Workout at your desk with a Seated Elliptical Machine
Say what? Yes it’s true, desk jockeys like myself can now keep moving or at least our legs and feet can keep moving while we’re working away at our desks, couches and more. All thanks to a seated elliptical machine, this might be my new favourite way to workout, especially in the cold and rainy fall and winter months!
We loved the Cubii Jr. so much that it made it onto our Holiday Gift Guide! Make sure to check it out and all our other great gift ideas that can be used for gift giving all year long.
Disclaimer: We received product in exchange for our honest opinions. All opinions are always 100% our own.
What is a seated elliptical?
It’s exactly what it sounds like, an elliptical machine that you use while you are sitting. This can be great for people who have trouble standing while exercising. Elliptical machines simulate the act of running, biking and climbing. I love it because I have feet and knee issues so standing even while using a standard elliptical machine is challenging as my legs get sore when standing even if they’re moving.
The 411 on the Cubii Jr. Seated Elliptical
- Add more strides to your day, burn calories, lose weight, and boost energy, all while you sit. Track your workouts with the built-in LCD monitor.
- Patented whisper-quiet design lets you pedal smoothly with plenty of clearance for knees and no noise disruptions.
- Sleek, compact design fits seamlessly into any space.
- Built-in handle makes it portable.
- 8 levels of resistance, start slow & increase performance over time.
- Use at your office, your home or for physical rehab.
I’ve been keeping my Cubbi Jr. seated elliptical under my home office desk since I’m there a lot working. It’s hleps to make sure to my knees don’t get stiff from sitting at my desk too long. I can feel better that I’m doing some exercise at least even while I’m working. The LCD display will show how much distance I’ve done, time, calories and more, love it and I love that now my arthritic knees don’t get stiff from sitting at my desk because they’re at least “moving”.
Whether you want to fit in some movement in your day, or you need to do some physical rehab and no matter your fitness level the Cubii Jr. seated elliptical can help you with that! Make sure to check them out and their other seated ellipticals on their website.
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71 thoughts on “Keep moving with a Seated Elliptical Machine”
I like that this is so quiet and that it has 8 levels of resistance.
It’s hard to get enough exercise, so this would be really helpful I think.
I love that it is whisper-quiet so that I could use it at work without interrupting my co-workers.
I love this! I work a desk job at NCSU doing tech support so I could sit all day. I really need the workout to control my A1C – sugar level. I love that it is compact and is hidden away.
my legs hurt because I sit at this desk every day! could so use one of these.
I would love to use this when I’m sitting at my desk or watching TV. I have arthritis and I think this would help my joints. Thanks!
I saw this on QVC several months ago and was like OMG, I need this!!! I have all kinds of health problems and exercise is hard for me, I get light-headed and dizzy a LOT, so it’s a big problem…but this would be perfect!!
This is really nice because I sit 8 hours a day, good way to get some exercise
I like this product because it’s described as whisper-quiet, and sounds like a good way to keep active without hurting my knees, and I could read or use the computer at the same time!
What a wonderful idea! I have to admit that I spend way too much time seated at my desk in front of a computer, and can feel my legs getting lethargic as a result.
I love that something like this is an option for someone who is just starting to exercise and take better care of themselves. Every step counts. Even small ones.
I think this is a great idea for people who have to work at a computer a lot or can’t stand for very long. I know people with back issues who would love this.
My legs are getting stiff when I sit at my desk. This seems like it would help with that.
This would be a great workout for my legs while on my computer or when watching TV.
I love the fact you can do 2 things at once like watching tv reading emails and my wife has problems with her knees think this may help her a lot
Love it. This is genius. It’d be great to be able to work out while working. Talk about multi tasking.
I have one in my classroom. My 5th graders love it and want me to get more. It helps them get the wiggles out.
Love the compact flexibility of this elliptical machine. I have huge veins & poor circulation in my legs from sitting to long for decades. Definitely would love to try this machine to lower my blood pressure, plus increase circulation.
This looks so great and perfect for people who are at a desk all day. This would also be great for an elderly person who does not get out much.
As someone who has had a blood clot in her calf, I think this is a great idea for under the desk at work!
Now that looks like a lot of fun.
I’d love any of the Cubi ellipticals but out of all 3 I’d pick the Cubi Elite in white. Having a Bluetooth enabled fitness tracking to an app would be awesome to track your workouts! I have Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome so I could definitely use a seated eliptical when I can’t go to the gym or out for a walk due to fatigue or pain! It’s such a great option for people with mobility problems and chronic illnesses. Thanks so much for the chance to win!
I really liked that you mention using this under your desk so your knees don’t get stiff. It is definitely a downside to sitting for extended periods of time, so this would certainly help with that! It is also much more compact than I would have expected. Its a great size!
i would love to have this for my mom when the weather is bad she could use this instead of walking outside
I will be having surgery in a month. This would so help with recovery, especially during the winter when it’s more difficult to get out and walk because of ice and snow.
Good luck everyone!
I have had serious back problems for years and it is difficult for me to exercise. Regular bikes are a big no no. But the Cubii Jr would be perfect for me!
I love the idea of moving while at my desk. This would be so great for long sitting times.
I love the portability and that it’s low impact with progress tracking.
My son has special needs & he needs to improve his coordination. He does not have the balance to ride an actual bicycle so this would be an amazing way to help him learn how to cycle in the comfort of our home!
