Taking a turn on a stationary exercise cycle is easier than riding a bike. There is no traffic to worry about and the bike keeps your balance. Plus, you never have to ride in the rain.
While stationary exercise bikes also known as indoor bikes or studio cycles - have a venerable history, to this day they remain a very popular choice of fitness-seekers who want to raise their heartbeat and burn calories in a low-impact workout at home. One reason for their popularity is that they can be used where you need to be. Many people take their stationary ride while watching the latest cable news, reading a magazine or while keeping an eye on their kids.
Today, your choices in a stationary exercise bike range across several major categories: indoor cycling bikes, upright bikes, recumbent bikes, ergometer bikes, and rehabilitation cycles. These options give you the opportunity to choose what's best for you.
The indoor cycling bike provides a substantial platform that gives you the feel of the open road. Similarly, upright bikes provide a workout familiar to all who have experienced a traditional road bike; your pedals are situated below the adjustable seat, your back is unsupported and your hands rest stable on the handlebars. Another option, a recumbent exercise cycle, provides a means to sit back in a chair while you pedal with your feet in front of you. This means less strain on your back together with low impact on your knees and leg joints. Ergometer bikes are so named because they accurately measure the amount of energy produced by the user. They come in a range of configurations. Those who may be recovering from an injury or illness and require a tool to rebuild strength and stamina turn to rehabilitation bikes. These are especially useful in keeping accurate track of progress as those with reduced physical capacity work on their upper or lower body strength.
Also, check out our exercise bike accessories, including exercise software that helps you get optimal efficiency out of your workout time.
Whatever your choice, a stationary exercise cycle offers an economical, convenient and easy-to-use ride to overall fitness.
Check out our other cardio exercise equipments such us our Step Machines section to improve your overall fitness routine.