A chair to boost your energy
For a long time now, I’ve worked from home and I’ve led a sedentary lifestyle. Because my work happens behind a computer, I find myself sitting for many, many hours a day. Not only can this get very boring, but it also keeps me from getting up and moving around on a regular basis. With the world moving to a more remote working environment in the past year, there are lots of different options out there for stationary exercise seats that can be used while you are working at your desk. One of those options is the Sit2Go 2-in-1 Fitness Chair from Flexispot.
The Sit2Go 2-in-1 Fitness Chair is a stationary bicycle that doubles as a desk chair. It’s designed to be comfortable for when you just need to use it for sitting, but it’s also designed to be flexible enough so that you can use the exercise bike feature from your workspace. The seatback is made with breathable mesh for comfort and stability while the seat is made from a supportive seat cushion. The seat is also height adjustable with a one-touch lever. The bicycle feature provides a calorie tracker as well as a customizable cardio knob so that you can increase or decrease the resistance of the pedals as needed. The pedals are ultra-comfortable and can be used with or without shoes. The entire unit is set upon durable caster wheels so that you can move it around as needed.
- Color: White
- Product Dimensions: 33.6”(L) x 20.3″(W) x 37.”-46.3”(H)
- Seat Height Adjustable Range: 22.4.”-31.5”
- Weight Capacity: 220 lbs
The first thing I want to note is that some assembly is required. That said, it is very minor. The base assembly already has the wheels installed and all that is really required of the user is to screw in the pedals and to attach the seat. The back legs of the base fold in for storage and that’s how they arrive. To use them, you simply pop them out and lock them into place. All the tools are included for assembly and you are even given a set of socks that read, “Work Meets Workout.” The pedals screw into the cycle and the seat screws into a plate that is designed to hold the seat. The seatback is also attached to the base assembly at the seat plate. After the screws are all tightened in place, the fitness chair is ready for use.
When we had the chair assembled, I immediately wanted to use it. I moved my regular desk chair away from my desk and raised my desk up a few inches (I have a motorized standing desk). Then I slid the Sit2Go up to my desk and sat down. I was genuinely surprised at how comfortable the seat was. The cushion is firm but comfortable and the mesh backing makes for a nicely vented back. I never noticed myself getting overheated while using the chair. I do want to point out here that the mesh backing doesn’t seem to be 100% sturdy. I had been using the chair for about a week when I noticed that the mesh was pulling away from the plastic frame. This is something I haven’t been able to fix on my own.
The bicycle feature is really pretty great. The pedals are comfortable to use and the cycle motion is smooth. It’s also very quiet and doesn’t seem to interrupt any work I’m doing. I’ve noticed that because the cycle is part of my workspace that it’s really helped me built a fitness routine. Every couple of hours I take a few minutes and pedal. This has also been a benefit to me as a time-saver. I don’t have to set separate workout time aside since the bike is at my desk. I’ve really enjoyed using this fitness cycle because it’s given me the option to complete low-impact workouts throughout the day. I have bad knees and the cycle has given me strength in my legs that I haven’t had for a while because other workouts cause too much pain for me.
The Sit2Go 2-in-1 Fitness Cycle is a definite win in my book. Aside from the mesh backing flaw I experienced, I’ve been really happy with the chair. It’s comfortable and it helps me maintain a fitness routine – even while I’m working at my desk. I do recommend pairing this chair with a motorized standing desk because you can adjust the height along with your fitness chair.