Best Pedal Exercisers

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 8, 2018
Working in an office can leave you with no time for physical exercises and long gym visits. Thankfully, there are ways to keep your body in shape without leaving your work desk. Look below for 5 of the best foot pedal exerciser models! ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
Resistance Levels
Display
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Dimensions and Weight
Warranty
 
PROS

This low-set 10-inch device will fit under most tables, perfect for workouts at the office.

CONS

Modest range of motion.

OUR VERDICT

An ultra-quiet exercise pedaler, perfect choice if you want a workout while you're in the office. It's low enough to put under pretty much any desk and the pedals are non-slip so you can use the machine comfortably no matter what type of shoe you're wearing.

detailed parameters
Resistance Levels

8 levels

Display

Speed, time, distance, calories, scan

Keep track of 1000 minutes of exercise activity

Features

Calorie calculator; desk display stand

Dimensions and Weight

24 x 20 x 10 inches; 23 lbs

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Anti-skid pedals will fit any shoe types and the ergonomic shape makes them suitable for hand workouts.

CONS

Tough to assemble.

OUR VERDICT

A versatile exerciser that's suitable both for light physical therapy as well as workouts, though you'll have to assemble it first, which might be tough for older people as the frame of the device is made of metal. It's easy to work, though, with fully adjustable resistance, great for gradually increasing your workout routine.

detailed parameters
Resistance Levels

Adjustable resistance

Display

RPM, time, speed, distance, and calories burned

Features

Nonslip surface

Dimensions and Weight

12.5 inches high; 12.94 lbs

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The full-metal steel frame won't get wobbly with time.

CONS

Weak resistance, suitable for physical therapy only.

OUR VERDICT

You might not get a workout from this exerciser but that's only because it's intended for physical therapy, helping people recover the strength in their feet.  It has wide pedals for comfortable use and the device is made out of sturdy steel so you can put your weight on it.

detailed parameters
Resistance Levels

Adjustable resistance

Display

None

Features

Chromed steel frame; non-skid ribbed rubber platform

Dimensions and Weight

16 x 20 x 14 inches; 4.4 lbs

Warranty

Limited lifetime warranty

PROS

The Cool Rev technology prevents overheating even during intense workouts.

CONS

The pedals are too small for people with big feet.

OUR VERDICT

A high-tech exerciser with cooling technology that prevents it from overheating during the most intense workouts. If you're not trying to get back on your feet but looking to build muscle instead, this is the choice for you.

detailed parameters
Resistance Levels

Adjustable resistance

Display

Exercise time, revolution count, revolutions per minute, and calories burned

Features

1 AAA battery included; a bonus anchor strap

Dimensions and Weight

15.8 x 11.4 x 6.6 inches; 5.7 lbs

Warranty

Limited lifetime warranty

PROS

This machine supports users that weigh up to 220 Lbs.

CONS

This model is rather heavy.

OUR VERDICT

If you're a bigger person and want to work out to get some good leg strength, this is a great pick as the device supports substantially more weight than its competitors. It's also pretty heavy so it won't skid on your floor while you're spinning the pedals. A reliable and affordable choice.

detailed parameters
Resistance Levels

8 levels

Display

Time, speed, distance, ODM, and calories burned

Features

Supports up to 220 lbs

Dimensions and Weight

18 inches high; 20 lbs

Warranty

30 days

DeskCycle Desk Exercise Bike

Ride off into the Sunset

Come to work early and spend the whole day groggy and irritable? You could caffeinate heavily to try and wake up or you could kill two birds with one stone and go for a small workout routine that can be done right at your desk! We’re talking, of course, about the DeskCycle Desk Exercise Bike pedal exerciser, a machine that can maintain your leg muscles strong and your mind awake even when your job gets mundane.

It’s a low-set 10-inch device that will fit comfortably under any desk, though we recommend using it with some leg room left. Don’t worry about the bike sliding away as it has a wide base with rubber inserts holding it in place. Spin the pedals as fast as you’d like, the DeskCycle bike will stand still though you’re bound to cover quite a few miles.

Don’t think that these devices are for gym rats only. If it’s your first workout in a while and you want to take it easy, you can choose between 8 resistance levels to determine how smoothly you want the pedals to glide. And you can spin those pedals all day long if you want to since the digital display will keep track of up to 1000 minutes of exercise at a time. You’ll see the calories burned, the distance “traveled”, and the speed at which you were going. Don’t worry about getting a speeding ticket though, as the range of motion is a bit restricted so you’re not likely to go all that fast.

So while the DeskCycle might not offer a full-body workout, it’s certainly one of the best choices for keeping your legs strong while you’re busy at the office. It’s a very quiet model so you’re not going to disturb your colleagues and the 8 resistance levels give you plenty of choice on how hard you want the workout to be. And if you don’t know what type of workout you want to do on your pedal exercise machine, check out these tips and see if you find something you like!

Review of DeskCycle Desk Exercise Bike Pedal Exerciser

 

VIVE Portable Medical

Restore Health with Ease

Have you recently experienced trauma with damage to your hands or feet and need to recover the strength in your muscles? Whether you’re a young person or a respectable senior citizen, the VIVE Portable Medical Exercise Desk Peddler will help you get back on track with a bit of pedaling. Use it both with your arms and your legs to maximize the effect, working out wherever you please.

The VIVE pedaler weighs just about 13 pounds and the base is coated to prevent scratches on your desk so you can freely put it on your tabletop if you want to exercise your hands and the 12.5” height makes it easy to store under your desk to pedal while you’re working. Its non-slip surface makes the pedals suitable for any type of shoe and the ergonomic shape fits quite nicely for hand workouts.

