Let’s talk a little more about wellness. How are you taking care of yourself mentally and physically during this pandemic? If you follow me on Instagram you know I’ve been getting really serious about working out regularly, and so that led me to buying a Peloton bike.
Here’s what I like, dislike, and what I’ve learned after having a Peloton bike for a little over a week.
If you’re like me, Peloton talk is everywhere. My coworkers even created a #peloton channel on Slack because so many people have bought once since quarantine started. Insanity. Especially crazy considering the price! In the long run, we purchased because we just ended up knowing too many people that were raving about this bike, and needed cardio outside of going for runs (we went for ONE run during quarantine at the park down the street and I got sick… thought I had COVID, didn’t have COVID, and never went again).
We then purchased with a deposit and the rest on Affirm (yes, we’re financing, no need to be embarrassed about saying it)! Do you girl, and get that credit score up! As long as you know you can pay it off if you really needed to, no shame in that game!
For those who don’t know, One Peloton is a company that makes cycling bikes and treadmills, each equipped with a large screen that supports their workout membership and streaming service. Essentially, it’s your on-demand workout class. The membership includes way more than just cycling with workouts like yoga, meditation, strength, and stretching that you can do off the bike as well.
After we purchased we were told 3 weeks for delivery, and we got it the exact date we originally got at the end of checkout. The website says it could take anywhere between 5 and 7 weeks so this was an awesome surprise.
Pro tip: reach out to Peloton customer service and ask if anyone has cancelled to get your delivered moved up!
Let’s get into why you’re here in the first place – the good and bad things about the bike a little under two weeks in!
- Aesthetics – this thing is like the Tesla of bikes. It just looks so sleek. Even though it takes up a good portion of my living room (my apartment is only 700-800sq ft total).
- Quiet – the market the bike as quiet enough to use in the same room as someone sleeping and it’s so true. Matt did the first ride the first day we got it and I took multiple meetings in the same room and didn’t hear a thing.
- No Build – the bike was delivered already put together, the guys even put down the bike mat and plugged it in for us and everything, so when I got over to the bike it was on it’s onboarding screen ready to use. That’s some service.
- Excellent coaches – I’ve loved every coach I’ve taken so far, so I haven’t nothing bad to say there. Favorite so far: Cody Rigsby, Ally Love, and Robin Arzon.
- Pedals – I’m adding this at the end because I think it’s a pro and a con. A pro because you won’t slip off, which is important. Con because you absolutely need to buy a pair of shoes to use it. If you go to your friends and you have different size feet you’re shit out of luck on trying it.
- Price – it’s expensive as hell. I think it was around $2800 after taxes for the bike. You can purchase packages, our package came with the bike, a bike mat, headphones, a pair of bike shoes, and a set of 2lb weights. We had to buy an extra pair of shoes which alone is like $125 I think. So, it’s 1000% an investment, but if you know you’re going to use it then I’d say go for it.
- Seat – wow man this seat hurts, I can’t stress that enough. I know it’s just my amateur ass (literally) and it’ll get better with time, but I’m telling you that your cheeks, and in between your legs (yes, almost there) will be tender in the beginning. If you’re used to cycling I’m sure it won’t bother you. I can definitely start to feel like it’s getting easier after about two weeks.
- Headphones – these are within the package, but honestly ain’t nobody want to use headphones with wires when you’re up and down, and dancing to Britney Spears while biking.
- Shoes – my only issue with the Peloton shoes is that you need to adjust the bottoms pretty often. You get a little bag of tools that allows you to tighten the cleat at the bottom of the shoes, moved it to the ball of your foot, etc. I’ve also noticed they squeak a little when you’re “out of the saddle” which is when you’re standing while riding.
That’s really all so far! I’m honestly pretty obsessed although, so I highly suggest bugging your friend with the same size feet as you to let them use their bike and check it out yourself.
Anything else you want to ask about the Peloton, let me know your questions in the comments!
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