The exercise bike is also known as the exercise cycle or the stationary bicycle, they look similar to the bicycle with a saddle, pedal and handle bars but cannot move. They are used for exercise purposes and for reducing the calories to become fit. There are many types available and the basic difference is the upright model or the recumbent model. In case of the upright bike seems to the user to ride on the bicycle and for the recumbent type it has lower body and gives more relaxation to the user. Apart from these there is another type known as mini exercise bike. It consists of only pedal and does not have saddle and handle bar.
The ground line uses of exercise bike are it is portable and can be located both indoor and outdoor. It gives improvement in the fitness of the user. There are also various programs to select and it gives good cardiovascular exercise. The thighs are strengthened and may reduce the physic of the trainer. There are also many other types of exercising but using the exercise bike is double the times better as more calories are burnt here than running or jogging.
The computer found in front of the handlebar is known as console and it displays the speed, time, calorie burnt and other things related to the workout. It also records the distance traveled by the user. In many latest models the Heart Rate monitor is available this measures the pulse rate and higher the pulse rate the person gets more fit. The size of the display screen can also vary from small to big.
These exercise bikes can be used by anybody but not the children. The adjustments are also found in the handlebars, saddle and the pedal. They can be adjusted as the wish of the trainer. Some other models have bottle holder and reading rack. It is made with the high quality steel and they are given long warranty period depending on the brand.
Anyone who possesses the exercise bike can be sure of getting fit and leading a healthy life. There are also commercial exercise bike that are more durable and more powerful than the domestic ones.