When it comes to working out home fitness is certainly the best option for me as a single parent to my two young children. Not only is a gym membership costly as well as requiring transport to and from training each day but there’s also the consideration of finding and paying a childminder too. Working out from home saves me time, money and keeps me motivated because I have everything that I need all in one place with no excuses. With space at a premium this incredible Foldable X-1000 Bike by SKandika fits my fitness requirements perfectly.
Arriving flatpack in a box no bigger than a domestic ironing board I popped my bike together within minutes with the use of the adjustable spanner, allen key and screwdriver attachment already included. I’m not the most handy DIY’er in the world but it was surprisingly straight forward to screw on the feet, pop on the pedals, slot in the seat and connect the computer with a single wire. The bike is capable of holding 110kgs in weight with a magnetic breaking system, phone holder and adjustable seat. The onboard computer tracks speed, distance, time, calories, pulse and odometer to keep an accumulated total distance up to 999.9km. To conserve battery if the bike is left unattended for 240 seconds the monitor automatically switches itself off after saving the stats in the odometer.
The bike is surprisingly strong and sturdy, well made and slimline taking up as much space as an upright hoover when folded away with a simple metal pin to lock it into position. The computer takes two standard AA size batteries and does everything that I need it to across eight levels of tension to up the intensity of my workout as and when I feel ready. I love being able to track my progress and chart my results so having knowledge of the calories burnt and distance covered is a great incentive for me to up my fitness goals and workout regularly. The bike comes with a full English instruction manual and training tips, taking you step-by-step through the simple assembly and advising of the best ways to achieve maximum results from intensity settings to fat burning, pulse rates, frequencies and organisation which is super helpful. Innovative, home-friendly equipment such as this make everyday fitness affordable and convenient and for that I salute SKandika for yet another fine product.