Get Fit From Your Living Room With An Exercise Bike!

The recent boom in spin class popularity isn't just a coincidence - the exercise bike offers one of the most effective and fun workouts from one stationary piece of equipment. You will have noticed the trend for fun spin classes with pumping music and disco lights popping up everywhere in the past few years. In this article, you might not get disco fever, but you will learn why an exercise bike could be a solid investment in your health, and earn you some solid quads too! 

Along with its sizeable convenience benefits, such as not having to go outside in the cold or wet weather, and being able to fit in workouts whenever you have a spare few minutes, the exercise bike also boasts amazing health benefits. Read on to discover why an exercise bike might just be the fitness equipment you need for your home...

A weight-loss wonder

Long-lasting, sustainable weight-loss is no longer believed to come from grueling and lengthy cardio sessions. Although cardio might be great for burning calories, it's weight, or resistance training that will see your body burning calories for longer and ultimately boost your body's metabolism (the rate at which your body burns calories at rest). Setting your exercise bike to a high resistance and doing short burst of high intensity exercise is likely to be better for you than doing an hour at a lower resistance. So turn up the tempo for a speedy fat burning session!

Stay fit with HIIT

Many studies show that in order to stay fit, the average person should be active for as little as 30 minutes each day. However a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout can be anything from 4 minutes to 30! Imagine cutting your workouts down to a brief 20 minutes stretch in your own home - leaving plenty of time for all of the other things you enjoy with that massive time saving. What's more, there are no gym memberships to take care of either.

Tone up with resistance

Perhaps you're at a stage where you've lost some weight but you just can't shift those last pounds of stubborn fat. Well, cycling focuses on one of the largest muscle groups in the upper legs, such as the quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteal muscles and hip abductors. Targeting these larger muscle groups with high resistance workouts will lead to quicker and more noticeable progression - that's what we like to hear!

Convenient workouts in your home

Finding the motivation to go out to the gym can be tough. We've all been there... it's too cold outside, the gym is too far away, it's too much hassle to bring everything for showering afterwards. Having an exercise bike in the home means those excuses no longer exist! Fitting a workout in is no longer a chore, it could be done whilst waiting for your dinner to cook, or before picking up the kids from school, or in those spare 10 minutes before you get ready for work in the morning.

So, whether your goal is weight loss, increasing your fitness levels or toning up, exercise bikes are the workout heroes for your home that makes exercise fun and easy!