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Monday, April 27, 2009

Introducing My "New" Healthrider Glider

So that exercise bike thingy I got is called a Healthrider glider and from some of the reviews I've read its perfect for a beginner like myself. It offers a rowing like experience and is a full body workout. I've read both good and bad reviews and I will judge for myself, I can't help but think I can't go wrong with this, especially since I paid $1.00 for it.

It's now sitting on the front porch, I'll be asking my neighbor to bring it up once I clean my office out. I want to bring it in the office so I can watch a video while doing it or something like that. Though I've read I won't be able to do more then a few minutes at first. I have to say, I've tried it and it seems easy enough. Here's a picture of one similar to mine (this is not my Ebay ad).

Here are some of the benefits of owning one that I have found online:
  • Low-impact total body workout system with easy-to-use electronic display
  • Unique fitness action uses your body weight as resistance
  • Patented linkage system generates resistance using your body weight
  • Display tracks your elapsed time, stroke count, reps, and calories burned
  • Wide rotating handlebars and dual pedal positions; lifetime frame warranty
  • Will help lose weight and feel great by exercising 20 minutes a day three times a week
Does mine do all this, I hope so. However the new version comes with a DVD, mine doesn't and I can't add weights (if memory serves me right) but at my weight I can use my body as resistance so that's good. I do have a counter but I don't know if it works, worse comes to worse I'll workout to music. Anyway I should have a personal review of this by next the end of May, let's see what fab results I will have working out on this beauty. I'm excited.

That's it for now!



Lucrecia said...

My mom had one of these many years ago. Can't wait to hear how you like it!

TJ said...

I had one of those years ago. I would never be able to do it now with my back problems. If Im not mistaken you pull the handlebar and you push with your feet on the peddles to extend your legs?? I think. Well that is what mine did anyway. It was a workout from what I remember! Good luck and let us know whatcha think.


VRaz60 said...

Dear Heavens!! It kinda looks like a medieval torture machine. Frightens me a bit. :) However, I bet once you get it going, it really works you out. Let us know, but take care. :0

kristisummer said...

I never saw this device before. I am with VRAz60 looks like something you torture people with. which is good when it comes to exercise. lol good luck!

Drew said...

I bought one of those a few years ago from a friend and I use it from time to time. I did 30 minutes this morning and i still feel it in my shoulders. Don't expect to do that much at first, work up to it slowly.
I only use it once a week and rotate other exercises.

The weights go on the bar under your but after you get really strong and fit and seek even more punishment.

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