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@maezee (41758)
United States
December 13, 2020 8:56am CST
Oh I been busy shopping. Haha. This is what I just bought, no frills, relatively inexpensive. Me and my sister share a basement so we shared this pitcher. Since gyms have been closed for a month, We wanted something else to do besides walk and run. The ceilings are not tall enough for an elliptical or stairclimber unfortunately. But this little stationary bicycle will do! I always enjoyed doing these as a more relaxing exercise that I could read on (or Go on MYLOT while using), but it is as intense as you make it. It’s not electric and only has a small battery powered screen. But works for our purposes! Also, with gyms being closed and winter is closing in on us...the opportunity for outside exercise where you don’t lose a finger is slippping by. (Luckily it has been unseasonably warm for last couple months! Crazy!) Do you have one of these? Or how are you getting your exercise these days? Are gyms open where you live? PS ignore the scary unfinished floor!
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@cperry2 (5710)
• Newport, Oregon
14 Dec
We bought one very similar, ours folds up to be put away when we want. But in the five weeks we've had it, the exercycle has not seen a single day of rest. Oh,, we still go out on walks and hikes if we can find places that are not overrun with people.
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@maezee (41758)
• United States
15 Dec
Excellent! I was debating on a fold up one. Do you like it? Is it easy to fold up? I am glad you are using it consistently, also. When I bought a treadmill a couple years ago I was afraid I would enjoy it for a month and then be too lazy to use it, but now I use it every day like clockwork!
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@cperry2 (5710)
• Newport, Oregon
15 Dec
@maezee Being trapped because of the Covid makes it easy to keep using it. We would normally be out and about volunteering for the parks or the local science center, or the senior center. We rarely sit still when we are doing that. So exercise comes from our activities. Now though we are trapped, avoiding the public. we needed some way to keep moving. The fold-up function was a disappointment for us. It is easy to fold but, we have very little room to spare and we thought it would fold down considerably more than it does, So, it is sitting in our living room. (For now, we do not get visitors.) But I think it is actually a blessing in disguise. If we could put it out of sight, would we still use it as often? I doubt it.
@NJChicaa (99491)
• United States
13 Dec
Gyms have reopened up here
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@maezee (41758)
• United States
15 Dec
JEALOUS.
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@gamayngbaki (1414)
• Cebu, Philippines
15 Dec
@maezee The "oval" where I used to go to to do several rounds of brisk walking is still closed due to the pandemic. Our gyms are now open but I don't go to the gym to exercise and i don't have and exerciser or a steady bike like yours at home. As a substitute for my brisk walking exercise I just do a a lot of gardening in my small garden every early morning and afternoon.
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@maezee (41758)
• United States
15 Dec
Is an OVAL like a track? Glad you can still garden.
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• Cebu, Philippines
15 Dec
@maezee Yes it's a track and field oval. I liked going there to jog or to brisk walk because athletes go there also. It's very inspiring watching all these athletes with their trim bodies still doing several rounds of jogging even though they're already very trim.
@CarolDM (138659)
• United States
13 Dec
I have a treadmill I use often.
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@maezee (41758)
• United States
15 Dec
Me too, I LOVE the treadmill. Do you walk or run? One day I want to try to use some of the settings on the treadmill I have (it's not super fancy, but has certain preprogrammed "workouts" -but I am a little scared they will be too hard). Take care of yourself!
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@CarolDM (138659)
• United States
15 Dec
@maezee I walk, running is not for me. I get enough exercise with just walking.
@rbailey83 (1432)
• Canada
13 Dec
I had an elliptical at one point but I never used it so gave it away. I prefer just going out for a walk. With winter here now I'll still get out for walks with the dog, except for days that it is -15 Celsius and lower lol. At that point, it's just outside for the dog to do her business. With the exception of the sun shining and little wind. Usually, the really cold temps aren't actually too bad when you're in the sun with little wind.
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@rbailey83 (1432)
• Canada
16 Dec
@maezee I'm in central Ontario. Lol I get caught up in Netflix or prime quite often. Usually when I am watching TV series. Sit down to watch one or two episodes and the next thing I know I am 7 or 8 episodes in after around 6 hrs Oh well, winter is a good time for apps like Netflix and prime
@much2say (49352)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Dec
We mostly take walks - but in the house I continue to stretch and dance whenever possible. My parents had a super old stationery bike and my dad still uses it . . . as long as it serves a purpose, doesn't need to be the latest and greatest. I think gyms can only be open outdoors here.
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@maezee (41758)
• United States
15 Dec
I think so, too - I never need the fanciest of technologies.
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@much2say (49352)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Dec
@maezee As long as we just keep moving, right?
@snowy22315 (115456)
• United States
13 Dec
Might as well get something you will use. Gyms are open for the most part, but I am not a gym rat. I prefer to exercise outside.
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@maezee (41758)
• United States
15 Dec
Indeed! I agree. If I won't follow through, I am going to have to get rid of it. Hope you week is going well! Stay safe/healthy!
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@snowy22315 (115456)
• United States
15 Dec
@maezee Thanks
@FourWalls (33760)
• United States
13 Dec
I’d like to try a recumbent bicycle for exercise, but I’m afraid it’d hurt my back too much. I’m at that “delicate balance” stage where it’s finding things that hurt my back, then never doing them again. I’d love to have one (or go bike riding....a dream would be to bike the Overseas Highway through the Florida Keys), but I don’t want the pain that’d come with it. But good for you! I’ve seen these expensive ones that have “virtual tours” on the computer screens. Heck, you can just load up a You Tube video for the same effect for much less money!!!
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@maezee (41758)
• United States
15 Dec
@fourwalls Haha, I know exactly what you are talking about - those are CRAZY expensive I am assuming! I did NOT realize you could BICYCLE over the highway to Florida Keys. What a trip! Me and one of my friends wanted to go to the Keys in 2021, but things seem a little weird down in Florida and we might hold off...Not sure... Also having back problems, what kind of exercise would work - do you need to keep your back straight? Or avoid that? Are you traveling at all, or staying sane? Hope all is well!
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@FourWalls (33760)
• United States
15 Dec
@maezee — oh, yes, I’ve done plenty of traveling this year. I went to Oklahoma and Kansas for my “big trip” in September, and I’ve made lots of little “jaunts” too. I’m so antisocial that it’s nothing out of the ordinary!
@Fleura (15720)
• United Kingdom
13 Dec
It's still relatively mild (low 50s F) around here so I am able to go out on my real bicycle. I can't make myself do exercise for no reason (I would never go to a gym, even normally), so I have to give myself a reason to cycle somewhere, like to the shops or some other errand.
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@maezee (41758)
• United States
15 Dec
Very nice, that works! I think I will be buying a bicycle next year. No point now, since we are deep into the cold and icy winter.
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@Fleura (15720)
• United Kingdom
15 Dec
@maezee Time for cross-country skiing : )
@xstitcher (20830)
• Petaluma, California
14 Dec
I have no problem with the floor--my house is all clutter--so I have no place judging. I walk for exercise, mostly; whether with my dog or by myself.
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@maezee (41758)
• United States
15 Dec
Very nice. I like to walk but usually winters are just too cold to be outside. The stationary bike is something new and interesting. But I always enjoy those outdoor walks when I can. And haha, thank you. I rent and share a basement, but it's a bit scary.
@Raine38 (11514)
• United States
13 Dec
Nice! I have an elliptical machine, but lately I have not been using it. I like your stationary bike, it looks like it does not take so much space.
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@maezee (41758)
• United States
15 Dec
I am jealous though, I love the elliptical! But the stationary bike IS very small. And was pretty easy to put together actually.