The exercise bike is second to that of treadmills in popularity. Using an exercise bike is an excellent way of working out. They are workout machines that are classified as high impact cardio vascular. Exercises bikes help in weight loss by burning calories and they also help in toning the muscles of the lower body. It’s convenient for people to read a book or listen to music while they are on an exercise bike. Exercise bikes can be installed at a home relatively easy and they do not take up a large amount of space unlike fitness rowers and treadmills. So even in a small area you can have a great workout.
Simple stationary exercise bikes are available for as little as $200 and for an exercise bike with all the frills added the cost can be $3,000. Exercise bikes work on the principle of resistance to magnetic, flywheel or air. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, therefore prior to making your purchase research the types of exercise bikes that are available along with the reviews of each. Most exercise bikes will have some type of control panel that will display the calories burned, the distance covered, and the calories burned etc.
You can also ask your personal trainer for their opinion regarding which exercise bike would be the most beneficial for you as they should give you unbiased reviews, versus the salespeople. Also seek the advice of others who have used or are currently using an exercise bike.
Another option to think about is purchasing a used exercise bike.