As women, we’re often juggling a million balls, all flying simultaneously in the air while praying we don’t drop one. And inevitably when we do, looking after ourselves tends to be the first thing that drops off that ever-growing list of things we have to manage.
While we all know health and fitness is great for both our physical and mental health, finding the time in the day can be a struggle. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
We were given the opportunity to try a Tacx indoor smart trainer, a fully interactive bicycle trainer with a special app that allows you to ride (and if you want, interact with friends online) while in the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is attach your existing bike to the trainer and you’re ready to go!
Three Mamamia team members gave it a go: we have a busy wife and mum of one, a single mum of two and a full-time professional with a fur baby (yours truly). We each took the Tacx Flux trainer for a spin with a new Scott Road Bike to see how it could fit into our hectic lifestyles:
Rikki Waller, Direct Sales Manager
As a mum to one and a wife to another, I live a pretty busy lifestyle. Working full time and then juggling home life and extracurricular activities, it’s pretty safe to say that something eventually gives. For me, it's been exercise. For the past six years I have had real trouble making (and finding) the time to be active. Running after my daughter, ferrying her to swimming or assisting my hubby at Nippers just simply doesn’t cut it exercise-wise. Getting to a gym just isn’t possible.
I’m not much of a cyclist (and haven’t ‘professionally’ exercised in forever) so when I first thought about trying the Tacx indoor bicycle trainer I was unsure as to whether I would be able to balance and keep myself from falling to the side, all while riding. As soon as I got on the bike, which was firmly locked into the Bluetooth smart trainer base, I did better than I thought. I felt pretty cool too, if I’m being honest.