The Excy Blog

Dedicated to inspiring more movement for healthier living!

 

Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease is Essential Topic for PD Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and a perfect opportunity to bring attention to the disease, the needs of patients, and treatments. In this blog post, we want to talk about exercise for Parkinson’s (PD) and its impact on the disease. While it is widely...

Springtime Sports Injuries for Runners: Start Slowly! Save $75 on Excy!

Common Springtime Sports Injuries for Runners The weather is getting nicer, which means so many people will be leaving their treadmills behind in favor of the open road and trails. Whether you are hitting the road for the first time as a new runner or a lifelong...

Cycling Hip Exercises to Boost Hip Strength, Mobility, and Flexibility

Hip Exercises Key to Health and Injury Prevention Your hips are major joints that need care and attention so doing hip exercises are just as important as exercising other muscles in the body. Cycling in general has been shown to be an excellent method of addressing...

Be the Best Recumbent Exercise Bike Physical Therapy Patient at Home

Remember that Physical Therapy Works! There’s so much research showing that physical therapy works, so why do only 35 percent of patients fully adhere to their course of care? It’s hard enough for physical therapists to keep us compliant at home when we are in their...

Thank You Veterans: One Marine’s Hand Bike Journey with SciFit and Excy

Leigh Rides a Hand Bike and is a Proud Member of Paralyzed Veterans Racing Today, is the Marine Corp’s birthday and tomorrow is Veteran’s Day. It’s important to honor those serving today and in years past, so we wanted to share one Marine’s story and...

New On-Demand Physical Therapy Instruction for Full Body Therapeutic Cycling Now Available in the Excy Mobile Coach

There are countless apps for on-demand services from transportation, to finding a nanny, to ordering groceries, but getting the benefits of quality therapeutic cycling equipment has required us to be in a certain place at a certain time. Why? Quality cycling equipment...

Live: Upper Body Cardio and Strength Training Circuit

Best Upper Body Workout: No Weights. No Gym. No Lines. This morning we did a quick upper body cardio and strength training circuit with Excy! We explored Excy on the floor as an upper body ergometer. We got Excy in the rowing position on the floor to workout our core...

One Woman’s Quest to Stay Active After Brostrom Ankle Surgery with Non-Weight Bearing Exercises

Lisa Shows Us What Determination Looks Like Eight years ago Lisa broke her right ankle and it never healed properly, causing chronic ankle instability that prevented her from doing things she enjoyed like hiking in the mountains where terrain can be challenging at...

Keep Active with Excy While Staying Safe This Summer

Keep Active and Safe This Summer! There’s a great article in USA Today with suggestions on helping seniors keep active this summer while also staying safe. The article brings up several good points about how quickly we can get dehydrated as we get older, as well as...

Take Excy Anywhere as a Gym Quality Pedal Exerciser

Gym Quality Indoor and Outdoor Quality Pedal Exerciser Makes Cycling Fun Anywhere Excy isn’t your typical portable pedal exerciser. Why? Because it’s a high quality portable pedal exerciser that doesn’t scoot and you can get an amazing workout! Not only is...

Exercise in Bed with Excy as an Exercise Bike or Upper Body Ergometer

Oh Yes, Excy Works to Exercise in Bed For some, being able to exercise in bed is a matter of convenience at home or while traveling, but for others, it might feel like a lifesaver to get cardio and strength training at a time that it is difficult to get out of bed....

Excy as an Exercise Bike for Parkinson’s Disease

When 76-year old Bob who lives in Woodinville, WA was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in March of 2016, one of the first things his doctor said to him was that exercise was the best way to slow the progression. Bob, no stranger to the power of exercise, started...

Inspirational Exercise is Inspiring!

Inspired by the Inspired: Thank You! We get to work with so many amazing people on this Excy journey. So often, we meet people with new and old injuries and there is a consistent theme: no one wants their injury or a diagnosis to define them or hold them back from...

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...

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...

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! That’s right, exercise protects your brain. The team...

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 watching TV 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...

World’s Most Compact and Portable Recumbent and Upper Body Cycling System Exceeds Kickstarter Funding Goal

We are fired up to bring the Excy Kickstarter campaign to a close after exceeding our goal with your support for the world’s most compact and portable recumbent and upper body cycling system. The Excy campaign was fully funded in 14 days and the 20-day campaign...

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...

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 in space to help astronauts counteract muscle...

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...

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 Exercise 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 exercise bursts with high intensity play-like workouts in the...