Many of us have the traditional exercise bike tucked away in the spare room gathering dust. And in the gym, it’s seen as the easy option – just hop on and flick through your favourite mag while you pedal. But if you use it right, you can have a great short, sharp workout (I mean, have you ever seen a spin class?).
Dan Little, fitness expert and indoor cycling specialist, explains that the bike isn’t just a terrific way to start your fitness journey, it’s also great to maintain or improve your cardiovascular fitness.
“It’s a low-impact piece of kit – ideal if you have any niggling injuries or need something easier on the body,” he explains.
Ready for a more effective ride? Learn about a bike workout for every level below: