Here are some of the very good reasons why biking could be a great supplement to your gym club membership.
Generally, riding a bike costs you nothing – no gas, no membership or regular fees, no trainer fees. All you need is a one-time investment for your bike and a minimal maintenance cost.
Working out with your bike does not require you to travel to a specific place which is sometimes time-consuming. Actually, you could have already toned some muscles and burnt some calories with the time you use to travel to and fro the gym.
Plus, you do not need to undergo a rather stressful time making a schedule with another person when you want to ride your bike. You just hop on your bike and take off anytime you want. It is very convenient.
If you are a shy person, specifically if you are so insecure about your body, chances are, you will feel uneasy working out amongst strangers. And heavy duty body builders and gym patrons with great curves and nicely toned muscles could be pretty much intimidating. Well in biking, you do not have to worry about those kinds of things. You do not have to be anxious about keeping up with other people.
You will have a sense of freedom to bike with whomever you want, whenever you want and, wherever you want. You could also certainly ride by yourself, if you want privacy and solitude.
If you want to get away from awkward feelings such as being scared to use bulky equipment that are new to you, or being embarrassed because of dropping or misusing a certain device, learn a good alternative – ride a bike. Nobody cares how hard or how soft you step on your pedals, or how many times you do it. Nobody cares when you wobble while riding your bike. The remarkable thing is, once you knew how to ride, you will never forget it.
In biking you could experience a new environment; enjoy the beautiful day, the sunlight, the fresh air, and the wind; enjoy the natural environment instead of the usual concrete or glass walls. Discover a different kind of joy in riding something that could be considered as your constant and dependable companion.
And hey, would you want to burn up to 800 calories in just an hour of riding your bike?