Introducing the newest member of our family...


Meet RELAXO 5000, our brand spanking new exercise bike! His real name is "Johnson R7000" but we like Relaxo better. Relaxo arrived at Chez Nolan/Robeau on Friday and we both took turns playing with him Saturday and Sunday. So far, so good. I much prefer getting all sweaty and stupid looking in my own basement to the getting all sweaty and stupid looking in the gym, which is full of people that glow instead of sweat. I'm out of shape and I hate those glowing people.

I've committed to doing a 10K run/walk in two months for charity (I'm hoping to run it) and I'm counting on Relaxo to get me ready for that. Once the weather gets a little less objectionable I'll hit the pavement too, but it the meantime it's all up to Relaxo...

If any of you out there have motivational advice or thoughts on what you like to listen to on your ipod when you workout, I would be most appreciative.

All about Relaxo 5000:

The Johnson R7000 is a commercial quality recumbent fitness cycle. This cycle has been designed with comfort in mind. The ergonomic seat gives you maximum comfort during your workout. The seat side handlebars offer both quick start thumb buttons and hand grip pulse. The console with 7inch blue backlight LCD display screen provides workout information on the many programs available.

Manual, Interval, Weight Loss, Fat Burn, Target HR, Constant Watts

Console Feedback:
RPM, Watts, Calories, Heart Rate, Speed, Time, Distance, Level

Drive System:
Two-stage drive with Poly-V Belt

Resistance system / Range: Self-powered generator, no external power is required / 1-20

Resistance control:
Computerised control

Seat Rail: Aluminium

Heart Rate Control:
Telemetry and Hand Grip compatible

Self-balancing w/strap

L = 54 inches / 137cm
W = 27 inches / 69cm
H = 50 inches / 127cm

Exercise Bike Weight:
155lbs / 70kgs

Maximum user weight:
400lbs / 180kgs

R7000 Recumbent Exercise Bike Features

New Colour Scheme:

Frame: Black paint in texture
Plastic: Charcoal grey
New Quick Control Thumb Switch integrated with Comfort HR Handle Bar

Stylish back ergonomic seat with easy adjustable seat latch

Hi-Tech PCB Design:

7 inch backlight LCD display screen
Easy read LED instruction bars
F1 Circular information panel


  1. I know exactly how you feel. All weekend (ok once for an hour on Sat) when I exercised on the eliptical I was pushing the >> button non-stop. Know what finally got me pumped Beyonce's first cd. Seriously good booty shaking, maybe I will look like that someday, sweat it all out music. Good stuff.

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  3. New Colour Scheme:

    Frame: Black paint in texture
    Plastic: Charcoal grey

    Just out of curiosity, what was Relaxo's old colour scheme?

  4. Fuschia and lime green. He used to be a lot gayer back in the day. I think they sent him to one of those "shake off your gay" Christian camps. A few more weeks with me and he should be back to his old self...

    I just spent 30 minutes with my new pal. Keep those music tips coming. CeCe - I'm getting some Beyonce, stat!

  5. HA! He went to a "shake off your gay" Christian camp! Nearly fell off my flabby butt laughing w/ that one.

    Ok, my taste is a little weird, but pretty much anything by Beck (except the songs from the post-breakup "Sea Change") is good for exercising to. Thom Yorke's "The Eraser"--glum but energizing. Luscious Jackson. Siouxsie and the Banshees. Kathleen Edwards' "Back to Me." Mindy Smith's "Come to Jesus," and that one'll make you straight, too. Garbage. Just about anything from Zap Mama. Transglobal Underground's first album. Wheat. Gomez.

    If you are interested in the nutrition piece, go to and click on "Dietician in the Box." Fill out the brief questionnaire and it will spit out a diet and exercise program that is pretty reasonably targeted at you. I like it and recommend it a lot!

    Thanks for the fashion advice, babe. I need makeup lessons, though, I think... =)

  6. Sometimes Elvis helps me shake-it at the gym... but I am a little behind the times! :)

  7. Anonymous8:10 AM

    On my exercise tape "Stretching for Seniors" we grove to Beethovan.


  8. The Relaxo! Funny. When I get on the treadmill, I don't listen to music, I watch the thingy that tells you how long you've gone so far and I basically pray that it's almost over. I should try music.

    Greeny has great taste in music. I'd like to raid her cds.

  9. The operative word being "When" I get on the treadmill. Must get my self to gym. Must find a Relaxo of my own. (that sounds kinda dirty)

  10. I have been dying to read this entry ... but haven't had the time until NOW! I thought for sure you had adopted a new cat. Please extend my congrats to proud Daddy Robo.

  11. Wow! That's a BIG baby. Hee hee.

    I think any danceable stuff would be good. Maybe some Goldfrapp, Kylie Minogue, Donna Summer or Justin Timberlake. If you want to rock out I'd go with Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, Hot Hot Heat, Tracy Bonham or The Black Keys. If you want soulful and funky, try Curtis Mayfield, Citizen Cope, Amy Winehouse or Corinne Bailey Rae

  12. Thanks for your comments y'all (and welcome back Robby Disco!)

    I've been busy the last couple of days but look forward to having some quality time tonight with Relaxo and Bloggy McBloggerson!

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  14. Ooh the new Justin Timberlake. Good. Beyond Good. Nelly Furtado (I don't have the cd but I hear its good.) Get some 70's disco (no one has to know but you, right?) And shake your groove thing yeah yeah.

  15. My workout music has to be sugary pop. Mika, Xtina, Kelly embarassing.

  16. The RELAXO! I just think that is funny.

    Oh, RELAXO, what kind of music do you like? I think the RELAXO would like ABBA.

  17. I've been trying to post for a couple of days, but Blogger is being a douche and I can't do it. I can't do it!!!! Participation has not been death of me. More later, when Blogger isn't being a douche.


  18. "Blogger is being a douche"

    I got my laugh today. Thanks!

  19. He's such a sexah bizatch!

  20. You KNOW it malnurtured snay!


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