Lots of us are looking for at-home fitness solutions these days, and stocking up our home gyms. But an option you might not have considered is an under-the-desk exerciser you can use if you’re working from home, while you work: a little bike tucked away under a kitchen table—or even, say, a mini elliptical that you can use from the couch. As a desk bike user myself (please see my totally unbiased personal bid for the best model, below), I can tell you that the perks of using a small exercise machine while you work are many. They’re easy to use, with low resistance levels for even the laziest among us. They’re helpful for keeping energy levels up and sharpening your focus during the day. They’re also sort of fun to have while you’re brainstorming or plugging away on an Excel spreadsheet—a way of breaking up the monotony of your day with some light cardio.
If you’re hunting for one of your own, we checked out Amazon, which has many of these machines all in one place along with lots of passionate reviewers to help you wade through them. If you’re feeling cooped up these days (or less mobile than you’d like to be), investing in a compact machine to help you move might speak to you, too. Ahead, we compiled some of the best-selling under-the-desk bikes and ellipticals that we could find—sadly under-the-desk treadmills are out of stock right now—for keeping you active at home.
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