So, January has been and gone but you promised yourself that this would finally be the year in which you would get up and get in shape. It was all going so well for a while too, you were up and out of the house by 7am each morning and you could swear that there was the outline of a six pack appearing in the mirror. Then the winter really kicked in and things got cold, wet and rather unappetizing. This is a story I have heard a thousand and one times from people all over the country and I’ve even been guilty of it myself! Fortunately, there is a machine which can save you in those days when the gym just seems that little bit too far away and it is called a recumbent exercise bike. These machines are similar to the exercise bikes you are probably familiar with, but they sit slightly further back to make things that little bit more difficult! In this review we are going to be taking a closer look at the Schwinn A20 to see whether or not it can be a suitable replacement for the gym!
So tell me more about what it can do
First things first, I like to know just how well (or more often than not badly) my workout is going and the large LCD screen which comes with the Schwinn will enable you to do this too. It can track your speed, time, distance, calories and more so setting your own personal targets will become a lot easier. The seven different workout programs and eight levels of magnetic resistance will keep you on your toes both metaphorically and physically when you are doing the hill climb setting as well! It doesn’t end here though as the grip heart rate monitor can be used too, and there are even speakers included to boost your workout with your favorite song.
So what size is this exercise bike?
You should not be worried if you are thinking about where to put this bike as it is small enough to fit comfortably into most rooms. It measures 37 x 23 x 13 inches and weighs 76 pounds, but if you don’t believe me about just how compact this bike is you can compare is to others at Fitness Shopper!
If you are looking for a relatively cheap and compact entry level bike then this Schwinn model should suit you perfectly. There are not the huge number of settings there are on some other models to get you confused, and once set up out of the box it is basically ready to use! Simplicity at its finest.
The worst thing about this recumbent exercise bike is the amount of time it takes to build it. A lot of the parts are very small and fiddly, so you will need a certain amount of patience to set it all up.
This is a very good entry into the exercise machine category by Schwinn. It is easy to use and will help you keep that weight off if used correctly and frequently enough so as long as you have a friend on hand to help you built it you will be loving life on your new bike!