The Berkelbike Fitness is an exercise bike that incorporates arm and leg cycling for a full body workout. It can also be used with FES as an optional extra and is the most affordable option on offer.
The Berkelbike Fitness is like an indoor exercise bike you would find in your local gym, except it has functionality for cycling with legs and arms. This makes it great for those with impaired leg or arm function because the arm cycle can assist the legs, or vice versa. Simply put a sturdy chair, or Wheel up with your Wheelchair and put the brakes on. Your feet can be attached to the pedals using adjustable straps, the setup is relatively simple. With the Berkelbike Pro or Connect, it is more of a customized performance based setup for riding outdoors (And indoors). Consider the Berkelbike Fitness as your budget option, for riding indoors with an optional FES Computer for cycling with electrodes.
T4 Spinal Cord Injury
Since I used the berkelbike Fitness I've noticed that the muscle bulk is being retained in my legs a little bit, they don't look so skinny. They're lighter as well to lift because the muscles aren't tensing up when I lift them in the car for example.
I come to a class for rehabilitation for stroke patients every Thursday and the Berkelbike Fitness is there to use for arms and legs. I just wanted to get back to a fitness level that I had before because I was very active I did a lot of walking, cycling, aquarobics, Zumba etc. I've got to work my way back to where I was, the important thing with my arm, it gets neglected so I have to build up the muscles again because they have wasted away. I think the Berkelbike Fitness is definitely a piece of equipment that gets people back to where they want to be.
Steel and Plastic
45 kilograms – 99 pounds
For more information, have a look at the overview of all the products on offer from Berkelbike.