Does the Sit N Cycle Really Work?


Does Sit N Cycle Work? The Sit N Cycle is a new exercise product being introduced to the market that will take its place amongst the numerous other forms of work out equipment. Yet it will raise the question to many who will ask, is there something really different about this particular exercise product?

Overview
This exercise equipment is designed so that you can give yourself a lower workout while you are sitting and doing other activities like watching TV, reading or perhaps just listening to music. It has the concept of why not multi-task while enjoying these types of past times? Many people complain that they just don’t get enough time to fit in an exercise regime in their lifestyle. So this may be the ideal solution. The product is made so it is lightweight and compact, so it really wouldn’t take up too much room in the home which is sometimes a problem with other types of workout equipment.

The Claim
The promoters of the Sit N Cycle are touting this product as a portable exercise bike. Although lightweight they are claiming that it is durable enough to withstand extended use. They state that it has a built in lower resistance so it allows the user to be able to use it longer, however the resistance can be adjusted for those that want more. They claim that it takes very little effort to receive the benefits that it has to offer.

The Hype
The marketers of this product are putting a lot of attention on the buzz words that comes with promoting exercise equipment, but at the same time are targeting seniors and baby boomers. This is a wise tactic as many seniors want to participate in some form of indoor exercise. The hype for the product extends by making sure the reader of the marketing materials is fully aware that the unit is lightweight and versatile while being compact. It appeals to the wants and needs of what a lot of light exercise users want.

The Cost
The cost of the Sit N Cycle is not what you would call cheap. First it starts off by offering you a 30 day in home trial for the cost of $20. Then if you decide to keep the product you will be asked to make a monthly payment of $40. for 5 months. So your total cost is going to $220, which includes the 5 monthly payments and the trial fee. They do state that if you decide to return the unit within the 30 days that the $20. is refundable.

The Commitment
Just like with any exercise equipment or program you are going to have to be dedicated to following through with the use of the product. Many people start off with exercising with great enthusiasm, but the novelty soon wears off. You will need to determine your start up level of exercise then put together an exercise plan with the use of this product so you can increase your use of it accordingly.

Evaluation
There are some great convenience features about this product that make it appealing. It is lightweight, plus it is on wheels so this makes it easy to move it to where you want to use it. It really is quite attractive looking compared to a lot of similar types of equipment and you have 5 options for choice of colors. You could easily leave it set up in the corner of a room that you would most likely use it in and it wouldn’t look unattractive. A key benefit also is the flexibility in the resistance. This bike is focusing on users such as active seniors and baby boomers. This is beneficial for this age group as they are less likely to over exert themselves.

 

Final Sit N Cycle Review

We are going to give the product a thumbs up mostly because of the 30 day trial period. It gives the user a really good chance to determine a few things. First you can decide if the type of exercise it can provide is going to be beneficial for you personally. Next you can really look it over to see that it is made of quality components and is going to be durable. Finally, you can decide whether it is innovative enough to keep your interest in using it on a regular basis. It is true that there are less expensive products on the market that will give you more options such as a combination exercise bike that includes an elliptical workout like the Confidence Fitness 2-in-1 Elliptical Trainer with Seat, but the question is would this be the best choice for active seniors or baby boomers?

Our Recommendation
Overall we feel that this would be a viable exercise solution for those individuals that really don’t want to invest a lot of time, money or effort into large and expensive exercise equipment. It is important to realize that with this particular product you are only getting a lower body workout. If you are looking for something more robust then you would be better off looking at the Panther unit which we also reviewed.

What do you think? Does the Sit N Cycle work or not?


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Ken Malek December 20, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Yes it really works. Especially if you have bad knees. It’s easy on them (low resistance) and you can pedal for a long time and not feel pain. You can also sit in front of it and use it recumbent style. I do that all the time. Just butt it up again the wall, sit in front of it and start pedaling.

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Drema Jorgensen February 8, 2014 at 5:04 am

I definitely think it’s worth a try! I have a spinal cord injury, as well as a disease with many neurological complications, AND I need two knee replacements. So any type of excercise is difficult for me. But after reading numerous reviews on this, and the comment above about being able to use it in a recumbent position, I think I have absolutely nothing to lose. It sounds like it’s something I may be able to do despite my many physical limitations, and I’ll have 30 days to find out whether or not that’s true. Worst case scenerio–it doesn’t work, and I can send it back at their expense AND get my $20 back. Best case scenerio–it actually helps me strengthen what physical capabilities I still have, and possibly lose a little weight. The fact that I can pay 5 very affordable monthly payments to purchase it if I can use it is a major plus too, since I’m on a fixed income. So I’m off to order one now! I’ll post an update after I’m able to give it a fair try.

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mary February 28, 2014 at 7:26 am

It certainly works.. Why wouldn’t it?
I have a couple small issues with it..
First the wheels are small and so pulling over carpet is not as easy as claimed. Good on hard wood though.
Second.. Got to be careful of your balance when getting on and off.. Be aware and steady yourself.. Get on and off slow.
I like the fact there is no back and no handles..It means you must use your core to balance.
Gets the heart rate up .
Its smooth and easy to pedal. nice looking and so can be left out so getting on for a few minutes off and on throughout the day is very easy..
Like it..

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mary February 28, 2014 at 7:29 am

Didn’t mean to run on..
The balance issue, getting on and off, is because there is nothing to hold onto…Unless its close to a wall or a steady piece of furniture.
Still must be careful.

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B McKenna March 11, 2014 at 3:49 pm

After assembling, tried out cycle and motion was very jerky. Determined the right pedal crank was defective. Called customer service and they said to expect the part in a week. Called 2 weeks later to find out when it would be shipped and Rebecca said it was on schedule already to go out that day. Called a week later, and was told it would be shipped by March 30th (19 days later). I told the rep I was very unhappy about being lied to the first 2 times and that response was unacceptable. She said they don’t even manufacture this product and were just doing QVC a favor by selling it. Really?! Called QVC–PO will pick up tomorrow. If this is the kind of service I get for what is probably a $5 part, then any warranty is obviously useless.

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Karen Pinn August 30, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Does this product asset in weight lose & work on the abs like it says on TV UN?

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