August 07, 2017 5 min read


The Jacobs Ladder exercise machines are among the best total body machines that engage both your aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. It will strengthen and tone the lower body, upper body & abdominals while also improving your cardiovascular endurance. For those with lower back pain, hip issues, knee problems or joint pain - it was uniquely designed to offer a very low impact workout that is suitable for physical therapy clinics and home rehab.  

According to an LSU University study, the Jacobs Ladder uses less Relative Perceived Exertion (feels easier) while offering a greater energy expenditure (burning more calories) and lower impact on the joints than a similar workout on a treadmill.



How To Use The Jacobs Ladder

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Jacobs Ladder is a simple cardio machine to use and operate. Here is a step-by-step procedure on how to use the machine.

1. Set your weight using the Reset Sensor.
2. Set your height on the height strap.
3. Attach belt to your waist – Jacobs Ladder logo should be right side up.
4. Climb onto the cardio machine. Accelerate slowly to let the machine adjust to your speed.
5. In order to stop, simply stop climbing and coast to the bottom.

Below is a list of recommendations and safety precautions.

  • Always warm up at the slowest speed for at least two minutes. In your initial cardio workouts, it is best to pace yourself to gain an understanding of the machine intensity.
  • Use opposing arm and leg movements (i.e. right arm/left leg —– left arm, right leg).
  • Never take more than one step at a time.
  • Practice going slow and allow the cardio machine to stop until you feel comfortable with the machine.
  • Keep spine straight and relaxed (don’t hunch your back) – Upper body weight should be supported by arms.
  • If you feel dizzy while using the hand-over-hand movements, use the side rails and concentrate on a lower body workout.
  • Some people may be more comfortable wearing gloves.

 The Different Models

There are currently 3 exercise machines manufactured by Jacobs Ladder LLC: The Jacobs Ladder Full Commercial machine, The Jacobs Ladder 2 Biggest Loser Edition and The Jacobs Ladder Stairway. Choosing the right model depends on how much you're going to use it, you or your client's fitness goals, where it will be installed and your budget.




Jacobs Ladder Commercial Cardio Machine 

The Jacobs Ladder Full Commercial machine is ideal for health clubs, universities, 24/7 facilities and businesses that intend to use it more than 4 hours per day. It engages the total body and will be one of the toughest workouts your members will ever try.

This highly effective machine measures 76" long x 31.25" wide x 325 lbs and is self generating so you can put it anywhere in your facility. It's slightly larger and more expensive than the Jacobs Ladder 2 but it also comes with a much longer 4 year warranty. 

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Jacobs Ladder 2 Cardio Machine

The Jacobs Ladder 2 cardio machine: Get the same workout and same reliability as the revolutionary Jacobs Ladder Full Commercial climbing cardio machine, yet designed for the home or smaller light commercial environments such as physical therapy clinics, personal training studios and hotels where it will be used less than 4 hours per day. Keep in mind putting this version in a full commercial setting it may void the warranty and your business may be held liable if someone is hurt or injured. 

Both of them only have a 7.5 feet ceiling height requirement. That's a much shorter requirement compared to most StairMaster, Nautilus and LifeFitness Stair Climbers.

There are 4 main differences between this model and the more expensive Jacobs Ladder Full Commercial machine. 

1. Width: Jacobs Ladder 2 is 27.25” wide to fit inside most interior doors in a home.

2. Rung Design: Jacobs Ladder 2 features a steel rung with polyurethane sleeve.

3. Power: The Jacobs Ladder 2 needs to be plugged in (110V) to operate the digital display.

4. Warranty: Jacobs Ladder 2 carries a 2 Year Warranty.






Jacobs Ladder Stairway

The Stairway is a stair climbing cardio machine designed specifically for the commercial environment. The unique design offers a rotating staircase where the speed of the stairs is controlled by the tension of the waist belt (which is identical to Jacobs Ladder). The higher you go, the faster the stairs come, so you are always in control of your speed. This cardio machine is self-powered so there is no need for a wall plug. The ceiling height requirement is 8.5 feet and the width is 30.5”, so you can place it where most StairMaster Stepmills won’t fit. The display gives Stairs Climbed, Rate (steps/min), Elapsed Time, Calorie Burn and Heart Rate (with wireless strap). Initial step height of 11” is among the lowest on the market. The Stairway is the Ultimate Stair Climber Machine and perfect for any health club. 


What To Expect

We are The Premier Jacobs Ladder Dealer and ship Factory Direct in approximately 2-4 weeks. You can place an order securely online or by calling 888-924-4244. Once you place an order with us you will receive an order confirmation number. Followed by your invoice detailing the order, lead time, warranty details and our policies. Guaranteed  Live Customer Support standing by to help from 5am - 5pm PST Monday - Friday. 

Buying equipment online can be stressful when you need tracking info or repair work done and you can't get any help. You should never waste your time calling and emailing a company dozens of times just hoping they will respond  and it's important to only deal with professionals who have good business relationships and a proven track record of successful projects & happy customers.

We keep in constant communication and send automatic updates when your Jacobs Ladder is finished being built, when it's done being packaged for shipping, tracking when it's on it's way and we coordinate the delivery time with the freight carrier for you.

Standard delivery is curbside and we will include a lift gate service placing the equipment on your property. If you need it installed inside, upstairs or downstairs - we can help. We have a nationwide network of certified technicians who provide installation and fast on site warranty coverage. Call or email us for the lowest quote.  

On New we're offering Free Freight Shipping ($450 value), No Sales Tax*, 100 Day Money Back Guarantee (longest in the industry) and Parts & Labor Warranty (no trip fees!). The New receive a 4 year Part & 1 year Labor Warranty  and Free Lifetime Tech Support ($799 value). The Pre Owned models receive free shipping, no sales tax*, 100 day money back guarantee and 6 Month Warranty. 
We're the only company in the country who provides free lifetime tech support to our residential & commercial clients. Even after your warranty is over, we will provide free online, video and phone tech support to instantly diagnose issues and fix error codes that could save you time and money on service calls. In the rare event you do need a technician on site to fix something - you will always have access to our local certified techs at a highly discounted rate.Call 888-924-4244 or email us with any questions.




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