fully functioning person this is probably fine. ☹️

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