Whether it’s the winter chill , or the spike In Omicron Cases that keeps you indoors, we understand. Perhaps it’s time for you to get one of the best exercise machines for your home gym so that you can keep active (safely!) All year.
Indoor cycling has tons of great benefits–especially if you’re new to working out. You can get a good cardio workout while indoor cycling is low-impact and easy on your joints. Stationary bikes offer a level of engagement that is not possible with a road bike. You can also sync up to fitness apps through Bluetooth or WiFi connectivity. Bonus: You can easily zone in and enjoy your favorite music, catch up on your favorite shows, or just relax without worrying about where you are going. Here are some details that we think are worth considering before we share our recommendations for the best exercise bikes.
Which bike is best for home exercise?
Natalie Qayed, a NASM-certified personal trainer and master instructor at Cycle Haus Nashville, advises that you should think about the bikes you liked at different studios and gyms, and jot down some pros and cons of each. Next, think about what features are most important to you and how they relate to your fitness goals. She says that you will likely need a bike with a monitor display (or a console), to track your metrics and see how far you have gone in a given time. These metrics are crucial for monitoring your progress and setting goals.
She emphasizes, “Indoor cycling really is suitable for every level of fitness because you completely control your own resistance and speed.” And as with just about any kind of exercise, “there really is no fitness level you need to achieve before getting started.”
There are many things to consider. You might want one that has a padded seat and ergonomic handles. This will allow you to grip better, as well as allowing you to follow guided workouts. It can also have WiFi connectivity so you can sync up with your favorite playlist. You can even store light dumbbells and other equipment on some bikes. Quality is essential if you want to keep it for the long-term. And, ultimately, you get what you pay. Quayed says that if a price seems too good to true for most fitness equipment, it probably is.
Emily Collins, a Los Angeles-based indoor cycling instructor at Verve Studios, also notes that you should ask yourself how much support you’ll need. “Can you self-motivate enough to have just a standalone bike, or do you need a full-service bike, such as the Peloton?” Full-service bikes, like Peloton, offer interactive live classes, though you