My gym is too expensive and I don't like exercising outside so I decided to buy a fitness machine for my house. When I signed up for the 7 day free trial at the gym I mostly used Stationary bikes because I enjoyed using it the most and got the most effective cardio workout from it. So I know that my favorite fitness machines are exercise bikes.
But there's two kinds of exercise bikes, Stationary bike and Spin bike. And I'm not sure which one suits me better.
I hopped onto my local Sports Store's Spin bike for few minutes to see what it was like. And when I tried it, I felt more pressure on my lower back and bottom compared to Stationary bikes so I thought that it was not good for long session workouts. But I could be wrong since I was only on it for few minutes.
Another thing I noticed was that there's hardly any Stationary bike ads on Youtube but Spin bike seems to be very popular. The Sports Store guy told me that the Spin bike was his favorite and thinks it's the best workout machine for cardio.
So as you can see, I was initially going to buy Stationary bike from my local Sports Store but now I'm confused. Not to mention I can get Spin bikes for much cheaper on ebay compared to Stationary bikes.
I just want an exercise bike that's comfortable, fun, versatile, long lasting and provides the best workout.
So what's the main difference between Spin bike and Stationary bike? Which is better overall and which one do you think suits me better?
P.S. I will be doing HIIT on it and I also don't own a road bike.