Cubii Smart Under-Desk Elliptical Review – Ask Doctor Jo

Cubii is the first, smart under-desk elliptical, and it’s great for both general fitness and physical therapy for injuries to the knees, ankles or hips. Purchase a Cubii here: (affiliate link)

Cubii has 8 different resistance levels to satisfy people of all fitness levels and is a great way to stay active while sitting at your desk or on the couch. And its compact size and quiet operation allows you to easily put it under your desk and exercise while you work.

Cubii features the ability to connect with your smart phone via Bluetooth so you can see the number of calories burned, the number of strides you’ve made, the distance you’ve “traveled,” and the time you’ve been active. The app also allows you to connect with your friends and colleagues who also have a Cubii so you can compete head-to-head and add a new dimension to your Cubii experience.


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Holli D says:

Please do a video on tight, burning calves. Doc says just fo the elliptical but it doesn’t help. Suggestions please. This is for my hubby and he has no tears or anything like that. He does have a sedentary job and he’s not overweight. Help

Demetryce Holloway says:

@DoctorJo, my mother has knee problems and i noticed when she’s sitting down in a chair for a long time, she has pain rising up. I thought this product would be good for her knees/legs, to stay loose. What are your thoughts on this?

Holli D says:

Nothing at all. He had an appt today & was told to do the elliptical. I massage his calf muscle but that only provides temporary relief. Your thoughts.
also I wanted to say thank you for all of the excellent videos that you have provided over the years. They have been extremely beneficial to me as well as my friends when I share them with. Keep up the good work

AskDoctorJo says:

Purchase the Cubii here: (affiliate link)

Ma Aldana says:

Can also do the exercise standing or seating only?

Anita Dittrich says:

Only issue I have with this is that it doesnt seem like it can be used standing up. I like to change from sitting down to standing up, but this it appears I could only use while sitting, is that right?

Theyownyou says:

Hi Dr.Jo. I’m somebody who works in an office like environment that requires me to be at a desk for about 8 to 12 hours depending on the work flow. I walk on my two 15 minute breaks and once for 10 minutes at lunch. I also study a lot when I’m home as well. My diet is pretty healthy, but I’m really concerned at how sedentary I am. I’m concerned about heart disease later in life and I can’t really change my routine too much. Will this really help get the blood flowing and contribute towards a healthier heart or should I be looking for something else?

Cathleen Tolbert-Wells says:

I can’t see anything because of the captioning.

Diana Sanchez says:

What muscles will benefit from this device? Thank you

Ally Nisbet says:

Hey Dr. Jo- I am seriously thinking about getting a cubii – I have arthritis in my knees and some instability at times. I wonder a few things:
1. How bout knee hip alignment? Does the cubii stay in place? One thing I noticed about the similar cycle product is that it slowly moves and then you are in bad alignment > an injury waiting to happen.

2. Noise? Will my co-workers complain?

3. How bout core/ab work? Does it work any of those muscles?


bielka mua says:

Where can I find it?

Todd Beall says:

Quick question:
Can you leave this machine under your desk at all times? In other words, is there room for this device and your feet when you are not using it, or do you have to move it out of the way each time?

bebetigre12 says:

I have been using to slowly rehab my joints as this does not cause any pain,I am getting better from several issues with joints plus getting a workout .

くろ | KuroDot says:

Which one you prefer more? a Recumbent bike or Cubii? Right now, I wanted to get one of them for my legs to keep moving during day

T's a work n progress says:

I ordered the jr. version. Does your review apply to the jr. as well? Would I be able to do hiit training on it, w/o damaging it?

Joe riehl says:

Tag said 10% off, but comes up with regular price on amazon. Would a doctor write a prescription post knee surgery so I can use flexible savings plan money to buy tax free?!

Reg Vass says:

Is it important to sit upright in a chair vs. sofa ?

Ivan B says:

very cool

Peter Stark says:

Ok so I’ve been in a relationship for over a year and a half. And I barely worked out in that time so now I can’t fit in my suit and dress pants because my belly gained fat. I am going to be in Las Vegas in a month. Would this help me slim down so I can fit in my suits? I am on my computer desk pretty much 10 hours a day working (I work from home). Thank you for listening to my story and hope to hear your answer soon. Also, I have knee/foot/ankle swelling issues from football over 30 years ago so would this be easy on my legs?

JD R says:

I’ve not been able to make in-app resistance adjustments although its relative control on dashboard seems to be graphically working since I purchased the cubii pro a week ago. Is there anyone who has tackled this issue and is able to digitally adjust the resistance without making use of the mechanical knob? Thanks so much for your help.

Alesi Voim says:

how do you go up and down the stairs with crutches and if you’re overweight because I weigh 300 pounds and I’m only 13 and I just broke my new recently so I have I have screws in a metal plate to hold my bones sleep together so I don’t know how to use crutches and I’m just trying to ask you how do you use crutches with a broken me and if your overweight

Discover Devices says:

Great video. Very helpful to our readers.

JD R says:

Is the core region involved in the workout? It is advertised on amazon to work out that region as well. I wanted to have this confirmed and if so which one. Upper or lower abs? Thank you

Dan MacNeil says:

So REFRESHING to see a review like this. This young lady gets right to the point and explains everything I wanted to know about this device without a bunch of silly production distractions.
So annoying to see so many “instructional” videos that spend 50% or more of their time with “cutsie” time-wasting jibber-jabber that contains ABSOLUTELY NOTHING USEFUL ABOUT THE ITEM. People who create “How-To” videos should watch this one and learn how to review a product. VERY GOOD! VERY HELPFUL! THANK YOU!

Virtuous woman says:

Can I use a small stair stepper?

Aaron Chapman says:

Enough said I’m buying one I’m a traveler so would be nice to have another piece of compact exercise equipment

Steven Lichtenthal says:

How heavy and big is it?

I work from home 3 days a week and commute the other two. I get the feeling I’ll need to choose where to put it- work or home, as it will be too bulky to travel with me.

Is that probably the case?

Office Lady 1 says:

I kinda like it my son bought it for me for 67 Birthday

M says:

In terms of heart rate zones what kind of workout can you get with this? Would you be able to get up to zone 2 or 3 or just 1?

Fadey Suleiman says:

Can you lose weight on a good diet and just use this machine daily as your own workout? Say for example an hour or 2 hours a day with a good diet only.

Punky H says:

Do you know when the coupon code expires? I am interested in getting one, but money is tight right now (and I don’t want to finance it with interest, like their option on the site). Thanks 🙂

Beverly Zech says:

where do you plug the thing in?

Electric_Hambone says:

I like mine. Work from home, so don’t move a lot. It will make you sweat if you want to. Good for conference calls and can still type while using it.

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