Compare Styles of Pedal Exercisers
Pedal Machines for Under the Desk
Fits nicely under a desk or in front of the sofa while watching TV. Lightweight and compact.
Some are made more for… more »
Durable with magnetic tension adjustable controls. Lower profile for using under the desk at work on the home office. Top … more »
High quality medical devices created to assist people who require exercise with motor control. Commonly used for therapeutic … more »
Arm Pedal Bikes Plus
Versatile desk pedals can be used on a table surface so you can exercise your arms. Some adjust in height for shoulder … more »
One piece units allow you to be seated without needing a desk to exercise your arms. Some units have both the … more »
Pedalling machines that come with their own desk attachment so you can work while you exercise. Adjustable tension helps … more »
Under Desk Stepper & Elliptical
Mini elliptical machines that can be pedalled while seated or standing will help to offset hours of sedentary non-active … more »
Although they can’t really be used under the desk, they are small enough to store there and pull out for use throughout your workday.
Mini steppers are the best way to go when… more »
Pedal Exerciser Accessories
The better quality pedal bikes have an assortment of accessories so you can expand your exercises and use of these well made machines… more »
About Pedal Exercisers for
Under the Desk
Choosing a pedal machine for the office or home is generally based on your needs.
There are styles that are light and some that will even collapse for ease of transportation. The lesser expensive units are lighter and use tension control for adjusting the resistance settings.
Lighter means it will be easier to push away from you while you are seated. The heavier ones will stay in place better.
There are attachments you can get with the units that you can secure them so they don’t slide.
Go here for a full comparison for the mini pedal exercisers.
The elliptical machine may be a little more awkward for use under a desk. Because of the angle of the platform pedals. There are some modifications you can uses as recommended by this practitioners demonstration in the video at the bottom of the page.
Steppers also can be challenging to use under a desk. If you want one for this purpose make sure they are set on an angle. Usually they will state they are for the purpose of seated exercise.
If you want a mini portable stepper that you can stand on, choose one what that will hold your weight and be durable. Manufactures will display the recommended maximum weight.
Go here for a more detailed outline of various mini steppers.