25th May 2023
Whether on road, off road, for commuting, for sport or for pleasure, this week encourages all of us to rent, borrow or dust off a bike and build some cycling into our schedules.
As well as enjoying being outdoors, Cycling is a great all round fitness exercise as it uses almost every muscle in your body. It is also a low impact activity, so can be enjoyed by all – young and old!
Even if you don’t own a bike, don’t worry, you can still take part at your local park. Fresh Air Fitness supplies outdoor gym equipment to parks and community spaces and one of our most popular pieces is our static Bicycle. You can find your nearest outdoor gym here or discover more about how you can enjoy using our static bicycle for Bike Week.
The best news is that all of our outdoor static bicycles are completely free to use!
The Fresh Air Fitness Bicycle is a classic, static bike which offers a very similar experience to riding a regular pedal bike.
Riding a stationary exercise bike is an efficient and effective way to burn calories and body fat while strengthening your heart, lungs, and muscles.
Compared to some other types of cardio equipment, a static bicycle creates less strain on your joints, which means whether you are just starting out on your fitness journey, returning to fitness or a complete beginner, you can be sure of a gentle but effective work out.
The Bicycle also offers exercise benefits to your core. To engage your core while cycling, maintain an upright posture, keep your abdominal muscles tight. And the narrow nature of the saddle also means that you’ll develop better balance too!
According to the NHS Healthy Living website, outdoors physical activity comes with many wonderful health benefits. In fact, they state that regular cycling can reduce the risk of a number of serious illnesses including:
They go on to explain that cycling can also boost your mood, improving the symptoms of some mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. Cycling can also help you maintain a healthy weight.
Climb onto the Bicycle and begin to cycle your legs forward at a steady pace for 5 minutes to warm up.
Switch to a medium pace for 5 minutes.
Alternate between a fast pace (1 minute) and a medium pace (1 minute) for the next 5 minutes.
Lastly, cool down by cycling at a slow pace again for the final 5 minutes.
Approximate calories burned: 250 in 20 minutes.
Note: Don’t exert yourself beyond your limits. Talk to your doctor if you have issues with your balance, blood pressure, or heart health to make sure this type of exercise is safe for you.
At Fresh Air Fitness, we provide schools, colleges, universities, parks and community spaces with sustainable and innovative outdoor gym solutions. Our fun, engaging and easy-to-use equipment is an excellent way to enjoy more physical activity.
Since 2007, we’ve installed over 4,000 gyms nationwide and provide an end-to-end service from initial site visit to design, delivery and installation. We project manage outdoor gym projects from inception to completion and provide full after sales care through our dedicated team of outdoor gym specialists. Read some of our success stories here.Back to all blog posts