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My CrossFit Experience: Not Into No Pain, No Gain

It feels like it has been raining non-stop in Seattle. Seriously, this year, we’re not the Rainy City, we are the gray, wet, and cold to the bone city. I’m tired of being muddy, tired of being wet, tired of winter boots and sweaters, and if another snow day is called,...

Spring Forward! Get Your Excy Now, Pay Later!

Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the season for getting in shape will “spring forward!” To help spring your health goals forward now, but pay later, we are happy to announce a no-interest Excy payment plan option for 6 months! We feel...

Moving With Strength to Maintain My Weight

If you’ve been following our 30–day introduction live streaming series or our 30-day HIIT challenge, I often mention that my Excy workouts tend to be 20 minutes, 5-6 days a week. I go as hard as I can for 45 seconds at high resistance, and then rest for 30 seconds....

Back to School Fitness is a Family Affair.

It’s that time of the year again! Whether your kid’s summer activity was playing sports, riding their bike, swimming in the hot sun, or getting some activity chasing Pokemon with their friends, things are about to change! They are going back to school and sit at a...

Biking Season is Here! Never to Hot to Ride.

Earlier sunrises, later sunsets, and warmer temperatures lead many to set out for the single track mountain bike trail, to ride to work, or head out to the bike trail for a nice family ride. Summer is a great time of year to rack up the miles! If you find yourself...

Use Excy to Stay Fit With An ACL Injury

Things have been going so well! You’ve been exercising regularly, eating right, and building serious momentum towards your pursuit of being your best healthy self. Then, one of your worst nightmares becomes a reality: a dreaded ACL injury. Sometimes skipping exercise...

DeskCycle and Under Desk Exercise Bikes on Amazon

The DeskCycle desk exercise bike is obviously an awesome product with over 1,000 reviews on Amazon and a 4.5 star rating. The Huffington Post tested the DeskCycle and calculated 67 calories per 60 minutes and the reviewer found her legs felt better, or at least, more...

Cheerleader or The Health Police?

There was a great article in BuzzFeed last week titled “11 Easy Things You Can Do When You’re Just Not Feeling Yourself.” The article offers a few good laughs and gives some fun tips on personal things we can do to feel better about ourselves. Some favorites include:...

Lifting Weights Can Make You Live Longer

There is a great article in this week’s Sign of the Times titled “Lifting weights can make you live longer.” According to the article, over the past decade, researchers have begun to demonstrate benefits of strength training for strength, muscle mass, and physical...

Excy is a portable cross trainer ready for all!

We are so excited to announce the general availability of our Excy systems! Excy is a lightweight, compact, and versatile upper and lower body cross trainer that offers gym quality cardio and resistance-based strength training at home, work, or on the go! And, it has...

Oprah’s Weight Loss Is Health Evolved

At Excy, we’re all about supporting people in the name of living their healthiest lives. For some, that means weight loss, for others it means an increase in range of motion, for others it simply means maintaining an existing weight, or getting more activity. We’re...

Exercise Protects Your Brain for the Long Haul

Cranking out a cardio and total body strength training workout on the Excy portable exercise bike may help you feel trimmer, happier, and more focused, but you also have another reason to exercise: Your Brain! The team over at Bioscience Technology highlighted the...

Easily Exercise with Excy While Watching TV

It’s common for people to use lack of time as an excuse not to exercise, but then spend an hour or more each evening sitting on the couch and watching TV. With Excy, you don’t have to miss your favorite shows to keep in shape; combine TV watching with a...

HIIT Excy Hard for Total Efficiency

Research shows that high intensity interval training (HIIT) can be more effective than continuous moderate activity at improving cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, and mechanical functions at a fraction of the time. HIIT includes short explosions of exercise that...

Take the Excy Portable Exercise Bike System Outside

Sure you can move the Excy portable exercise bike room-to room-indoors, but try taking your Excy workout into the great outdoors for a change of scenery and some fresh air. You can make this as simple stepping out into your backyard, taking Excy to the park, or even...

Take Excy for a Leisure Spin

Not every Excy spin has to be about burning calories or working up a sweat. Try giving it a slow, deliberate spin while reading a book, watching TV, or even while sipping your morning coffee or catching up with social media. You’ve earned your leisure time and the...

Use Excy to Do Strength Training Exercises

Research shows that strength training has dramatic effects on overall functioning and well-being. With Excy, strength training your arms, legs, and core doesn’t need to be complicated or excessive to work. The upper-body and lower-body rotational exercises provide...

Go Barefoot with the Excy Portable Exercise Cycle

Ditching your shoes is almost certainly the most desirable position with the Excy portable exercise bike. We were born barefoot and our feet are packed with innumerable nerve endings, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and fascia that respond and react to the...

Excy Cycle Your Upper Body (Like An Upper Body Ergometer)

Excy works likes a conventional Upper Body Ergometer (UBE) in which you essentially “pedal” with your hands and can do amazing upper body rotary routines for core training, upper-body cardiovascular and strength conditioning. You simply adjust the resistance to be an...

Use Excy to Increase Your Weekly Cardiac Output

One of the great benefits of Excy is the versatility of upper and lower body workouts and its low impact on joints, allowing the body to move comfortably without a lot of pounding. If you are a runner or cyclist training for an event and your primary leg muscles need...

