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Riding a Scooter – Ideal Form of Exercise

Scooter fans generally agree that riding a scooter is great fun, and they can hardly perceive its wholesome influence on their body. And that is good - what we enjoy doing, we do without difficulty and with ease.

Scooter is Beneficial for Our Health

Scooter riding as a method of exercise is praised by 30-year-old clerk Michaela: "I do know that my sedentary occupation means I have to exercise. Some time ago I tried jogging but I did not enjoy it very much. It was the scooter which made me really enjoy exercising! I ride it at least twice a week and in three months I have lost three kilos; my belly, bottom and thighs have firmed up.“

Health Effects of Scooters

  • Suitable for all ages and sizes
  • Fat burning
  • Effective stretching and strengthening of most muscle groups (namely belly, back, buttocks, thighs, calves)
  • Increased level of fitness 
  • One of the most effective methods of burning calories
  • Outdoor exercise is important for mental health

 In Western Europe scooter riding has become a new phenomenon of female fitstyle. Experts are also full of praise - for the human body it is more beneficial than jogging or cycling. While riding a scooter most muscle groups are working (namely those which shape our belly, buttocks, thighs, calves) and it is also an excellent assistant in weight loss. And we can only say - it is such good fun!

Scooter vs. Jogging

Scooter riding saves joints significantly because it does not lead to any shocks. On the other hand, jogging may have negative impacts on joints and backs because of shocks.

Scooter vs. Cycling

Cycling actively employs only the lower part of the body while the upper part becomes stiff which may result in back pains. Scooter riding is far more effective - apart from lower body muscles it also effectively employs back, chest and belly muscles which are stretched and strengthened. On top of that, there are no pressure sores from a hard saddle!

WARNING - do not forget to alternate left and right stepping leg!

Principle of Effective Exercise

Scooter riding requires alternation of tense and loose muscles. Muscles are stretched when the body bends forward swiftly as a result of the pressure exerted by the stepping leg. The second stage is straightening of body position in which back and belly muscles are being relaxed. Do not forget to alternate stepping legs so that you do not overload the left or right side of the body!

Losing Weight by Riding Scooter

Scooter is an unexpectedly effective weapon in fighting obesity - according to calory charts, in a one-minute scooter ride at the speed of 18 km/hour you burn 0.76 kJ/per one kilogram of weight; while cycling at the same speed and the same time you burn "only" 0.46kJ. If you want to burn the same amount of calories, you would have to cycle at the speed of cca 30km/hour. In terms of energy, scooter riding equals very a brisk running or fast swimming. You burn roughly one fourth more joules than you do e.g. during aerobics, judo training or zumba dancing - and this really is, my friends, food for thought!


  • Yedoo  |  2. 1. 2023

    Hi there, we are glad to be your inspiration, if you want to try out one of our scooters, let us know. We can give you some tips for a good city scooter or click here: May your ride be great! Vendula from Yedoo.

  • empires  |  1. 1. 2023

    hey Yedoo team, i was writing some informations about riding a scooter because it's my passion, suddenly i fount your article and after reading few lines i love this information and Thank you so much for providing such a great and usefull informations. thanks again. by the way i write my article here:

  • Yedoo  |  2. 5. 2022

    Dear Sue, in general, gentle physical activities in which individual pace can be chosen are suitable for people with arthritis. Riding a scooter is one of them as it saves joints and the scooter riding intensity is very variable. Furthermore, pushing off is easy, and you can easily jump off and walk if needed. However, whether or not a scooter ride is right for you, should be decided by your doctor, who is well acquainted with your health condition. If you finally decide to ride a scooter, take a look at our article on a scootering technique Best wishes Vendula from Yedoo

  • Sue Owen  |  29. 4. 2022

    How good is scooter riding for arthritis sufferers? I am 61 with lower back arthritis. Also a beginner so I would need to get my balance. At least I am not big. Only 11 stone.

  • Yedoo  |  25. 4. 2022

    Dear Alan, Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We are glad to hear, that you are doing well and enjoying riding your scooter. There are more elderly people (who become addicted to scooter riding) you can connect with or reach for inspiration and support. For instance, Skuda Gramps is about to set off a sixth scootering pilgrimage, this time to Scandinavia. You can connect with him through More about Skuda Gramps is also on our blog We wish you good luck and a safe ride Vendula and the whole Yedoo team

  • Alan  |  23. 4. 2022

    Just been out on my scooter for the first time. It arrived in the post yesterday. What a learning curve! I learnt to change feet ok. I learnt you can’ ride into a strong headwind. I learnt with the wind behind you, you fly! Slopes are hard let alone hills! I learnt to ride a small step. I’m a keen cyclist but I learned scooting exercises far more muscles than biking, (I’m a little bit stiff). I learnt that it’s great exercise, great fun and a great way to get around. I did 4 miles in 35 minutes. After my first run I think I can strongly recommend it and I’m looking forward to going out on it every day first thing in the morning. I’m 78 and if I can do it, anyone can.

