What is a FitDesk? Review 2016

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What is a FitDesk All About?

FitDesk believes that if you add light exercise to your day, it can make a huge difference in a variety of ways. Desk jobs are more prevalent, and we spend more time sitting down in front of a T.V. or a computer than we ever have before. The average american is sedentary for 21 hours everyday! How crazy is that…

We spend most of our time sitting down during the day.

FitDesk believes that if you are to partake in light intensity activity throughout the day: you will focus better, have more energy, loose weight and improve your overall health.

A schematic outlaying our daily time spent sitting down is shown below

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FitDesk has three main products; the bike desk, the under desk elliptical, and a tabletop standing desk. FitDesk is accommodating for anyone in any walk of life. Whether you work at the office all day, spend time sitting down reading or studying, or even while you are at home and playing/watching T.V.

Everyone lives very different lifestyles and we are all busy, finding time to exercise is difficult. “FitDesk exercise desks are designed to help you be active AND productive at the same time.”

FitDesk Review 2016
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Product: FitDesk Bike V 2.0
Price: $297.49
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
Warranty: 1-year warranty
My Rating: 8.5/10

 

 

What Is The FitDesk V2.0 Bike?

The FitDesk bike is an innovative exercise bike that allows you to work, study, and play while you are getting fit.

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The Good

  • very comfortable to sit on (wide saddle)
  • easily adjustable (I am 5’10, and my girlfriend is 5’0 – takes minimal time to adjust it)
  • variety of resistance settings (can adjust the intensity of the workout easily, but if you are just wanting to leisurely bike, you can do that too)
  • the tabletop surface is non-slip
  • arm/wrist rests – pretty comfy and soft
  • weighs only about 50 pounds, so you can easily transport it, and it also folds up so you can tuck it away when you are done with it
  • easy to assemble
  • quiet when pedalling

 

The Bad

  • resistance band that come along with it are cheap (break pretty easily)
  • FitDesk tray is pretty narrow, perfect for any size of laptop (but thats about it, hard to fit a mouse on it)
  • the display that tracks your exercise is located at the back of the tray, and you have to move your laptop in order to see it
  • seat can only move vertically

Who is it For?

The great thing about the FitDesk is that virtually anyone in any walk of life can use it and benefit from it. Whether your younger and study or like to play video games, or if you are older and work at the office/desk all the time, you could possibly benefit from this product

It is cheap and an efficient way to get some exercise in, while being productive at the same time.

 

 

Would I Recommend It?

Initially I was skeptical, like many of you probably are. Once I set it up and started using it, I immediately knew that this was a great product. So…Yes I would highly recommend investing in one of these FitDesk bikes, they are great. The pros outweigh the cons, and I haven’t had any serious problems with my bike. I work at a desk for most of my day, and personally I feel better!

I have bought two since then, I have one at my office and one at home. Instead of watching T.V. on the couch when I get home, I just jump on the bike.

Every time that I do sit on a normal chair, I feel like I should be pedalling away!

It gives you a great return on your investment, low risk and high reward, and I would definitely at least check it out.

 

Tell me what you think, Comment Below!

 

6 Comments

  • Malia

    Reply Reply February 25, 2016

    These are a great idea. I’ve worked years of desk jobs, and despised the constant inactive sitting. However, I worry that I would get too motion sick using this. I know that I’ve tried reading while on the bike and treadmill at the gym, and it always results in motion sickness. Do you think that I would need to be worried about that with this product?

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply February 26, 2016

      Hey Malia, thanks for the comment.

      As for your motion sickness problem, I think you are probably sensitive to the multi-tasking of trying to balance on the bike while reading. So I don’t think this would be the product for you… BUT! if you check out my article on the DeskCycle, i think it would be a great alternative for you or anyone who experiences the same symptoms. Instead of the whole bike contraption, it is just the pedals that you can easily place under your desk. So you wouldn’t have to be worrying about any motion sickness!

      If you have any other questions please feel free to ask:)

  • chrisleevella@gmail.com

    Reply Reply February 25, 2016

    This sure sounds like a good idea but personally I don’t think I’ll be able to focus on my work if I’m sweating out a bucket while cycling.

    However, it can probably work very well if I put on Netflix on my mac and work out to a series or something.

    I was interested in finding a good stand up desk for my office. Do you have any recommendations for that?

    Many thanks

    Chris Lee

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply February 26, 2016

      Hey Chris, thanks for the comment!

      I agree, if you are trying to get in a high intensity exercise while trying to be productive at the same time, it might be hard! I would suggest only using this product for light intensity workouts (although you could do high-intensity).

      The idea behind the bike, or any other activity done at the office is to increase productivity! How? By increasing the blood circulation to your brain and other body parts you will be able to increase your working memory, mood, etc..

      Stand-up desks are usually pretty expensive, I would recommend using sit-stand desk MOUNT (it is fairly inexpensive and is good quality).
      Check it out by clicking here:)

      Cheers!

  • Steve

    Reply Reply February 25, 2016

    Great idea especially for those that work at home and do a lot of sitting before a computer. It should benefit anyone wishing to incorporate light intensity exercise into their busy day. It would seem to make the work day go faster in addition to the health and energy benefits. Also the variety of providing options of bike, elliptical, and standing provide several choices. Good and bad sections are well detailed. Using your personal experience with the Fit Desk was also helpful.

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply February 26, 2016

      Thanks Steve, you nailed it!

      If you have any questions feel free to ask!

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