A lateral thigh trainer is a small, portable piece of equipment that works much like a stair-stepper. Walking on the machine can provide a respectable cardio workout while toning the muscles of the calves, thighs and buttocks.
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Basic Calorie Information
Health resource website Nutristrategy provides calorie burn information for various activities. According to its information, the average calorie burn for a stair-stepping exercise like a lateral thigh trainer is about 600 calories per hour for a 150-pound person.
Heavier people carry more weight around and thus, burn more calories in many activities. A 200-pound person doing the same workout would burn about 800 calories per hour, while a 130-pound person would burn only 530, as an example.
Besides body weight, your level of effort makes the most difference in how many calories you burn. An intense workout burns more calories than working out at a slower pace. Other factors that can affect your burn include the temperature, the time of day and even your mood.