Here in Maine the winter months are long and cold which makes it almost impossible to go outside and take a walk without bundling up like Ralphie in the movie A Christmas Story. I need more exercise as I need a way to relieve stress and lose weight. As you know the holiday season you can gain 20 pounds without realizing. Hammacher Schlemmer has the perfect gift to help with fitness goals it is the Foldaway Recumbent Exercise Bicycle This is the recumbent exercise bicycle that folds in seconds to half its set-up size for unobtrusive storage under a bed or in a closet. Available only from Hammacher Schlemmer, and unlike traditional stationary models that force riders to pedal while hunched over (causing unnecessary back strain), this recumbent model encourages users to sit upright and pedal with correct spinal posture.
The bicycle has an LCD for simple navigation of workout menus, displaying your heart rate (when gripping the sensors built into the handlebars), exercise time, speed, calories burned, and distance traveled, and the bicycle’s resistance adjusts at the turn of a knob. The sturdy steel frame ensures years of reliable use, the foam-padded handgrips and seat provide optimal comfort, and the seat adjusts to suit different riders. Pedal straps keep your feet secured for an even pedal stroke. Integrated wheels ensure ease of portability. Supports up to 250 lbs. and heights between 5'4" and 6'. Assembly required. Set-up: 47" H x 26" W x 30 1/4" D. Folded: 45" H x 26" W x 19" D. (38 1/4 lbs.)
My Opinion: This was a cinch to put together and I was surprised it took only one hour to do. I currently have it in my Living Room until I find room somewhere else and this is easy to pedal and you can change resistance with just a turn of the dial. The seat is so very comfortable and will work out perfect for what I want it for. It folds up but I have not needed to do so yet.
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Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.