Tired of trudging to the gym for your cardio every day, but don't have the space or money to invest in a home exercise bike? Turn to the Stamina InStride Cycle XL, a portable folding exercise bike that gets your heart rate up while storing easily on a closet shelf. The InStride measures a mere 19 by 15.25 by 12.25 inches (W x H x D)--about the size of a small suitcase--so you can bring it to the office or on vacation in a pinch. More significantly, the InStride lets you pedal with your feet while seated for a lower body workout, or with your hands for an upper body workout. As a result, you can improve your cardiovascular health and strengthen your upper and lower body muscles all from the comfort of your own home.
The InStride Cycle XL is equipped with a battery-operated electronic monitor that times your workout and keeps you motivated. The unit's convenient tension control, meanwhile, offers several resistance levels, so you can vary your workout intensity depending on your fitness level. And thanks to the sturdy nonslip rubber feet, the InStride stays securely in place while you exercise. Other features include handy foot straps, a durable steel tubular frame, and a pewter gray finish. The InStride, which weighs a mere 9 pounds, carries a 90-day warranty.
The Benefits of Cycling
Cycling improves your cardiovascular health, boosts the functioning of the heart and blood vessels, and decreases your risk of heart disease. It also increases HDL (good cholesterol) and reduces the amount of triglycerides in the blood, helping lower blood pressure. Of course, aerobic conditioning is just the beginning, as the constant movements demanded by the InStride improve your muscle strength in the legs, arms, shoulders, and backs. And exercising your muscles helps prevent osteoporosis and the risk of broken bones. Finally, cycling helps you maintain flexibility without stressing the joints, and can reduce discomfort from arthritis or back pain. Other benefits include improved digestion, better lung function, and higher metabolism.
Founded in 1987, Stamina has long focused on bringing quality and value to the fitness and leisure markets. Over the years, Stamina has developed a broad distribution base, including mass merchants, sporting goods dealers, catalogs, Internet retailers, and TV shopping networks. In addition, Stamina's products are available all over the world through the company's extensive international placements. One of the first companies to sell infomercial products with the introduction of the American Gladiator home gym, Stamina has since released such infomercial classics as the Pilates Performer, InStride Walker, and the Gyrotonic and Body Dome products. In addition to the Stamina brand, the company sells its products under such brands as Body by Jake, Suzanne Somers, Tony Little, Cosmopolitan, Brenda DyGraf, Denise Austin, and BodyShaping.
The Stamina InStride Folding Cycle is lightweight and portable so you can take it with you to use at the office, on vacation, or home to burn extra calories while performing your regular daily tasks. Pedal with your feet while seated for a lower body workout, or use it on a desk or tabletop and pedal with your hands for an upper body workout. It's exercise that fits effortlessly into your life. The battery-operated electronic monitor times your workout to keep you motivated. Sturdy rubber feet prevent the InStride Folding Cycle from slipping, and straps hold your feet firmly in place on the pedals. The InStride Folding Cycle has a convenient tension control that allows a broad range of pedal resistance to set the intensity of your workout. Compact and lightweight, just fold and take it with you to the office or easily store it away. The InStride Folding Cycle has a durable steel tubular frame for solid workouts for years to come. AEROBIC CONDITIONING AND HEART HEALTH: Cycling improves cardiovascular health, and improves the functioning of the heart and blood vessels while decreasing your risk of heart disease. It also increases HDL (good cholesterol) and reduces the amount of triglycerides in the blood, and helps lower blood pressure. Circulation is increased with the smooth bicycle motion. STRONGER MUSCLES AND BONES: Consistent exercise strengthens muscles at any age. Both upper and lower body InStride Folding Cycle movements are perfect for improving muscle strength in legs, arms, shoulders and back. And exercise helps prevent osteoporosis and the risk of broken bones. BETTER OVERALL HEALTH: Cycling helps you to maintain flexibility without stress on the joints. Regular use can help reduce discomfort from arthritis or back pain and diabetics benefit from increased blood circulation. Other benefits include improved digestion, lung function and higher metabolism.