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Maximising Workouts with Exercise Bike Hire in Tasmania

Exercise bikes are an excellent option for anyone interested in improving their cardiovascular health and fitness. Riding a stationary bike is an easy, efficient and effective way to burn calories while strengthening your heart, lungs and muscles. At Health and Leisure, we provide a wide range of exercise bikes you can hire or purchase in Tasmania. Below we look at the benefits of exercise bike hire and provide some tips on how to improve your cardio fitness with certain workouts.

Benefits of Exercise Bike Hire

Exercise bikes are an incredibly popular tool for working out today due to their low impact and strain on joints compared to running. Riding an exercise bike can also be done indoors, making them accessible year-round regardless of the weather. You can progressively build the intensity of your workouts with customisable resistance and intensity levels in modern exercise bikes, helping you improve overall health and fitness over time. 

You can try out a variety of styles with a wide range of exercise bikes available for hire. This allows you to find a piece of equipment you feel comfortable with while tailoring your workout to match your current fitness and workout goals.

Try Interval Training

If you are new to cycling or are just starting to develop your exercise regime, remember to take it slow and allow yourself to acclimate to this form of physical activity. A great way to improve your cycling ability and maximise your cardio workouts over time is through interval training. This involves intervals of slower paced cycling and a short burst of intensity before returning to the slower pace. For example:

  • 5 minutes of slow paced cycling to warm up
  • 1 minute of fast pedalling and/or higher resistance levels
  • 1 minute of moderate to slower paced cycling to allow for recovery
  • Repeat this 8 to 10 times

Finish this routine with a 5 minute cool down to gradually reduce your heart rate.

Over time, you can increase the length of these intervals and reduce the number of cycles as you build your ability to maintain long periods of intense cardio workouts. 

Hire Exercise Bike Products That are Right for You

Exercise bikes come in a wide variety of styles. Spin bikes are built for high-intensity cardio workouts in an upright riding position. Spin bike hire is ideal for those looking to use a weighted flywheel for resistance and to simulate outdoor cycling. Air bikes, meanwhile, use a fan for resistance, engaging more muscles and offering an intense, full-body workout.

Upright bikes are similar in design to spin bikes but are typically designed just for seated cycling. These are popular for home gyms as they take up the least space. An upright bike has a chain or belt hidden under the casing, whereas a spin bike has the flywheel in full view. Recumbent bikes are designed for low-impact workouts and feature a more reclined riding position ideal for exercising your thighs, calves, and glute muscles with less strain.

Recumbent, Upright, Air and Spin Bike Hire in Tasmania

The team at Health and Leisure can help you find and hire exercise bike products that are ideal for you and your fitness goals. We provide flexible hire plans, including options to rent to own. Explore our range or call us on 03 6234 5796 or contact us online to make an enquiry.

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