We were those people who bought a Peloton during the pandemic [a purchase I did not endorse.] We waited the crazy amount of weeks they told us it would take to get delivered and looked forward to the installation day as if it was Christmas. The sheer fact that sales went up for Peloton by 172% in 2020 proves we’re not alone…
The excitement of having the bike at home was real. Imagine not needing to feel stressed and judged in a Soul Cycle class or like a clutz at the gym. I have always had good intentions with working out, but after I had kids I just never jumped back into it.
This was going to be my means to my pre-kids body – to be able to wear a bodysuit again. Fast forward six months and sadly it’s collecting dust. [called it!] What happened to my drive and original desire to have a hot mom summer?!
It’s not you, it’s me
The bike itself is great, it’s honestly nothing against the machine or classes. I started out hot – 3-4 days a week doing a class, trying new teachers and playlists. Once I was in the rhythm of doing it, it was great, but then came the holidays… and the alcohol and food and being lazy. [Yes! Anytime I get out of routine I get so lazy too! Must be genetic…]
I’ve had a hard time getting back into it. 3-4 times a week went down to 1-2 and now it’s ‘Monday is a new day, I’m back at it then’. [Another day, another deadline] Fast forward to Friday and I’m having a large cheese pizza and breadsticks for dinner with the kids, oops.
I needed to find my personal drive again – what got me going. For those of you who have a bike, you understand why I would plan a day around a class with Cody, because it gives you life again! For those of you who don’t, I DO recommend it if you are strong willed and able to get your ass off the couch. [tough sell…I love the couch]
Old School Pro/Con List
I still believe in writing out pros and cons for any major decision in life. My dad got me into this habit while I was young and I feel as though this is one of those situations where it’s a major life decision… getting my groove back. [aka: whether or not to sell the bike]
- Fantastic value for at home workout, no gym memberships needed
- Both on and off bike classes are a part of your subscription
- The new version of the bike has a swivel screen so you can do Yoga on the mat using the same screen as you would the bike
- VERY user friendly – both the bike and navigating classes
- TONS of options for classes and music genres
- Self accountability is a must, you aren’t bound by a sign up sheet or meeting a friend for a class… its you vs. you
- It can add up. The cost of the bike plus monthly subscription and of course you’ll get sucked into buying the shoes and water bottles (or is that just me?) [this is most definitely just you…]
- Space can be an issue for us city folk. If you’re in an apartment like we are, then it does take up space and isn’t that compact. I literally sleep next to the bike and still don’t get on it as often as I should!!
The pros outweigh the cons, honestly these cons seem to be mostly a set of personal problems. [Took the words right out of my mouth!] With a recent birthday I’ve made the decision to get it together and get back on this bike or in a OnePeloton online class 3-4 days a week.
If you’re looking for a way to save on monthly memberships, the need for trendy new gym clothes to wear to that fancy gym, and the flexibility to build your WFH day around getting a workout in, this is a great option for you.
Just be prepared… it could take 6-8 weeks to get to you – but if you use it – it’s worth the wait.
What are some of your favorite Peloton classes? [help her out! clearly she needs some inspo]