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Top 5 Recumbent Exercise Bikes

Updated on July 21, 2015

Recumbent Exercise Bikes For Low Impact and Highly Effective Workouts

Your guide to Recumbent Exercise Bikes - what they are - how to find the best one for you and your family- and where to get the best deals.

A Recumbent Exercise Bike looks a bit different than an upright exercise bike and it works your body a bit differently also.

Instead of sitting upright and peddling with your legs and feet below you, they are outstretched in front of you.

With some models your butt is on the same level as your feet (as in a prone position) and others they are towards the front of your body but still a few inches below your bottom.

Recumbent bikes are often recommended for those who have lower back issues and also to people who may be morbidly overweight.

Others just find that it gives them a more comfortable and more effective workout than an upright version.

On this page we will take a look as the most popular Recumbent Exercise Bikes along with a few video so that you can see it in action and how to properly use your machine.

To view a larger selection just visit --> Recumbent Exercise Bikes

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Proform hybrid trainer,cardio equipment,weight loss machines

ProForm Hybrid Trainer

The Hybrid Trainer is Both an Elliptical and a Recumbent Exercise Bike

Are you trying to decide on whether an elliptical or a recumbent bike is right for you and your weight loss and fitness goals?

Now you don't have to choose between the two.

The ProForm Hybrid Trainer gives you both!

With the Hybrid Trainer you can get a full elliptical workout and then with just a few simple changes ( and yes it is very simple to change from an elliptical to a recumbent bike and back again) you can go from a calorie burning workout to a cardio workout without having to have 2 machines in your home.

Don't think that because you pretty much get 2 machines that you'll pay twice the price.

The Hybrid Trainer is under $400.

Are you afraid that you won't have the workout programs that you want?

There are 14 built-in workout apps covering a wide range of personal trainer workouts.

If you are looking to keep an eye on your heart rate you can use the dual grip heart rate monitor.

This dual workout machine even has a target pacer, water bottle holder and transport wheels.

To learn more about the Hybrid Trainer and also the full line of fitness equipment and home exercise machines just visit ProForm

Nautilus R514 Recumbent Exercise Bike - Exercise Bike For Cardiovascular Fitness

This Recumbent exercise bike has 16 resistance levels and 17 workouts and exercise programs. There 4 Polar heart rate programs, with telemetry, grip and chest belt with the chest belt included.

Although most exercise bikes do come with workout programs, I do like the selection that this recumbent bike has. It's a bit more focused on targeting your heart rate and many people that use a recumbent bike are using one though their doctor's recommendation for physical therapy or for a low impact way to help their cardio vascular system.

Since you should always have your doctor's ok, before starting any new exercise program check first with your doctor even when you are thinking about a recumbent bike. Although it may be recommended for many people, it may not be right for you. So please check.

Nautilus R514 Recumbent Exercise Bike
Nautilus R514 Recumbent Exercise Bike

This exercise bike also Includes a reading rack, a water bottle holder, a cooling fan, transport wheels for easily moving your bike, the ability to easily adjust your seat for proper alignment plus you can adjust the console so that you can easily view it and over-sized pedals which helps your feet from slipping..

This bike has a 300 pound maximum user weight.


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Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Exercise Bike with Hand Pulse Monitor

Want to see what current customer shave to say about this model?

You can see all of the reviews right here -->Customer Reviews

Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse
Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse

This bike is a bit different than the others shown on the page as this is an upright bike and not recumbent.

So why highlight it if is is different?

Well, it just has so many things working for it! Just remember though, that the workouts would be a bit different and if your doctor has stated that you should be using a recumbent bike for rehab, this one will not do.

An upright style is not as easy on your lower body and it will only hold 300 pounds.

Now if the style of the machine is not an issue or if you are looking for a second option then this is a great way to go.

The low cost also makes it a great gift, but although the cost is low you will find that the quality is high (with over 530 customer reviews this machine has a 4.5 out of 5 stars which is exceptional.).

In addition to the heart rate monitor you will also find that is has 8 levels of tension and it also adjusts for comfort.

The once you're done with your workout, you can just fold the bike up and put it away. It only weighs 39 pounds so it's easy to move around.

