Remember all the fun you had riding you bicycle when you were a child? It gave you a sense of expansiveness and got you where you needed to go — with little or no expense. Like many of us, you likely left your bicycle behind as you got older and needed to travel farther and faster. If you’ve gained some weight since your cycling days (and who hasn’t), or if your physician has recommended an exercise programme, it may just be time to rediscover the bicycle, but in a new, updated form. Here’s some information about the Vision Fitness recumbent exercise bicycle, a piece of fitness equipment that offers a unique way to exercise.
Fitness Equipment: Why Ride a Recumbent Exercise Bicycle?
Riding a bicycle is an excellent way to get an effective cardiovascular workout without stressing your muscles or risking significant injury. Because you’re seated, bicycling is not considered to be a weight bearing exercise. It’s easy to maintain a good speed on a bicycle, which means you’re able to exercise in a specific “zone,” i.e., to keep your heart rate at a certain level, which in turn guarantees and effective workout. But if you have back or lower body problems, it might be difficult for you to maintain the upright position needed for cycling. Did you know that there’s a specialised type of fitness equipment called a “recumbent” bicycle that takes all the stress and pressure off your back and legs, and allows you to gain all the benefits of cycling with very few of the attendant risks? When you’re on a recumbent bike, you’re seated much like you would be in a car, so your back and lower body have plenty of support.
Fitness Equipment: About the Vision Fitness R1500 Recumbent Exercise Bicycle
The Vision Fitness recumbent exercise bicycle is a top-of-the-line machine that you can expect to pay about £599.00. As you’d expect, the computer console is at the heart of the R1500. The LCD display features the following programmes: manual, muscle toning, intervals, fat burning, incline, rolling hills, and mountain. The console displays the following parameters: watts, distance, time, heart rate, calories, RPM, program, and level. Heart rate is measured by way of the hand grips and a receiver. The resistance is motor operated, and consists of 16 levels. The seat has a lumbar support for extra comfort and proper exercise position.
Fitness Equipment: A Few Specifications of the Vision Fitness R1500
This machine does not fold flat for storage. The flywheel weighs 9.5 kg (21lb), and the entire machine weighs 46kg (102lb). The R1500 runs on mains power, and is designed for home use. Its open dimensions are 145 x 69 x 119 cm or 57″ x 27″ x 47″ (L x W x H). The machine’s warranty terms are generous at 10 years on parts and 5 years on labour.
The Vision Fitness R1500 recumbent exercise bicycle is a low impact way to get a high energy workout on a superior piece of fitness equipment.