So many of you have asked for me to review the Peloton so I’m happy to share our experience with it! I’m going to do this in a Q and A format just because I’ve gotten a lot of the same questions that I’m hoping to answer here for you guys.
What made you buy it? We decided to get the Peloton in December as our Christmas gift to each other. We had researched it a LOT and basically interviewed everyone we knew that had one prior to pulling the trigger. Austin told me after the fact that he was going to get it for me as a surprise but since it’s such a big purchase, decided to let me in on the decision. There are a handful of YouTube reviews on it that were really helpful to our decision (this one pretty much sealed the deal for us). We went with the Peloton because we were both looking to begin a workout routine from home. The fact that there are on demand classes that include spin, yoga and weights were all big selling points for us! It really is as close as you can get to being in an actual Spin class without having to reserve your class online, pick out a decent outfit, drive there, park, commute home, all while possibly paying for a babysitter. With two kids and Austin having a crazy work schedule, this was really an ideal option for both of us. I love that it can be done at anytime (Austin works out a lot at night) and that you have the option to choose your class based on class time (sometimes all I have is 20 minutes!), type of workout (interval or low impact), instructor or playlist- they even have classes with live DJ’s! In a nutshell? We’re obsessed.
Do you and Austin both use it? Yes. I LOVE spinning, Austin, not so much. But he does love THIS. He has no need for the camaraderie of a fitness class. The sense of community is not important to him. I love that part of spinning classes but can only get there on the weekends with our schedule- so this is a great way to get that type of workout without actually going (or paying $30 per class in some cases!).
How often do you guys use it? Austin and I both ride 2-3 times each week. Having this in our house means there are no excuses which has really helped motivate us to stay on track. Also, the bike tracks your rides, heart rate, progress, speed and mileage- we love getting “badges” or seeing our output or mileage after our workouts. I have always felt that for me and fitness, the more I do it, the more I want to do it if that makes sense.
Things To Consider if You’re Looking to Buy the Peloton: The monthly cost is around $39 after you purchase the bike. . You do not need to be a “workout person” or even fit by any means to love this bike or workout. They have PLENTY of beginner workouts ideal for those just starting out. You can download the Peloton app and NOT get the bike- then use their workouts (and pay the monthly fee) for biking, running, yoga and weight workouts. So technically you could try it out this way before actually buying the bike. Ask around- it was really helpful for us to hear testimonials from the few friends we have that have the bike. I was SURE someone would say…”ugh we bought it and it sits in our room and collects dust…” Because isn’t that how it goes when you buy fitness equipment? You use it for a while and then it sort of peters out? That doesn’t seem to be the case at all with the Peloton. Everyone we spoke to has seemed SUPER into it. And that enthusiasm has not faded over time.
Who are your favorite teachers? I love Ally Love, Robin Arzon and Alex Toussaint.
I hope this has helped answer some of your questions! If not, feel free to leave a comment here or on my Instagram! As always, thank you so much for following along! xo