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Gym work outs are a great way to supplement your training and improve your overall fitness. My problem is I hate going to the gym. However I have recently discovered a new training method that really works. I bought my wife a pedal assist electric bike. Holy crap am I getting a workout trying to keep up with her. It’s a fat bike too so I can chase her year round on the road or trails. I was a little leary about having an electric mountain bike in my garage. Up till now I was always on the ” hell no – I don’t want no stinkin’ E-bikes on my trails” -side of the fence. We live in a very mountainous area and all our singletrack trails have lots of climbing and the wife doesn’t get out as much as me because of all the time she spends with her stupid horse. ( I’d like to keep those things off my local trails). Anyway she was getting frustrated with all the climbing and not being able to keep up. Turns out the e-bike is a win win situation for us. She is enjoying riding again ( positively giddy when she blows by me in level 4 assist mode) and I get a better work out. The bike does way less damage to the trails than I do on my full susser, at least the way she rides it. And maybe she’ll spend less time on the stupid horse which really does a number on the trails. I guess you can tell I’m not a horse person. Not saying this is a great idea for everyone but if you actually like spending time with your significant other and she is intimidated by all the climbing and staying home because of it, well maybe it’s not the worst idea.