After a few months of indecision, I decided to pull the plug and buy a Peloton bike. I love cycling classes, but living in Fremont, Nebraska I only have one option for a gym with classes, and although the YMCA instructors are great, the class times don’t fit with my work schedule.
I know Peloton has a cult-like following and you probably see the commercials everywhere, so I’ll just get right to the point of why you’re reading this Peloton review: yes, I love it.
- Convenience. I never have to go anywhere to work out. My Peloton bike doesn’t just have cycling classes – because I’m connected to the app (which is amazing and easy to use), I can do outdoor runs, workouts with weights, meditation, and even yoga.
- Speaking of convenience, the live classes. It’s like you’re in a spin studio, but really you’re in your ugliest leggings and a sports bra and you don’t feel weird. HAHA. Really, though. There are up to 14 live classes/day, and you’re always going to be able to do them later if you aren’t able to do one live.
- The instructors. They’re high-intensity and motivating! I’ve taken a few Soul Cycle classes and was hoping the instructors compared, and they do. I personally love Ally Love, Cody Rigsby, Olivia Amato, and Alex Toussaint.
- The display. It’s no secret the 22″ screen is amazing, but being able to see your mileage, resistance, cadence, and the leaderboard is just straight motivating. You want to push yourself and knowing the #’s helps you know your limits.
- The noise level. The bike is so quiet. I have two roommates and if I have my headphones in, they don’t even know I’m doing a class.
So, have I lost any weight? I don’t know. I don’t have a scale, which is something I need to invest in. I’ve done 28 classes in the past month and I definitely feel better about myself. I haven’t gone too crazy and done all longer classes – I love that the classes vary in length – if I only have 10-20 minutes, there are classes for that, but if I have 45-60 minutes, I can do that too.
I also love the community that comes with having a Peloton. The Official Peloton Facebook Group is motivating and I read posts on it daily. I read that one rider has been successful in weight loss by doing 10 miles/day versus doing class times. I usually hit about 6 miles/30 minutes by riding leisurely, so that’s a great goal I might try for March.
I’ve made a few awesome Instagram friends who are fellow riders too, and they have the best advice. My favorite rides to-date are Ally Love’s Sunday evening Feel Good Rides. They literally just feel good. Great music, incorporation of arm workouts, and plenty of climbs. I leave feeling amazing and sweaty.
So, it’s been worth it for me. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll give you a $100 off referral code! 🙂