When it comes to daily exercising, the easier and more convenient the better. If it is hard to find time to exercise during the day or you simply need something low impact and easy on the joints, then an under desk exercise bike might be your ideal solution.
These mini-cycles are easy to use and designed to be used in any office or at home while working, watching TV or playing video games. These pedal exercisers (as they are sometimes called), work to strengthen the arm and leg muscles and can be used from a seated position to comfortably help burn calories while getting your work done.
Below are three under desk bike exerciser options that will allow you do to all the aforementioned and more. Each of these cycles comes with large, easy-to-read LCDs that display distance, time, calories burned and can even keep track of your daily activities all in one place. Quiet and portable, these machines also have a smooth pedal motion, so as not to disturb your coworkers or family members, and have multiple levels of resistance for a versatile and challenging workout.
1. DeskCycle 2 Under Desk Exercise Bike
The DeskCycle 2 is an under-the-desk bike that allows you to get exercise while working at your desk, watching TV or any time you are sitting comfortably with your legs free. This exercise cycle features a smooth pedal motion, eight resistance levels, a full-day display that keeps track of the usage time and large pedals with adjustable velcro straps to keep you secured. It is also whisper-quiet and allows you to pedal away without disturbing coworkers or family members.
Pros: This cycle allows you to take advantage of the optional online web apps (including a Fitbit Interface and iPhone App) to help keep track of your daily activity.
Cons: The machine operates on magnetic resistance which creates heat when in operation and can make the plastic enclosure hot.
2. Ancheer Pedal Exerciser
The Ancheer Pedal Exerciser is an under desk bike that can be used from a seated position to help with passive lower body exercise. In addition, it can be placed on a table when seated, allowing you to exercise your upper body using just your arms. Easy to use and assemble, this bike comes with an straightforward LCD screen that displays speed, distance, RPM, time and calories burned with the touch of a button. Also included are eight levels of tension for a versatile workout and it comes with a non-slip base and secure straps for stability during usage.
Pros: Portable and quiet, this bike comes with a handle design that makes it easy to carry or store, anytime, anywhere.
Cons: Batteries are not included for the LCD screen.
3. Yosuda Under Desk Pedal Exerciser
The Yosuda Pedal Exerciser is a portable mini-cycle that easily fits under your desk for leg and arm exercises. Easy to assemble, this cycle provides an adjustable low impact exercise and is designed for use at work or home, anywhere you can meet your daily exercise needs. This is a great basic machine that is small in size, lightweight and affordable. What’s more, it’s easy to transport thanks to its convenient and clever handle design.
Pros: This mini-cycle can help relieve muscle fatigue, reduce muscle soreness after exercise and relieve joint pain.
Cons: To keep your exerciser in place when in use, place on a carpeted floor or use the included rubber strap.