The cold winter months can be brutal for a fitness routine. Most people find it’s a lot easier to get out and exercise when the weather is warm, from running to swimming, it just seems so much easier to keep fit when the sun is shining. If you’re looking for one of the easiest ways to maintain your fitness or lose wait this winter, why not try an exercise bike? At Fitness Equipment Warehouse, we have a large range of exercise bikes on offer that will help you stay motivated and beat the winter workout blues. Here’s our top 5 reasons why you should invest in an exercise bike this winter.
It’s a Great Gym Alternative
If the lingering darkness in the mornings and the early evenings have sapped your motivation to hit the gym, then an exercise bike allows you to exercise in the comfort (and warmth) of your own home. You can train morning or night, in front of the television, and on your own, without having to worry about going out in the cold or rain. An added bonus is that you will save on a costly gym membership too!
It Burns Calories Quickly
When the temperature drops, your metabolism begins to rise so that you can burn more calories. While many exercises tend to lose the calorie burning effect during the winter, that’s not the case for bike riding. So keep your heater turned down, because riding an exercise bike in mildly cool temperatures triggers NST (nonshivering thermogenesis) which is a process whereby your metabolism increases by up to three times. This allows for you to burn fat not only while you’re on the bike but also when you’re at complete rest.
It Will Give You Shapely Thighs, Calves and Glutes in Time for Summer
Having an exercise bike at home, can help you achieve tight, toned muscles so you look great in shorts, skirts and swimwear. Working out on an exercise bike is an excellent form of cardio-vascular exercise and a highly effective way to burn fat, however, riding does more than exercise your heart and burn fat it also tones your legs, hips, thighs and glutes. So by peddling away during winter, you will ensure amazingly toned legs you can show off once the weather heats up!
It Can Help You Beat the Winter Blues
During the colder months, many people suffer from winter depression, also known as ‘seasonal affective disorder’ making the motivation for exercise hard to find. The good news is cardiovascular exercise like riding an exercise bike has been found to have a positive impact overall mental health and is often prescribed to treat depression.
It’s Great for The Whole Family
Research shows that when the whole family has similar goals and is committed to losing weight together, each person is more likely to succeed. One of the best things about exercise bikes is that anyone of any age or fitness level can use them. The speed and resistance of most exercise bikes can be adjusted in very small increments, making them perfect for training at all different intensities so anybody can hop on and workout.
Any form of cardio-vascular exercise like riding an exercise bike has a multitude of health benefits, from weight loss to reducing the risk of heart disease, lowering high blood pressure and improving flexibility and joint mobility to name a few. The beauty of an exercise bike is that it allows you to keep training no matter what the weather conditions are outside, so in winter when it’s cold and wet or in summer when it’s scorching hot, there’s no excuse to let your fitness routine slide. Purchase an exercise bike today and start your journey to improved fitness and overall well-being.
If you are looking to buy a high quality exercise bike that will fit your needs and budget perfectly, then visit the team at Fitness Equipment Warehouse. With an extensive range on offer at our Canning Vale showroom, call in and try out our machines in a no pressure environment. Our friendly team will help find the right exercise bike for you.