Stationary bikes are some of the best cardio-related exercise equipment you can buy.
Not only do they offer a great way to burn calories, but they also allow you to watch TV while working out. Some people enjoy watching soul cycle class videos while stationary biking, but many enjoy watching their favorite shows too. And while you can go with a high-end brand like Peloton if you can afford it, many cheaper options on the market will give you just as good of a workout. Here are some great choices:
On the cheapest side of things, the XTERRA Fitness FB150 is a great option for anyone looking to get into stationary biking with very little overhead. The FB150 is a simple, no-frills bike with 8 levels of resistance so you can ramp up your workout to better fit your needs and skill level. The folding design is a nice bonus which makes the bike easily movable and storable too.
Similar to the XTERRA FB150 but with some added bonuses for a slightly higher price, the Exerpeutic bike is built to accommodate fitness enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes. The bike features a heavy duty seating structure to handle weight loads up to 300 lbs, along with a larger LCD screen to optimize mid-workout pace shifts.
The Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike is designed to give you the smoothest ride possible. As such, it has a 40 lb chromed solid flywheel (the big front wheel) which provides the bike with increased stability. Everything on the bike is fully adjustable too, from the seat to the handlebars.
For more experienced bikers or those with some extra money in their budget, the Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike is an excellent home-biking option. The bike features 29 different programs and 25 resistance levels to match all of your fitness goals perfectly. It also functions with Bluetooth, so you can sync up with various fitness apps.
Built with Cross-Fit in-mind, the Assault AirBike Classic features a multitude of programs, including Tabata and interval workouts, to maximize your biking sessions. The bike also allows you to set customized calorie or fitness goals and will build daily workouts around them in order to make sure you succeed. It also gives you motivational messages, which is a nice added touch.