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Peloton Bike Review: Is It Worth It?

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Mama. Fashion Enthuse. Business Woman. With a natural inclination for organization and an unwavering passion for attainable, effortless style, elevating the everyday brings a sense of wholeness to my life.

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If you’re considering investing in the Peloton Bike, this read is perfect for you to gain a little more insight to see if it’s worth it or not.

I truly believe if you look good you feel good, and if you feel good you look good. One of the best ways to achieve that is with fitness. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that in early December I purchased the popular Peloton bike. I’d been eyeing it for a little over a year and even purchased a cycling package at a local cycle bar in the summer just to be sure I really enjoyed it. Around Black Friday, Peloton had a special promotion that was just too good to pass up, so I pulled the trigger and invested in the bike but more importantly my health and wellness. Working out has always been an outlet for me but my lack of consistently has held me back from my goal weight and overall look. 

Pros

A great form of cardio

The Peloton is a great way to get your cardio in a fun and interactive way. It helps you burn fat and calories for weight loss, all while making your heart strong and increasing lung capacity. For the longest time, the only cardio I did was running. Honestly, it became boring and I was limited to doing it at work or at the gym in my complex. 

Extremely convenient

Ever since graduating from college, finding the time to have a consistent workout schedule has been very difficult. Although balancing my business, work, and home-life, I think I’ve found a workout routine that works for me! It might have taken a while, but I’m proud to say I’ve been pretty consistent with it for the past month and a half. It’s like bringing the gym home to me. There’s no excuses or pressure to wear cute workout clothes. You come as you are and get a good sweat it – no fluff!

Motivating instructors + access to tons of diverse classes

I love the app for the incredible instructors who feed encouragement and high energy with each class. It keeps my workouts fresh with different intensity levels and the hottest playlists. Another thing that makes the bike worth it is the ability to sign up for live classes to hold me accountable and stay consistent with my workout schedule. I pretty much never miss a day because I love it so much!

Real-time performance tracking

I’ve come to realize that I’m more motivated when I see my performance stats. It pushes me to new levels and keeps me competitive with myself. I work out my hardest when I see my stats from the previous week. 

On-demand library

Peloton has a growing library of live streaming and on-demand classes from Peloton’s NYC and London studio. I love that there are always new classes with the best playlists uploaded daily. I can bookmark my favorite classes to retake and try new instructors to switch it up from time-to-time. I’m even planning to go to NYC this summer for my 100thride, it’s a Peloton thing. 

Cons

The Price

So, here’s the deal, I don’t have many cons but for starters, the price was one reason it took me so long to purchase. The bike costs $2,245 (includes delivery)–you have the option to pay overtime or pay-in-full. You’ll need at minimum the shoes and if you don’t already own light weights and headphones, the Essentials package is a great starter (total cost with promo: $2,404 so the shoes, headphones, mat, and weights we’re free)!

There is a monthly membership required with the bike which grants you access to unlimited class content across multiple profiles (cycling, running, yoga, strengthening, meditation, and more). For me, this isn’t a con per se because I look at it as my gym membership fee (I no longer belong to a gym). Cycling to the best playlists with energic and motivating instructors, having access to a diverse range of classes and being a part of a community is worth the price in my opinion. 

More than the weight loss itself, I’ve never felt so strong and confident in my body. I think the key thing is to find something you enjoy and look forward to doing. Instead of making working out a chore.

I know you’ve probably heard that before, but I encourage you to find alternative workouts. Try something other than the treadmill, maybe sign up for a fun class! Everyone has something that can work for them – The Peloton Bike is it for me.

So, the moral of this post is 1) find a workout you love- look beyond the gym! 2) find a schedule that works for you & don’t be so hard on yourself if you miss- we all have busy lives! 3) I highly recommend the Peloton Bike.

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