Take Your Pick From The Best Exercise Bikes for Home Use

There are several exercise bikes available nowadays that one is often left overwhelmed and confused as to which one best fits personal use.

I’ve been in the same decision crossroad before when I decided to take my exercise sessions home.

Here, I’ll walk you through different kinds of exercise bikes to help you better decide which to purchase.

Recumbent Bikes

People buy exercise bikes for residential use for different reasons. In my case, I wanted to ensure continuous fitness sessions despite my busy schedule.

I want to run my fitness regimen at my own pace, within my own space. Recumbent bikes are the best buys for people who want less intense workouts that are equally effective.

Unlike upright bikes, recumbent bikes have reclined and wider seats. The pedals are placed in front to give anyone a total relaxed exercise experience.

Recumbent bikes may differ in size and seat materials; it’s important you try sitting on the recumbent bike before buying.

Also with this type, your body assumes a more natural sitting position. This helps reduce stress and pressure. Recumbent bikes are, therefore, advisable for the non-athletes or those with sensitive conditions.

The only downside to this, in my opinion, is the relatively bigger space required, so you must have a dedicated room for exercise. Also, they might be hard to move around.

Upright Bikes

I live a rather active lifestyle and so upright bikes are the perfect solution. Upright bikes don’t require much space because the seats are not reclined.

The smallest available runs about 22 inches in width and 32 inches in length. The biggest size possible is about 22.5 inches wide by 48 long. 

With upright bikes, the pedals are positioned under the body and the seats are much, much smaller. They are truly designed for faster, more intense cycling. These bikes are perfect for condominium dwellers with limited spaces.

Foldable Bikes

Thankfully, these days exercise bikes can be clipped in less time and stored easily in cabinets are available.

Some can even be carried in the office, so you can spin a few minutes during breaks. They’re quite durable, too.

Under-desk foldable bikes can carry weights of about 240 lbs. Find designs with comfortable seats and equipped with back support for more comfortable exercise sessions.

I’ve never bought one but I’ve heard about the multi-level tension resistance control mechanism of exercise bikes so you can vary your routines. Having personal exercise bikes can sometimes lead to boredom. It’d be perfect to invest in easy-to-use, easy-to-store bikes with multiple functionalities.

Assault Bikes

This bike type is what I have upgraded to recently. It’s the modern-day fan bike capable of burning tons of calories and mobilizes both arms and legs. I used to row back then, and plain indoor cycling doesn’t do the trick until I found assault bikes.

This type of exercise bike fits personal room perfectly and fits every user, from beginners to seasoned athletes.

The Assault Airbike I bought allowed instant customization with electronic controls and seat adjustments.

The construction was of high quality that it didn’t break even after continuous use unlike other brands. It did not wobble nor did the linkage arm break.

Assault bikes, as I’ve read in reviews, are considered the most powerful type of exercise bike with about 20 bearings.

Spin Bikes

While generally there are only two major exercise bike types – upright and recumbent, different variations still exist. Spin bikes look like upright bikes, only that they are equipped with weighted flywheels that add resistance to the cycling motion.

Spin bikes are perfect for busy bees who do not have the luxury of time to frequently visit their group spin class but are thirsty for challenging moves. Spinning focuses more on leg power, unlike assault bikes.

All these are the right bikes for personal use. The key to choosing is to figure out your fitness goal, your available space, and your body capacity.

Visiting a Physio Seminar

I had recently gone to a seminar on physiotherapy. In this seminar, one of the speakers was a friend of mine who has become a famous physiotherapist. That’s why I could get an invitation to this important event. She is considered as the best physio in Prahran area and also Melbourne. This is what she had to say about physiotherapy:

Any time in your life you may have to visit a physiotherapist. The reason for this is our changing lifestyle. This sort of a changing lifestyle causes backaches, headaches, and other health related problems. Physiotherapy tries to reverse the physical problems that are caused by the lifestyle changes. There are thousands of physiotherapy clinics in Melbourne and you will certainly be able to locate an excellent one for your physiotherapy needs. If you are a sportsperson with a recent physical injury, then you should visit a sports physiotherapy clinic. Many special types of physiotherapy clinics are there to cater to a wide range of sports injuries.

An excellent physiotherapy clinic will first of all be able to provide you with a comprehensive assessment of your injury. They will then offer a treatment program taking into account your lifestyle, current capacity, sporting activities and aspirations. A general physio clinic in Melbourne will have private hydrotherapy pools, treatment room as well as well equipped gymnasiums.

Vital characteristics of a good physiotherapy clinic are excellent patient care, latest equipment and ample space. Almost all of the physiotherapy centers or clinics in Melbourne have similar characteristics, but you will find that some of them stand out from the rest. If you are keen on getting exceptional service and good results, it becomes necessary for you to identify these distinguishing characteristics.

An excellent physio clinic will keep things very simple for you as in this way you will not have to run from pillar to post. By being their patient, you will always feel good when you get the answers to answers to your queries in a timely manner. Excellent results combined with good attitude will certainly make you feel that you have got your money’s worth.

You may have to follow a different process when you are availing the physiotherapy treatment via the healthcare insurance company benefits. You should always be aware of these processes even if you are not having any injuries. In this way, you will be able to save time when you actually get an injury.

It may sound like a bit of promotion but if you need to visit a physio, please check out my friend’s clinic, Capital Physiotherapy and services she offers.