It’s been a few years since I stepped foot in a gym. The reality of it is, I live too far away for a membership to make sense. Working out at home is the only option for me, but it’s harder to get motivated when you don’t have all of the options in front of you. There’s one piece of equipment I used to use almost every day faithfully – the recumbent exercise bike.
As a person who doesn’t particularly like to work out, the recumbent bike allows me to read a book or magazine while exercising which distracts me from the hard work I’m doing. Being able to sit and read while working out is invaluable. It also, uh, gives me time to actually get some reading done without being distracted!
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FitnessEquipmentExpress.com is one of many Hayneedle stores, which offers an extensive array of exercise bikes, treadmills and ellipticals. Most people join the gym and never go. That’s the business model and goal of many fitness facilities. They want you to sign up and pay, but never go and I know quite a few people who do just that. For about the cost of a one-year membership at the gym or even less, you can purchase a gym-quality piece of equipment that you’ll use in your home for years. It doesn’t get more convenient than that.
I am now finally able to use my cardio machine of choice, the Nautilus R514 Recumbent Exercise Bike because it’s right where I need it to be, in my home.
This may be the best recumbent bike I’ve used, including the machines found at the gym. There are so many great details like the comfortable seat, water bottle holder, pedal straps, and I can even customize this machine with my name and all of my details including my favorite workout. I can’t decide what that is yet, because there are 20 programs to choose from and 16 resistance levels.
The seat is adjustable, and there is even a basket underneath. For now I am keeping the manual there while I learn all that this machine can do, but it’s also great for holding your towel and books or magazines. The built-in fan will help cool me off while I’m trying to not focus on my workout. When I want to monitor my heart rate, I just place my grip on the sensors incorporated into the handles.
Nautilus has been a long-time leader in the home fitness industry, introducing machines and workouts to the home that were formerly only available in well- stocked gyms. They’re exceptionally committed to customer satisfaction and stand by that commitment with lengthy warranties on most products. For exercise bikes, treadmills, elliptical machines, and all-purpose home gyms, you’re sure to find a Nautilus product to suit your needs. But these machines don’t reflect all Nautilus has to offer, as they’re also a leader in compact, space-efficient exercise equipment that maximizes the number of workouts available while using just a small corner of your home.
This is the time to start working hard, because Summer will be here in 5 months! Whatever fitness gear you’re thinking of adding to your home, you’ll find amazing deals and excellent service from Hayneedle’s FitnessEquipmentExpress.com.
Due to the generosity of FitnessEquipmentExpress.com, one very lucky reader will receive the
Stamina 4825 Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike – ARV $200!
(US Only – Ends February 22nd)
Mandatory Entry: Visit FitnessEquipmentExpress.com and tell me about another item that you feel would help you achieve your fitness goals.
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