My inherited exercise bike has seen better days. It does the job but I have half convinced myself that a new shiny one would entice me onto the torture machine more often. I’m not entirely sure how more shine and gizmos would really equate to more miles being pedalled. Having a look online the other day I found nice shiny super doper exercise bikes and amongst them was an exercise bike for children. First I thought it was a mistake but the primary multi coloured bikes are everywhere. They even do tread mills to match.
I know there will be situations out there that an exercise bike designed for kids could be used in a beneficial way. But a part of me does wonder if it’s the start of a slippery slope. I asked my two children their thoughts in case I was being too negative. My daughter said it was healthier to be out on a bike in the fresh air. That kids don’t need any more excuses or reasons to stay indoors, computer games do that already. My son said that there was no fun in sitting on an exercise bike starring at a wall.
So what do you think? Are exercise bikes for kids a good or a bad idea?