Another option for a stationary bike is turn your favorite standard bicycle into a stationary bicycle with a specialized stand. Often referred to as a trainer, a stationary bike stand allows you to bring your favorite bike inside and convert it into an indoor stationary bicycle. There are a wide variety of reason for implementing such an exercise bike stand for indoor use and plenty of options for equipment to help you set it all up.
If you live where it can be cold and snowy in the winter, a stationary bike stand enables you to workout with your favorite bike all year round. In addition, once you have your trainer setup, it is easier and safer to get your ride into your life’s schedule with an indoor stand.
While researching stationary bikes you will likely run across the Schwinn Airdyne stationary bike. The Airdyne has been around for a long time, and there is a good reason for that. It is a distinctly different type of exercise bike that is perfect for some, but not as ideal for others.
Schwinn Airdyne exercise bikes are different than other stationary bikes in two specific ways. First they use a wind resistance system instead of mechanical resistance. Second, the handlebars are connected to the pedals and the fan so they move back and forth as you are riding providing, an upper body workout as well. Continue reading
How is an indoor bike trainer great for year-round fitness? Imagine this: winter has arrived and has you thinking that your old friend the bicycle will have to hit the garage for winter hibernation. You may be concerned with backsliding all the progress you’ve made this summer and you want a way to ride your bike in the winter — but without the potential of slipping on slick roads or dealing with the freezing temperatures. What you need is an indoor bike trainer.
Indoor bike trainers allow you to place your bike in a stationary position while providing resistance for you to work the pedals, thereby allowing you to ride your bike with the same type of resistance that you would have if were you to take it out to the streets for a ride. Sometimes people see them as stationary bikes where you provide the bicycle. Continue reading