While the future is somehow still uncertain, there is no doubt that home fitness will demand a closer look. Including stationary bikes

By Nicole Ganglani | Art by Saii Shah | Source photo by Element5 Digital/Pexels

Aside from bicycles, stationary bikes have surely been in demand these days. It’s the ideal low-intensity exercise equipment, especially for people fond of attending (now virtual) cycling workouts. These exercise bikes also address the challenges of outdoor workouts given the new policies in place across Metro Manila.

Stationary bikes come in different forms and sizes so it’s important to know what you want to invest in, especially since nobody really knows when gyms or fitness studios will reopen or, when they do, if people will go back to their trusty neighborhood center. While the future is somehow still uncertain, there is no doubt that home fitness will demand a closer look. Including stationary bikes. If you’re keen on investing in a stationary bike, below are sports retail stores and fitness studios selling and renting out one that you can picture in your living room. 

 

Ride Revolution

Ride Revolution has transitioned to Zoom classes. Because of this, the indoor cycling studio is now selling their Schwinn AC performance plus bikes—the same bikes found in their Kerry Sports branch. People who purchase their bikes are also entitled to reebies like a pair of bike shoes, a month’s subscription to their live online classes and a pair of weights.

 

Toby’s Sports

Toby’s Sports is selling different types of exercise bikes (from spinning to upright stationary versions). Their Core spinning bike has a digital interface that displays time, distance, pulse and calories burned. It’s also similar to stationary bikes found in gyms, which, according to Toby’s Sports, is less stressful for the joints. 

 

Chris Sports

Chris Sports offers different types of stationary bikes. The BH AirMag indoor bike, which is known to withstand prolonged endurance workouts, is currently the top choice; sadly it remains sold out. Meanwhile, the Trax Attack bike, which features an electromagnetic control system and front-mounted wheels is another popular choice. 

 

Electric Studio

In line with their virtual classes, Electric Studio is now renting out their bikes. There are three packages to choose from: P20,000 for 30 days, P35,000 for 60 days and P40,000 for 90 days. Customers who rent bikes will also be granted unlimited Zoom classes (up to five times daily), cycling shoes and weights. 

 

JB Sports Philippines

JB Sports’ Bodycraft indoor training cycle is made of heavy-duty steel and powder-coated paint. The bike also has a Hutchinson V-ribbed automotive belt and aluminum made pedals and toe straps. This bike is one of the most expensive ones in the brand’s bike roster but JB Sports also has an array of affordable and simpler stationary bikes.  

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