A few years ago, my husband gave me a stationary bike for my birthday.
- I was really happy with the gift.
It was especially thoughtful because I prioritize my physical fitness. I make a point to workout every day for around an hour. Due to my location in the country, joining a gym isn’t really convenient. I’d need to drive forty minutes each direction. I just don’t have the time to keep up with a membership. Because of the weather in my local area, outdoor workouts are rarely possible. We deal with high heat, humidity, cold, wind, rain, sleet and snow. For most of the year, I’m stuck exercising indoors. I have arranged a home gym that includes a weight bench, yoga mat, free weights and assorted accessories. There are those days when I feel exhausted, sore or just don’t have any motivation. The stationary bike is the ideal solution. I can sit on a padded seat, listen to music and pedal at whatever speed. I typically read on my iPad while I ride the bike. The operation of the bike is so quiet that I can use it at any time of day or night without disturbing anyone else. The stationary bike allows my joints a rest from the jarring impact of high intensity aerobics. It still burns a great deal of calories in a brief time. I can select from a variety of programs, keep track of my workouts and increase rewards by adding resistance or pedaling faster. I only use the bike once or twice per week. It’s such a fun workout that I feel as if I’m cheating.