“That bike cannot be all that! There is no way I am paying that just for the name Peloton.” That was me when Peloton first introduced the bike. I had been to cycling classes before, but did not see that being a consistent fitness activity for me. Fast forward to 2020 and yep you guessed it, COVID-19. Here I was too afraid to go to a gym and with not much motivation to workout consistently at my home. I tell everyone, I have discipline, but I lack self-motivation. Making time to go to workout 4 to 5 times a week was not a problem, but I know I cannot push me like a class (competitive nature) or an instructor can. With my husband’s birthday coming up, I decided to pull the trigger in May and order the Peloton bike. There was a 4 week delivery wait, so in the meantime, I signed up for the free trial of the app. It was then I knew I had stumbled on to something great.
The Peloton app is a platform with not just cycle classes. There are meditation, yoga, stretching, strength, bootcamp, barre, running, and walking classes. The many options you have to stay in shape is really amazing. After the free trial, the app is $39.99 a month and to be honest it is well worth the money.
My bike arrived on June 2nd. It was a great day and I was excited to get my 1st ride in the books. I thought of myself to be somewhat in shape. I had been working out 4 times a week lifting weights and cardio the whole nine, but man oh man, that first class was something else! I did a 30 minute Pop ride with Kendall Toole and she gave me the business! I got off that bike drenched with sweat (our bike is in the garage in Houston, TX heat and keep in mind it was June) and walking slow from putting my legs in shock. At that very moment, I knew I had found something special. I rode that bike everyday from June 2nd to August 1st. Did not miss a single day. Anyone that follows me on social media will tell you!! Ya girl was hooked!! The instructors are so motivating and the leaderboard keeps you fighting for that top spot in the class! Who knew a bike that goes nowhere could bring so much joy into my life! The high fives and shout outs when you hit milestones all play a part in what makes Peloton who they are. It is a virtual community that brings all the smoke to their workouts yet gives you all the hype to succeed and finish!
I started my Peloton journey at 185lbs. I am now 170lbs and I feel amazing. Even when the scale wasn’t moving TRUST ME the inches were vanishing! Consistency and commitment to clipping in everyday gave me results! I also take advantage of the other types of classes Peloton offers when I am traveling or when I need to change it up once or twice a week. I still have not been back to the gym.
If you are like me and need the motivation to push yourself past your mental limits. If you are like me and love the convenience of walking a few steps to get in a great workout rather than fighting traffic to a gym. If you are like me and need the competitive nature of a class without the possibility of COVID-19 lingering on the equipment. I am here to tell you PELOTON is the solution for you! And when you decide you want to take the plunge like I did, I have $100 off for you with the code UMRZFD.
Don’t say I didn’t forewarn you of the turn up you will experience riding with Peloton! Now if you will excuse me, I got some holiday weight to ride off!