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Lifemax Fan Bike: I'm Not A Fan Of It

Reviewing: Lifemax Fan Bike  |  Rating:
alexsandralyn By alexsandralyn on
Badge: Advisor | Level: 17 | Exercise & Diets Expertise:

I have a long night at work while the gentlemen in my care are sleeping, and I like to do things that will get my blood flowing to keep in shape. One of the gentlemen in my care owns a Lifemax Fan Bike and he graciously allows me to use it. He loves working out for half an hour at a time on his Lifemax Fan Bike, but I'm just not a big fan of it.

The seat is wide and cushioned, and comfortable to sit on. The pedals have nylon strap loops on one side to keep my toes in place, so the first thing I have to do is flip the pedals over because the weight of the nylon straps always turns the pedals upside-down. The handlebars will move back and forth as I pedal the Lifemax Fan Bike, giving my upper body a low impact workout as well as my lower body. I apparently need to have the computer monitor connected to be able to adjust the air resistance of the fan; it would seem to be stuck in first gear with no obvious means of mechanical adjustment.

I've worked with the Lifemax Fan Bike several times, but I just can't stay with it. It's good for my circulation, and it does get the blood flowing if I've been sitting around the house for too long, but it offers so little resistance that I feel like I've gotten a better workout for my legs from climbing up and down a flight of stairs, and a comparable workout for my upper body from folding bath towels. The Lifemax Fan Bike is available from Fingerhut for $99.