Ergometer / exercise bike
Exercise bikes and ergometers are among the most popular fitness equipment and are suitable for all body sizes, weights or ages. Cycling is a very efficient and enjoyable way to exercise. The upper body is supported by the saddle and thus relieved, while the pedaling motion is even and gentle on the joints. Cycling is an effective endurance sport and trains the cardiovascular system and strengthens the leg muscles. It can burn fat, improve fitness and agility. Exercising on an ergometer is also ideal for rehabilitation and as a warm-up workout.
Exercise bikes and ergometers were the very first home sports equipment and have hardly lost any of their popularity to this day. Exercising at home is comfortable, possible at any time and independent of the weather. Cycling is a very effective and pleasant way to exercise. The upper body is supported by the saddle and thus relieved, while the pedalling motion is even and gentle on the joints.
Cycling is an effective endurance sport and trains the cardiovascular system and strengthens the leg muscles. It burns fat and improves mobility. Cycling is also ideal for rehabilitation and as a warm-up workout. A further development of the ergometers are the recumbent bikes, which differ from the conventional ergometers by a comfortable seat with backrest, which relieves the spine optimally. Recumbent bikes are becoming increasingly popular, especially with older or heavier users.
Ergometers are technically more complex and often more expensive than exercise bikes. The ergometer displays your training power in watts, while exercise bikes only indicate a load level. Unlike exercise bikes, ergometers are electronically adjusted and are also characterized by precise load control and a high degree of display accuracy. Ergometers are therefore often suitable for therapeutic use.
The magnetic brake used in ergometers is usually an electronically controlled eddy current brake. Since it has no moving parts, unlike a mechanically or motor-adjustable magnetic brake, these braking systems are very durable.
In the case of speed-dependent ergometers, the current pedalling power is displayed in watts. With speed-independent ergometers, the wattage can be adjusted. If the user pedals faster, the pedalling resistance is reduced. If the pedalling frequency is too low, the pedalling resistance is increased. In this way, the user always remains at the preset power level (watts). With a speed-independent ergometer, the user trains at the exact power level specified by him or her or by the doctor. This is why speed-independent ergometers are also suitable for therapy and rehabilitation or for top-level sport.
Ergometers are equipped with training computers that offer a variety of programs. Pre-programmed load profiles, watt- and pulse-controlled programs, interval programs as well as user-defined training programs are part of the offer. With many ergometer models, the programs can be programmed by computer via PC interface. The training data can also be recorded and evaluated using special training software. User-friendly displays show comprehensive training statistics such as time, distance, watts, heart rate, wheel rotation, etc..
Pulse-controlled programs, such as the Circle Fitness B8 or Tunturi E60, automatically control the target pulse after entering the desired training pulse (for fat burning or endurance training) by lowering or increasing the pedaling resistance. Pre-programmed training profiles, as usual with most ergometers, increase the motivation by a varied training.
The Comfort 4.0 ergometer from Horizon Fitness has 12 training programs which provide a varied workout. The steplessly adjustable multi-position handlebar allows an individual, comfortable training position.
The C1 Lifecycle seated ergometer is the epitome of the research and innovation that has made Lifecycle ergometers the number one choice in studios around the world. It's incredibly practical, quiet and smooth-running, making it the perfect introduction to the world of Lifecycle's famous seated ergometers. Combine the C1 with the Go console and you get an extremely user-friendly interface with the most important programs you need for long-term, effective fitness training.
Experience a unique workout with the design and unparalleled ergonomics of one of the industry's most stable, comfortable and versatile bikes. The U50 Upright bike with low step-in includes the exclusive Exact Force induction brake, Dual Form frame and Comfort Arc seat. The XR console has an easy-to-read, bright 8.5-inch LCD display. Keep track of your workout data so you can reach - and even surpass - your athletic goals.
The SportsArt ECO-NATURAL - line is the epitome of design, technology, mobility and cardiovascular excellence. The SportsArt C576U SENZA ergometer with 40,6cm SENZA touch screen display is designed for commercial continuous use. Mains-independent drive, the use of high-quality materials or the robust construction in an elegant design are only some of the features of the C576U SENZA. Design by Cristiano Mino.
The SPIRIT 900 Commercial Fitness Series is the flagship with outstanding design, precise workmanship and impressive quality with unique reliability for any training room - whether a weight room in the home sports club, a fitness room for hotels or companies or even an entire fitness center. The series comes with the latest LED generation or modern TFT touchscreens and offers a unique training pleasure.