This is the absolute best time of year to turn your spin bike into a Peloton clone with all of the Peloton App accessories. Normally I would have guessed that the Peloton bike would be this year’s No. 1 gift; however, Peloton is already alerting buyers of potential shipping delays. So it may just be the time to find another (and more affordable) spin bike like my old Sunny.
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 are really hard 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).
Of course, if indoor cycling at home is not your thing, there is always a Baby Yoda…
Start 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!).
Everything that you need to use your own spin bike with the Peloton App:
- Sunny Bike B1509 – an excellent entry level bike and the one that I started with when I began my Peloton App journey. I gave it 500 HARD rides over a couple of years before splurging and upgrading to a Keiser M3i and giving my Sunny to a friend (who loves it).
- Disco Ball. I bought a disco ball and its awesome! In fact, it is my Number 1 recommended accessory. If you have a friend with a bike and do not know what to get them this year, get them this disco ball! So much fun. Here is a quick video of what it looks like.
- Heart Rate Monitor – a calorie and HR tracker. I use it more for the calories than the HR.
I later upgraded to this Polar H10 HR Monitor (a bit more expensive).
- Wahoo App – enables you to view and store cadence, speed and calories. Totally free.
- TV/Apple TV – for streaming classes to my TV from my iPad; one of several options. See my earlier post for more display ideas.
- Mobile Phone Holder – recommended if you stream classes; not necessary if you view the classes on a tablet or mirror to a TV.
- Tablet Holder – if you view the classes from your tablet and your bike doesn’t have a holder like this Sunny 1805. Just find one that works best for your bike.
More stocking stuffers to consider:
- Seat cushions – two – his and hers (think about it…)
- Cart – for my weights, towel, iPad. Anything will do but this is what I use. Despite the fact that it is on wheels, I never really move it. I wish the shelves were solid because sometimes my pen falls through!
- Dumbbells – some of the at home Peloton spin classes incorporate weights and of course, the off the bike strength training requires dumbbells like these.
- Mat – for under the bike.
- Ear buds – if you can’t crank up your TV like me.
- Assembly – if you are not mechanically inclined. If you have several flights, it may be worth it.
- Disinfectant Wipes – I highly recommend these wipes for not just the seat but the frame, handlebars, etc.
- (Audible. Completely optional but sometimes I just like to zone out and listen to audio books while riding).
I hope you find what you are looking for on Amazon’s Black Friday! Remember, to get extra savings you need an Amazon Prime account. There is a 30 day free trial that I provided a link to below (if I did it right, not much of a coder!).
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