Motorized pedal exerciser, motorized mini exercise bikes, electric mini exercise bike, and electric pedal exerciser are a subset of pedal machines that use a motor to drive pedals. Consequently, these exercisers are useful for anyone who has difficulty moving their legs and arms. So, they benefit from the assistance provided by the exerciser. For example, motorized pedals help those with Parkinson's. Moreover, for those who want even lesser leg movement, there are passive leg exercisers. Meanwhile, chi machines are also passive leg exercisers.
Motor - RPM
lower leg weight limited to 140 pounds
Time, distance, speed, revolutions, total revolutions, and calories
Lowest speed is 26 RPM
Controls pedal speed
Time, distance, speed, and calories
12 speeds, max 80 RPM
Controls pedal speed, exercise duration, pedal direction, and workout program
forward & backward
Sunny EZ SF-E3626
Controls pedal speed
forward & backward
Time, direction, speed and revolutions per minute
12 speeds, max speed 90 RPM
Power switch, direction of rotation, auto/manual mode, 12 speed and 6 duration settings
forward & backward
The Exerpeutic exerciser has the following features.
First and foremost, no assembly is required. In fact, the Exerpeutic is ready to be used upon delivery.
Next, the Exerpeutic has a durable steel frame.
Most noteworthy, a cable connects the hand-held controller to the machine. Furthermore, the hand-held controller adjusts the pedal's speed.
In addition, the Exerpeutic is 16 inches long, 16 inches wide, and 13 inches high. So, use this data with FAQ section titled "Height for use Under a Desk" to determine feasibility of under desk use. Moreover, it's compact size makes it easy to move around and store.
Especially relevant, the LCD displays time, distance, speed, revolutions, total revolutions, and calories.
Most of all, the Exerpeutic can be used to exercise both legs and arms. In addition, the low impact workout is easy on the joints.
Next, the built-in handle makes it easy to lift and move from one place to another.
While, it is possible to turn off the Exerpeutic's motor, and use it manually to get a resistance workout, it is recommended to not do so.
The motor's speed is adjustable. In addition, the lowest speed is 26 revolutions per minute. Meanwhile, the motor operates on a standard 120 volt power supply. Furthermore, when the motor is running, hand or feet should not be used to forcibly move pedals.
Also, the direct current motor drive results in a quiet workout.
Next, the foldable pedals have adjustable straps to prevent feet from slipping while pedaling. In addition, the pedals can be used by both hands and feet.
While the pedals only move in the forward direction, you can turn the pedal exerciser around to exercise using the backwards or reverse pedal movement. In addition, because they are driven by a motor, the pedal motion is consistent.
Furthermore, a non-skid floor mat is provided to prevent skidding on smooth floors.
Most of all, the Exerpeutic comes with a 1-year limited warranty. Also, it comes with a 60-day hassle-free guarantee.
Also, the active cycle weighs 12.5 pounds, making it convenient to move around.
Finally, the Exerpeutic supports a lower leg load of up to 140 pounds.
The Confidence fitness motorized electric mini exercise bike has the following features.
First and foremost, some assembly is required. Indeed, the pedals and the feet have to be screwed on the body.
Most noteworthy, a cable connects the hand-held controller to the machine. Furthermore, the hand-held controller adjusts the pedal's speed, exercise duration, pedal direction, and workout programs.
In addition, the exercise bike is 18.5 inches long, 11.5 inches wide, and 11 inches high. So, use this data with FAQ section titled "Height for use Under a Desk" to determine feasibility of under desk use. Moreover, it's compact size makes it easy to carry out and store.
Especially relevant, the LCD displays time, distance, speed, and calories. Meanwhile, the scan button sequentially displays all the workout data continuously.
Most of all, the Confidence fitness exercise bike can be used to exercise both legs and arms. In addition, the low impact workout is easy on the joints.
Now, for manual use, turn off the exercise bike's motor before pedaling.
