Stationary Bikes

Exercise bikes combine cardiovascular work with lower body and leg toning. Riding a stationary bike provides an excellent low impact alternative to running with the additional benefit of toning the muscles of the buttocks and lower body.

There are two types of exercise bikes: upright and recumbent. Upright bikes are much like outdoor bikes in terms of rider position. Recumbent bikes offer the user a laid back seated position with the legs pedaling in a horizontal position. Both provide the same level of cardiovascular training and calorie burning.

To determine which one is right for you, you need to try various models out to make sure it is comfortable and works the muscle groups you want to work the most. Premier Fitness Source carries the top brands of stationary bikes, focusing on comfort and a quiet ride, as well as durability. Choose from Precor, Lifespan, BH Fitness, LifeCORE and Diamondback.