This post contains updates to my original “Peloton Alternative” post.
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. I didn’t want to splurge on a Peloton bike only for it to gather dust in the corner like my old treadmill.
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 (2021). Still no rower from Peloton, HOWEVER, Apple Fitness+ has launched and it includes awesome rowing classes, in addition to spin, run, HIIT, core, yoga, etc. Time for me to get that Concept 2 Rower!
UPDATE (June 2020): Peloton confirmed this week that they WILL launch a Peloton rower in 2020 although no further details about the rower or its interoperability with the Peloton App were provided. The Covid-19 pandemic is likely to delay things is my guess.
OK, this is purely speculative but I THINK Peloton will soon be releasing a Peloton Rowing Machine.
In October 2019 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.
Its been almost two years since I started using the Peloton App with my own Sunny Spin Bike and my Wahoo cadence and speed sensors. What an amazing experience. I am in the best shape of my life and more importantly I have proven to myself that I have a passion for spinning – I am so happy with the variety of Peloton class options, have exercised my butt off and the bike didn’t turn into a clothes hanger.
Now I am considering an upgrade. Why? For no reason in particular. My Sunny still works great. I just want to move to more of a commercial grade exercise bike. I have stashed away $100 per month for the past two years and I am deciding between a Keiser M3i and of course, the Peloton.
After doing a LOT of research comparing and contrasting the two spin bikes – I thought I would share what I found.