Next, the motor's has 12 adjustable speeds. In addition, the maximum speed is 80 revolutions per minute. Meanwhile, the 70 watts motor operates on a standard 110 volt power supply. Furthermore, when motor is running, hand or feet should not be used to forcibly move pedals.
Especially relevant, the direct current motor drive results in a quiet workout.
Most of all, the Confidence fitness exercise bike has 4.5 inches wide pedals that can be used by both hands and feet. In addition, the non-slip pedals with adjustable Velcro straps prevent feet from slipping while pedaling.
Meanwhile, the Confidence fitness exercise bike can rotate the pedals in both the forward and backwards direction. In addition, because they are driven by a motor, the pedal motion is consistent.
Above all, the mini exercise bike comes with 5 built-in automatic programs and 1 manual program. Most noteworthy, the mini exercise bike is usable in time chunks ranging from 1 to 15 minutes
Furthermore, a non-skid floor mat is needed to prevent skidding on smooth floors.
In addition, you have to use your feet and legs to keep the exercise bike steady, otherwise it could wobble..
Especially relevant, the Confidence fitness exercise bike comes with a standard manufacturer's warranty.
Also, the exercise bike weighs 10 pounds, making it convenient to move around.
Finally, the weight limit of the mini exercise bike is 264 pounds.
The Sunny EZ stride motorized elliptical peddler has the following features.
First and foremost, no assembly is required. The Sunny peddler is ready to be used upon delivery.
Most noteworthy, the controller is located on the machine and is used to set either auto or manual mode of operation. Furthermore, in auto mode, the controller is used to set 3 speed values: low, middle, and high. While, in manual mode the controller lets you set 3 levels of resistance: low, medium, high. Finally, the Sunny peddler is automatically shut off when machine has been idle over 30 minutes.
In addition, the Sunny peddler is 20 inches long, 15 inches wide, and 10.5 inches high. So, use this data with FAQ section titled "Height for use Under a Desk" to determine feasibility of under desk use. Moreover, because the Sunny peddler takes up more area, the peddler provides more stability.
Especially relevant, the digital LED displays step counts.
Most of all, the Sunny peddler exercises only the legs. In addition, the low impact workout is easy on the joints.
Next, the peddler has a built-in handle that makes it easy to lift and move from one place to another.
Most noteworthy, for manual use, turn off the Sunny peddler's motor before pedaling.
The motor operates on a standard 120 volt power supply.
Most of all, the Sunny peddler has large textured anti-slip foot pedals and no straps are needed.
Meanwhile, the peddler's motor can rotate the pedals in both the forward and backwards direction.
Furthermore, a rubberized non-skid floor mat is provided to prevent skidding on smooth floors.
Most of all, the Sunny peddler comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Also, it weighs 16.5 pounds.
Finally, the weight limit of the peddler is 220 pounds.
The Sunny stationary bike has features described below.
First and foremost, a cable connects the hand-held controller to the motorized exercise bike. Furthermore, the hand-held controller powers up or down the exerciser and sets the direction of pedal rotation. In addition, the controller sets the mode - either auto or manual. And, in auto mode, the controller selects one of 12 adjustable motor speed settings with a maximum speed of 90 revolutions per minute. Meanwhile, the controller can also set workout times of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 minutes.
In addition, the motorized cycle is 20 inches long, 18.5 inches wide, and 14 inches high. So, use this data with FAQ section titled "Height for use Under a Desk" to determine feasibility of under desk use. Moreover, because the Sunny SF-B0717 cycle takes up more area, it provides more stability.
Especially relevant, the LCD displays workout time, direction, speed and revolutions per minute.
Most of all, the motorized exercise bike exercises both legs and arms. In addition, the low impact workout is easy on the joints.
Next, the Sunny SF-B0717 has a built-in handle that makes it easy to lift and move from one place to another.
The motor operates on a standard 120 volt power supply.
Furthermore, the Sunny SF-B0717 has pedals with adjustable straps to hold your feet to the pedals. Moreover, the pedals can also be used by hands.
