Sunday, October 14, 2012

Review: Sunny Folding Recumbent Bike

For a long time I have wanted to have some type of exercise equipment in my home. However, since we don't have much room to spare, I never went through with it. This is mostly because I thought I wanted an elliptical. Well, the other week, I decided I should get some type of exercise bike since a) I love to bike and b) I already teach cycle, so I know that I enjoy stationary bikes.

Since most of my weekdays have been rather long and I don't get home before 8pm, I wanted something that I could just do at home and not have to go back to campus/the gym to get a workout in. Yes, some of the nights I get home after 8pm because I am teaching, but teaching a workout class isn't the same as just getting your own workout in. Exercising on my own is one of my mental 'releases.' It's nice just to be able to just do your own workout with your own thoughts and not have to be thinking constantly.

Back to the bike. I ordered the Sunny Folding Recumbent Bike from Amazon and since I am a (student) Prime member I had 1 day shipping (which is so great). Once it arrived, DH brought it upstairs to our spare bedroom and I began to put it together. I have put many things together throughout my life and like to think that I am pretty decent at these things. This bike was SO easy to put together. It didn't require any extra tools either, which is so nice.

Amazon picture

My picture

Some of you are probably thinking, "Why pink?" Well, it's the only color option available, plus that gives me the excuse for buying the pink one. Because let's be honest, pink is pretty cool. Right?

Amazon picture

Plus, it really does fold up just like this. It is so easy. I just fold it up when I am finished and and put it against the wall between our desk and a cabinet. I decided against putting the back support and lower handles on the bike because I don't ride leaning back, so I wouldn't use them anyway.

Some of the reviews on Amazon have said it doesn't have enough resistance. However, I have not found that to be the case for me. I did a 35 minute ride the first time and it was a good workout in my book because I was pretty sweaty! The best thing for me is that all I have to do is put on my playlist and start riding and before I know it, it's been 30 minutes or more. I know that isn't the case for everyone, but I have always enjoyed stationary machines such as ellipticals, treadmills, etc. because I personally need a place that I can work hard, but also 'zone out.' I clearly think too much all of the time and it's nice to just 'let go' sometimes.

Also, you really cannot beat that great price on Amazon. (Yes, that is a good price, trust me.)

So, in conclusion, I definitely recommend this bike and I can't wait to get more workouts in.

*Disclaimer: I was in no way contacted by either Amazon or Sunny Products. This is my honest opinion.