Commercial Recumbent Bike
Recumbent (means seated) bikes have been around for quite a while, but have never harnessed the significant share of the market that they deserve. They had just slightly more sales than Tandems, and we all know how rare those are. Yet lately they are starting to show in increasing numbers.
Recumbents or "Bents" as they are often called in the Australia and New Zealand (but seldom in Britain due to another connotation of the word) started out as an innovator’s project. Often they were, and some still are, constructed in home garages out of pieces and parts of scrapped bikes by people with a welding torch in their hand and a shine in their eyes. Today, there are groups of a dozen manufactures of quality production recumbent bikes in the US, Europe, Australia, and the Orients.
These bikes are quite unusual, a fair amount of differences away from the traditional stationary bikes. They do, however, provide a fairly large amount of advantages in comparison. For one, they provide less stress and a more convenient option for anyone who is just looking to get a light workout. However, they are not just utilized for those who are just looking for options; they also serve an important purpose for those who are in the recovering stages of a damaging illness or physical injury. The benefits that the recumbent bike provides for every commercial gym may often go quite neglected, but the amount of accessibility that it brings to the table for these types of clients make it an invaluable, and necessary part of every commercial gym setup.