Staying motivated to reach your goals

Whether you’re looking to get fit, lose weight, improve your health or tone up, the key to reaching your goal is to find an exercise program that will motivate you for the long-term.

You’re unlikely to find the solution in one of the myriad of exercise machines sold on television infomercials, but you will find it in a fun electric bike from Melbourne Electric Bicycles.

4 reasons why those with health and fitness goals should consider an electric bike

  • It’s been mentioned already but it’s worth mentioning again… an electric bike is fun! If you don’t enjoy exercise you’ll easily find excuses not to do it. Conversely, if you enjoy your exercise program you’ll be more motivated to stick at it and this is the key to achieving your goals.
  • Head to Melbourne’s Beach Road on any weekend and you’ll soon see that cycling is a social endeavour. It’s a great way to meet people who have similar health and fitness goals, which in turn provides even more motivation to hop on the bike, day after day, week after week.
  • Traditional bikes are great on flat terrain, in still conditions or with a wind behind you, but unfortunately Melbourne doesn’t have many flat areas or windless days – and unless you can convince a friend to pick you up you’ll eventually have to turn around and ride into the wind! Electric bikes flatten hills and calm breezes and provide a feeling of being pushed along from behind, which means you won’t feel like hopping off the bike at the first sign of a rise or headwind.
  • If you haven’t exercised for a while or aren’t very fit, starting an exercise program can be arduous, no matter how motivated you are. Whether you have an old injury or ailment, or simply have muscles that can only manage to get you to and from the car, it’s vital to ease into exercise. The beauty of the electric bike is that you have total control over how much power assistance you receive. When you’re starting out and your muscles aren’t used to cycling, you might need close to maximum power. After a few weeks you may want to reduce the power assistance and pedal more.