Peloton vs Horizon Fitness

Treadmills are one of the most popular pieces of fitness equipment, allowing people to run, jog, or walk indoors regardless of the weather outside. With the advancement of technology, treadmills have become more than just a machine for running. They now offer a range of features such as personalized coaching, virtual races, and live classes, making them a popular choice for people who want to stay fit and motivated.

The fitness industry has seen an influx of innovative equipment designed to enhance the home workout experience, and among the leaders in this space is of course Peloton, known for their high-end exercise bikes, engaging content and celebrity-ish instructors. With the release of their rowing machine, Peloton aims to redefine the standard for at-home rowing workouts. This machine promises to offer a fully immersive experience with the high-quality design and access to Peloton’s extensive library of fitness classes.

Peloton yesterday announced CEO Barry McCarthy was stepping down and the company was laying off 15% of its staff—around 400 people. Two board members will serve as interim co-CEOs as the fitness company struggles to rebrand and works to refinance more than $1B in debt. From 2020 to 2021, Peloton’s market capitalization grew from $6B to $50B, driven by a lockdown-fueled spike in demand for at-home exercise equipment, including Peloton’s high-end stationary bicycles and treadmills. Since December 2020, however, the company has failed to turn a profit. The end of lockdown has seen a dive in demand while safety concerns forced Peloton to recall more than 2 million devices. Since McCarthy was hired in 2022, he worked to pivot the company from reliance on hardware to software, including prioritizing a fee-based fitness app. Yesterday’s announcement came as Peloton revealed revenue dropped 4% since last year. Shares dropped 12% on yesterday’s…

UPDATED MAY 2024.  My readers are always on the lookout for a quality Peloton resistance conversion chart.  A copy of a resistance chart to complete the “Peloton Hack” is probably THE number one request I receive.  As I noted in my earlier “How to Measure Resistance with the Peloton App” post, the questions usually sound like this:

  • How do I  convert Peloton resistance to my Sunny or Keiser M3i?
  • Is it worth it to buy these fancy power pedals (pretty cool, check them out!)?
  • Is there anything similar to this Wahoo cadence sensor that will measure resistance?
  • How do I measure resistance on my Sunny?
  • How do I convert Peloton resistance when using my own bike with the Peloton App?
  • Should I just give up on life and buy one of these?  (Just kidding…)

Read on to learn more about resistance and see various Peloton conversion resistance charts for Sunny, Keiser, Echelon and NordicTrack spin bikes!

Hi all,
You know I love spinning but I am here today to talk about rowing.  Rowing is a highly effective, addictive and engaging full-body workout that has gained immense popularity in recent years. With the rise of home fitness solutions, the Peloton Rower and the Concept 2 Rower have emerged as two leading options for rowing enthusiasts. In this comprehensive comparison, we will explore the similarities, differences, and unique features of these two rowing machines to help you make an informed decision based on your fitness goals and preferences.  If you are looking for advice on Peloton Rower Alternatives, click here to see my earlier post:  Top 10 Peloton Rower Alternatives.

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.

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