Here’s a little story time for you: I’ve been a fan of working out from home for pretty much years. Before COVID-19, I would do whatever workout videos I can find from YouTube, and Amazon Prime. I did buy a workout bike, but it was a very basic one that you could not go out of the saddle no matter how many times you tried to do so.
When the pandemic was in full swing, I got the Peloton app. During the first few months of the pandemic, Peloton was free for 90 days. I really didn’t get that much use out of it, because my bike was not compatible with it. So, when the time came to either cancel or renew, I choose to cancel.
I didn’t regret that decision one bit because I really didn’t use it and at the time, I did a few of the Jillian Micheals workouts. Since then, I’ve tried out Jazzercise On Demand and Apple Fitness Plus. I love both of them, but I am really blown away from the Peloton App.
One of the reasons why I really love this app is the variety of workouts you can do. They have cycling and treadmill workouts (which they are known for), but they also have Strength, Yoga, Cardio, Meditation, Outdoor, Stretching, Tread Bootcamp, and Walking – just to name a few. I have tried cycling, strength and meditation and I absolutely love using it.
Peloton is known for their cycling classes, and I can see why. I love that I can choose my level of intensity. I also love that I can do themed classes (such as 80s, 2000s, and so much more), but also do ones that really are intense and challenging. Furthermore, there are some classes that combine cardio and strength, which I really love because it allows me to tone my arms at the same time. I do want to say that I do not have a Peloton bike, and I find that I am able to do the workouts just fine.
By using the Peloton app over Apple Fitness, I’ve noticed that in terms of cycling, I have been getting a better workout whether it’s because I’m combining it with strength or just doing harder classes.
What I also really like about Peloton is that newer classes are added daily as well as have several live classes throughout the day. I found that with Apple Fitness Plus they didn’t update it as often, so I enjoy that I don’t have to take the same class over again. When it comes to fitness, I need that variety or else I get bored.
What I also love about the app is the meditation. I have tried some of their meditations before going to bed, and they have made all of the difference. While I mainly use it to help with sleep, I definitely want to try it out for other purposes, such as self-acceptance and love. I have the Calm app subscription that I have since cancelled, and I am so relieved that I can integrate all of my needs into one app.
While I have yet to explore more of this app, I am absolutely obsessed with the Peloton app. I hope to explore the Yoga and the HIIT classes next, but I think that for the price of $12.99, it definitely holds its’ value. For me, it definitely bundles many of the workouts and health aspects that into one app, which I really love.
Have you tried using a Peloton bike or an app?
*This post was not sponsored by Peloton.