Who Says You Can’t Get a Workout While Sitting Down?
When it comes to comfort, I am quite nitpicky. No matter the price, no matter the recommendations, if something doesn’t feel right it’s not going to be on my wish list.
The need for comfort is something I have to face daily because my job entails sitting for many hours in front of my laptop. I’ve been in a situation where my seat was too firm and I ended up with severe back pain, and I had to deal with that for months. That’s the reason why I am so picky about the seat. Not because I’m spoiled, but because I put my health above anything else.
Why am I telling you all of this? Surely you’re not here to hear me complain. Well, the reason behind my rant is my latest find, the FitDesk FDX 2.0 Desk Exercise Bike with Massage Bar.
The words stationary bike, comfort and laptop support are not often found in the same sentence, but with the FitDesk FDX 2 the sentence actually makes sense. Let’s take a look at this strange-looking and unique exercise bike and see what it’s all about.
Raise your hand if you can name another exercise bike that has a sliding desk platform. Anyone? Exactly. The FitDesk 2.0 not only features an adjustable 16” x 19” desk surface for your laptop, but it’s also lightweight, and if that wasn’t practical enough for you, it’s folding as well. Apart from working out your body, you will be able to schedule meetings, surf on the Internet or chat with your friends without even jumping off the exercise bike.
It’s the perfect solution for those who can’t find the time to take their eyes off the screen, but who are also concerned about their overall health and fitness. According to research, sitting down for prolonged periods of time can have a negative effect on your body, which is why the FitDesk FDX makes even more sense.
To make the most of your workout, you can choose between 8 different levels of resistance with a simple turn of a knob. And, because it employs magnetic resistance, it is ultra-quiet and smooth, which means it won’t distract you from your work.
In case you do want to put your laptop aside for a couple of hours, the upper body resistance bands will ensure that you are getting a proper whole body cardio workout.
How often do you get a chance to say that you are working out while sitting down at the same time? If you want to rest a bit from all that typing, you can lie back on the beach cruiser style seat or use the massage rollers for your forearms so that you can recover for the next round of typing.
As a matter of fact, the FDX is actually a semi-recumbent bike as well, thanks to its backrest and extender. Because you can adjust the seat any way you want, you can easily get a correct fit if your height is anywhere between 4’10” and 6’. The recommended maximum weight, according to the manufacturer, is 250lbs.
You know that moment when you’re so focused you can hear your thoughts, and even the slightest sound can ruin your concentration? Well, the FitDesk 2.0 Exercise Bike has you covered on that one too. It’s whisper-quiet which means you will be able to perform any kind of activity uninterrupted.
Since they designed a stationary bike to support a laptop, they went ahead and added a drawer for small items as well. This makes the FDX 2 very practical, because you have everything you need within your reach, without the need to get off the bike. The drawer can store cell phones, music players, earplugs, pencils, notepads and every other small office item you can think of.
To my surprise, I had a hard time finding a negative aspect of this exercise bike. It’s one of those rare cases when something seems almost too good to be true, but it actually isn’t. If I was to be nitpicky, the easy-to-read digital resistance meter which tracks time, calories and mileage isn’t that easy to read, mostly because it’s placed behind the stand (which means you won’t be able to see the monitor unless you fold your laptop).
If you want to read more on the FitDesk FDX 2.0 or buy it, check out Amazon for some great deals.