Happy Friday! I always consider January to be an important month, but this year it has a little more meaning as it’s my one year anniversary with Peloton! After using the bike and the digital membership over the past year I thought today would be a good time to outline a few reasons you should try Peloton!
Variety of Classes
You can choose from a variety of classes on the Peloton digital app – cycling, running, yoga, boot camp, HIIT, strength training, walking, stretching and meditation. On any given day you have access to 20+ live classes and more than 10,000 on-demand classes. Also the classes range from 5-60 minutes which gives you the opportunity to fit a class no matter how busy your schedule is that day!
Although you can purchase the Peloton bike or treadmill, you don’t need their equipment to use the app. Currently the price of the digital app membership is $19.49 a month. Think about how much you pay for a monthly gym membership or other boutique fitness classes. Even if you only take one class a week, that comes out to $5 per class. To make the deal even better, they are currently offering 2 months free for new members!
You really can’t go wrong taking a class with any of the Peloton instructors. You can tell that the company only hires super motivating, strong and dedicated instructors. Although I have a few “go-to” instructors, I know that whatever class I pick will be with a quality instructor. I also appreciate that they are always dropping pearls of wisdom during classes. They do an amazing job of motivating you during a workout, especially during the crazy hard parts. Want to see what I mean? Just follow Cody, Robin or Ally on Instagram and you’ll get a little taste of what I’m talking about! Also check out this recent New York Post article on a few of the instructors and the Peloton movement.
Peloton offers both a cycling bike and treadmill for purchase. I have the bike and absolutely LOVE it! Because of the way it’s set up with the screen I always feel like I’m in a studio taking a real class. I also like having the bike because when the instructors call out the resistance range during class, I’m spot on with them (this could be a little harder to do if you’re using the app with another bike). I think this video does a great job at showing what it’s like taking classes with the bike.
I can’t speak to the treadmill since I don’t own it but so far all the reviews I’ve read have been good.
It’s a challenge
Personally I love a challenge and a little competition. When taking the cycling classes, you can view your rank against other people that have taken the same class. Talk about motivation! After every class, you get a report showing your total output and calories burned as well. I often use this data to see if I can “beat my numbers” on my next ride.
I’m linking up for Friday Five 2.0 with Lacey and Meranda from Fairytales and Fitness.
Have you ever tried Peloton? Do you enjoy spinning