Definitely not conventional. Even a bit in the way.
However, we decided to put function over beauty and put one of these in our living room at least for the time being:
Why? Well, let me tell you . . .
We bought this handy piece of equipment a number of years ago and it has gone through periods of use and disuse. And, for the last year it has sat neglected in a mostly empty room.
My husband decided that needed to change. Especially as our physical activity often finds itself a bit lacking this time of year, he decided to move our exercise bike into the living room. We spend quite a bit of time in the living room either reading, talking, playing, or watching a movie together.
Now, when we gather in the living room someone jumps on the bike and peddles away for 20 minutes or so and then the next person gets a turn. Even our four and six year olds take their turns on it, with a little adaptation.
My husband also made a little chart with each person's name and each day of the month. We write down how many minutes we rode and how far we went and try to get an entry of at least 20 minutes each day.
I cannot believe how easy it has been to add some exercise into my daily routine just by putting it in the middle of everything.
Unusual living room furniture? Absolutely, but it works for me!