The Peloton Bike! I saw the commercials and was hooked. Over 10,000 on demand group spinning classes right in the comfort of my own home? You mean I never have to find someone to watch my kids, get in a car and drive to the gym? A dream come true – sign me up! (Plus, I am assuming that it must come with a housekeeper because everyone’s homes seem so neat and tidy.)
Then I saw the price tag…almost $3,000 right off the bat when you add delivery, special shoes, etc. plus a $468 yearly subscription ($39 per month). Yikes! I wish I could afford it – I really do but I already have a graveyard of exercise gadgetry and workout DVDs in my house (do P90X and Insanity ring a bell to anyone?). I didn’t want to splurge on a Peloton bike only for it to gather dust in the corner like my old treadmill. What if I didn’t like it? What if I got bored of spinning after a few months? What if its screen stopped working – would I have to return the whole bike? For me and my track record, it was too much of a gamble and I needed to dip my toes back into exercise with a less expensive bike.
So what did I do?
After loads of research (Amazon reviews, fitness blogs, etc.) I created my own Peloton experience by using the Peloton App with my own bike (a Sunny Spin bike) and some simple add-ons like Wahoo cadence and speed sensors. It saved me almost $2,400. So far it works great and I am really enjoying my Peloton workouts. In fact, I just celebrated my 250th ride on my Sunny. This is how I did it…
Peloton recently announced that the Peloton App is now available on Apple TV and Roku TV. This is in addition to Amazon Fire TV and Android TV which I think is now all the major streaming platforms. Apple and Roku users can now view Peloton App users can now access classes directly from their TVs, all you need to do is add the Peloton channel.
I did it! 500 rides with my trusty Sunny Bike and the Peloton App (during a global pandemic). There were no shoutouts from the Peloton instructors, no balloons or fanfare but just a GIANT sense of accomplishment! I am SO happy to have hit this milestone. I am in the best shape of my life and have found a new community of friends along the way.
Now that I have hit the 500 ride milestone I have decided to upgrade my bike. My Sunny still works great but I have decided to buy something a bit fancier now that I have proven to myself that I am in this for the long haul. Believe me, the Sunny was well worth my initial investment – per my math, it came out to about $0.75 per ride! What a bargain! Using your own bike with the Peloton App has a lot of advantages, price being one of them!
After a lot of debate between a Peloton and a Keiser M3i, please read on to see why I decided to buy the Keiser….
These are some incredibly stressful times. I hope that you and your families are safe, healthy, and staying sane.
This 8-week hybrid workout will help you mix up your workout and get your body in bathing suit shape.
Because I would never want to abandon my Peloton APP rides completely, I’ve created a Peloton, Insanity MAX 30, and LIIFT 4 hybrid workout calendar. This hybrid workout is not for the faint of heart but it’s a great action-packed workout in under one hour.
Hi there! I get a lot of email asking me how I display the Peloton App classes to my TV. There are several ways and each has its pros & cons. I’ll share what I know and what I do:
Are you considering getting your significant other a Peloton for Valentine’s Day? Before you buy, consider the backlash around Peloton’s Christmas commercial that went viral. Check out these articles – the general theme (in addition to the concern about the general welfare of the Peloton recipient), was that you should never, ever get your husband, wife, etc. a piece of exercise equipment for Christmas. Look, I wouldn’t mind but I think I am in the minority here.
Hi everyone! A common theme of questions I get in my mailbox about the Peloton App is as follows:
- If I use the Peloton App with my own bike, will I be visible on the Leader board?
- Can the Peloton instructor “see me” if I am using the App without the bike?
- What is the deal with the high-fives?
Here are some answers:
I was just re-watched my ABC News interview and thought I would re-post. It was so fun to do and was all about using the Peloton App with my own bike, Wahoo sensors and phone holder.
Here is the interview in case you missed it!
Hi. A little bit of a departure from my usual Peloton App focused musings BUT my brother-in-law just started up his own blog focused on unique and alternative Christmas gift ideas. As it is Black Friday, I promised to spread the word. Read on…
UPDATE: Peloton confirmed this week that they WILL indeed launch a Peloton rower in 2020 although no further details about the rower or its interoperability with the Peloton App were provided.
OK, this is purely speculative but I THINK Peloton will soon be releasing a Peloton Rowing Machine.
This past October Peloton acquired Tonic Fitness Technology, a company that has been manufacturing Peloton’s high tech spin bikes for a bunch of years. And Tonic recently filed a patent application for a a high tech indoor rowing machine with the U.S. Patent Office.
Piecing in all together…