The indoor cycling experts at Peloton think the best way to get your sweat on is at home.
Corey Christenson, the Peloton store lead at “Mall of America” says, “You can wake up at 5 a.m., roll out of bed, have your workout done by 6 a.m. and then get ready for work without having to leave the comfort of your own house.”
But to get the at home spin bike, you’re going to have to spend about 2500 dollars the first year !!! Then about 500 a year after that !!!
How much, you ask? The bike costs $1,995, plus a $40 per month subscription. Then there are shoes, weights and other accessories to be fully geared. However. Peloton, the New York-based company, is offering to front the fitness if you can’t shell out the $2,000 up front for the bike, with 12- or 39-month payment plans.
With the 39-month option, you’re spinning your wheels to the tune of $97 a month for a little over three years. While nowadays many fitness centers like 24 hour Fitness and Fitness World offer Indoor Cycling classes with the the monthly membership from 39 to 79 a month. PLUS many other classes like bootcamp, yoga, AND, resistance training machines, other cardio equipment like treadmills, and saunas, whirlpools and humans to greet you with a “good morning”.
“With the classes and everything, you’re looking at about $3,600 after the 39 months,” says Corey Christenson.
Corey says that with 10 to 15 live classes a day that you can clip into, plus 8,000 on-demand sweat sessions at your fingertips, the legions of Peloton fans insist the cost of convenience is worth it.
So how does it compare to the average cost of a boutique spinning class? At most studios, unlimited sessions at most studios, you’re looking at about $150 per month. And you need a one year commitment to get that price. However this includes an orientation, human contact, community, and of course positive energy.
“Positive energy is very contagious, especially in a small studio where the music is loud, the energy is high,” says Maddie Bass, an instructor at Surge Cycling. “It’s really easy to be motivated by the person next to you, by the instructor.”
Plus, studios like Surge Cycling boast personal instruction and attention for the price.
“If they have any current injuries, it’s really easy to tell them those modifications, even if we’re doing certain drills that might be harder on certain muscles it’s really easy for us to give those modifications as well, “and you can’t necessarily do that in an at-home workout,” Maddie Bass says. At a traditional Indoor Cycling studio they really know you by their name and not a username.
If both the studio and streaming service are too steep a hill for you to climb, you can life hack the spin by using your own bike at home and download the Peloton App for $13 and subscribing to the stream of classes for $40 a month. Or their are tons of free classes on Youtube such as Brian’s full 40 minute class which you can find here.
Also note that most studios offer special offers for first-timers. Newbie Special such as 2 classes for $16 or first 2 weeks for 40 dollars, etc.
To conclude. Indoor Cycling Magazine is not going to be a cheerleader for huge corporations making millions of dollars of the consumer, who is just trying to become fitter and healthier. If that was the case then many would be denied access due to their limited income. Indoor Cycling Magazine does not support Peloton System, we support a consumer-friendly, human interaction based and affordable fitness.
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