Hi friends! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been talking a lot about riding my Peloton. I decided every month this year I’m going to have a personal “theme”, which I’m hoping will help me grow as a person. For January, the theme is Wellness.
With Wellness being the topic of the month, working out and being healthy is on the forefront of my mind. Hence why I have been rallying friends and followers together to get active! I’ve been riding the Peloton and have big personal goals. I’ll be trying to do 100 rides by May! With that said, I’ve gotten a TON of questions about my Peloton, so today I’m answering the number one question… Is the Peloton worth it?
To Note: this post is not sponsored! It is my personal opinion (which you get regardless of it being sponsored, BUT just letting you know!).
How long have you had the bike?
One of my very best friends actually worked for Peloton and gifted us a bike as our wedding gift in April 2018! Seriously, isn’t she the best friend ever? She hooked me up with the shoes, and helped coordinate the install day, seriously I’m so lucky!
Do you have to have the bike to access the classes?
You don’t! Before I owned the Peloton, I actually had a Sunny bike (this exact one). I bought the bike with the idea that I would subscribe to the Peloton app and make it a great at home gym experience! I purchased the riding shoes, weights, and a phone stand. Then I downloaded and subscribed to the Peloton app (I think it was like $15 a month). Although this was a significantly less expensive option, the bike sucked and I didn’t achieve the workouts I was expecting.
What’s your favorite class?
I love Jess King and Cody Rigsby! Literally all of their classes are amazing. I don’t think I’ve had a bad class though. I truly prefer the rhythm and arms rides. Riding to the beat is my fave! I feel like I can get into the music more and think less about how much energy I’m exerting.
What’s so great about it?
There’s many great features to the Peloton!
- The classes! Peloton has both live and on demand classes. It’s great because if I have 30 minutes to do a quick ride at an off time, there’s 1000s of classes available at my fingertips! They also have class times from 15 minutes +, which I find to be insanely appealing! I typically do a 30 minute ride, and it flies by.
- The instructors! They’re fantastic. They’re motivating and play amazing music. They have tons of themed classes (I did a 90s ride this week, it was SO fun!).
- The Bike. It’s extremely well made! The screen shows all of your stats (which you can hide if you prefer), as well as where you rank in the class (I hide this always, I don’t care, I’m there to ride for me!).
- It’s at home! I can literally workout any time I want to. It makes it super convenient.
- Other options! They have stretch classes, yoga, bootcamp, meditation, and more. So you don’t just get the bike and screen, you get a full at home workout regimen.
Why Peloton vs Bowflex or other bikes?
The only other bike I’ve had at home or even rode is the Sunny. As I said above, the bike wasn’t as expected. I know Bowflex, FlyWheel and Nordictrak are reputable brands, so if you prefer one of those, totally understand. Personally, I don’t have any experience on other bikes (aside from the Sunny) to give a competitive analysis.
Do you use the Peloton shoes?
I do! I absolutely love them. They’re about double the price of the other spin shoes I have (and bring to spin classes when I go), so if you’re looking to cut cost somewhere, you can buy similar shoes like below for a lot less!
Is it bluetooth compatible?
YES! I use the Aftershokz wireless headphones, which I’m obsessed with! I can ride before Jesse wakes up, and he doesn’t hear me. Honestly that is a game change for me, since we both work from home full time.
Are the classes only at certain times?
Nope! You can ride whenever you want with their on demand classes. In addition to spin classes, they also have running, walking, cardio, outdoor audio, strength, bootcamp, yoga, mediation and stretching classes. There’s a TON that comes with the subscription.
What else do I need to know and IS THE PELOTON WORTH IT?
Overall I’m extremely happy with my Peloton bike! I will say, if you are not one to work out at home, you might be wasting your money. You need to be self motivated, since the bike and app are expensive! If you are motivated, and think it would help you, go for it! I honestly want the Peloton treadmill now, because I think that would be an awesome addition to have (but honestly it’ll be a year or two till we invest in it!).
My final conclusion is YES, it’s worth the money as long as you commit to riding your bike!
This month started posting on stories when I’m riding, and I have big goals for 2020! I can’t wait to see who rides with me!!