Over the past year or so, Peloton’s exercise bike has become widely popular. Since we’ve all been stuck at home for an unpredictable amount of time, we needed a good and reliable way to work out and get exercise in. Naturally, it’s great for those who would normally head to a spin class at their gym. All the same, an exercise bike is great for anyone wanting to begin exercising at home, at any fitness level. But Peloton seems to have taken the spotlight, and we want to figure out why. Is the hefty price tag worth it? Let’s discuss the pros and cons.
Pro: It’s Good For Everyone
Peloton has something for everyone, at any fitness level. The class instructors are all different and interesting in their own ways. Not every instructor will be a good fit for every person, but after a week or two, you’ll figure out your favorite. Every day, there are at least five new classes posted and there is an on-demand archive from each live class. Each class had a different difficulty level you can check beforehand to find the right one for you. Not to mention, if you get tired of cycling, there are other classes like yoga, HIIT, pilates, and more to do off the bike.
Pro: It’s Convenient
One of the main reasons people don’t exercise is due to lack of time. If you own a Peloton, you won’t have that excuse anymore. All you need to do is turn on the screen, tap on your username, put your shoes in the pedals, pick a class, and pedal for 20-30 minutes. You don’t need to drive to the gym or interact with people you don’t want to see. There really is no excuse.
Pro: It’s Great Quality
According to many five-star reviews on Peloton’s site, people are more than pleased with the quality of the bike itself. One review said: “my parents have had their Peloton Bike for three years and ride it almost every day. It still works like new.”.
Con: It’s Expensive
The Peloton Bike costs $1,895, while the Bike+ is $2,495. Naturally, not everyone can afford such expenses. The Peloton shoes are $150 while the mat for the bike is another $60. Not to mention, if more than one person is using the bike, they’ll need their own pair of shoes of course.
Con: It’s Subscription-Based
On top of its hefty price, Peloton requires a $39/month subscription to do the classes. Without the subscription, the Peloton is more or less a stationary bike with a blank screen attached to it. It may be cheaper than a gym, but it can be rather annoying after investing so much into the product itself to pay additional ongoing fees in order to properly use it.
Con: It’s Slow To Deliver
Many people complained about the long amount of time it took for their bike to arrived after they’ve placed their order. Wait time for the bikes can range between two to eight weeks. Peloton doesn’t have its own delivery team, making the service less reliable.