Stamina 4825 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike


imageFor anyone with hip, back or joint troubles, a recumbent bike is the best method of getting an aerobic workout. Recumbents let the rider sit back in a reclined position taking all of the weight off of the hips and buttocks, and even the wrists that otherwise get a lot of pressure from the hunched over position of most upright bikes either stationary or street-style. The stamina 4825 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike is a simple recumbent bike that is very affordable, and easy for new users to afford and get started on an exercise program at home.

Having your own stationary bike provides a lot of benefits. You can be frugal and do all of your biking on the streets, but you still have to buy a bicycle if you don't already have one, and the Stamina 4825 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike costs about the same as an average road bike.

Riding a street bike requires you to re-establish your ability to balance and operate a bike. Something many older individuals are far removed from, and may no longer have the ability to handle. Riding a stationary bike, especially a recumbent bike does not require you to balance or defy gravity. Riding on the street is also much more dangerous because you have to deal with other people on the streets, drivers, pedestrians and even other bikers. If you live in a congested area, that can be difficult. In rural areas, where driving may be more erratic, and roads less well kept, it can even be dangerous. On a Stamina 4825 you are safe and secure in your own home.

The Stamina 4825 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent bike also conquers one of the leading problems of riding on the open road: dealing with the elements. On top of the dangers and difficulties of riding outside on the roads, you also have to deal with Mother Nature. If you think about it, there are a lot more days where the weather is unfit for outdoor activities during the year, than there are where it is perfect. Dealing with Mother Nature is no limited to her weather, it is also limited to daylight hours. If you are a busy person with an active family life, work life, school life, or any combination of those, you may have a very hard time scheduling workouts when the sun is out.

You could go to a gym, but you will pay a lot more than the price of a Stamina 4825 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent bike just for a membership, and you still have to take the time out to drive to the gym, and make sure you are there during their open hours.

Easy On, Easy Off

The Stamina 4825 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike is easy to get on and off. For elderly users, or those with physical limitations that is a very important issue. You don't have to climb over tall fly wheels, or straddle high seats. You just step over a low center unit and sit down as if you were sitting in a chair. The padded seat is comfortable and the back rest makes it less stressful than riding on an upright bike. Having the wide seat is easier on the backside where traditional bike seats can cause so much discomfort you don't even want to get on, much less stay on for any length of time. The backrest means you don't have to lean on your wrists to balance like on an upright, so you don't strain your wrists, arms and shoulders.

Computer Console

The Stamina 4825 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike has an easily read computer console mounted right on top of the unit so you can see it easily. It comes with 6 programs to style your workout for the best training style for you. The readout shows you distance traveled, time elapsed, calories burned and speed. You scan through each of the readings with a simple one-button touch at the bottom of the LCD screen.

Downsides

Like most recumbent bikes, because it is long and seats the rider in a reclined position, it takes up more floor space than an upright bike that is tall rather than long. For cramped living areas that can be a little bit of a problem, but the Stamina 4825 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike is slim enough to put against a wall when not in use and keep it out of the way during times when you are not riding it.

The Stamina 4825 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike also requires some assembly. While not difficult to put together, it can be too much of a chore for older users, and may require them to get assistance from family members, or hire someone to put the pieces together.

Pulse Sensors

A big part of any aerobic workout is keeping track of your heart rate, and the Stamina 4825 has built-in heart rate monitors on the hand grips located at the sides of the seat so you can simply hold on each side of the seat and ride while it records your heart rate. You can adjust the resistance levels manually with an easy to reach tension knob on the main console so you get just the amount of resistance you need.

Have Fun Working Out

Because of the seated, reclined position you are in, it is very easy to read a magazine, or book, or even watch TV while you are getting your workout in. The time really flies by when you aren't paying attention to every minute as it ticks off on the monitor, and enjoy your favorite shows or books.

What Users Have to Say About the Stamina 4825 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike

“This bike is everything it says it is, and more. It is a great workout for anyone, and I love it.”

“Very quiet, and fun to use. The low console makes it easy to get on, and doesn't block my view of the TV.”

“I had double knee replacements, and this bike lets me get my exercise in without hurting my knees.”

Bottom Line

The Stamina 4825 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike is perfect for any level user, and affordable for any budget.


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.