Excy: More Activity Is Better Than Less Activity

At Excy, we believe a little more activity is better than less activity.  So, we’ve created a high quality portable exercise system that is convenient at the places we spend the most time: work, home, and wherever else our busy schedules take us. This new...

Use Excy to Train for Swimming

Getting to a pool can often be a challenge for people who like to swim, but Excy can be a great alternative for training the upper body, especially when you want to improve your cardiovascular condition and develop a stronger upper body and core on those days that you...

Workout on the Floor with the Excy Portable Exercise Cycle

As a society, we all sit way too much and sitting has been shown to have numerous negative health impacts, including shaving years off our life. So, we can all use a little more time on the floor. It just so happens that Excy works amazing on the floor in a recumbent...

Blast 600 Calories In An Hour

There’s a great article today in PopSugar Fitness titled “Save Time, Burn Fat: One-Hour Workouts That Blast 600 Calories.” There are so many wonderful ways to burn calories and they offer great examples for those days when you have time to get to a...

Vary Your Excy Portable Total Body Exercise Routine

Varying your exercise routine and your workouts can help you maintain a safe and balanced fitness program year-round. By mixing up your exercise routine, you strengthen a variety of different muscle groups, develop a new set of skills, reduce exercise boredom and...

Fit Fitness Anywhere At Work, Home, And On The Go

We just launched the Excy Kickstarter campaign! Make sure to check it out and we’d love your support.  We’re starting to make some progress, but could use help spreading the word. You can share on social media, make a small contribution, or get ready to...

How Excy Can Help Exercise at Work

We’ve had a couple requests for a video highlighting a few Excy can help with exercise at work. (Check out the video to see how Excy can turn your office chair into a recumbent exercise cycle)! We spend so much time at work that naturally much of our health...

Excy Sneak Peak: Portable Total Body Cross Training System

Thank you for all your support in bringing the Excy portable total body cross training system to market! We are getting ready to launch, but wanted to give you a sneak preview before anyone else. So, here are some of our first photos! Goodbye Sedentary Office Excy...

Sedentary Lifestyles Cause More Deaths Than Smoking

All too often our 206 bones and over 600 muscles in our body are spent sitting on our bums at work, but getting our butts moving could be one of the most important steps people can make to start getting healthy. Most of us (80 percent) are already failing to get the...

Are You a Health Cheerleader or The Health Police?

Two years ago I had the privilege of seeing Joel Peterson, chairman of the board for JetBlue Airways Corporation, speak at an event. He’s an amazing speaker and shared insights into lessons he’s learned over the years. One really stood out to me… “be a cheerleader—not...

An Exercise Bike in Space?

Getting in shape on planet Earth has it’s own challenges, but imagine trying to stay healthy while venturing into space? Massachusetts Institute of Technology has taken a very interesting approach of using an exercise bike to help astronauts counteract muscle wasting...

Amazing Story: Exercise Bike for People with Disabilities

There are so many health benefits of using an exercise bike, which is why we found this recent article so inspiring about how ex-boxing champ Gary Balletto and the Cranston YMCA are rolling out an exercise bike for people with disabilities. The article highlights that...

As seen in Medium: Americans Are Getting Heavier

As seen in Medium. There’s a very interesting article today in the Washington Post titled “The average American woman now weighs as much as the average 1960s man.” The article goes on to point out that the average American woman weighs 166.2 pounds and that the...

Excy: How to Get Madonna’s Arms

At Excy, we love any and all insight into the best arm exercises for toning and sculpting triceps, biceps, and beautiful shoulders. Of course, we’re excited at the amazing HIIT arm workouts that Excy will conveniently provide for toning arms and burning serious...

Excy: Consider Spinning Away Calories

Want to tone your body, burn calories, and have more energy? If so, consider joining a spin classes! When Excy is ready, even consider getting some friends together at home, work, or at a park for an outdoor spin class! Or, do an Excy spin at home while watching TV...

Portable Exercise Bike for Children with Special Needs

Yesterday when visiting my son’s school, I noticed a portable exercise cycle outside of the special needs classroom. Ever since we started creating the Excy portable exercise bike, in addition to making an amazing fitness experience more convenient overall, we also in...

Nike Launches Largest Women’s Campaign Ever

This week, Nike launched its largest women’s campaign ever called #betterforit and there are several reasons to love how the initiative takes aim at supporting and motivating women’s athletic journeys. The company says the campaign is about “powering...

Busy Lives Need Exercise Too and HIIT Fits

All too often our busy schedules sideline our own fitness goals. But, as this article points out in POPSUGAR, the news keeps getting better for those of us trying to fit fitness into a busy life (will even get more convenient and fun with Excy). First, just 20 minutes...

Best 2015 Guide to Buying an Exercise Bike

Stationary cycle, exercise bicycle, exercise bike, studio cycle, indoor bike or exercycle? At Excy, we don’t care what you call it! We just love the amazing health benefits of this staple piece of exercise equipment and its low-impact and high-gain cardio exercise...

BuzzFeed: Women’s Ideal Body Types Throughout History

Excy loves this new “Women’s Ideal Body Types Throughout History” video from BuzzFeed, which features a diverse cast of models and shows how the standard of beauty for women has changed dramatically over time. We love how each woman is celebrating their figure....

Do 10 Short Excy Bursts Throughout the Day

People have a lot going on in their lives and don’t always feel like they have time for exercise, which is why we not only designed Excy to work anywhere, we also designed it for people to squeeze in short bursts of high intensity burst play-like workouts in the midst...

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