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Peloton Review One Year In (Favorite Classes, Instructors, Tips)

We got our Peloton in March of 2021 and it has been one of the best investments we have made. It has seriously been a game changer for both Andrew and I. I was worried at first it was all hype, that people didn’t truly love it as much as they led on but I was so wrong. I have waited a long time to share my Peloton review one year in because I really wanted to wait a full year but this is going to go over A LOT!

Peloton Review One Year In

 

Peloton Review One Year In

Our experience:

Andrew and I are very different when it comes to the Peloton. I use it daily and do a wide variety of workouts: strength, barre, yoga, Pilates, runs, walks, biking, stretches, and boot camps. He pretty much only does biking and does it about 4-5 days a week. We both agree it has really helped with the difficulty that finding time to go to the gym was. For me, I can still get to the gym 1-2 times a week for my Pilates fusion class or to use the treadmill for an indoor run but with two busy kids, it was getting harder.

Favorite Classes:

I don’t know that I could list all of my favorite classes (I have taken over 1000)  but a few that I have done more than once are:

  • The Hamilton Ride
  • The Greatest Showman Ride
  • Ally’s 20 and 30 and 60 minute Country rides
  • Robin’s Interval Runs
  • Any Callie or Rebecca core class
  • Hannah and Ally’s Barre classes
  • Cody’s XOXO Cody Rides
  • Any of Adrian’s or Matty’s run especially the Hamilton run
  • Alex’s club bangers rides

Favorite Instructors:

I do really love all the instructors but not ALL the classes they do. For example, I love Hannah’s barre and stretching classes but not her rides. I love Emma’s strength classes but not her rides. There are some instructors who I love any and everything they do and will pretty much jump at any class. Ally, Robin, Cody, Alex, Rebecca Kennedy are all super huge favorites of mine.

Things to know before you buy:

It is an investment. Yes but I look at things in a cost-per-use way. So for example in the first year of having Peloton, I did over 1000 workouts. Or rather I did 270 cycling classes. So if I JUST take the cycling classes it’s less than $20 per class. Where a studio charges around $35 for a class. But I am also getting strength, yoga, barre, running, etc. It’s also a monthly membership of around $42. Again, a gym membership is A LOT more than that so I do not think $42 a month is a huge investment. You do not NEED the cycling shoes. Andrew didn’t want to do them so we ordered cages from Amazon and use our regular sneakers. I don’t think it’s a huge difference. I also already had 3 lb weights so I opted to not do the packages that had weights, shoes, etc. We bought a mat on Amazon which was much cheaper as well.

Random Tips:

  • You can Google Peloton and the class name on your phone and you should be able to click on it and open it in your app to save!
  • Stacking classes the day before is the best way to just wake up and do a workout. No need to kill time scrolling through and trying to figure out what you want to do.
  • If you want to do a cycling monthly challenge you can’t access it to join from the app like other challenges- you have to from the bike itself.

If you have never tried Peloton you can click here and get a 60-day guest pass for free! If you are interested in buying a Peloton please click this link and use my referral code 🙂

I know this is a pretty dense Peloton review but I really wanted to give the most information! I hope if you are on the fence about Peloton or even new to Peloton you found this helpful!

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20 Comments

  1. Maureen wrote:

    I’ve heard about Pelotons and always wondered about the hype. So thank you for sharing your thoughts on it because it sounds like it’s worth the investment. I also love that it has different types of classes that you can do. It makes working out that much easier and not so mundane! Pinned this post so that I can refer back to it if and when I get my own Peloton.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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  2. Maureen wrote:

    I’ve heard about Pelotons and always wondered about the hype. So thank you for sharing your thoughts on it because it sounds like it’s worth the investment. I also love that it has different types of classes that you can do. It makes working out that much easier and not so mundane! Pinned this post so that I can refer back to it if and when I get my own Peloton.

    Maureen

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  3. Heather wrote:

    I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a peloton for two years now. Everyone that I know that has one loves it.

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  4. Talya wrote:

    I haven’t tried Peloton yet but have friends that rave about it. Maybe I need to get in on the Peleton action too!

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  5. Beth wrote:

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I’ve been thinking about getting a Peloton, but I wasn’t sure if it would be worth it.

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  6. Ryan Zofay wrote:

    I’m so happy these classes are working out in your favor. I see the funny tik toks of Cody on my feed all the time, he makes me want to join.

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  7. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Peloton! Looks like it’s very beneficial. Thanks for the tips!

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  8. John wrote:

    I was thinking about getting one of these last year during the lockdowns. I bought some shares in the company instead and they got hammered!! Hopefully they will pick back up lol 😆

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  9. Stephanie wrote:

    It’s fantastic that you’ve found Peloton to be so helpful! I’ve always thought that it sounds like an awesome investment. I can’t do a lot of the classes it would offer because my body can’t handle the intensity, but it’s wonderful that it’s benefitted both you and your husband this past year!

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  10. alita wrote:

    Wow, I need one in the house too. Its a good investment we can get for our health this year.

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  11. Dominique wrote:

    I do the Peloton classes and love them! They have great instructors 🙂

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  12. Lizzie wrote:

    Thank you for sharing your honest review! I didn’t realize how much of an investment it was with additional purchases/memberships. I always hear great things about it though!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

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  13. Hhhhmmmm….alright then! Thank you for sharing your experience on the peloton, Neely!

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  14. This is interesting! And like that, you included tips regarding this review. I will check it out. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Nyxie wrote:

    My friend loves Peloton! I could never get into it. I’m much more akin to walking or running.

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  16. Millie wrote:

    So often exercise machines become places to hang clothes! But it’s so great that both of you are still using and enjoying Peloton!

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  17. Cinny wrote:

    I love my peloton as well. I always hated spin class but I’ve found it works so well with my schedule.

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  18. Clarice wrote:

    Than you for sharing the guest pass. We are actually planning to enroll so, this review is appreciated. Thank you for sharing. I think we’ll be able to save with this option.

    Published 3.30.22
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  19. Chloe Arnold wrote:

    EEEE We literally just ordered ours and I can’t wait to use it!! Definitely looking up these instructors!

    Published 3.30.22
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  20. April wrote:

    My sister has a peloton and loves it. My nephew loves it too. I think I may need to try it out.

    Published 4.6.22
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