Meanwhile, the motorized exercise bike's motor can rotate pedals in both the forward and backwards direction.
Next, the Sunny SF-B0717 has rubber anti-skid feet that help the machine remain balanced and steady while exercising.
Most of all, the Sunny motorized exercise bike comes with a standard manufacturer’s warranty.
Also, the motorized cycle weighs 17 pounds.
Finally, the weight limit of the motorized mini cycle is 220 pounds.
Motor driven pedals provide a gentle low impact exercise for toning arm and leg muscles. These motorized pedal exercisers are used by the incapacitated. who cannot or have difficulty moving their arms or legs.
Consequently, motorized pedal exercisers have the following features:
In fact, use the factors described below to evaluate these motorized pedal exercisers.
Some people may prefer to use the motor driven pedal exercisers under a desk or table while they work. Several of the motor driven pedal exercisers may fit under a desk or table. It all depends on the maximum height a pedal rises above the floor and the clearance between the top of your knees and the underside of the desk or table.
LCD monitors that show workout time, revolutions, revolutions per minute, and calories help keep track of your workouts. But they may not be needed if you are incapacitated.
Most of all, a motorized pedal exerciser exercising both legs and arms gives you more options.
If the motorized pedal exerciser is going to be used under a desk, you need to measure the distance between the top of your knee, when sitting on a chair, and the floor with your shoes on. Next you need to measure the highest point the top of the pedal reaches above the floor. So, to use the exerciser below a desk, the sum of these two numbers needs to be less than the distance between the underside of the table or desk top and the floor. By the way , the typical knee space under a desk is 20 to 26 inches. However, some desks or tables could be higher.
Especially relevant, the motor is used to drive the pedals. Consequently, a motor with adjustable speed gives you different workout intensities. Meanwhile, in the United States, the motor should operate on a standard 120 volt power supply.
Pedals that move forward and backwards exercise different muscles of the legs and arms. Studies show that pedaling backwards has been observed to reduce pressure on the tibiofemoral joint which may offer value in the rehabilitation of meniscal problems or tibiofemoral osteoarthritis. In addition, pedaling backwards was associated with higher muscle activation of the quadriceps muscles.
Pedal strap help grip your feet to the pedals, which makes it easier to keep your feet on the pedal. In addition, pedal straps need to be adjustable to accommodate various shoe sizes.
Epecially relevant, motor driven pedals are designed for the incapacitated. Consequently, many provide very little resistance to pedaling than other pedal exercisers. However, motor driven pedals do provide resistance, when the motor is turned off.
Several of the motorized pedal exercisers have feet that prevents skidding, while others require the use of a rubberized non-skid mat.
The longer the warranty period the better you are protected against manufacturing defects. Generally, a 90-day period will cover majority of manufacturing defects. Since most defects are found in this period, it’s important to ensure your purchase is covered during that time. In addition, a longer warranty period, implies that the pedal exerciser is better built to last a longer time.
Finally, pedal exercisers that weigh less are easier to carry around. On the other hand, heavier pedal exercisers offer more stability.
Most of all, the motorized pedal exerciser helps you in the following ways.
Motorized pedal exercisers improve motor skills as well as motor functions in arms and legs.
Research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in 2015 reported that stroke patients benefited from movement. In fact, stroke patients exercising on motorized pedal exercisers improved motor functions in their arms.
Especially relevant, 17 stroke survivors, ranging in age from 23 to 84, participated in the research. Moreover, these survivors had a stroke six to 12 months prior to the study. Meanwhile, all the 17 survivors participated in upper extremity repetitive exercises to regain arm use. On the other hand, one group of survivors also exercised on motorized stationary bikes for 45 minutes before the extremity repetitive exercises. And, after 24 sessions over an eight-week period, this group experienced a 34 percent improvement in their motor skills.
Furthermore, motor assisted stationary bicycles have also been shown to help patients with Parkinson’s disease, another neurological disorder.
