It’s no secret that my love of Peloton runs deep. I remember hearing about it and immediately became interested (and no wonder– back in college, when T and I were dating, and LONG before Peloton came to market, we entered a business plan competition and came up with a product concept VERY similar to this believe it or not!)
We ended up purchasing the bike almost 2.5 years ago, right after Blake was born. And I’ve been on a 138 week streak ever since. I can honestly say it’s been the best investment for our physical and mental health. I have over 1,000 Peloton workouts under my belt, so I thought I’d dedicate a post all about it!
Whether you own a Peloton bike or tread or just use the app, there are several ways to enjoy the Peloton craze.
While the bike or tread has a hefty price tag, I can tell you it is worth.every.penny. Especially when you start to add up fitness related costs with gyms, classes, time spent driving to a gym, etc. Peloton even offers a neat calculator to see your savings. We saved up for it, and with 0% financing, it’s a great option. There are showrooms throughout the US you can go to and demo a ride or run, otherwise, you can order online. Plus, there is a 30 day in home free trial! (Use my code KCSBNB for $100 off when you order!) I know there are competitors out there as well, but I have tried them, and I can honestly say that Peloton is by far the gold standard– whether it’s stability and design of the equipment, tech platform, variety and types of classes, features, etc. Consumer Reports ranks their equipment at the top of the list, and it’s no wonder that celebrities choose to have Pelotons in their home gyms vs. competitor brands.
When you purchase a bike or tread, it comes with a membership where anyone in your home can access the entire library of classes using your hardware or the Peloton App for $39/mo. With a digital membership (only $12.99/mo), individual users can access the entire library of classes and work out with equipment or none at all on your phone, tablet, TV and web browser. (And you can try the app free for 30 days right now to see if you like it!) Note that if you don’t have the bike or tread, you don’t really get metrics or a spot on the leaderboard to see your output, don’t know your cadence/resistance, etc. among other things.
I love doing the workouts cast to my TV screen or via the app on my phone if I’m not using my bike. There are also apps for your TV to cast the workouts. So many options! And the workouts alone provide so much variety that I’m convinced there is no way to get tired of it. There are so many workouts types, from live or on demand, and various disciplines, from strength to meditation, yoga, outdoor running, stretching, cycling, bootcamp and running. And they are constantly evolving their class offerings- from music themed and motivational series, to pilates, core/run/strength training programs, barre, pre/post natal workouts and more. There are workouts that range from 5 min to 75 min and more, and at all levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced.