Powered by Mom Blog brings you Zike Z150 a New Way to Ride Review
If you’re looking for something the whole family can enjoy that’s fun and (don’t tell them) is a great way to get some exercise you want to check out a Zike! It’s a hybrid of a bicycle and, skateboard and push scooter and it’s just good old fun! As it’s lower impact exercise the Zike is easier on your bones and joints than running is and has a ton more benefits to Ziking which we will enlighten you about but first let’s talk about all the fun we had with our Zike Z150!
I did make her put her helmet on as she was going to do a bit more ziking after the picture above. I will warn you we have some pictures where she’s not wearing her helmet, I blame her dad but they were taking it very easy on our dead end street. Hubby is also a rebel and didn’t wear his helmet for his quick zip up and down the street. Again please always wear your helmet as hubby did get in trouble from me for not wearing a helmet and setting a bad example. He’s a very experienced rider but that was no excuse even for a quick ride on our block.
The Zike Z150 is good for ages 8 & up and up to a weight of 160lbs which works out well for my family.
Here’s hubby on the first day and he’s wearing his helmet! As you can tell he’s a bit of a goofball playing it up for the camera!
My hubby is an experienced rider when it comes to bikes so he had no problem adjusting to the Zike. He was off and ziking right away. He said it took a few minutes to get used to the feel of the Zike and the differences of riding it compared to a bike. The Zike requires constant coordination of the whole body and makes the muscles work together to maintain your balance.
One of the many reasons that the Zike is not only a fun choice but it’s a better choice due to the many benefits it offers. One of these benefits is an improved posture. When they are on a bike they are hunched over, however on a Zike they have to stand up straight, pay attention to posture and balance. Check it out above you can see my daughter standing up straight. If she was on a bike she would be hunched over.
My daughter is not an experienced bike rider, she’s still learning to ride so as with the bike she’s just learning how to get used to the Zike. She says she likes the the Zike “pedals” better as they are more like a scooter platform but one for each foot.
You can see her dad above slowly easing her into getting used to balancing on a Zike. See the foot pedals though, they make her feel more stable and she has to stand up straight so she’s helping her posture. You can also see that our dogs were interested in following them around on the Zike. Stay tuned you’ll see the dogs having even more fun as we learn to ride the Zike.
Here’s my daughter all dolled up to ride her Zike. You may be wondering why she’s wearing a skirt, well it’s a skort and my daughter didn’t feel the need to change out of her dressy clothes to ride. After all she is standing not sitting but I wouldn’t recommend wearing a skirt for a variety of reasons which I’m sure you all can guess most of them 🙂
There’s hubby giving the dogs some exercise as they run with him as he rides up and down our block :). Hubby is only hunching over a little bit because he didn’t adjust the handles of the Zike. They will move up to accommodate his height, he was just having a bit of quick fun with the dogs and our daughter had been riding it just before these pictures.
The Zike’s are designed to strengthen both sides of the body while reinforcing good posture for kids. I can see that happening every time my daughter gets on her Zike. She says she feels she’ll learn to ride this quicker than she will a bike and feels more comfortable on it. Whatever works, as I’m happy it helps her posture, balance and builds up her heart rate!
Here you can see the Zike in live action as hubby zikes down our street.
Riding a Zike increases one’s heart rate to an optimum aerobic level quickly and can maintain the heart rate providing ideal moderate-level cardiovascular exercise. Not only that it burns calories at a rate equivalent to step aerobics and rowing (burns in excess of 600 calories per hour). I can definitely burn more calories and I like that. It uses the calf muscle, thigh muscles and gluteus muscles while some trunk extension muscles and ankle muscles are also involved.
Overall Powered by Mom and family, including our four legged members all give it 5 out of 5 stars for a low impact exercise option that has a lot of benefits. I personally love that it’s easier on my joints as I have rheumatoid arthritis so that is important for me. Right now the Zike Z150 is also on sale for only $169, normally $329!
Make sure to connect with Zike on their site and social media channels and find out more about how you can have maximum fun with maximum benefits!