Cubii Jr. is an easy workout – anywhere, anytime – while you sit
It’s always a smart health-conscious choice to inject a little more physical activity into our lives, regardless as to where we may be on our fitness journey, but we sometimes lack the time or energy or have limited ability to get out for that much needed workout. The good news is the solution, Cubii Jr., can be sitting literally right under your feet.
Cubii Jr. is a compact seated elliptical trainer you can use anytime, anywhere. Unlike massive ellipticals you might find in an exercise room or at a typical gym, Cubii Jr. is designed small enough to fit under most desks. It weighs only 25 pounds and measures a mere 23 by 17.5 by 10 in. It’s also whisper-quiet, so not only can you unobtrusively grab a quick workout at your computer while you’re on the clock, you can also get your steps in sitting on your sofa binging Netflix or even gathered around your kitchen table chatting with family during a lockdown.
The beauty of Cubii Jr. is its simplicity. There is a carrying handle conveniently located on the top to help with portability. Place it comfortably in front of your chair under your desk. Select one of the eight resistance levels, place your feet on the pedals and start pedalling. It’s that simple. It has a built-in LCD monitor, so you can, at a quick glance, track your workouts in real time to see how far you’ve pedalled, how many calories you’ve burned and more. When you’re done, you can leave it in place or easily move it to a corner or closet for easy access. Even better, share it with family members.
The advantage of a seated elliptical is that, regardless of your age, abilities or lifestyle, you can benefit from a low-impact workout. You can, exercise parts of your body like your abs and core, glute muscles, quads and calves without the joint-jarring and possible pain inflicting impact of other exercises like aerobics. It’s also great for rehab, building up mobility and leg strength. This, I’m sure is a welcomed change especially for those of us who are already feeling the aches and pains as our bodies age.
The Cubii Jr. is a great little gadget for those who are active or not so active, whether you’re targeting specific muscles or simply want to burn calories, lose weight and boost energy. It can easily become part of your daily routine, where you can get in a little workout at your own place at your own pace without worrying about being able to get to a gym – all while you sit.
For those who prefer to be “connected,” you may want to opt for Cubii Pro. In lieu of an LCD monitor, the pro version adds Bluetooth connectivity and smart features. This allows you to wirelessly connect to the Android or Apple iOS Cubii App to monitor your progress and automatically track your progress, set fitness goals as well as sync with your Fitbit.
The Cubii Jr. retails in Canada for about $350. It’s available directly from cubii.com as well as amazon.ca. The Cubii Pro sells for about $150 more.
With COVID-19 presenting an unprecedented challenge for senior care communities, the company announced as a way a way to give back to the community and helping them stay active, that it has donated more than 500 of its seated compact elliptical products to more than 100 communities in need across across the U.S. and Canada.
|Greg Gazin is a syndicated tech columnist, blogger, podcaster, and contributes to canoe.com, Troy Media and Active Life magazine.
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