I have heard so many things about the Peloton workouts from good friends that have purchased the bike. I am not a huge cycler, so I haven’t really had an interest in purchasing one due to the cost. However, I didn’t realize until recently how much you can still access without one! I enjoy working out at home simply for convivence, but have really been wanting to switch things up. I am so glad I finally looked into the live stream and on demand option. I am currently enjoying the 30 day trial and wanted to give my thoughts so far! It truly is another “netflix” for fitness with so many great options, formats, and time options!
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The on demand option gives you access to all workouts through your computer or phone/ipad app. If you have an apple watch you can connect the workouts to your watch which is pretty neat. The app is organized into class formats or types of workouts. Classes include categories such as strength, yoga, meditation, cardio, stretching, cycling, outdoor (audio), running, walking, and boot camp. Within each category you can filter based on your specific needs such as instructor, difficulty, length, and music. You also have the option to join live classes which are displayed at the top of your main page with format and time. There is also a schedule if you want to plan your week on the live class options or do classes with friends in real time!
With the app, you have profile stats you can access at any time. It will show all workouts you have completed and the format of those workouts. You can also view every completed workout and access your stats (if connected to watch) to show total calories burned and heartrate throughout the workout. There are challenges and awards you can also earn. This element of the digital platform reminds me a lot of Orange Theory.
After the first 30 days the on demand option is $12.99 a month. I know the cost is different if you purchase the actual bike, so this is solely for the digital option only.
- Easy and convenient to use
- So many great options and can be tailored to exact needs
- Reasonable price for the amount of workouts you can access
- Live class options
- Workout stats and data saved in your profile
- Ability to link to watch- heart rate displayed on screen throughout workout
- Good music
- No “programs” to follow- choose what you want each day/week
- Cost increases with bike purchase
- Purchase or have access to equipment used
- Technology — things can happen unexpectedly
Overall I am really loving the classes! I am excited to try different ones and think the workouts are great! I will definitely continue for the next few months!