Cardio Exercise and Strength Training Device Made for Convenient Resistance Exercise Anywhere, Anytime
We Should All Get Cardio and Strength Training, But We Don’t!
Today, about half of all American adults—117 million people—have one or more preventable chronic diseases. Seven of the ten most common chronic diseases are favorably influenced by regular physical activity. However, nearly 80 percent of adults are not meeting the critical guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity. In other words, you are not alone in struggling to overcome the barriers of exercise.
We all know the connection between exercise and health is more than just an association. Research shows that exercise is a soldier in the war to fight many preventable diseases. This includes how exercise can help reduce the risks of certain cancers, preventing the progression of diseases, fending off heart attacks, or in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. To top things off, exercise also help the brain. Several studies have found that exercise can reduce the symptoms of depression, and delay the cognitive decline into dementia.
Many influences come into play that creates barriers to exercise: genetics, busy family life, neighborhoods, the size of people’s homes, finances, cultural attitudes, and work schedules. But also, things like chronic illness and fatigue, injuries, and disabilities. Our goal at Excy is to make access to cardio exercise and strength training easier, regardless of these influences.
Excy Makes it Easier with Access to Rotational Resistance Exercise
All Excy systems are non-motorized, non-flywheel portable exercise bikes with bi-directional resistance for pedaling legs or arms in full or partial circles. This approach, combined with adjustable heights and our patented no-scoot innovation, makes access to resistance exercise dramatically more accessible, more convenient, more productive, less risky, and more fun. It also means we have a super light solution for anywhere, anytime quality workouts!
Pedaling an Excy system with arms or legs requires constant rotational pedaling in a consistent way where force (i.e., torque), is used throughout the entire 360-degree cycling stroke. Simply turning the tension knob can vary the amount of this constant rotational resistance.
Why Constant Rotational Resistance Exercise Matters
Our constant rotational resistance exercise approach demands that muscles that are usually spared of doing work due to assistance from a flywheel, actually work. We do this in both forward and backward motions for bi-directional resistance exercise for arms and legs, allowing total-body cycling cardio and strength-training workout. As the rider cranks the resistance higher (up to 70 pounds), they can work muscles from multiple angles at high forces.
For example, riders can fully embrace resistance exercise in a similar way to ankling while pedaling, a technique of drawing force across the bottom of the revolution arc and upwards to the start of the downward thrust. Since Excy’s resistance range is bi-directional, riders can recruit more muscles vs. simply pedaling in inertia-assisted circles that someone would do on a flywheel bike. Then, they can follow this motion in reverse to work opposing muscles.
Real Stories, Real People
Our customers value the full utility of our small footprint device for resistance exercises for home fitness, physical therapy, and medical fitness. Our unique approach offers people battling injury, disability, or disease more time, places, and flexibility to enjoy the benefits of upper and lower body cycling without the barriers of big, expensive, and socially isolating exercise equipment. Customers range from people with Arthritis, COPD, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, POTS, Spinal Cord Injuries, Diabetes, Neuropathy, Obesity, as well as people going through stroke recovery, or post-surgery rehabilitation, amputees and more. We do all this in a lightweight system for easy storage and transport, yet simulate the same cardio and strength-training resistance exercise movements frequently used by rehabilitation centers that require large equipment.
Exercise is powerful medicine at any age and I appreciate how helpful Excy has been in providing easy access to exercise to improve my quality of life with Parkinson’s diseaseBob
Within three days after surgery, Craig was pedaling the Excy XCS 260 with the permission of his doctor and physical therapist.Craig
Lisa’s doctor has been shocked at how quickly she was able to bounce back from the Brostrom operation. Not only does she feel great that surgery didn’t set back her weight loss goals, she’s been able to lose another 12 pounds after the surgery which she credits to using Excy as an upper body cycle, as well as her routine with her personal trainer.Lisa