Trying Out the Peloton App

I got a free 30 day subscription so I’m trying out the Peloton app. I don’t have the Peloton bike or treadmill but my daughter-in-law suggested that I try out the exercise classes on the Peloton app or website.  The classes are led by instructors and include a wide variety. I’ve been trying out different ways of getting a workout so I liked the idea of trying the Peloton classes.

Categories

There are different categories for each class:

  • Yoga
  • Strength
  • Stretching
  • Meditation
  • Cardio
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor (audio only obviously)
  • Running
  • Walking
  • Tread Bootcamp
  • Bike Bootcamp

So far I have tried classes in the yoga, strength, and stretching categories.  Once you’re in the different categories, the classes are then grouped by body parts such as core, quads, hamstrings, arms, etc.

I like that the individual classes tend to be short. So far I’ve taken classes that range from 10 minutes to 20 minutes.

Once you’ve identified the classes that you want to take, you can select them and put them in a Stack. The classes are then listed there and you can move from one to the next without problem.

Trying Out the Peloton App

The classes are well done. They tell you in advance what equipment you need. I took one class that required a dumbbell which fortunately I had. Most of the classes have just needed a mat and use bodyweight.  The videos are well done and I think the instructors do a good job of explaining what they’re doing.

I noticed that the instructors give advance warning of what’s going to happen next. If your mind wanders, it’s possible that you might get a big confused by that at times. I don’t want to say that’s what happened with me but I am a daydreamer by nature.

I struggle with doing workouts at home but these worked pretty well. Part of the problem with working out at home is that my dog Penny just goes bonkers when I get on the floor. That seems to be a universal trait for dogs. Try doing yoga in your living room and soon there’s a dog trying to join you in downward facing dog.

Also, you can slack off in class because nobody is actually watching you. So it depends on your personality, I suppose.

Conclusion

I’m using the 30-day free subscription. Hopefully it won’t be hard to cancel. If it is, I’ll update my review with that information. After that, it costs $12.99 (US) as of today. This could certainly change. It’s less expensive than most gym memberships but of course the gym provides the equipment.

I think the classes are well produced and the instructors are good. If you like working out at home, this might be a good fit for you. For me, it reminded me why I like to go to the gym so I’m going to cancel the membership.

A member of the Becoming Elli Facebook Group is using HasFit. It sounds like a similar program but is a bit less expensive. I’ll check that out next and let you know.

Let me know if you’ve used the Peloton workouts and what you thought or let me know if you’re using a different at home program.

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