Coke vs. Pepsi, McDonalds vs. Burger King and now, Peloton vs. Apple Fitness+! The ultimate battle of the fitness apps. Peloton is the undoubtedly the leader in the at-home spin movement and has a several year head start which was only bolstered by the pandemic. Its instructors are now celebrities with their own clothing lines and a massive social media following. If you have been following my blog, you know that while I cannot afford a Peloton bike (I started with a Sunny and after a couple of years upgraded to a Keiser M3i) I am a HUGE fan of the Peloton App – spin, cardio, HIIT, yoga – the classes are all exceptional.
But now Apple Fitness+ is in town with guns blazing! Apple Fitness+ is Apple’s new fitness app powered by Apple Watch (it doesn’t work without the watch). I thought it would be helpful if I provided a comparison between the two based on my early experiences.
I have some exciting news. I created a dedicated Apple Fitness+ App Community on Facebook! I describe it as a safe place to help answer questions, discuss tips, tricks and share best practices while using the Apple Fitness+ App. Please join! More details below.
Are you ready for Apple Fitness+?!?!? Rumor has it that it is launching this week! You know that I love the Peloton App but I am always excited for new content, instructors, platforms and to try new things. I am sure the folks at Peloton, BeachBody, Les Mills, etc. are a bit nervous about Apple getting into fitness game, although Peloton has such a strong lead. But all the competition will only be a good thing – a rising tide lifts all boats…
Here is everything that you need to know…
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.
Well, its been 6 months since I started my Peloton journey with my inexpensive Sunny bike and I could not be happier. I cannot say enough good things about the Peloton App.
I have lost weight, I am sleeping better than ever and I am much more energetic. The classes are interactive and communal but at the same time very intimate. Also, the instructors rock – they are very motivational, although I like some better than others.
I get a lot of email asking about how all the components of my “Peloton App Setup” are holding up so I thought I would post a review about some of the items that I recommended in my original post “My Peloton Bike Alternative; A Great Money Saving Hack.”
Here is what has worked well and what you can skip: