A stationary exercise bike is one of the most popular cardio workouts in commercial and residential gyms across the country. At Brigadoon Fitness we offer both upright bikes and recumbent bikes.

The stationary bike as a low impact exercise machine has been commonplace since the 1960’s and they are still popular today, even going on to the International Space Station.

But why are stationary bikes/cycles so popular? There are many benefits of having bikes in your exercise equipment. It is a low impact workout that is great for the heart and lungs. It is also builds and strengthens your legs and lower body. It improves your muscle and joint mobility. It burns calories and fat, and it boosts your energy.

There are several types of exercise bikes available on the market. The upright bike, which is the most common on the market, where the body weight rests entirely on the small portion of the sitting area, the feet and the hands. A recumbent bike is where the rider is more in a reclining position. This ergonomic position distributes the rider’s weight more comfortably over a larger area, supported by back and buttocks. Indoor bikes which have a greater range of resistance levels and are great for vigorous workouts. Air bikes or fan bikes have movable handles that give you a greater full body workout. Self-powered bikes require no electricity and are powered by the user.

Whether you are looking for commercial exercise equipment or for your home gym, a stationary bike should be one of your first purchases Discover the perfect exercise bike for you on these pages.

Questions? Just give us a call and our exercise specialists can help you.