Benefits of Indoor Cycling

Indoor cycles are a great investment for anyone to make. Not only are they used by almost
all pro athletes but they are also becoming more common for individuals to have because of
their accessibility and reliability. With all of that being said, let’s take a look at some of the
benefits of indoor cycling.

The benefits of indoor cycling include weight loss, overall improvement of your
fitness, and well being. You will notice an increase in lower body strength. Some
benefits also include accessibility and safety. If you have one of these bikes in your
home, you will also end up saving a significant amount of money.

In this article, we are going to take a look at all of these benefits in a little bit more detail.
Once we have gone through this list and have discussed everything that we need to, we are
going to take a look at two of the best indoor cycles that you can get. We will include a
premium option and a more budget-friendly one.

7 Benefits Of Indoor Cycling

Here is a list of 7 benefits that you can expect to receive from indoor cycling. We will list the
benefits and then talk a little bit about each one. Let’s get into it.
● Indoor cycling is great for shedding weight quickly.
● It helps to increase your lung capacity which will improve your overall fitness.
● Indoor cycling will raise your heart rate which is good for your overall health.
● Indoor cycling is accessible.
● The safety features are unrivaled.
● You can watch sport, TV, or listen to music while indoor cycling.

Lose Weight

I have decided to add this to this list first because it is the main reason why people start exercising and one of the main benefits of indoor cycling is your ability to lose weight while doing it.

The amount of weight that you lose depends on the intensity of your cycling and also your current weight. Someone who is heavier that does the same amount of work as somebody who is lighter will lose more weight and burn more calories.

A person who is average weight and who cycles at medium intensity will burn approximately 250 calories every 30 minutes. If you cycle at full intensity you can lose up to 320 calories every 30 minutes. If you weigh more than average, you can increase these numbers. When we mention the average weight person we are talking about somebody who is between 119 to 125 pounds. So, if you weigh more than that you will burn more calories than what we listed above.

Increase Your Lung capacity (Fitness)

The greater your lung capacity is the more fit you are generally. That said, indoor cycling is great at helping you increase your lung capacity. While cycling indoors, it is important to remember to breathe properly by taking deep breaths through your mouth and exhaling through your nose. This will maximize the efficiency of your training and will allow you to go further. It is also the best way of increasing your lung capacity.

Increase Your Heart Rate

I could have just made one section called “improve your cardiovascular system” but I want to be slightly more specific. That is why heart rate and lung capacity are separate in this article. When you cycle indoors you increase your heart rate. This improves blood flow and contributes to your overall fitness and the well-being of important organs such as your heart. With all of that being said, it is important never to overdo it. You need to give your heart a rest so you should take at least one or two days a week where you completely rest from exercise, especially from cardio.

Improved Lower-body Strength

You could be quite fit and still struggle to do things like running or cycling simply because your leg muscles are not strong enough to carry out certain activities while holding your body weight.

Indoor cycling is incredible at building up upper leg strength and this will help you do more activities and, in the long run, it will make you a lot fitter. In fact, most athletes who play football or soccer have indoor cycles in their room and they cycle at least a few times a week.

Accessibility

Now that we have gone through the health benefits of indoor cycling, I think it is time to talk about things such as accessibility. Being able to cycle and stay fit without having to leave your home is great. This is only a small contributor to its accessibility. When cycling indoors, whether you are at a gym or at home, you don’t have to worry about bike lanes, you don’t have to worry about traffic or anything like that. You can simply get on the bike and start cycling.

Safety

When it comes to safety, indoor cycling is probably your best option. You don’t have to worry about being run over by a car, you don’t have to worry about being mugged, and you don’t have to worry about you maybe knocking over a pedestrian. I’m not saying that outdoor cycling is not great because it is but this safety feature is just one feature that adds to why indoor cycling is a great option for almost everyone.

Entertainment

Some indoor cycles such as the Peloton, come with monitors that have internet browsers where you can stream your music from. You can even watch your Netflix shows on it. If you are into fitness, I can safely assume that you are into sport and you might be able to catch up on your sport while cycling.

It’s not just about TV shows and music. A lot of bikes allow you to track your progress and it also allows you to cycle with people all across the world. With the statistics that some of these bikes can show you, you can compete with people in real-time. In my opinion, competing is a great way to maximize your workouts.

2 Great Indoor Cycles

Now that we have discussed the benefits of indoor cycling, we are going to talk about the top
two best indoor cycles that you can get. It is important to remember that the better your cycle is, the more benefits you will receive and that is the main reason why we added this section to this article.

Peloton

We can sit here all day and talk about the premium quality of the materials that get used
when building a Peloton bike but the reason why Peloton made it onto this list is purely
through the features that it offers.

Paying a small subscription every month, you get access to a library of constantly updated
workouts and you have the ability to virtually cycle with other people. This subscription might
save you money as you will no longer have to pay for spinning classes. You will be able to
do all of this in the comfort of your home.

Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycling Bike

While this bike does not have a monitor attached to it for you to entertain yourself or to keep
track of your progress, this bike is made this list because it has a wealth of features that help
you while cycling. It does this at a great price of under $300.

When using this bike you can count on its stability and consistency to maximize your
workout. This bike is best for people who are short on time and who don’t have the time to
play around with any gadgets. You simply adjust the bike to your preferences when you first
get it and from then on, you get on it and go.

Conclusion

One benefit that I did not list has to do with your mental well-being. The time you spend on
an indoor cycle can be used to think about things going on in your life from a different
perspective. Think of the time you spend on the bike as “your time” where you don’t have to
worry about anyone else or anything else.

Here is a list of the newest indoor stationary bikes on the market.  

New
winne Foldable Bicycle-Indoor Exercise Bike-Reluctance Indoor Cycling Bicycle-with Display-Black
  • MULTI-FUNCTION DISPLAY: The foldable bicycle has a clear display that can display speed, distance, time, calories and pulse. The pulse grip in the handle allows you to monitor your heart rate at any time during exercise.
  • THREE-IN-ONE: This foldable bicycle has 5 levels of seat height adjustment, and can switch between 3 modes, upright, semi-recumbent, and horizontal.
  • SIZE: The size of this foldable bike is 26.7 x 16.2 x 40.6 inches, and the folded size is 51.2*12.6*12 inches.
  • COMFORTABLE SEAT BACKREST: This foldable bicycle seat is wider and softer, comfortable and shock-absorbing, long-term riding without pressure, comfortable back, designed for middle-aged and elderly people with poor lumbar spine, fully protect the back during exercise.
  • 8-SPEED RESISTANCE ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM: This foldable bike has 8 heartbeat modes, different gears, and 8 levels of manual resistance, suitable for users of all fitness levels.
New
HYDT Exercise Bike Portable Exercise Pedal Bike for Legs and Arms,Mini Exercise Peddler with LCD Display (Color : Black)
  • The mini bicycle pedal exerciser is used for arm and leg bicycle exercise in the office or home to increase blood circulation and relieve tension.
  • Multi-function LCD display, easy-to-read LCD screen displays rotation speed, time, speed, distance and calories burned. You can also reset by long pressing the red button. An additional fixing strap is provided.
  • The resistance is adjustable, and individualized exercises can be performed, and the intensity can be adjusted easily by rotating the knob. The adjustable foot strap can flexibly adapt to the feet of users of different sizes to meet different needs. Suitable for office workers and people who need exercise.
  • The portable handle function makes the fitness exercise bike always ready. It is also suitable for exercise under the table, please note that the height of the table should not exceed 47 inches.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us, we are happy to help you.
New
HYDT Exercise Bike Exercise Bike Indoor Cycling Bicycle Stationary Bikes Cardio Workout Machine Upright Bike Belt Drive Home Gym (Color : White)
  • Ergonomic design: humanized design of exercise bike, triangular support structure design, stepless resistance adjustment, stable structure, adjustable design and comfortable angle.
  • LCD multi-function dial: super large LCD display, display speed, distance, time heart rate and other data.
  • 7-slot belt pulley: ultra-quiet belt drive, more professional and wear-resistant reinforced 7-slot belt, pedaling more smoothly and smoothly, and you can experience the fun of a professional track at home.
  • Roller design: easy and flexible to move, humanized roller design, push and pull at will, flexible and easy.
  • After-sales service:If you have any questions, please contact us within 24 hours! Customer satisfaction is our greatest reward.
New
HYDT Exercise Bike Exercise Bike Indoor Cycling Bicycle Stationary Bikes Cardio Workout Machine Upright Bike Belt Drive Home Gym
  • [Infinitely adjustable resistance] A fixed bicycle, equipped with a heavy-duty two-way flywheel, can provide more power and bring you a challenging sports experience. Various levels of tension allow you to perform different strenuous exercises, thereby burning more calories.
  • [Safe, comfortable and easy to move], the anti-skid pedals of cycling bicycles are designed with adjustable toe cages and emergency parking brakes to make your riding safer. Adjustable seats and handlebars are suitable for different heights. The front foot tube wheels help you move the bike easily.
  • [Super smooth and quiet] The design of non-contact reluctance and belt drive system creates an incredibly smooth and almost silent riding experience. This bike is perfect for enjoying a fitness experience at home. It never disturbs family or roommates, and requires almost no maintenance.
  • [Trusted Warranty] This exercise bike comes with installation tools. Please pay attention to the assembly of the pedal, the left pedal needs to be tightened counterclockwise.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us, we are happy to help you.
New
HYDT Exercise Bike Portable Exercise Pedal Bike for Legs and Arms,Mini Exercise Scooter with LCD Display (Color : Pink)
  • The maximum user weight can reach 120kg. It is compact and light, easy to transport and store. Take it with you and never miss any sports.
