Email This Post HomeProduct ReviewsMy Under Desk Bike is Making Me Gorgeous Amy Vansant November 7, 2013 Product Reviews 20 Comments My under desk bike is turning me into a super model. Ok. That might be a stretch. But I will tell you my DeskCycle under desk bike the best thing I’ve bought in a while. I’m absolutely giddy. I feel like a zealot. I want to travel the land telling people about it. Seriously. It is hard for me to lose weight for several reasons: 1. I love to eat. Food rocks. Have you tried it? You should. 2. My favorite things to eat are all terrible for me. Bacon, cheese, chocolate, carbs of all shapes and sizes. 3. I love wine and cocktails. Duh. 4. I’m a web designer by trade, which means if I’m going to have the money to buy aforementioned food and make festive vodka cocktails, I need to sit my ass in a chair all day and move things around my screen. I’ve tried to combat my body’s urge to fill my entire desk chair by walking the dog for an hour every morning, but for various reasons, that doesn’t always happen. I also read that even if you do exercise for an hour a day, if the rest of your day is spent sitting in a chair, you’re not doing half as much good as you think. Being super sedentary cancels out a little exercise. I’m a realist. I know I’m not the sort of person who is going to buckle down and exercise 2 hours a day. I have neither the time nor the will. And while I can control my eating and drinking here and there, I’m not going suck all the fun out of my life just to be thin. I’d rather be fat and happy. But I’d REALLY rather be healthy and happy. So I was stuck. Until… Under Desk Bike to the Rescue! I’d seen those treadmill desks and ruled them out because I really need to be stable while I’m working and they are super expensive. I thought if I could just find a way to sit at my desk and pedal, that might be the answer. I didn’t even know if an under desk bike was a thing, but Amazon assured me it was. There was under desk bike for about $25, but the reviews promised I wouldn’t be happy. There was another under desk bike, the DeskCycle for $149, which is more than I wanted to spend, but I decided to do it. Why you should pony up and get the DeskCycle under desk bike: 1. It is super low, so my knees do not smack the top of my desk, even with it directly under my feet. 2. It is super quiet – doesn’t make a sound. 3. It has a velcro tether, which keeps the under desk bike from dragging my wheeled office chair around. 4. It has a little 5 function display that shows speed, time, distance and calories. Thanks to that, if I bike away on it for even half my day, I can burn between 500-1000 calories. 5. I don’t even realize I’m doing it. It just becomes second nature. Which is like paying a stranger to exercise for you. I imagine there are other health benefits to not sitting still all day as well. Now, I just have to be sure I don’t decide this just means I can have two more cocktails and a Snickers after work. Get YOUR DeskCycle under desk bike! Author Recent Posts Amy VansantAmy Vansant is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author specializing in fun, funny fiction --- even the murder mysteries. Latest posts by Amy Vansant (see all) Pineapple Hurricane is Released + Even More Giveaways (three chances to win a kindle) - June 4, 2020 Too Many Book Deals, Steals, Kindle Giveaways… - May 27, 2020 Name the Hurricane Winners, Win a Kindle + Books - May 19, 2020 20 Responses When I Blink November 7, 2013 “It has a velcro tether, which keeps the under desk bike from dragging my wheeled office chair around.” – Made me laugh AND answered a question I was starting to formulate in my head. OK, I want one. The only thing I can’t figure out is this: I type (as you know, by trade I also sit in front of a computer all day, but writing) on a wireless keyboard that sits in my lap. This is for ergonomic reasons – keeps me from raising my shoulders up into my ears as I tend to do if I’m typing on a keyboard that’s up on a desk. So I’m wondering if I can type on a keyboard in my lap if my legs are biking… 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant November 7, 2013 Now I’m laughing picturing you trying to type on a keyboard with your knees going up and down. I don’t think that will work. I mean *looks down at knees* my actual LAP is kind of still… You’d probably end up developing a skill that is both impressive and totally useless in every other application. 