While some people consider these types of exercise pedals for elderly to be a bit tough to use when multitasking, this model has adjustable resistance so you can choose how easily the pedals will turn. No matter what your age and health conditions are, the VIVE bike has a setting for you.

We did find the VIVE restorator bike a bit tough to put together, so if you’re getting it for a senior relative, take some time to help them assemble the device. Other than that, though, there’s little to complain about this versatile and well-made leg and hands workout machine. Use it for physical therapy or muscle building, track your progress on the large digital display, and remember that a healthy body is the best present for yourself.

Review of VIVE Portable Medical Exercise Peddler

 

Vaunn Fully Assembled

Let's Get Physical

Need to do some physical therapy but don’t have the time or money to go to the hospital to recover fully? Luckily, you can sit down and do the exercises at home, just get the Vaunn Medical Pedal Exerciser.

As the main purpose of the device is to help people recover after trauma, the manufacturer ships this model preassembled so you won’t have to strain your mind or arms trying to wrestle different metal parts together. Plus, it weighs just 4.4 pounds despite having an extra-sturdy chromed steel frame, which won’t bend even if you put your full weight on the pedals for prolonged exercise sessions.

However, as it’s a physical therapy device first and foremost, it doesn’t offer much in the way of resistance and you shouldn’t use it as a regular workout machine. You can, of course, adjust how tough the pedals are to spin but, at the end of the day, it’s not really a tool to build muscle mass.

The Vaunn Medical Pedal Exerciser is quite comfortable to use, though, thanks to the non-skid base and wide pedals which help you plant your feet firmly before you start exercising. And while it’s not intended for more than recuperation, it does the task it’s made for efficiently and conveniently, making it absolutely worth the money. These exercise pedals for disabled people will get you back on your feet in no time.

Review of Vaunn Fully Assembled Medical Pedal Exerciser

 

Platinum Fitness PFP2100

Exercises on the Go

If you’re looking for more than just a light workout and want to get your leg muscles pumped, you’ll need a machine that can withstand hours of exercise while also providing comfort so that you don’t get worn out earlier than you have to. With that in mind, you should turn to the Platinum Fitness PFP2100 Folding exerciser, a compact and easy-to-use pedaler.

No matter how long your workout sessions will last, the device can sustain the pressure thanks to the Cool Rev technology, which keeps the exerciser from overheating. However, you need to be careful when spinning the pedals as the device doesn’t have non-skid feet or fixators and thus might move around if you put the resistance up too high. You do, however, get a strap which can be used to tie the exerciser to a chair or any other type of furniture.

We would recommend the Platinum Fitness PFP2100 to people with small-to-medium feet as the pedals are modestly-sized and a user with big feet might not feel entirely comfortable on them. Anybody, however, will enjoy the large digital display that shows how long you’ve been exercising, how many revolutions you’ve made in total and per minute, as well as how many calories you’ve burned.

Overall, this is a high-quality pedaler for people that want a good workout and need a device they can take anywhere. After you’ve finished your workout, you can simply fold the Platinum Fitness PFP2100 up and store it until you’re ready for another go.

Review of Platinum Fitness PFP2100 Folding Pedal Exerciser

 

Suny Health & Fitness SF-B0418

Riding on a Budget

Looking for an affordable way to workout and keep your health up? You should give the Suny Health & Fitness SF-B0418 a try as it’s a reasonably priced exercise machine that will be suitable for users of any size and weight.

This particular model weighs 20 pounds and thus won’t skid around even if you put the resistance level way up high. Plus, the exerciser supports up to 220 lbs so a bigger person can use it without worrying about damaging the equipment. While the frame may seem plastic, the insides are made of sturdy metal, reliable and non-rusting.

The Suny SF-B0418 comes disassembled, however, it is very easy to put it together and you should have no issue getting it up and running. Just remember to adjust the leg straps properly as per the safety protocols. All information that you need about your exercise will show up on the digital display, including time, speed, and distance cycled, as well as the calories you’ve burned during the workout.

We do wish that the Suny SF-B0418 gave you more resistance customization options as eight levels aren’t too bad but don’t quite do it. Plus, you might have a hard time moving the device owing to its weight. However, it’s an affordable and reliable workout pedaler that will still get the job done if what you want is to get your leg muscles in shape and/or you're a bigger person overall.

Review of Suny Health & Fitness SF-B0418 Magnetic Mini Exercise Bike

 

What Is a Pedal Exerciser?

Staying active is important no matter whether you’ve got sore feet, want to burn off some weight, look to strengthen your leg muscles, or require physical therapy to get you back on your feet. But not everybody has time or opportunity to go to the gym or spend tons of money on a personal trainer, especially the elderly and those of us stuck behind the desk in the office. That’s where a mini pedal exerciser will come in handy, a device that can be put under the desk or stay stationary next to your couch or bed. With this exerciser, you can sit still all day long and still get a workout in. A stationary lifestyle shouldn’t stop you from keeping your health up and a small pedal bike like this can be a godsend for seniors, especially if a doctor prescribes them physical therapy. Of course, a mini-bike isn’t exactly an all-around gym replacement but it’s good enough to improve leg muscles. Spinning the pedals is easy while you’re immersed in an Excel spreadsheet or stuck on a particularly puzzling task at work. These machines are especially beneficial to women, as they provide a moderate workout to both the upper and lower body, strengthening both hands and feet. Men might be better off with heavier equipment but a leg workout would do them good as well.

Now, if you’ve already got your blood pumping after a few hours of riding the exercise bike pedals, you might want something more to keep the workout going. We recommend getting an exercise ball, which helps improve posture and strengthen core muscles, or, if you don’t mind spending more, a full home gym set to really dig into the healthy lifestyle.

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Publish Date: 2018-05-17 11:35:34