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Hate Going to the Gym? Then Buy A Peloton!

bike-angled-1162.jpgI don't know about you, but I hate going to the gym. I hate feeling self conscious. I hate going to a class and feeling like the most out of shape person there. I hate seeing my reflection in the mirrors and I hate screaming kids in locker rooms and I hate walking into a spin class and thinking there's a bike available but in reality, three quarters of the bikes are broken and a lot of the participants are on their third class of the morning and they're not going anywhere.

My flirtation with Peloton began about three years ago. I was really hating my gym membership at New York Sports Club where I would inhale cleaning fluid every time I was on a cardio machine because I seemed to always pick the precise time the cleaning staff decided to vacuum or spray the machines. At the time, I saw a Peloton showroom open at my local mall and I pretty much thought it was something for the uber rich -- sort of like the Tesla showroom that was on the lower level.

But then I started seeing lots of ads about Peloton everywhere I went. If I was on Facebook, it would pop up in the corner of my page and I became intrigued. At this point, I bit the bullet and decided to join an even more expensive gym that came complete with a swanky lockerroom, indoor and outdoor pools, rows and rows of equipment and lots of classes. At first, I really enjoyed the gym, but when the honeymoon was over, I started to realize that I just didn't like going to the gym. The classes were still too crowded, and I still felt like the most out of shape person there.

At this point, I discovered the Peloton app so I downloaded it on my phone, walked up to a random spin bike in the cardio area, selected a Jersey Boys theme ride and I was off. Instantly, I fell in love with the instructor and the music. There's something to be said about spinning - as long as you have great music to guide your ride, it makes it go that much faster. I then tried a few stretching exercises with one of their coaches and then drove home.

I used the app for a few more months and then visited the Peloton showroom again. This time, I was way more serious and found out about their financing option - I'd be able to pay a little bit more than what I was paying for my monthly gym membership but this time, I would get to take classes in the privacy of my own home. I didn't bite the bullet at the showroom but when I saw a Facebook friend had taken the plunge, I finally decided to pull the trigger.

The bike arrived a few weeks later and I have been loving my Peloton bike ever since. From the coaches who are so fun and encouraging, to the theme rides -- I personally love the Diva rides and the 80's rides to the scenic rides where I was able to visit Costa Rica right from my guest room. I've had the bike for about two months now and between myself and my hubby we've logged about 85 rides.

There's really nothing that compares to this bike -- you can take classes live, on demand, the scenic rides and select the duration of the ride you'd like to take. Plus, there's another option called Beyond the Ride where you can take yoga classes, shadowboxing, stretching, weight training and more. And if you travel, you can still use the app so that you don't miss a workout.

For more information, you can visit Peloton.com - trust me, you are going to love it -- especially if you're not a gym lover, this is going transform your life.

Posted in: *Product Reviews & Deals, Blog on 12/23/2016

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