This is one of the top selling exercise bikes at Amazon and customers love it.


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Stamina Elite Total Body Recumbent Bike

The one big downside to this particular recumbent bike from Stamina is that it can only hold a user weight of up to 250 pounds.

Now if you weigh less than 250 pounds then it's really not a biggie, but I like to see fitness equipment for heavier people available so to me I think of it as a downside.

I do however like the idea that there are handles for your arms, which will allow you to get an upper body workout in addition to a lower body one. You don't see this feature on many bikes at all. This not only help you to strenghten and tone your upper body and help your muscles to relax but it can also help to burn more calories during your workout - something most all of us like.

Stamina Elite Total Body Recumbent Bike
Stamina Elite Total Body Recumbent Bike

This Stamina Elite Total Body Recumbent Bike has a few conflicting reviews as to whether is has a cup holder or not - but that shouldn't really matter much other wise the reviews are mostly positive.

There are a few that have 3 stars or less but as you read through them you will notice that one low score was due to the shipping company (UPS) dropping the machine - it was replaced for free, on one the monitor was not working - but that was also fixed, so all in all most customers were satisfied.

You can real all of the customer reviews here --Customer Reviews


Stamina 15-0200 InTone Folding Recumbent Bike

The Stamina 15-0200 InTone Folding Recumbent Bike is perfect for those who have small living spaces as this bike can fold up when not in use.

With the very low price point I was quite surprised to see so many positive reviews for this product. For less then you probably spend at the grocery store every week ( at least it's way less than I spend) you could have your own recumbent exercise bike for your home or apartment.

While it doesn't have all the bells and whistles that a few of the other bikes have but it does have a console, the ability to adjust the intensity an adjustable seat, wheels and you can also adjust this bike for different user heights ( although it is adjustable, a few have mentioned that it's not really made for people over six feet tall).

Stamina InTone Folding Recumbent Bike
Stamina InTone Folding Recumbent Bike

To see more customer reviews of this home fitness product just visit -->Customer Reviews


Please remember though if you do have back issues, have not worked out for a while or have any other health issues you should always discuss your fitness plans with your doctor before beginning any new fitness program or use any new fitness equipment.

Have you taken a look at the Total Gym XLS?

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The Total Gym XLS offers a total body workout in a short 10-20 minutes a day and is a good choice for both men and women. Whether you are looking to increase your upper body strength, flatten your belly and melt away your love handles, get rid of the fat on your back that gently rolls around your bra or just want to increase your overall health & fitness level, the Total Gym has got you covered.

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      Andre 3 years ago

      KarenAtlanta, GeorgiaI wanted to puhracse the ProForm 290 CSR because of the entertainment factor that was involved. I love listening to music while I am working out, but being able to play a few games at the same time was even better. I love the Blackjack game and play it almost every time I use the bike. The recumbent aspect means that it is much more comfortable than the upright bikes, and that means I have less muscle aches and pain in my lower back as well. I think that the advances in technology that we see today are going to bring bikes like this out to the public much faster, and it will be interesting to see where they go from here. I love my bike and would recommend it to anyone that is looking for an at home exercise bike for themselves. Give it a try to you will fall in love with it just like I have.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      It's a shame, but I don't work out. I don't seem to have the time, but I walk a lot. I'd love to use one of those exercise bikes.

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      Erin Mellor 4 years ago from Europe

      I'd never seen the hybrid trainer before, that looks like a good choice for two bites at the cherry, but while it's summer I'm enjoying getting outside on my real bike.

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      comfortyourfeet 5 years ago

      Quality exercise home equipment is now more affordable which I think is great. Nice lens.

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      Hobgoblin LM 5 years ago

      What a cool lens! I never even knew you could get a recumbent exercise bike.

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      TapIn2U 5 years ago

      Love this exercise. Sundae ;-)

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      hotnewsandviews 6 years ago

      It is extremely need that we made a schedule for regular exercise. Exercise is very important for good life. This blog tell us more information about the exercise.

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      zulfadli 6 years ago

      wish to buy one will be a good workout.. :)