Stationary Bike vs Treadmill: Which Is Better for Cardio?

Stationary Bike vs Treadmill: Which Will Give You a Better Workout and Improve Your Cardio Fitness? Whether you have one of the best stationary bikes (opens in a new tab) or the best treadmills (opens in a new tab) at home, the truth is that both machines offer an effective way to raise your heart rate, speed up your metabolism, and burn calories and body fat.

“These two machines are generally the most popular and common in commercial gyms, home gyms and classes,” says licensed physical therapist Helen O’Leary. “Both work the cardiovascular system and can be used for HIIT training or steady-state cardio that maintains the same pace for a long time.”

Helen O’Leary is a qualified Physiotherapist and Complete Pilates Pilates Instructor/Director (opens in a new tab) in London, England. Helen graduated from the University of Birmingham in the UK in 2008 and completed a Polestar Pilates rehabilitation course in 2010. Helen began her career as a physiotherapist in professional men’s rugby and with Cirque du Soleil before launching Complete Pilates After 13 years treating acute trauma injuries as a physical therapist, Helen works with clients before and immediately after surgery to optimize their recovery.

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