Exerpeutic WORKFIT 1000 Desk Station Review

Exerpeutic workfit 1000 folding bike review

Price

Pros

Lightweight, easy to store, comfortable

Cons

Seat, not for high-intensity workouts

Summary

On its own, it’s a solid choice for a recumbent bike. The folding option makes it great for anyone who lives or works in a small space, and the desk station is sturdy, spacious, and convenient.

Our Rating

81/100

Manufacturer

If you work remotely or are always bringing work home with you from the office, you may find that your exercise schedule gets put on the back burner.

Even though many workplaces encourage getting up and moving during break time, people are simply spending too much time working and not enough getting up to move around.

While there are standing and treadmill desks, they aren’t for everyone and can be hard to adjust to and actually slow down one’s productivity.

If you’re tired of deciding whether you should exercise or get caught up on your work, but don’t like treadmill desks, a stationary recumbent bike with desk station may be an option to explore.

Depending on your working environment, you may not be able to use the Exerpeutic WORKFIT 1000 Desk Station Folding Semi-Recumbent Exercise Bike in your workplace, but it’s a great piece of equipment for home use.

Don’t have room to put another piece of home gym equipment or live in a small apartment?

This bike doesn’t take up much space, and when you fold it up, you can store it in a closet.

Here are some features to consider when shopping around for a folding recumbent desktop bike:

  • Compact size
  • A variety of resistance options to customize your workout
  • Large workspace
  • play
    Comfortable seating
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    Versatility for a variety of body shapes and sizes
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    Quiet and smooth ride
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    Easy to use and adjust

While it’s not uncommon to come across a folding recumbent stationary bike with these features, it may be a little more difficult to find one with a desk feature.

The Exerpeutic WORKFIT 1000 Desk Station Folding Semi-Recumbent Exercise Bike fits the description.

After spending time reviewing and testing out a variety of stationary recumbent bikes, some that folded and a few that had desk options.

Introducing The Exerpeutic WORKFIT 1000 Desk Station Folding Semi-Recumbent Exercise Bike

Introducing The Exerpeutic WORKFIT 1000 Desk Station Folding Semi-Recumbent Exercise Bike

The Exerpeutic WORKFIT 1000 Desk Station Folding Semi-Recumbent Exercise Bike meets a lot of our expectations when it comes to a working desk and a piece of home gym equipment.

Take a look at some of these essential features to help you decide if this stationary bike is the best choice for you.

DIMENSIONS: 45.3” L x 25” W x 51.3” H (when set-up for use), 21.3” L x 25.5” W x 54” H (when folded up)
SEAT: Large padded seat
SEAT-HEIGHT: The seat can be adjusted to accommodate users from 5’2” to 6’3”
WEIGHT CAPACITY: 300 lbs
RESISTANCE TYPE: Magnetic brake resistance
DISPLAY TYPE: LCD Window
NUMBER OF PROGRAMS: 6
PRICE: Check latest price on Amazon.com

If you’ve never used a stationary bike, let alone a recumbent style, it can take a little getting used to, and many people assume that they aren’t sturdy or stable. Most of today’s recumbent stationary bikes are lightweight, safe, and stay grounded while riding.

Recumbent bikes are a great alternative for anyone with lower back pain, joint issues, or limited mobility. It’s also a great “starter” stationary bike for anyone who doesn’t have a lot of experience with exercising.

This recumbent bike has a large, 11” x 15” Airsoft seat that is 2.5” thick; a large and adequately padded seat is essential when sitting down for long workout sessions. The backrest, which offers full support to the back, is 15.5” H x 11.3” W and has padding 1.3” thick.

Although the main highlight of this recumbent bike is the desk station, there are handlebars on the side (at the base of the seat).

Exerpeutic WORKFIT 1000 Desk Station Folding Exercise Bike

There are also large pedals with foot straps; both the pedals and the handlebars are not only safety features but help you keep good form while riding and staying comfortable.

In addition to being comfortable and safe, this bike best accommodates users who are between 5’2” and 6’3” with a weight capacity of up to 300 pounds.

Worried that your pedaling may interfere with your work? While it may take a little time to get used to pedaling and typing on your laptop, a precision balanced flywheel and v-belt drive help to make your ride quiet and smooth.

Whether you want to pedal slowly, just to keep your legs moving while working, or want to get a good workout while answering work emails, the eight level magnetic tension controls allow you to adjust the tension as you wish.

Keeping track of the calories you burned, your distance, time, speed, and pulse is easy to do with the LCD computer which is built into the desk station. The pulse sensors are located on the handlebars.

The desk station is 16” x 24” with three angle adjustments - 0°, 16° and 33°. There are also five height adjustments 41" up to 45". Large 16" The desk has a weight capacity of 44 pounds, has two cup holders, a storage drawer, and soft foam armrest.

What We Like

Unlike comparable stationary bikes with desk stations, the desk on the Exerpeutic WORKFIT 1000 Desk Station Folding Semi-Recumbent Exercise Bike is larger than others.

While this recumbent bike doesn’t take up much space when you have it set up, we love the option to fold it up and store it out of sight. The lightweight design (around 65 pounds) and transporting wheels make moving the bike an easy task for most.

Exerpeutic WORKFIT 1000 Desk Station Folding Exercise Bike Review

What We Don’t Like

If you’re looking for a high-intensity workout while working, this might not be the best piece of home gym equipment. While we like the ability to adjust the resistance (which is great for people starting out), it may not be challenging enough.

While the seat and backrest offer adequate support, it would be difficult and uncomfortable to spend a good portion of your day on the recumbent bike.

Buying Advice

The Exerpeutic WORKFIT 1000 Desk Station Folding Semi-Recumbent Exercise Bike has many of the features that people might be looking for in a recumbent bike, and the folding option, as well as the desk station, are just bonuses.

Although this may not be your “go to” piece of equipment when working out at home, it’s a great way to exercise and be productive. Rather than sitting at a desk and not moving around, you can reap the benefits of an exercise.

Conclusion

Costing around $200, there are a lot of features that come with this bike. 

On its own, it’s a solid choice for a recumbent bike. The folding option makes it great for anyone who lives or works in a small space, and the desk station is sturdy, spacious, and convenient.


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Product Name & Award

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Resistance Levels

Max. Weight

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8

300 lbs

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Recumbent

8

300 lbs

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Upright

8

250 lbs

This post was last updated on July 2nd, 2018 at 09:59 am

About the Author Max Shumpert

Over the last few years, I’ve taken my love of the outdoors, hiking, skiing, trekking and exploring to the next level by starting this site. I started a bike shop in Denver, CO, and have seen amazing growth over the last few years. Getting paid to do what I love has been a dream come true for me. That’s also what led me to start BikesReviewed.com. In my shop, I spend a large amount of time helping people find the perfect bike for them and the style of biking they’re going to be doing. It only made sense that I expanded my reach and got online, making it possible for me to help people all over the world. If biking and staying fit is your priority, too, you’ve come to the right place.

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