Stamina 15-0200 InTone Folding Recumbent Bike


imageIf you live in a small house, apartment or condo you may feel like having an exercise bike is out of the question due to space limits. Even if you have a larger home, but do not want to have it looking like a gym when you're not working out, you need a bike that you can store easily, and that simply isn't possible with most exercise bikes. The Stamina 15-0200 InTone Folding Recumbent Bike makes it all possible. You can have the convenience and safety of working out in your home without the clutter or distraction of big, clunky machines.

Best of all, the Stamina 15-0200 InTone Folding Recumbent Bike won't put stress on your wallet either. Recumbent bikes are well-known for their comfort and for creating less stress on the leg joints, shoulders, back and wrists than standard upright bikes. With the Stamina 15-0200 InTone Folding Recumbent Bike not only will your budget breathe a sigh of relief, but your body will too.

Benefits of Aerobics

If you are looking to lose weight, or build up stamina, aerobics are the only way to go. While strength training tones muscles, and helps them work more efficiently to burn fat effectively, only aerobics puts on the burn that fuels the metabolism, and also increases cardiac function. During an aerobic workout you breathe deeper, so more oxygen flows to vital areas, and it stimulates the production of endorphins, the body's natural defense against pain, and mood swings. When you get regular aerobic workouts in, you feel better, look better, have more energy and lose weight easier.

On Board Monitor Features

The center readout on the on-board monitor shows you several vital statistics to help you keep track of your workout. A single button scan shows you alternating stats including:

  • Time
  • Speed
  • Distance
  • Calories burned

Comfortable, Adjustable Seatingimage

The fully adjustable seat lets you position yourself in the most comfortable situation, and can be changed for any size rider quickly and easily. The seat and backrest are fully padded for extra comfort so you will be able to ride longer without breaks, or discomfort that might otherwise make you give up. Upright stationary bikes have traditional bike seating that is hard on the back, buttocks, and thighs. With the flat seat and back rest of the Stamina 15-0200 InTone Folding Recumbent Bike it is like sitting in a chair. The seat puts your body in the most ergonomically correct position so it is easy on the joints, and is so stable that you do not need to balance which makes it perfect for older users and users recovering from injuries.

Storage and Portability

The Stamina 15-0200 InTone Folding Recumbent Bike's best feature is its folding frame. You can move this bike about with ease, and fold it up and put it away out of sight when you're done with it. Even when the 15-0200 is opened up completely, it's horizontal frame is compact and doesn't take up a lot of space. It is the perfect combination of upright bike floor space with recumbent seating position.

Benefits of Working Out In Your Home

Nothing beats working out at home. Riding a bike outdoors means dealing with weather, traffic and even limited daylight hours. Joining a health club is expensive and you have to arrange your schedule to accommodate travel time, and even possibly waiting in line for equipment at the gym. With the Stamina 15-0200 InTone Folding Recumbent Bike in your home you can work out whenever you want, regardless of weather or other issues, and never have to pay fees or dues again. You can watch your favorite TV shows as you workout, or listen to your favorite music. The quiet operation of the Stamina 15-0200 won't interrupt any enjoyment of your shows, or bother neighbors which is a big plus for those living in apartments or condos.

Drawbacks

The Stamina 15-0200 InTone Folding Recumbent Bike has many excellent features. However, it is lightweight, which is a plus for movement, but can also make it a little less stable than bigger, heavier bikes of its type. Because the recumbent seating position requires no balancing abilities, the stability issue isn't a problem in actual use as much as it is in weight accommodation. Heavier users may not be able to use this bike without it breaking down.image

It is not as durable as the more expensive stationary models, but Stamina is a reputable brand that stands behind its products and has great customer service for its users. Also, because of its portable size and space-saving design, it can be a little small for tall users, or anyone with large frames.

User Reviews

"Very comfortable to use, and easy to assemble. It folds up easily and isn't a chore to get out or put away."

"Works great for me, and lets me get a quick workout in whenever I want."

"I've had this bike for over a month and have no issues with it whatsoever. It works fine, and I can move it around on the rollers with ease when not using it."

"Pedals are a little small for comfort, and instructions for assembling the bike weren't great, but other than that it works very well, and I like it."

"I use this bike on the road in my motorhome, and it's fantastic. I can travel and still get my workout in."

Bottom Line

The Stamina 15-0200 InTone Folding Recumbent Bike is perfect for anyone with limited space that still wants a good workout. It may be too lightweight for heavier users, and too compact for taller users, but for the average person it works very well, and is reasonably durable. It is very affordable, and makes a good entry-level stationary bike for people on a fixed budget as well.

 


About Andy

Andy writes for a number of health related sites but has always been fascinated by alternative medicine and home remedies. His deep interests in nature and the body's innate ability to heal itself (given the right condition) have lead him to a pivotal time in his life - and so, Holistic Home Fitness was born. While it's relatively new at the moment, Andy wants to build this site into a huge reference site for a more holistic approach to health and fitness.