Are you considering getting your significant other a Peloton exercise bike for Valentine’s Day? What a great idea! While prices are down for first-generation Pelotons, there are still other options to consider.
And if you are reading my blog, you are probably looking for a cheaper alternative to the Peloton. I get it – you may not be able to afford to buy a Peloton bike and/or want to pay its $39 monthly fee. I didn’t want to, that is for sure. That is where the genius of their Peloton App comes into play. For only $24 per month (the new 2024 price for unlimited classes), you can access all of the same live and on-demand classes on your own bike. Brilliant. There are a bunch of other bikes out there that can be paired with the Peloton App. I tried a bunch before I bought my Sunny and here is what I found.
Although Christmas calories do not count, you may be looking for some new ideas to get back into shape or lose some weight in 2024!
I thought I would share some of my at-home exercise hits and misses over the years. Here is my review of Peloton (of course), Insanity, Core de Force, T25, and others.
Note, you can stream all of these programs online for a monthly fee; however, owning the DVDs (like I do) is cheaper in the long run.
Amazon’s 2023 Holiday savings are here! This is the absolute perfect time to find another (and more affordable) spin bike like my old Sunny or my new Keiser M3i. Although prices of the OG Peloton have come way down! You can always keep checking Amazon for the deals they are running on Pelotons and accessories.
There are some amazing deals about to drop. So if you are in the market for a spin bike to use at home with the Peloton App, some weights for strength training (which have been difficult to come by during this pandemic), or a heart rate monitor, this is your chance to save big. You may even be able to score a deal on a flat-screen TV for watching the Peloton App on the big screen (like I do).
Tip No. 1. If you see something here that you like, throw it in your shopping cart and adjust your settings to get notices when the prices drop. Flash sales happen all the time.
Of course, if indoor cycling at home is not your thing, there is always my husband’s book Sully the Squirrel Explores Boston!
Deals for Spinning at Home!
Here are some ideas for everything you need to start spinning at home with the Peloton App (which is still only $12.99/mo., by the way, but soon to be $24.99) while saving with Amazon Holiday Deals (Black Friday, etc.). How awesome is that?!
UPDATE Summer 2023: Peloton still has NOW made its rowing content available on the Peloton App. Yay! But the app price doubled Boo!!!
UPDATE 2022: It finally happened! Peloton has finally launched its rowing machine! After the delays caused by the pandemic, they’ve finally done it. Hooray!! But it costs more than a treadmill. Booo!!! I’ve reviewed some cheaper options below.
Take a look at this beauty!
The Specs: Like the Bike and the Tread, the Peloton Rower has the same type of touchscreen and will offer classes taught by instructors both in the studio and on the water. Unlike when the Peloton bike first came on the scene, this time Peloton will face some competition with other connected rowing machines already on the market.
- Compact 8′ x 2′ footprint
- Electronically controlled resistance for quiet, perfectly smooth stroke feel
- 23.8″ HD swiveling touchscreen for seamless transitions on and off the mat
- Folding arm for compact upright storage
- Studio-quality sound with front-and rear-facing speakers
- Form Assist highlights ways you can improve your form, so you get better in real time
- Use Form Rating and Insights to track your progress and view your performance
- Access to thousands of classes beyond rowing like strength, yoga, meditation, and more
- See in-class metrics like stroke rate, pace, output, and distance
- Work out alongside other Members and friends on the Leaderboard
The release of the Peloton Rower is not a shock because as I reported just before the pandemic Peloton acquired Tonic Fitness Technology, a company that has been manufacturing Peloton’s high-tech spin bikes for a bunch of years. And Tonic had filed a patent application for a high-tech indoor rowing machine with the U.S. Patent Office.
Piecing that all together…
My Peloton Bike Hack! How I saved $2,400 by using the Peloton App with a less expensive bike! Learn how…
The Peloton Rower has gained a lot of popularity since is launch due to its innovative design and live-streamed classes. However, the Peloton rower can be quite expensive, and not everyone is willing to make such a large investment in their home gym. Fortunately, there are many alternatives to the Peloton rower that provide a similar workout experience at a lower price point. Here are the top 10 alternatives to a Peloton rower.
Here are my top five reasons why I prefer my Keiser M3i bike over a Peloton bike:
Have you experienced Hoka yet? As a 40 something year old mother who loves to stay active with at-home fitness (Peloton, etc.), I know the importance of having the right pair of sneakers. I’ve gone through so many. My focus is on comfort and support and that is why Hoka sneakers are now at the top of my list. At first I thought they looked a little old-ladyish but then I started noticing them on all ages at the supermarket, at Orange Theory, on trips, walks, etc. I’ve since bought two pair since my discovery and am in love! Hoka is a brand that prides itself on creating shoes that are perfect for runners and fitness enthusiasts of all levels. There are very many to choose from. With their unique design and signature thick sole, Hoka sneakers offer superior cushioning and support to help you tackle any workout with ease.…
After several years in business, a BIG shakeup in management and in an effort to rekindle the sales magic that it had during the pandemic, Peloton has finally started selling bikes, clothes and accessories on Amazon. Can the bras and tights be any cuter?