Electric Bike vs. the Gym

As the coldest time of the year draws close, it’s easy to settle into a more sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle. By swapping our running shoes for slippers and using the chilly weather as an excuse not to leave the sofa it’s only a matter of time before we see our waistlines expand. However, it doesn’t need to be this way! It is possible to enjoy all the autumn and winter months have to bring, including festive parties and dinners with friends and family, without feeling riddled with guilt, or signing our lives away at the gym, in an attempt to redeem ourselves of poor diet and lifestyle choices. By partaking in an exercise you actually enjoy doing, you are far more likely to continue that exercise, and make it a part of your lifestyle. At The Electric Bike Shop we believe that the key to making a positive lifestyle change is by finding an exercise that fits into your lifestyle, not fitting your lifestyle around exercise. Electric bikes offer a range of benefits over other forms of exercise, read on to find out how owning an electric bike could benefit you.

Fit it Into Any Schedule

For many of us, the reason we don’t exercise is down to a busy and hectic schedule. With all the demands of modern life, between work, family and leisure time, it can be difficult to schedule in some time for cardio or weight training. Many people will join a gym in an attempt to become healthier, but can quickly give up not long after joining due to a mixture of factors. Travelling to and from the gym tends to take up a valuable portion of our day, and once we’re there it can get quite boring. Using the same equipment each time we visit the gym can feel monotonous and if the results of our hard work don’t show quickly, we can become easily discouraged. In contrast electric bikes allow us to embrace the great outdoors, no two routes have to be the same and you have the option to enjoy different scenery every time you ride. In addition, there is no need to factor time into your schedule for travelling to and from the fitness centre. Instead you can actually use your electric bike to get you wherever you need to be, whilst enjoying a good workout at the same time.

Play by Your Own Rules

Have you ever stepped into your local gym only to feel intimidated by all the seemingly super fit people who look like they know exactly what they’re doing? If you have then you’re not alone. The reason that many people are put off by the idea of the gym, or don’t use their membership as often as they’d like is that the gym setting can be quite daunting. Cycling, especially when using an electric bike, allows the cyclist to continue at their own pace, cycling as slow or fast and for as short or great of a distance as they would like. In addition to this, the assistance of the electric bike offers a helping hand when needed, especially up hills. Furthermore, even if you do choose to cycle with a friend or a member of your family that is much fitter than you, you can easily match their pace and speed using the assistance of your bikes motor.

Never Become Bored

Cycling or running in the same spot on the exercise bike/ treadmill for hours every week or repetitively lifting and pushing on weight training equipment can cause us to lose interest in the gym very quickly. Electric bikes on the other hand allow us to travel far and fast, with the possibility to explore new places on every journey.

More than one Way to Cycle

Cycling is a sport that welcomes a huge variety of people. From thrill seeking mountain bikers to those simply looking for a leisurely exercise, it’s a sport to suit everyone.
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