So I ordered a new piece of exercise equipment: Marcy ME-709 Recumbent Exercise Bike
Down stairs in “the cave” we have a treadmill that goes pretty much unused. Why unused? Well the reason I don’t use it is simple, I’m too fat. It’s funny how home exercise equipment is made, and usually there’s around a 300 lb capacity. Sometimes you can fib it and still use the equipment, other times? Not so much. This is one of those cases. It’s an older lifecycle treadmill, so I don’t think we should get rid of it, however when I myself use it, the treadmill belt slips and stops at times.
So I was looking at some alternatives, what can I do? I started looking at exercise bikes because I can ride those usually pretty easily. This one I found on Walmart.com and it was only $139.
I was a bit skeptical at the price, so I started reading the reviews. Firstly, at the time I was looking at it there were 1628 reviews and it still had a 4 1/2 star rating. A few reviews in I found one review in particular that helped seal the deal. Someone who said they were 400 lbs when they started using their bike and it worked just fine.
So, with a high review rating, and inexpensive price (compared to other bikes), I decided to pull the trigger and ordered it. I’ll write some more about it when I receive it and use it for the first time, but I think it will work out just fine!