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…
These are some incredibly stressful times. I hope that you and your families are safe, healthy and staying sane.
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.
- HuffPost: People Are Very Concerned For The Woman In Peloton’s Holiday Ad
- Variety: Social-Media’s Latest Exercise: Getting Worked Up Over a Peloton Ad
- Vox: Peloton’s terrifying new ad is the best horror movie in recent memory
Still reading? If so, you are a brave soul. If you are here, you are probably looking for a cheaper alternative to the Peloton. I get it – not everyone can afford to buy a Peloton bike and then pay its $39 monthly fee. I can’t. That is where the genius of their Peloton App comes into play. For only $12.99 per month, you can access all of the same live and on-demand classes on your own bike. Brilliant.
There are many other types of 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.
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!
You know that I love the Peloton App. I really do; however, sometimes I feel like I need a bit more than just the bike. For off the bike workouts I prefer BeachBody.com programs over the Peloton App classes. In particular, I like the Insanity(with Shawn T) and the LIIFT4 (with Joel from Core de Force) for a combination of weight training, cardio and abs. Insanity is available both on DVD and on Demand while LIIFT4 is only available for streaming on Demand.
Because I would never want to abandon my Peloton rides completely, I’ve written a Peloton, Insanity MAX 30 and LIIFT 4 hybrid workout calendar. I thought that I would share it with my followers. It is not for the faint of heart but its a great action-packed workout in under one hour.
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…
More exciting news! I just celebrated my 400th ride on my Sunny bike using the Peloton App and got another shout-out from Miss Ally Love. Read on to see the video.
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