The hardest part of starting with a new exercise routine is the first step…As a mother of two including a 2 year old little boy, I am always busy and over tired, so making up excuses for not working out is always easy and it is amazing how quickly I can come up with a 100 different reasons why I should not go out and exercise… I need to cook, I need to clean, I need to do laundry….You get the idea.

The sad thing is that once I actually get started, I love the way I feel and have come to the realization that exercising is actually the best thing I could do for myself and I try to work out as regularly as possible.

I understand that different people with different life styles and responsibilities have even more limitations and getting in at least the minimum recommended daily exercise (at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day), can be challenging and even more if you have a busy schedule…

I for instance have been jogging, but I have been dying to add some other types of exercise to my daily routine and I have not been able to get the time required to go to the gym, so I figured I need a different approach. I wanted to find something that I could do from home that would help me achieve my goal and while there are tons of programs I could do from home, taking the time to actually do these things was my bigger problem. Then a couple of weeks ago I found what I thought could be the answer to my workout dilemma.

I have been dying to get on a bike and add a different workout to my routine, but now that I have the baby, I need to include him on my rides and again I had to fit it into my schedule and since I live in Florida the times when I can actually go out for a bike ride without it being more than 80 degrees out is very limited.

I live in a condo and we are kind of limited on space, so a stationary bike to work out on was out of the equation and again, I had to make the time to actually do it! So the best thing I have found for my dilemma was the DeskCycle.

Excessive at work or home

The DeskCycle or how I like to call it, the best invention since sliced bread…This compact “bicycle” is specially designed to fit under a desk and features, super smooth pedal motion so you can easily do this at work without it being distracting.

Lots of features to love

This under the desk cycle is really smooth and quiet thanks to the touch-free magnetic resistance system. This means the DeskCycle is incredibly smooth and quiet, while most stationary bikes have frictionresistance that can lead to your workout being noisy and not work place friendly. The DeskCyle is as quiet as a mouse avoiding distractions for you or anyone else around you.

DeskCycle Under the Desk Cycle

The unit comes with a display stand that can be attached to your DeskCycle to keep track of your workout. The display can also be placed on your desk thanks to the extra cable and display included in the box.

The display will show speed, time, distance, and calories. It can keep up to 1,000 records of exercise activity.
The display works with …..Batteries not included with the unit and goes on when you start pedaling. The display will turnoff automatically after a couple of minutes of inactivity and not using the machine.

So easy to use that you will forget you are working out

The DeskCycle has 8 resistance settings and when used on one of the lower settings, you will get such a smooth ride that could easily forget you are in the middle of a workout…The great thing is that the resistance can be easily adjusted, so you can increase your workout without any hassle.

The DeskCycle is very stable thanks to the wide legs on the back and front with the unit with non-slip caps on each end.

Calibrating can be done by simply adjusting the large dial on front of the unit.

 

Pedals are pretty wide and have straps to prevent your feet from slipping.

I really like the design and concept of this compact cycle and love the online DeskCycle Calorie Calculator that helps you determine the distance and resistance you need in order to burn the calories you want…Very neat.

Cons?

My desk at home is a small corner desk (condo limited space), so even though the DeskCycle fits perfectly, my legs are a little tight, but I blame the small dimensions of my desk and even then I am still able to use the unit while typing. My legs are not completely under the desk, but it is still doable in a comfortable position!

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