Does the sound of boot camps and pump classes scare you? Well, I don’t blame you but that doesn’t mean you should be missing out on exercise all together. Truth is, I bet you would prefer to work out in the comfort of your own home and at the time you choose. Sometimes you just have way too much on and your only chance to get exercise in is after picking up the kids from school, putting a load of washing on and chucking dinner in the oven while the kids are doing their homework. It’s a window of 23 minutes where you are not required by anyone. For the rest of you, gyms can seem intimidating, busy and unfriendly.
To paint the picture, your conveniently placed exercise bike is situated next to the lounge in front of the TV and the 6 o’clock news just came on. It could not have worked out better if you tried. You jump on and before you know it the news is over and you just did 30 minutes of cardio. Does this sound like the perfect scenario for you? Even if this isn’t you, the convenience of having an exercise bike at home means that you can have a low impact, high calorie burn workout in between all the other tasks you need to get through each day.
Putting all the cool convenience stuff aside, the exercise bike is great for all ages. Just working on your fitness is the first benefit, but it’s great the way it works for sore knees, especially arthritis and the gentle action on sore or weak hips. I could go as far to say that an exercise bike is the all rounder. It suits everyone, but you can also challenge yourself with a combination of basic body weight exercises combining the exercises bike which gives you even more benefits. Jump off every 5 minutes and do 10 squats, then after the next 5 minutes do 10 crunches, and then the next 5 minutes do 10 dips. You can create any type of workout you like and incorporate it with your exercise bike. You can even buy a set of dumbbells and include bicep curls and shoulder press to get a full body workout today!