What are the best stationary bike apps for iPhone or iPad?

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    CycleCast is a useful tool to get indoor cycling classes whenever you want. Choose your instructor, the time of the workout and press play. The classes have their own playlist to keep you motivated.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Deng Qian
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "Prertty much easy plug and play app for a lot of home-based workouts not just stationary biking. Your max heart rate is considered in here so it can adjust the extremity of the workout. Best part is the pre-selected music to hype me up :D "
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    #2The Sufferfest

    The Sufferfest
    The Sufferfest is a training system for cyclists and triathletes who want to improve their workouts. It allows you to connect your fitness devices and train to achieve your targets. Features videos about different sports to motivate you.

    iOS, Windows, Mac


    Susan Weaver
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "I can still remember when this app was just offering videos for individual purchase until the recent years they have transformed it into a full-workout app. Interestingly, running sessions are paired with yoga and aother mental trainings. If you are not into devising your own training plans, no worries bcoz the coach prepares for you. "
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    PainCave is a service that streams cycling training videos on your computers or devices. The service offers challenging cycling routines, pushing your limitations further.


    $9.99- Varies by plan

    Keith Henderson
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "Reminds me sufferfest in terms of functionaity. They both offer riders to participate in virtual rides and actual race footages. So far, I have only tried the Tour of California. It is some sort of 30-minute training session and u can adjust your pacing "


The ancestor of our stationary bicycles is called the Gymnasticon. Gymnasticon was an early exercise machine for the joints back in the eighteenth century. It paved the way for the development of physical therapy. Francis Lowndes, an authority in the field of medical electricity was the great mind behind this mechanism. The Gymnasticon has a set of flywheels that connects its wooden treadles operated by foot to produce motion. Lowndes claimed the use of his invention helped treat gout, palsy, debility, contraction, and rheumatism. 

For the past decade, indoor cycling has a been a hit for most Americans who refuse to leave the comfort of their home or be out under the heat of the sun. Stationary bikes are one of the hottest fitness trends. Peleton is a high-technology indoor cycling company. They are one of the most popular fitness brands in America that offers spin classes to their clients. Peleto has two studios, one in Chicago and one in Manhattan. Though most of their clients choose to live stream classes. One Peleton stationary bike costs $1,995 plus the $39 monthly subscription fee for their live spin classes. The prices they offer are not far from their competitor’s SoulCycle and Flywheel which costs $34 a class. 

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    #4Global Cycle Coach

    Global Cycle Coach
    Global Cycle Coach is an indoor cycling app with easy to follow classes from 10 to 60 minutes. You can track your calories burned and your level progress.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Arjun Yadav
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "Riding a stationary bike is great exercise. If you're like me and don't have a lot of time to get to a gym, then riding a stationary bike can be the next best thing. The Global Cycle Coach app is designed for busy people like me by providing a wide variety of exercise programs ranging from a quick 10 minutes to a long endurance ride of an hour."
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    Zwift is an immersive 3D game for indoor cycling that allows you to train at home surrounded by thousands of athletes and amazing landscapes. You can participate in group rides and races in virtual cities, mountains and more.


    iOS, Windows, Mac


    Austin Porter
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "I appreciate this app for letting tap into cycling tours and courses virtually through the computer-generated graphics, not some real-life ones. Perhaps the best feature of this app is the community of indoory cyclists than I join..because group riders are aable to socialize and communicate. Indoor racing is also my thing and this app allows me and my co-cyclists organise races. "
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    #6Plus Workout

    Plus Workout

    Plus Workout is an exercise application created by 365Plus Net Mobile SRL. It is an app that offers guides on cycling and spinning, along with a tracker and timer for efficient monitoring. Requires subscription for full access.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Aanya Chatterjee
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "I need to exercise more so I grabbed Plus Workout - Indoor Cycling to help with my stationary bike. It has sample workouts and even calculates calories burned. It also creates workouts to focus on certain aspects of your body you want to tone. "
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    SoulCycle is an indoor cycling class that involves state-of-the-art cycling programs. Other than the intense workout, SoulCycle offers cycling with other participants with playlists and enthusiastic instructors.


    Free- Varies by plan

    Kimberly Gomez
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "I love to exercise, and especially with my phone with me. Currently I have an iPhone and wanted to find an app for my stationary bike and was lucky to find SoulCycle. SoulCycle is an incredible app that offers intense workouts and even cycling with partners. I believe SoulCycle is the best stationary bike app for iPhone or iPad."
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    Peloton is a company that sells indoor bikes, apparels, as well as offers online spin classes that customers can pick according to their schedule. They also have a physical studio in New York City, and an app service for iOS devices.



    Free, with In-App Purchases

    Betty Pearson
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "I really like this bike store. It has a great variety of bikes. However, it is not an app, so will not suit those looking for a bike app."
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    #9Flywheel Sports

    Flywheel Sports

    Flywheel Sports is an online, indoor spin cycle class. Their service allows everybody to be in their best shape. Each class has their own challenges according to the customers' needs.


    Web, iOS, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Katherine Valdez
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "I personally hate the gym, but I love the classes. Does that make sense? Well, ever since I found the Flywheel Sports app, I can participate in my own private spin class. Awesome for caregivers stuck at home, overburdened mommies, or anti-social jerks like me. "


Best What are the best stationary bike apps for iPhone or iPad
1CycleCastApps 10 Free
2The SufferfestApps 10 Free
3PainCaveWebsites 10 Paid
4Global Cycle CoachApps 8 Free
5ZwiftApps 8 Free
6Plus WorkoutApps 7 Free
7SoulCycleWebsites 1 Free
8PelotonApps 0 Paid
9Flywheel SportsApps 0 Free

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