Indeed, the advantage of motorized bike is that it helps patients with limited mobility to pedal and achieve intensity of training necessary to impact brain functions. Moreover, aerobic exercises have been shown to condition the brain for learning. In fact, it’s just not the brain and motor functions that benefit from motorized bikes, but motorized bikes also improve cardiovascular health of stroke patients.
Research shows that nearly forty percent of Americans have high levels of blood sugar after meals. Regrettably, high levels of blood sugar can damage cells in the body.
Moreover, when blood sugar levels are very high, sugar can stick on the outer membranes of cells. And once there, it can never get off. The sugar is converted by a series of reactions to sorbitol. And the sorbitol destroys the cell.
This cell destruction is the reason why diabetics and pre-diabetics can suffer blindness, certain cancers, deafness, dementia, heart attacks, impotence, loss of feeling in the feet, osteoporosis, strokes, and so on.
Meanwhile, any kind of exercise, including passive movement of muscles by a machine can help prevent diabetes or treat existing diabetes. This is because resting muscles absorb very little sugar from the bloodstream and the little that do draw requires insulin. On the other hand, contracting muscles draw huge amounts of sugar from the bloodstream and don’t even need insulin to do so.
Finally, people with paralysis of their legs are at risk of kidney infections, kidney failure, strokes, heart attacks and diabetes. And, all these people would benefit from passive movement of muscles by a machine such as the motor driven pedal.
First and foremost, a 2015 study compared the effectiveness of passive and active motion exercise among elderly nursing home residents. Indeed, the study found both passive and active exercise are similarly effective in improving functional fitness of these residents.
Meanwhile, another study found that passive leg movements have the capacity to induce muscular activity in the lower limbs. Incidentally, this electrical activity was measured using electromyographic techniques. In addition, the study found passive leg movements enhances oxygen metabolism in the lower limb muscles.
Furthermore, a study appeared on page 1,821 in the September 2016 edition of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. And, this study reported that passive exercise, such as using the motor driven pedal helps. In fact, passive exercise helps by burning extra calories, lowering blood sugar, and insulin levels in inactive people. Consequently, by simply having their legs moved by motorized pedal exercisers, the insulin sensitivity of inactive people increased after eating. In fact, this occurred because blood sugar rises were reduced after eating.
In another study, 20 sedentary people rode an electric motor bike which requires the occupant to pedal to keep the motor running. They rode for 40 minutes three time a week. One month later, these sedentary people had lower blood sugar, were more insulin sensitive and had less body fat. In addition, the study showed the sedentary people improved their body fat content and their blood pressure.
Over 60 years ago, scientist found that a person passively moved by motor driven pedals at 56 revolutions per minute, burned at least 7 to 15 kilogram calories per hour. Furthermore, if the person was passively moved at 74 revolutions per minute, the person would burn 19 to 26 kilogram calories per hour.
In addition, two leg passive cycling at 90 revolutions per minute resulted in energy expenditure that is nearly the same as energy expenditure from walking. Or in other words, a person, paralyzed in the legs, using a motor driven stationary bike gets the same amount of exercise as a non-disabled person gets from walking.
Most noteworthy, treatments for cerebral palsy include improving joint flexibility, increasing mobility, improving muscle definition, and improving muscle tone. Consequently, motor driven pedals, with their ability to move legs and arms passively, is a treatment option..
First and foremost, motor driven pedals have a circular motion of the lower legs and hence more circular movement of the knees. In addition, motor driven pedals exercise glutes, quads, hamstrings, and to a lesser extent the calves.
Meanwhile, the stepping action of sitting steppers requires pushing down on the pedals against hydraulic resistance. As a result, there is greater stress on the knees. But a better lower leg muscle workout, especially of the glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves.
Finally, under desk elliptical machines produces a walking action swinging the lower legs back and forth. Consequently, the joints relax during the exercise. In addition, the under desk elliptical machines don’t put too much stress on the legs.