  • The stepper with swing function can replace two separate exercise machines, and provides exercise bikes with the most choices in the smallest possible space for beginners, seniors and advanced users.
  • 2 in 1 movement step length-can be adjusted to "side step" or "up and down step". High-quality hydraulic cylinders are resistant.
  • Mini stepper with large non-slip pedals. The training computer can display calories burned, elapsed time, step count display and automatic display changes.
  • If you have any questions about the products you received, please feel free to contact us, we will reply to you as soon as possible, and our team is online 24 hours a day.
New
HYDT Exercise Bike Exercise Bike Indoor Cycling Bicycle Stationary Bikes Cardio Workout Machine Upright Bike Belt Drive Home Gym (Color : Red)
  • Economical-This bike is very simple to use, allowing you to use it comfortably at home, so you can exercise in the situation that suits you without paying for gym membership
  • Adjustable seat-adjustable seat height and handle angle. Ergonomic upholstered seat. Smooth and quiet cycle action. Suitable for people of different height and weight
  • Great exercise bike for beginners and fitness enthusiasts-work harder and work towards your goal to reach your fitness goal
  • It consumes 5 times more calories than walking-an indoor exercise bike is an excellent alternative to a traditional exercise bike and provides low-impact aerobic exercise, which is good for your joints and has great health benefits
  • We are committed to providing quality service. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, and we will reply to you via email within 24 hours.
New
HYDT Exercise Bike Spinning Bike Home Exercise Bike Indoor Silent Fitness Equipment Waist Exercise Bike
  • Adjustable resistance can meet different requirements of exercise intensity. You can adjust the distance from the seat to the ground from 52 cm to 75 cm.
  • Vertical bicycle, stable base, very convenient to get on and off. The non-slip pedal is fixed with a magic belt, which can easily fix the feet, effectively riding and preventing slipping.
  • The LED display shows your exercise time, cycling speed, distance and calories burned. Suitable for staying healthy anytime, anywhere.
  • If you insist on riding a bicycle, your body will be healthier and slimmer.
  • Thank you for your choice,we will bring you a better shopping experience with the most professional and standardized after-sales service!
New
HYDT Exercise Bike Indoor Bike Rack-Home Gym Exercise Bike,with Comfortable Cushion,Silent Belt Drive (Color : Black)
  • Exercise bikes can provide stable, quiet and safe bikes. Equipped with a thick steel tripod that can support 150 kg, a good choice for home fitness.
  • A fully adjustable indoor unit for a personalized adjustable bicycle, suitable for family use. The longer adjustable seat support column allows the use of three-way adjustable anti-slip handlebars. The wheels help you move the bike easily.
  • Multifunctional digital monitor (black): Use the multifunctional digital monitor to easily track progress! Show your distance, heart rate, speed, duration and calories, and you will be able to see your results to stay motivated and pace.
  • Adjustable resistance-our resistance is achieved by wool felt. Clockwise rotation is to increase resistance, counterclockwise rotation is to reduce resistance, pressing the button is an emergency brake, and you can exercise easily under safe conditions! (Reminder: Increased resistance adjustment will affect the service life of wool felt)
  • If you have any questions about the products you received, please feel free to contact us and we will reply to you as soon as possible.
New
HYDT Exercise Bike Exercise Bike Indoor Cycling Bicycle Stationary Bikes Cardio Workout Machine Upright Bike Belt Drive Home Gym
  • LCD display and hand pulse: The digital monitor will track and record your exercise time, speed, distance, calories and pulse in real time, so that you can understand your progress and adjust your exercise plan in time. Hand vein handle with pre-assembled motion monitor.
  • Safe, comfortable and easy to move: The bicycle can carry a weight of 330 pounds, and the bicycle anti-skid pedal is designed with an adjustable toe cage and an emergency brake device to make your riding safer. The front foot tube wheels help you move the bike easily.
  • Adjustable unlimited resistance: a stationary bicycle equipped with a heavy-duty two-way flywheel can provide greater power and bring you a challenging sports experience.
  • Super smooth and quiet: The design of the non-contact reluctance and belt drive system creates an incredibly smooth and almost silent riding experience. This bike is perfect for enjoying a fitness experience at home. It never disturbs family or roommates, and requires almost no maintenance.
  • We are committed to providing quality service. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, and we will reply to you via email within 24 hours.
New
HYDT Exercise Bike Exercise Bike Indoor Bicycle Exercise Bike Stationary Aerobic Exercise Machine Vertical Bicycle Home Exercise Device
  • Fitness and shaping: get rid of fat, exercise arms, thighs, abdomen, buttocks and other exercises.
  • Ergonomic design: to protect the knee from injury, the human-vehicle interactive angle design, effectively protect the knee from injury.
  • Magnetic resistance: Say goodbye to frictional resistance system, riding smoother and quieter.
  • Multi-function high-definition LED display: One key can switch time, calories, speed, distance, scan, total mileage.
  • After-sales service:If you have any questions, please contact us within 24 hours! Customer satisfaction is our greatest reward.