Get On Your Bike!

Cycling is a great leisure activity enjoyed by people young and old. Not only is cycling a great way to get from A to B but it also delivers a fantastic cardio workout every time you take to the saddle.  Cycling indoors using an exercise bike is a convenient way to get the health benefits of traditional bike riding within the confines of your own home.

There are several different types of exercise bike available on the fitness equipment market right now, with the three most popular being:

Upright – an upright back is the closest in terms of design and seating position to a traditional road bike.

Recumbent – this type of bike has its seat positioned parallel to the ground with the pedals infront of the user, rather than below. Unlike a traditional bike the seat has a back rest, as your position is to lean back slightly. This offers additional support and prevents straining the lower back.

Semi-Recumbent – the seat on a semi recumbent exercise cycle is inclined and is often considered easier for the elderly to use and dismount.

BH Fitness Exercise Bike

The exercise bike is one of the most popular pieces of gym equipment, thanks to its many benefits, which include:

Easy to use – hop on, start peddling and you are away.

Resistance – many bikes not feature a variety of resistance levels so you can make the routine as demanding or as simple as you like.

Variety – if the bike has an onboard computer you can choose from a variety of routines which may include sprints, hill climbs and endurance races.

Tracking – with an onboard computer you can track your progress as you exercise. This includes distance covered, calories burnt, heart rate and speed. You can monitor your progress as the months progress.

Easy to avoid boredom – You can avoid boredom by performing your routine whilst watching TV or listening to music.

Storage – many exercise bikes will fold away, meaning when they are not in use they can be stored neatly away.

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