This under desk elliptical trainer is a must have for working from home

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When it comes to exercise, you don’t always need to incorporate full-body workouts into your routine to be active. Also, when your schedule is very busy, finding that extra 20 minutes to work up a sweat can be a challenge.

But what if I told you that there is a simple machine you can buy that can burn calories from your desk or couch? Meet the DeskCycle: a floor-level elliptical that delivers results without disrupting your workday.

When I was looking for a Christmas present for my dad last year, I first came across the DeskCycle bicycle pedal trainer. He maintains a fairly active lifestyle, but often does not have time to go to the gym regularly. Sure, he could work out at home, but lugging heavy gym equipment into the living room can be a costly and cumbersome endeavor. So he welcomed this under-table pedal machine with open arms.

Now he uses it literally every day while answering calls, typing at his desk and even during his lunch break. (If you’re worried about the machine squeaking or making clanking noises, fear not. The pedals move smoothly and quietly so as not to disturb those around you or Zoom.) See it in action here on TikTok.

It fits under desks up to 27 inches deep and has eight resistance levels so you can customize it to suit your needs. The pedals have adjustable straps to keep your feet secure while riding. The detachable LCD display shows 6 functions including speed, time, distance and calories (you can even sync it with your FitBit or Apple Watch).

If you need a little more convincing to free up space under your desk for this handy gadget, check out these glowing Amazon reviews:

“Actually perfect for me. I averaged about 50 miles a day and lost 4 pounds in a week. Really well built and absolutely quiet. I’m 5’8 and have to sit in a low chair but it works well and I work on the computer and on the phone while burning about 1000 calories a day! You can’t beat that. I’ve been looking for more expensive solutions, but I won’t look anymore. Completely satisfied.” – Phil

“I had one of the cheaper under-table bikes, but no matter how much graphite I put in it, it always squeaked and the pedals would bind when turning at higher tension. After reading the reviews I decided to just spend the money and get a good one. I’m very glad I did! This cycle is adjustable so you can just pedal lightly or increase the resistance and actually feel like you’re doing something. It doesn’t squeak or stick at all. It’s so quiet I can cycle straight through a TV show and my husband can’t even hear it a few feet away. It’s heavier than the cheaper models so it’s not as easy to move around, but it’s a good unit, especially if you don’t have room for a full cycle. I highly recommend the DeskCycle.” — Christine F.

“I honestly didn’t expect this desk cycle to be so beautiful. I don’t use it in the office, I have it in front of the TV. It’s on carpet and doesn’t move. It’s as nice as any exercise bike I’ve used. Tension works well and you can keep track of distance, calories, steps per minute and elapsed time. I brought a kitchen chair that is the perfect height for it. I go and forget the time. If you need to move like I did, this is a good place to start.” — Debnowo

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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