Spin Bike for Toddlers?

Spin Bike for Toddlers?


– Spin bikes for kids? We adults, a lot of us go to spin classes, we workout at home. But toddlers now might have an opportunity to get rid of a few extra LBs, how? Well Fisher-Price recently
announced Think & Learn Cycle. You can connect it to a
tablet or TV via Bluetooth and the toddler can feel the burn as they play video games
and pedal at the same time. It’s pretty cute (laughs) and it acts, as you can see, it– – They’re having a good
time in those pictures. I want that. – Now that I’ve seen the
picture, it’s kinda cute. – It is.
– It is. And I think it’s great, because you know according to
the Center for Disease Control about 9% of kids between two and five are obese in the United States, so. – For places that it’s cold,
the kids are stuck inside, what are they gonna do? Watch TV or play their video games. Stick ’em on the bike, strap ’em in, and just leave ’em (laughs). (audience laughs)
– Just leave them be (laughs). – I do think – Just say you’re pedaling
for an hour before dinner. Poor kids aren’t getting
exercise, I mean think about it, it seems a little odd, but if that’s what it takes to get them to burn some calories. – Well there are scenarios I think where you’re absolutely right. But I’ll tell you right now, it’s not always possible due to weather/environment situations, but, you know, there’s
still nothing quite like a kid learning to ride a bicycle. And so as long as it doesn’t
replace that completely, because we know kids are
getting a ton of screen time. And I do feel like sometimes
we project adult habits on kids and for the most part kids
don’t think about exercise in the same way we do as adults. They think of it as playing. So as long as that remains
the focus, I’m fine with it. But if a kid then is like,
he’s got a brand new bike and says, “Mom, I don’t
wanna ever ride that again,” because at the end of the day he just wants to play the video games, there’s a potential to abuse this. – That’s a problem.
– Yeah, that’s true. I think outside is ideal, but at the same time let’s be practical. Like if you have a kid
and they won’t go outside, or they can’t go outside and then you have them on this bike and you can tire them out by like 7:00 or eight o’clock p.m. So then you have a smart, healthy kid, and you have well-rested parents. Like if you have a toddler that is literally the definition of winning. That is winning. (audience applauds) – Yeah, I mean when I
grew up there was TV, but there were no DVDs, there were no CDs, there were no computers,
there were no cell phones. – [Woman] What did you do? My God.
– The dinosaurs were still creeping around. You were outside all day long. – You know what would be smart? Is if the only way to
power on the video game was through the pedal power. So, because I guarantee that’s
not the way it’s set up, but imagine that. Sorry, there’s no power to the device, so the kid’s. – Good idea.