Starting Your Home Gym: Exercise Bikes

By | January 16, 2018

Who ever said you had to get a gym membership to stay fit? Why pay hundreds of dollars a year when it’s you’ll only use the gym for a couple of months, get busy, and then waste the rest of the year?

If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to stay fit by getting more exercise, then a home gym can be a great investment. The advantage to a home gym – whether it’s an exercise bike, a recumbent exercise bike, a treadmill, rowing machine, or elliptical machine – is that you can work out in the comfort of your own home. This means quick and easy workouts before heading out for the day, when you get home from work, or even later in the evening before you sleep. Last but not least, when you’ve got a home exercise space, you can’t make excuses that you’re too busy or can’t make time to get to a gym!

One of the best bangs for your buck when it comes to home exercise equipment are exercise bikes. Not only are the great for staying fit, but they take up a minimum amount of space, can be hidden away in smaller rooms, by the window, and are affordable.

There are generally two styles or types that you can go with: first, there are the typical upright stationary exercise bikes. These are also known as upright bikes and are a lot like the traditional bicycles and uses resistance or magnetic technology to simulate riding a bike but in one spot. An upright bike takes up the least space of all bikes and is the most common choice for buyers because they’re so similar to regular bikes on the market. This type of bike also offers more of a competitive stance than other types – this is the kind that most competitive cyclists will use to practice when not on the road or to warm up.

The other type of bike that is most popular is the recumbent exercise bike. These are especially great for those who have issues with their shoulders or back and don’t find typical bicycle seats comfortable. Recumbent style bikes have seating with a backrest with the pedals more in front of you than under, like a traditional bicycle. At first, the recumbent may seem strange because you’re sitting in a reclined position, but are just as good for cycling. The disadvantage to recumbent cycles are that they take up more space than an upright, stationary would.

Whatever kind of bike you choose, make sure it’s a style you’re comfortable and compliments your body’s needs and preferences. Be sure to find bike that will fit well in your home gym space. Also, make sure the bike fits your height and size or comes with an easily adjustable seat, pedals, or frame. This is especially important if there is more than one member of the family planning to use the bike. Most bikes come in a variety of difficulties and speeds for a varied workout experience.

We all buy exercise bikes with the best of intentions.For those who are less fit is a recumbent exercise bike; is great it comes in a variety of styles to suit ones fitness level.