DID YOU KNOW?
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.