1 Month with One Peloton: My Peloton Review

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Last month I got my Peloton.  It's been exactly one month since my first ride, and having one month under my belt, I thought I would share my thoughts on it thus far.

Rewinding way back to before Christmas - I knew that I wanted a piece of workout equipment to have at home.  A Peloton was at the back of my mind because I really enjoyed spinning, but I thought a treadmill would be best.  I had one previously, and used it all the time, plus I thought even on those days I didn't really want to workout, I could get on to walk while watching a show.  It seemed to be most practical option.

Then I kept seeing Peloton commercials.  And hearing of people getting one.  And even one of my cousins mentioned how much he liked having his at Christmas...it just kept hitting me and hitting me.  So, I ultimately decided just to go for it.  I was getting a Peloton.  

And I love it.  Zero regrets.  (Or as that commercial says, regerts!)

Here's what I love about it:

  • Convenience.  It's right there.  There is no time to talk myself out of going to the gym.  All I have to do is throw on workout clothes, and get on.  Whenever I want.  It's sooooo convenient.
  • Size.  If you want some type of exercise equipment at home, I feel like this one is a good size.  Not too big at all.  I was able to keep it upstairs in my loft area, which also holds my desk.
  • Options.  You can do a live class (I have only done the on demand classes, but they do have live classes, as well), you can choose the length, you can choose the music, you can choose the instructor (my favorites thus far are Robin and Leanne), you can choose if you want a  HIIT workout, or a low intensity workout...there are just SO many options.  Plus, you don't even have to do a cycling class.  You can do a strength training class, yoga, or meditation...the list goes on.  Again, so many options!
  • Leaderboard.  When I did classes in a cycling studio, I never really paid attention to the leaderboard.  And honestly, with the Peloton, I didn't start out paying much attention to it either.  But now, after a few rides, it has turned into such a great motivator.  
  • Large Screen.  I know of a few people that have gotten the Peloton app, and use that with a different bike.  It can definitely be a more cost effective option, but I really love having the big screen, right there in front me.  I think it keeps me focused on the ride and workout.
  • Stats.  Within your account, you are given a rundown of your stats.  How many active days you have had, hours, mileage.  I'm a numbers person and it's really neat to see that.

What I don't love as much:

  • Cost.  It's a big purchase, plus you have to pay a monthly subscription to get access to all the classes, etc.  I understand that equipment costs a lot, and the subscription fee isn't all that different from some gyms, but I still feel like it's a bit expensive.  That said, my experience with it so far has made it worth the cost.
  • No Pause.  When my Peloton was delivered, one of the guys noted that you are unable to pause a workout.  Which isn't that big of deal, but I did notice during one yoga session, I really wish I could have paused while I was getting some extra stuff together for my makeshift equipment.  
  • Unclipping.  This is kind of silly, and I know it's user error, but sometimes I have trouble getting unclipped from the pedals.  Honestly, I can be super uncoordinated at times, and I think this is one of them, haha, but since I was sharing my experience, I wanted to note it.  I will be so worn out from a workout, and ready to get off the bike, only to struggle getting my darn shoe unclipped!  

If you are considering a Peloton, they do offer a 30 day home trial.  If you decide it's not for you within 30 days, they will come pick up the bike, free of charge, and you get a full refund.  Click here for the details.  Knowing this, it made me feel a lot better with my decision to get one in case, for some reason, I ended up not liking it.   

When I purchased the bike, I did the essentials package to go with it, which included shoes (ordered my normal size), a set of weights, and headphones.  I was told the heart monitor wasn't all that great, and I was able to find a mat on Amazon for under the bike that was a lot cheaper than what they offer at Peloton, which is why I didn't purchase one up and get the works package.

I was also able to get $100 off my accessories using a code (thanks, Sarah!).  When you have a Peloton, you are able to refer others with a code.  It allows your friend $100 off accessories, and gives you store credit to the Peloton boutique for referring them.  My code is 6X3PSW.

I thought it might be helpful to share a little breakdown of my usage.  That way you could see the experience this review is based on. 

Weeks: 6
Total Workouts: 16 Cycling, 2 Yoga
Shortest Workout: 15 Minutes
Longest Workout: 30 Minutes

I plan to do another review at the 6 month mark.  Just to check in to see if I am still using it as much, if my thoughts are the same, if I have discovered any new likes/dislikes, and if I have noticed any type of wear and tear on the bike.

If you have Peloton, I am curious to hear how you like it, and who your favorite instructors are!

Linking up with Lindsay.


  1. I have been wanted a Peleton so I was sooo happy to read it. Saving this and glad you love it!

  2. Honestly, I think this is just the best purchase EVER!! I'm so jealous and if we had the space I'd get one tomorrow! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. I would love to get a Peleton. Brian got just a regular exercise bike for Christmas and used it the first few weeks now it is just sitting there. i would be afraid to spend the money and it would do the same thing.

  4. Dang girl, 18 workouts in just six weeks?! That's awesome!! I would really love to have one but I have no clue where I'd put it. Maybe one day when the kids get older and we don't need to have a play room!

  5. Thank you for this review! It seems like such an awesome workout equipment, but I don't know anyone who has one.

  6. I absolutely love my Peloton. I recently finished a 60 day streak but am still going! I enjoy Ally
    Jen, Olivia and a couple others I can't think of right now! Love the community and positivity.