Spin classes are all the rage, but not everyone wants to spend an hour pumping away in a dark, loud room surrounded by sweaty strangers.
If riding solo is more your speed, exercise bikes make it easy to pedal to a fitter you within the confines of your own home. Your personal gym should have a cardio option — and if you hate running, a bike gives you a perfect excuse to ignore treadmills entirely.
Check out these 8 options from top-tier brands for your at-home fitness setup. There's something for everyone here, from fitness neophytes to ultra-dedicated spin fanatics. All you have to do is take a seat and ride.
Trying to get fit at home but you're short on space? This is a bike for minimalists, both in terms of its physical dimensions and its relatively low cost. When you're done with your workout, just fold it up and wheel it away.
Skip the full-on bike setup and just focus on pedaling with this compact rehab machine. It's not just for seniors, though — throw it under your desk to burn some calories at work, or give your upper body a challenge by cycling with your hands.
Ramp up your ride's difficulty with 20 different levels of workout intensity. Built in tech allows you to set goals and track your progress by distance traveled, calories burned, and heart rate level.
Get your spin on with this low maintenance magnetic resistance drive bike. No need to buy cycling shoes to clip in for your workout — just hop on and start pedaling.
Sit back for more lumbar support and stretch out to pedal with this recumbent rig from NordicTrack. Ride anywhere without leaving your home with the compatible iFit program, which is connected to Google Maps.
Bring your arms into the equation with this basic fan bike from Marcy. Track your stats like calories burned, time, speed, and distance traveled.
That big wheel means business. Airdyne is one of the most respected names in dual resistance fan bikes for a reason: You get heart rate monitoring, progressive wind resistance, and multiple options for hand placement to switch up your workouts.
You can work out at home all you want, but you'll never fully recreate the gym or studio experience without a coach and some flashy features. That's exactly what Peloton offers. The rig's video screen allows you to stream real spin classes from Peloton HQ at home, either live or on-demand. That immersion won't come cheap, but it's the closest you'll get to a private training session without hiring a pro.