- Frequently Asked Questions
The following questions and answers will help you further understand the unique characteristics of the Theracycle
Is financing available?
Yes. We offer a 48-month interest-free financing program through First Mutual Financing. The procedure requires a credit application to be submitted for review. You will hear back within an hour.
I have a movement disorder which precludes me from traditional type of exercise. Will the Theracycle really allow me to exercise?
Yes. The Theracycle’s motor assists you in attaining continuous exercise for longer periods that, due to lack of strength and endurance, would otherwise not be possible on traditional exercise equipment for users with movement disorders. We are so convinced the Theracycle will work for you, we offer a money-back guarantee within 30-days of delivery if you are not completely satisfied.
I have limited mobility. Will I be able to get on the Theracycle?
The Theracycle’s frame was specially designed for easy mounting and dismounting. The open step-through base was engineered to allow you to easily get on the Theracycle.
Is it safe to use?
The Theracycle is designed specifically for users with movement disorders and has many safety features. Its motion can be stopped instantly using either a push of a button or a pull of a cord. The structural steel and cast iron parts help support the user’s weight safely and the seat is extra large for comfort and stability.
Is it difficult to operate the computer controls?
No, the user-friendly, easy-to-read control panel on the Theracycle lets you set your own time and speed. We provide simple, easy-to-follow instructions.
Why does the Theracycle cost more than a basic exercise bike?
The Theracycle is not a simple exercise bike. The biggest difference is the motor, which allows you to work out at a higher cadence than you can do on your own. The Theracycle’s custom motor is both unique and essential, as it allows you to work out longer and more efficiently than you can with a traditional stationary or road bike.
Additionally, the bike is custom engineered for the specific needs of people with movement disorders, not only in its open walk-though design, but also when it comes to durability and, most importantly, stability. The Theracycle is built on a very sturdy, heavy structural steel frame. It has a low center of gravity by design, so you can be sure that it will never tip over on you, even if you need to use the bike to pull yourself up. (This cannot be said for many department store exercise bikes and is a real hazard.)
Finally, there is the issue of quality. We want you to be able to use the Theracycle every day for years to come, so every component – mechanical and electrical – is built to provide decades of use without failure. All of our parts are precision-made in small production runs, ensuring superior quality and durability. In addition to the powerful, highly specialized motor, the Theracycle is also equipped with sophisticated safety mechanisms and state-of-the-art electronics specifically designed for your needs. Every Theracycle is manufactured in the US and hand-built in Franklin, Massachusetts.
In the end, the cost difference is a function of several factors: durability, quality, safety, usability, and adaptability. That said, we are mindful that this is a real investment for our customers, and we don’t take it lightly. In fact, the Theracycle is considerably less expensive than other comparable motorized exercise/therapy products on the market, including the MOTOmed™ made in Germany, and the US made Flexiciser™, NuStep® (not motorized), and Restorative Therapies™.
Is there a suggested Theracycle workout that will improve my PD symptoms?
Studies show that riding at 14 to 15 miles per hours for 40 minutes, 3 times per week, can prompt a significant improvement in PD symptoms. It is recommended that you begin with an easy, 10-minute warmup and follow with a relaxing 10-minute cool down. Learn about the benefits of forced exercise with the Theracycle »
Will the motor still allow me to exercise on my own when using the Theracycle?
Yes. The advanced electronic components on the Theracycle make the motor “smart” by detecting when you are exercising and when the motor should assist you to exercise. You choose how much or how little you want the motor to assist you.
What are the Theracycle Specifications?
19″ W x 39″ L x 37″ H – 100 lbs. Boxed for shipping – 120 lbs
Theracycle 200 and 300
20″ W x 44″ L x 57″ H – 220 lbs. Boxed for shipping – 240 lbs
The electrical cord on all models is 9-feet long.