Spring Is here and summer is right around the corner, and this mama is using that as motivation to get her butt shape. Now I love going to the Gym, but let’s face it, there’s not always enough time in the day to get that “me” time in. With work, kiddos, cooking and cleaning, “me” time sometimes takes a backseat on the list of to-dos. But, I am very happy to say, that doesn’t have to be the case anymore. Now I’m not saying you need to run out and buy a bunch of equipment to set up a home gym, there’s actually a much easier and more affordable way.
Best Buy recently started carrying the new NordicTrack S22i Studio Cycle and we got the opportunity to give it a test ride!
First setup was a breeze, Best Buy sent out the Geek Squad member to set up the bike for me and I was up and riding in about an hour and a half. I did watch the guy put it together and I also think it’s something a handy husband could do as well! We decided to set it up in Wes’s office because there was a perfect corner with nothing in it. What’s great about the NordicTrack S22i, is that it really doesn’t take up much room at all! It can easily go in an office like we did, or a bedroom or even the garage.
Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not an avid cycler. I don’t own a road bike and usually when I hit the gym, my choice of cardio equipment is usually the treadmill or stairs. So to be honest, I was a bit intimidated at first. But that literally lasted for all of 10 minutes and once I was taking my first class, I was hooked!!
So let’s talk about classes! The NordicTrack S22i Cycle comes with an on-demand streaming iFit coach which gives you over 15,000 workouts from over 40 elite personal trainers. The best part is, you get a free year subscription to the platform when you purchase the bike at Best Buy!! ($396 value!!) Seriously, that alone is an incredible deal and I can tell you that the classes rock!
You can pick your level, your trainers, everything seems to be customizable and with so many classes, if feel like you could ride for years before you have to duplicate a class. When I finished my first class, I was dripping sweat (yeah, it was pretty awesome) and I felt great! They offer everything from a spin class you can take with other people to a scenic trail ride at your own pace. You can also create challenges with friends which I absolutely love! I’ve always been a huge fan of creating an accountability workout group and the NordicTrack S22i Cycle makes that super easy.
Another cool thing about the iFit coach is you get personalized workout recommendations. Based on your fitness level, goals, and interests, you’ll receive workout suggestions tailored just for you. The equipment automatically tracks your fitness metrics and adjusts recommendations based on your progress and preferences. iFit coach also helps manage your health during your post-workout too! It can pair with an activity tracker to combine with my daily activity and sleep patterns, providing me with a more holistic wellness plan. The iFit Coach also provides nutritional tips and recipes based on my activity and the goals I have set for myself. I mean seriously, what doesn’t this thing do?!?
Now let’s talk about equipment real quick because I think a part of my intimidation was that I didn’t think I had the right gear for the bike. I thought I was going to have to get special shoes, etc., but that is not the case! You can wear your own sneakers and they slide into the secure foot pedals so you can literally start riding your bike right out of the box! The bike also comes with 3lb weights that sit on the bike that can be incorporated in different classes you take. So in addition to getting a great cardio workout, you can get a pretty awesome upper body workout at the same time! I also feel like it is important to note that the seat is super comfortable, I was worried I was going to be sore after riding because I’ve heard that from friends that ride, but nope! I was ready to ride the very next day after my first class!
If you want to learn more about the NordicTrack and Best Buy’s special offers they have going on right now, visit BestBuy.com/fitness.
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.