  • William K. Eells  |  14. 8. 2021

    Hello sir, my name is William K. Eells .I visited your site .This site is very helpful for everyone .I hope we can all find out the latest news from you site .so I really Appreciate you sir .many many thanks sir

  • Yedoo  |  18. 12. 2020

    Hi Liz, thank you for your comment. Your so lucky to live in such a scooter friendly enviroment, it sounds great :). On behalf of Yedoo Irena

  • Liz  |  30. 11. 2020

    Hi, having been a scooter-kid riding a bike at 69 was not an option...prefer to protect my shoulders for kayaking... I bought my micro commuter and adore it ... rather than jump in the car I get on my scooter with back pack when I need to go to the shops ... being in a fairly flat environment (Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia) with footpaths certainly is an advantage...when I travel ie to Syndey I pack in my scooter and off I go exploring -  I’ve found that I scooter more for the fun and the fitness just happens so it’s a win/win - would love to meet other people who scooter for fun 💃

  • Yedoo  |  9. 9. 2019

    Hello Dominic, our scooters are not intended for stunt scooting so we don´t know how that affects your body. For sure it will develop your strenght and stability more. Whereas regular kickscooting builds up your fitness level and tones your muscles. On behalf of Yedoo Irena

  • Dominic King  |  9. 9. 2019

    After reading this article I was wondering how much stunt scootering and riding at a skatepark benefit your health as there is often a lot more movement and energy in this type of scootering.

  • Yedoo  |  4. 9. 2017

    Dear Anahera, we do not have a foldable scooter yet. However it is in the development, but will not come this year for sure. Check our website or facebook, we will definitely inform our Yedoo fans once we have it.

  • Anahera  |  26. 8. 2017

    Hello I am looking a scooter to commute to work on - does Yedoo have a foldable scooter? I recently saw one of the Swifty Scooters that fold away do you have one too? thank you

  • Yedoo  |  30. 5. 2016

    Dear Jocelyn, thanks for your interest in Yedoo scooters! We recommend to contact our customer in NZ: H.S. White & Son Ltd, Gillian White, E, T +33130618556, A 106 Kaimanawa Street | Palmerston North,

  • Jocelyn Bare  |  29. 5. 2016

    Where can you buyconecof these in NZ

  • Jelly patty  |  25. 2. 2016

    Who wrote this?

  • YEDOO  |  4. 2. 2016

    Dear Sam, the model from the picture was just a prototype of the new model that is coming this summer. It is called Yedoo Wolfer. We will publish the notice once the model is available for order. Stay tuned!

  • sam  |  29. 1. 2016

    Howdy! the bike in this photo , is very interesting, what is it called? Anybody know where I can get me hands on one? Thank you!

  • Zsusa  |  1. 9. 2015

    Wow I've just brought my scooter, I do get some funny looks which makes it all the more fun for me, I have lost 3 lb in weight over 2 weeks going out every other day for 30 mins... It's fab, I'm 61

  • Yedoo  |  10. 6. 2015

    Good morning, Scooter riding is recommended by physiotherapists as additional physiotherapy exercise as well as prevention of neck and hip bones pain. But if you already have a pain in the lower back, you should see a physical therapist first. He will help you to reduce the pain and then you can start to ride the scooter again. While riding make sure to maintain a good body posture, switch legs regularly and at the beginning don't over-exhaust yourself. How to push off a scooter correctly? Have your arms slightly bent or stretched out and don’t draw yourself close to the handlebar, quite the contrary, after the push, send your scooter nicely forward with outstretched arms. Do not throw your push-off leg too far back so that you don’t bend your lower back. Stand as upright as possible on your standing leg and when you push off, don’t squat, just knock it up gently from your heal. Always change legs after six pushes; at the beginning it is good to count them. Good luck:-)

  • y.umapathi  |  10. 6. 2015

    Good morning.whe i am riding a scooty the left side of the lower back is being very pained by the seat.what is the remidy for this .any exercises are there?

  • Yedoo  |  3. 6. 2014

    Hello Denis, it is a regular bike seat. We have experience in using Polisport Bilby Junior which has front mounting and is up to 15kg. We recommend to use this seat with Yedoo City or Yedoo Mezeq. Yedoo Ox might be small for that...the head tube of Ox is placed in lower position and therefore also the seat will be low. There might not be enough of space for your knees when you kick. We recommend you to try it before you buy the seat.

  • Denis  |  29. 5. 2014

    Hello. This photo: makes me curious: is this a regular bike child seat, or a special seat for scooters? if it a bike seat, does it need some kind of special mount? Where can I find such thing? Would like to try riding my Ox with baby. Thank you.

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