How To Use
Step 1: Put the Scoop on a smooth, level floor at a comfortable distance from the seat where you intend to work out. For most people, this is about 18 to 24 inches from a chair, bed or couch.
If you intend to Scoop under a desk, ensure that there is enough space for your knees as they move through the lateral motion.
Step 2: Secure your feet in the pedals by pulling the blue strap (inset photo) to make it easier to slip your feet under the black elastic strap. You’ll want to wear flat-soled shoes.
Step 3: To make the motion easier, turn the tension knob counter clockwise. To make the motion harder, turn the tension knob clockwise.
Step 4: Start your workout by lightly pressing down more with one foot than with the other to get started. Concentrate on making smooth motions with your feet. You want to imagine that you are creating sideways figure 8s with your feet in the air, almost as if the Scoop wasn’t there. In other words, you do not want to press down hard. If the machine starts to push away from you as you are working out, most likely you are pedaling too hard. For more, watch this video.
Step 5: The Scoop lets you work in two different directions to more specifically target your inner thighs and glutes OR your outer thighs and glutes. Change directions regularly throughout your workout.
How do you know which direction you are going? Imagine you are drawing a circle with your feet as you pedal. When your feet are ‘drawing' circles that go away from the center of the Scoop, your focus is on the outer thighs. (Hint, your left foot will be going counter-clockwise).
Step 6: For best results, work out regularly (three to five times a week, for 20 - 45 minutes each workout). It is recommended that you consult your physician prior to beginning any new exercise regimen, and discontinue should you feel pain or extreme shortness of breath.