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A Review of the Peloton Bike: Pros and Cons

My husband really loves to bike as his primary form of exercise.  Biking is not typically my favorite.  I definitely prefer group exercise classes, but have never done a spin class, as I prefer aerobics-based classes.  So when we purchased the Peloton bike last year, an indoor exercise bike with online streaming classes, I thought to myself, I am likely never going to ride this!  This was the case until we had several snow days in January, leaving me house-bound with cabin fever. peloton review I finally gave the Peloton bike a try and actually really loved it!  Even the beginner rides were a great workout!  The instructors were motivating and really pushed me to challenge myself.  The classes are either live or recorded and are modeled as group-exercise classes, even though everyone else is participating on their own bikes in their own homes.  You can see how much effort everyone else is putting forth, compare it to your own, and respond accordingly.  There are also some in-person people riding along with the instructor in the studio where the classes are filmed in NYC.  Being a beginning rider, I appreciate that these in-person people represent a diverse mix of experience levels.

The Peloton bike definitely checks a lot of my boxes for an effective and enjoyable workout!  I have continued to ride even after the snow melted.

In summary, here are my pros and cons of the Peloton bike:

Pros

  • I can use it in the comfort of my own home.
  • The recorded rides allow me to ride on my own schedule.
  • The instructor challenges and motivates me even during the recorded rides.
  • The instructor sets the pace for the ride, taking the guesswork out of it for me.
  • I can see how my level of effort compares to other riders.
  • I can see other in-person riders, which represent a diverse mix of experience levels.
  • The music playlists are provided on the class schedule so that I can select my preferred style.

Cons

  • Some of the instructors use profanity. Warnings are provided, so that you can avoid these instructors.
  • The pedal started clicking a while ago, for which we need to call tech support.

 

Have you tried a Peloton bike or other new high tech exercise equipment? What was your experience? What should we try next? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

 

 

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5 comments on “A Review of the Peloton Bike: Pros and Cons

  1. Finley Nordby on

    I really enjoy spin classes and I recommend them for you. If you try them I would like to know what you think about them.

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  2. Suzy on

    I’ve seen commercials for this and really wish I could try it. I used to love spin classes–but now I have severe arthritis in both knees (they only bend to 90 degrees and do not straighten all the way) and I’m not sure how spinning would affect me now. 🙁

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    • Kelly Nordby on

      Hi Suzy, Thank you for reading our blogs and for your comment. I am sorry to hear about your knee arthritis. 🙁 Have you tried raising the bike seat up a bit so that you do not have to bend your legs beyond 90 degrees and would also not have to straighten them all the way? Please keep us posted.

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