Arlington, Texas (PRWEB) October 31, 2011
Star Trac and Schwinn released their new models of Spinning® bikes and indoor cycles and Discount Online Fitness, a national dealer of new, refurbished and used fitness equipment, is the best place to buy them. Discount Online Fitness also offers other new, refurbished and used commercial grade fitness equipment at discounted prices bringing gym quality products to everyone. Anyone in the market for a treadmill, elliptical, upright bike, recumbent bike, spin bike, stair stepper, cross trainer, strength equipment, free weights or any other type of gym equipment, should visit this online store.
Think back to being a child and riding a bike for the first time. It was somewhat like rite of passage, right? Some individuals never lose the desire for cycling and it becomes a true passion. Many individuals have taken this passion and desire indoors and continue to train on indoor cycles. This type of fitness equipment is very popular with cycling enthusiast as well as people who are seeking a low-impact workout for the lower body that also has cardiovascular benefits.
The indoor cycle craze, or Spinning® as it is most widely known, began in the 1980’s in Southern California when bike racer Johnny Goldberg opened the first spinning center. Spinning® refers to indoor, group stationary cycling, usually led by a certified instructor. During the class an instructor simulates a ride. Together, riders travel on flat roads, climb hills, sprint and race. Spinning® bike riders are kept motivated by the instructor, the people around them and by the music. It is a non-impact workout for people of all ages and fitness levels. It has gained huge popularity in the last 5-10 years. Spinning® is popular for many reasons but one of the main reasons is that it enhances cardiovascular fitness and improves muscle tone. Spinning® works various muscle groups, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, hips and abdominal muscles. Research has shown that an average 40-minute spinning workout will burn about 500 calories.
The spinning bike is a specially designed stationary bicycle that is designed to mimic an outdoor bicycle ride. The bike has fixed gear-racing handlebars, pedals equipped with clips or cages and an adjustable bike seat. The intensity of your workout can be adjusted by manipulating the resistance knob, which is located on each spinning bicycle.
Most Spinning® enthusiast believe if you are going to be involved in indoor cycling, it is best to have a high quality Spinning® bike like the Star Trac Spinner NXT or Schwinn AC Performance indoor cycle. Star Trac, one of the top selling Spinner® Bike manufacturers in the industry, features 4 Spinner bikes. The Star Trac Spinner® NXT is the top model featuring a heavy duty frame and micro-adjustable handle bars that slide up, down, forward, and back to accommodate any size rider. In its very functional style, the Star Trac Spinner® NXT is constructed with several components for safety measures; this includes its two-sided SPD-friendly platform pedals. What this means is you can fit either clip-free or standard trainers rendering the ride very customisable. There’s no risk of injury from a foot slipping off a pedal. Since the saddle of this spinning bike has a forward-thinking ergonomic style along with dual-density padding, it is remarkably relaxing and can be altered with ease as well. Thus, you don’t have to be concerned with saddle sores or chafing, even if you spin for two hours at a time. Road cyclists will appreciate the way the NXT can be set up to mimic the exact set-up of their road bikes. What this means is a lot of conditioning efficiency and stability, for the reason that it permits cyclists to harmonise the motions of their bodies in inside and outside environments.
The Spinner Elite features a safety feature called “smart-release brake system” that stops the flywheel quickly if needed. The Spinner Elite has a pin-select adjustable seat slider with handle bars that adjust up and down. The Spinner Pro does not have the “smart release brake system” for more experienced riders who don’t need extra safety features. All 3 Star Trac Spin bikes have dual water bottle holders built into the handle bars. Discount Online Fitness’s spin bike expert Steve said in his opinion, “I like the NXT because it has a very heavy duty frame and can withstand multiple indoor cycle classes daily with no signs of wear and tear and is considered an industry standard in Spin Bikes.” All of the Star Trac Spinner bikes have dual sided pedals with toe cages and SPD compatible clips. Star Trac also features a Spinner bike called the Star Trac eSpinner. The eSpinner Spin Bike has a touch-screen HDTV display which shows a virtual spin class which takes you through many different cycle courses, and an iPod can be connected to playback video for entertainment, or the built-in TV tuner may be used.
Schwinn features 2 indoor cycles. The Schwinn AC Sport features a steel frame body with handle bars and seats that adjust up, down, forward, and back using a 4 position system that adjusts to accommodate any size rider. Schwinn choose a more modern white frame color instead of the traditional silver frame Star Trac features. What makes the AC indoor cycles unique is the magnetic resistance. Magnetic resistance is a system that is virtually indestructible and requires no maintenance. Some riders say magnetic resistance feels more like a road bike compared to traditional resistance system which use a leather or wool pad. Since the magnets do not physically touch the flywheel there is no parts that wear out and need replacing. The Schwinn AC indoor cycles magnetic system allows the ability to install a Mpower Performance console that calculates Power/Watts, cadence, hear rate, distance, and time. The Schwinn AC Performance is Schwinn’s top of the line model featuring an all aluminum frame. Steve with Discount Online Fitness stated that is his expert opinion, “the magnetic system on the Schwinn AC bikes feels very realistic as if I’m riding a road bike. I like seeing Power/Watts feedback so I can see how much I’ve improved between rides.”
The President of Discount Online Fitness stated that, “Schwinn Indoor Cycles and Star Trac’s Spinning Bikes are some of our best sellers. We have a constant demand for these bikes from both gym owners and from individuals wanting to work out at home.” Discount Online Fitness is a national dealer of new, refurbished and used fitness equipment. It sells all types of exercise equipment including treadmills, elliptical machines, upright bikes, recumbent bikes, spin bikes (indoor cycles), stair steppers, cross trainers, strength equipment, free weights and much, much more.