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9 Best Exercise Bikes to Stay Active Year-Round

The Healthy Logo By Amy Schlinger of The Healthy | Slide 1 of 12: Many people have tried to stay away from gyms and socially distance because of Covid-19, but that doesn't mean they've stopped working out—in fact, at-home exercise has taken off this year in an unprecedented way. "It's been amazing to see how many people haven't stopped working out," says Colleen Conlon, a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor at Equinox in New York City. "I started doing Zoom classes the week after we went into lockdown." One form of at-home exercise that's really seen a huge increase in sales and numbers is indoor biking. According to National Public Radio, sales of indoor stationary exercise bikes—whether they are spin bikes or recumbent bikes—grew by 31 percent in the first quarter of this year over the same time last year. "I think a lot of people realized that they couldn't be runners a few months into the pandemic and have decided to invest in a home bike," says Roxie Jones, a personal trainer in New York City. "It's an easy way to stay engaged and accountable with so many digital cycling platforms. I think it may be a good thing given that we don't know what's going to happen this winter. It's important for us to stay moving and active, for physical and mental health, so at-home fitness is a saving grace." (This is the best exercise equipment for at-home workouts.)

The rise of exercise bikes and the home gym

Many people have tried to stay away from gyms and socially distance because of Covid-19, but that doesn't mean they've stopped working out—in fact, at-home exercise has taken off this year in an unprecedented way.

"It's been amazing to see how many people haven't stopped working out," says Colleen Conlon, a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor at Equinox in New York City. "I started doing Zoom classes the week after we went into lockdown."

One form of at-home exercise that's really seen a huge increase in sales and numbers is indoor biking. According to National Public Radio, sales of indoor stationary exercise bikes—whether they are spin bikes or recumbent bikes—grew by 31 percent in the first quarter of this year over the same time last year.

"I think a lot of people realized that they couldn't be runners a few months into the pandemic and have decided to invest in a home bike," says Roxie Jones, a personal trainer in New York City. "It's an easy way to stay engaged and accountable with so many digital cycling platforms. I think it may be a good thing given that we don't know what's going to happen this winter. It's important for us to stay moving and active, for physical and mental health, so at-home fitness is a saving grace." (This is the best exercise equipment for at-home workouts.)

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