I can feel good about the amount of calories burned and not suffer from undue strain or injury
A few years ago, my husband bought me a stationary bike for our anniversary. Since fitness is extremely important to me, I was very happy with the gift. The stationary bike is a really awesome workout. I almost feel guilty when I use it. I only allow myself to ride the bike once or twice during the week. On the off days, I focus more on high intensity cardio such as wind sprints and jumping rope. I usually lift free weights, workout with resistance bands and go through rounds of push-ups, lunges, squats and jumping jacks. Compared to all that, pedaling the bike is like a refreshing break. I make myself peddle quickly and adjust the resistance high. I am able to select from all different styles of programs. I can target the amount of calories burned, time on the bike or distance traveled as my end goal. I can listen to music and keep a water bottle handy. I am able to read on my iPad or read an actual book during the workout. Time flies by because I am enjoying myself. I still manage to get super sweaty and out of breath during the workout. I typically devote at least an hour pedaling the stationary bike. I am relieved that this style of exercise eliminates hard impact on my knees, ankles and feet. It’s also an ideal means of exercise when I’m overly fatigued or dealing with a headache. I can feel good about the amount of calories burned and not suffer from undue strain or injury. The bike has been a fantastic addition to my workout gear. Although space in my home gym is minimal, I am saving up to buy a treadmill. I want to build my inventory of equipment.