1 likes Reply Sarah January 5, 2016 Walmart has this nifty mobile desk that you can wheel around and raise to the height you need so your computer isn’t flopping around atop your knees! The only problem is that you may not be able to use both a wheelie chair and a wheelie desk. 2 likes Reply Gloria Gordon March 23, 2016 that might be difficult. I’m 65 and just purchased one of these and have it under my desk. I’m as executive asst. and have 6 managers so I have lots of emails and meeting scheduling. This has really kept me focused and actually staying at my desk. As before, I would get restless and have to get up from time to time which also made my legs feel better. Now I don’t have to get up unless needed. My legs are feeling great. I’m feeling great even if it’s only been a few days. I tied my fitbit around my ankle and got 13k+ steps in yesterday primarily due to the cycling. I play my ipod and I am in heaven. This has changed my whole attitude. 7 likes Reply Amy Vansant March 23, 2016 That’s what I do! I strap my fitbit to the pedal and it racks up the mileage. Husband says I’m cheating but I think that counts! 4 likes Mona November 7, 2013 Are you getting a commision from every sale!?! Cause I’m HOOKED. I just kept staring at the Amazon page thinking “HOW have I lived without this!?!?”… Now I will be able to eat cake and drink wine at my desk while losing weight… WIN!! 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant November 7, 2013 I think my Amazon code number might be on that one link so I might get a quarter or something for that one. Either way, I promise you will not regret it! 0 likes Reply Mona November 7, 2013 Well congrats! You get a quarter, I got one!!!! 0 likes Amy Vansant November 7, 2013 I’m am SO buying 1/60th of a bottle of vodka. Whoo whoo! But seriously, you’re going to LOVE it. I really won’t write about anything I don’t honestly like and I LOVE this damn bike! 2 likes Jacki Torres January 29, 2016 I just purchased one too and I have the same sentiments as the person who wrote this post… what an AWESOME invention.. I don’t even realize I’m doing it. 🙂 🙂 2 likes Reply Amy Vansant January 29, 2016 I strap my FitBit to it so it counts my “steps” too! 2 likes Lugh November 7, 2013 Hmm. I’m looking at it. I’m still pretty sure my knees are going to be smacking the bottom of my desk. They sometimes do that when I’m just sitting here, because I am both very tall and very clumsy. If I had a desk I could adjust, I would *love* to do this. 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant November 8, 2013 You can push it out in front of you a bit so your knees don’t go very high. It’s very low. 0 likes Reply Gloria Gordon March 23, 2016 You can also purchase a different front bar that even lowers it by an inch. 0 likes Cheryl T November 7, 2013 This is definitely something I might take a look at … if nothing else but to see what my husband will think I’m doing while I’m panting in front of the computer screen 😉 3 likes Reply Jamie December 23, 2018 Oh I’m rolling at this!!! Lol!!! 0 likes Reply Nina Potts November 8, 2013 I have a super cheap version of this. It doesn’t have all the functions yours does, and it tends to get outrageously hot around the gear parts. And the metal around the pedal areas is breaking… How long have you had yours for? I’m asking to see how they stand up to the test of time. I’ve had mine about a year, so thats not so great as far as I’m concerned. 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant November 8, 2013 The getting hot thing was the bad reviews I kept reading about the less expensive bikes and why I bit the bullet and got this one. I’ve had mine for about a month, but from what I understand this one is just built better and won’t get hot regardless of how old it is. 0 likes Reply Meleah Rebeccah November 10, 2013 hmmmm – I think I might just have to break down and buy this under desk bike thingy!! 1 likes Reply Odette April 18, 2017 I bought a cheap desk bike from the Salvation Army about 5 years ago, but I never used it under my desk until last month. I have been strapping it to the end of my daybed and pedaling while watching TV in bed for the last 5 years. I have a 9 to 5 desk job, and I never thought about taking it to work until last month. I swear it has changed how I look at working at my desk. I no longer feeling bad with sitting all day. At first, the bike made me bump my knees until I lowered my chair as low as it would go. It looks silly that I sit so low, but I am getting in at least 10,000 steps to 13,000 “Elliptical” steps Monday through Friday by using it. 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