I have received so many questions asking about the Peloton Bike. Now that we’ve hit three months, here is my Peloton Bike Review. By no means is this a “you should buy one too” post. This is simply a list of pros and cons for those looking to purchase a Peloton or looking to learn more about it.
I think we were in month two of shelter&place in San Francisco. We were tired of being cooped up and sitting for way too long. Before shelter&place, I was at the gym every morning with a friend. Getting stronger and witnessing our bodies change. It was incredible and then it all stopped.
I started to lose muscle and gain weight, all my hard work going down the drain. We tried at-home workouts and even though they were tough, I wasn’t getting the same sweat. Then we tried to walk/run outdoors but there were way too many people out and that made me feel uncomfortable. Finally, we found comfort in doing drills at a local soccer pitch, then when that closed, we were back at square one. We heard great things about the Peloton but didn’t know if we could afford it.
Peloton offers different packages based on accessories that come with the bike. For just the bike, it costs $2,245. The price increases depending on what else is needed; shoes, weights, etc. Peloton offers a payment plan of 0% APR for 39 months giving us a total of $60 dollars a month. Membership is $40 a month, leaving us to pay $50 dollars each per month. This was something we could afford because we were paying $40 each for a gym membership in the past.
- Steep price
- Shoes not included
- Membership is a separate fee
- Bootcamp classes involve a running portion (best suited for the treadmill)
- Pedals designed for clip-in shoes
- Clipping-in was a struggle in the beginning
- Cheaper than most cycling studios
- There’s no excuse not to workout
- Sweaty workouts in the comfort of your home
- Substitute the running portion of the boot camp classes with a jump rope
- The variety of rides and music. From 15min to 1 hour rides and every genre of music is available.
- Themed rides. My favorite themes are the Ricky Martin, Britney Spears and Whitney Houston themed rides
- Current issue rides; Instructors being able to be themselves and be real with issues that are affecting them and communities.
- The instructors are motivational and push you hard
- If you have a Roku TV, you can download the Peloton app
- The range of other classes that come with the membership is great. You have access to meditation, strength training, stretching, yoga, and cardio.
- The option to join live classes
THE SET UP
The wait for the Peloton to arrive took over three weeks. This gave us enough time to figure out where this thing was going to go and make space. We were able to move things around in the living room and tuck it into the corner. The bike arrives in parts and the crew used to set it up in-home. Because of COVID, they now do the setup outside and bring the bike in. They give you the quick run down, hand you a bag of tools and the manual, and they are out. The tools are used to tighten your shoes, pedals and anything else that may need a small tweak.
Overall we have enjoyed our experience with our Peloton bike.I hope this review helps you navigate if this is somehting you need. If it is, every bike comes with a referral code. You can use ours, UBF5NF, to recieve $100 dollars off accessories.