Scoop is an at-home exercise machine that's been designed to work a wider variety of muscles in your lower body than those that would be exercised while you're biking, walking, or using an elliptical trainer. Once you sit down in front of the machine and start pedaling, the idea is that the machine will make your legs move from side to side as you continuously engage in a front-to-back-pedaling motion. It's specified that each machine weighs just a bit less than 20 pounds and comes in your choice of black or white.
The cost of Scoop is $399.98 plus $19.99 shipping for a total price of $419.97.
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When you receive your black or white Scoop machine, there are five parts that you'll need to put together, but full instructions will be included to help you do so.
After you've assembled your machine, place its base on a flat surface, while also making sure that there's a chair or sofa just behind its pedals for you to sit on. If you're worried about the base scratching your flooring, place the machine on a piece of carpet, a rug, or a yoga mat, instead of directly on the floor.
Next, while wearing athletic shoes (socks are also recommended), strap your feet into the pedals of your machine, sit down, and begin to pedal. As you do so, the machine will automatically guide your legs from side to side. Since your legs will sometimes move in different directions from one another, it may take you a few minutes to get used to this motion.
Once you've gotten used to using your Scoop machine, continue pedaling for a time period of your choice, regardless of whether that's five minutes or 45 minutes. To turn up the resistance level, use the dial between the pedals. Turning the dial to the right will make things more difficult while turning it to the left will lower the resistance level.
When you're done using your Scoop machine for a while, stop pedaling, unstrap your feet and remove them from the pedals. You can either leave your machine where it is or carry it to a nearby corner or closet for storage.
This at-home fitness machine comes in either black or white, and no matter which shade you choose, your machine will have black pedals and a blue base.
Each Scoop machine weighs less than 20 pounds, along with being only 16 inches tall, 19 inches wide, and 18 inches deep (at the widest point). As a result, most users will be able to carry the machine throughout their home without a struggle. If you have a vehicle, you'll likely be able to fit your machine in there for transportation purposes, with room to spare. However, despite its compact size, this machine will be able to tolerate a total weight of 250 pounds, so most adults will be able to use it safely.
While this machine makes some noise as you pedal on it, it won't make so much noise that it overpowers your television, if you have it set to an average volume. You may also be able to carry on conversations with others in your environment as you use this machine, without having trouble hearing anyone who's speaking.
This machine can be referred to as a low-impact device, since working out with it won't involve any jumping, running, or other motions that can literally pound the knees and other joints into the ground. Similarly, you won't be repeating the same motion over and over again, as you would while walking, jogging, or using an elliptical or step machine, so repetitive strain injuries will be unlikely to occur.
The top of every Scoop machine will contain a digital display panel that'll aid you with tracking the time you've been exercising and the theoretical distance that you've covered while pedaling.
The Scoop machine has been designed for adults of various ages and genders to use. Even if you have trouble walking, you may find that you're able to use this machine properly, while sitting down on a comfortable seat. Some children may be too small to use the machine, but children who are approaching an adult size will likely be able to work with it (with supervision). If your fitness level is high, you can use a higher level of resistance, while you can turn down the resistance level if you're more of a novice.
You can sit on nearly anything, from a wooden stool to a plush sofa as you use this machine, as long as you're not sitting up so high that you can't reach the pedals. Some users may want to experiment with a few different chairs, stools, ottomans, or sofas before deciding on the seat that they like the best.
If you struggle with balance for any reason, using this Scoop machine may do more for you than just keep you slim and trim. Having to move both of your legs in a lateral manner as you pedal can actually contribute to improved balance, so you may find that you experience fewer slips or falls both indoors and out.
Any type of exercise or physical activity will burn fat and calories, but using this sort of machine instead of a traditional bike may burn more, and lead to increased weight loss. That's because this machine has been engineered to activate a wide variety of lower-body muscles, including some that are missed by other exercise machines, such as the outer and inner thighs.
Using the Scoop machine is meant to activate almost all the muscles in the lower body, but on its own, it won't do much for your arms or any other upper-body muscles. To work out your arms, back, shoulders and chest, you'll need to incorporate some other exercises as you pedal, such as rotating from side to side, swinging your arms, or doing bicep curls with dumbbells.
If you get one of these at-home exercise machines, you may no longer have to use up a great deal of the free hours in your day by traveling to and from a gym. You also won't need to spend several minutes changing your clothes to work out, as you'll be able to use your Scoop in almost any outfit, including a pair of pajamas.
Never, under any circumstances, should you mount the pedals of this machine and use them while standing. For your own safety, you must always have your bottom on some sort of seat as you pedal.
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