I used to have an elliptical, but I had to get rid of it because I just didn’t have the room for it in my small apartment with 4 kids. This would be amazing as it saves a lot more space! It would get daily use!
This elliptical machine would be perfect for people just getting over an injury or disease. This machine is also good for those days when the weather is bad or you just don’t want to go to the gym.
The Cubii Jr is an ideal exercise choice for those of us who multitask online – particularly when being forced to stay seated for long stretches of time.
This is a great way to keep active, while sitting down.
I THINK I COULD USE THEN WHEN I AM AT MY COMPUTER….I HAVE ARTHRITIS AND I DO NOT DO MUCH WALKING ANYMORE….BUT I TOO WONDER IF IT DOES ANY HELP ON THE CARDIO FACTOR.
The seated ellipticals are so neat! I had never heard of them before or seen them before today. I love that they are quiet with lots of clearance for the knees and they can fit into any space. This seems like a great alternative to the standing desk. I have a fainting disorder so I can’t use one of those. This would be perfect for me.
I think this is a great idea for getting some exercise while sitting at a desk or watching t.v.
I work sitting at a desk, and I love the thought of squeezing in a workout while getting work done!
Not only do i spend a lot of time seated at a desk, I admit that I need to get some excercise and often find myself unmotivated. But I could see myself using this and enjoying it.
This is such an awesome device. I am unable to stand so getting exercise can be difficult. This would be perfect for me and getting my New Year’s goals met!
I would like to have this for my son and I, we both need to lose weight and being a single mother I cannot afford a gym membership.
I so need this. I would love to get some exercise while I’m sitting at my desk.
I have one of these but my desk is too low!
I was not familiar with this product before this, and I think it could be an interesting way to find more time to exercise.
i really need to get in shape in 2020 and i think this would help a lot
I wouldnt just use this while sitting at the desk on the computer but also a good way to get exercise while bing watching tv shows at night.
I’m wondering if it does anything for cardio, does it increase heart rate?
After reading your review, I am convinced this would be perfect for my elderly mother. She struggles with her balance but really needs to strengthen her legs. She has been with me since her husband passed in February and has been suffering from depression. I am an advocate of exercise to alleviate depression. 🙂
This sounds like a wonderful way to fit more exercise into my day. I love that you can use it while sitting and watching television. It would definitely make me feel less lazy when I watch TV.
I really like this device because when I am busy at work I often forget to get active.
I don’t have a lot of space for full-size exercise equipment but I do need more exercise. This would get me moving more and not take up space. I wish I had the money to buy one myself but sadly, no. I like the Qubii Pro best.
I think this would be awesome for an elderly family member who MUST build up her strength to walk again.
I have seen these advertised on tv and would love to get one. Great way to keep moving when you sit at a desk all day.
I thought this would be Great for my wife and myself.. I recently had open heart surgery and using your Cubii Jr (the only one that I can really afford) would really help me to get my strength back… This looks like such a GREAT product..
The Cubbi is such a great idea and could be used in many situations. It would be a great way for the elderly to get exercise which is so important but they feel unsure of themselves when walking and are afraid of falling. In a work environment I believe it would help your employees feel better and plus better performance out of them while sitting at their desks.
This is such a great way to get exercise. I can see how even when you are watching TV you can be getting some exercise and no need for the huge exercise bikes.
My husband was in a car accident and broke his foot. He’s still recovering but I think once he starts to have the ability to move more, this form of exercise would be helpful.
I have a desk job where I also sit too long – I need to do something new to get moving, so this would be perfect!
A Seated Elliptical Machine would be a perfect gift for any of us who work on computers most of the day. It would certainly help us to have a little more exercise and would be so beneficial. I am trying to keep the muscles strong in my legs and this machine would also be fun to use.
This machine looks awesome! I know I spend way too many hours sitting. I could do this at my desk
I love the look of this machine and that it’s small enough to not take up much room since my house is small
This is a wonderful machine and it makes it easier to exercise!
This is brilliant and I think that everyone should have one! So many of us are stuck sitting for hours a day or even if not at work it can be hard to work out at home (especially with kids). This would allow me to work out while still getting my work done.
My son had a heart transplant and I had not seen this before but it would be perfect for him to use. To be at home and yet get some exercise is perfect. My son could do this at his desk looks so simple to do.
My mom has some back issues and it hurts her to even walk too long. Having this, she could sit and get exercise while doing it and not bother her back. I love it!
This is a great way to get some exercise while working at a desk or watching TV. I like that you can track your progress, too!
I want one so I can get some more exercise at home
These sound so nice. I love how easy they are to just take with you wherever you go. Thank you so much for sharing this great exercise equipment
I’ve been trying to be more active each day, but finding time to exercise can be a challenge. This would be such a fantastic way to get moving and burn calories while I’m working on other things!
This is a fantastic way to begin to slowly incorporate exercise back into your routine. I have trouble with my knees so this would be great for me. It is super convenient and the Cubbi Jr. seated elliptical has so many wonderful features. I really like the portability, that it is so compact , and that the built-in LCD monitor allows you to track your progress.
What a good way to get some fitness workouts in at any time of the day. Being so portable is a real plus so it can go along anywhere.
These have so many useful purposes. My dad had spine surgery so not only would it be great for him to keep his legs moving, he has since the surgery had problems with his left leg bending when he gets up to walk from it stiffening so fast. I was just saying this is what we should get him sop he could stretch out his legs better when sitting so he can bend at the knee when he walks.