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What makes Peloton different?

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One of the things people often ask about Peloton is what makes it different than other fitness platforms and products you can buy for your home. Is it just like any other treadmill or spin bike that will largely collect dust and remind you of the money you wasted on it?

We’ve compiled a few simple reasons in a Google Web Story that you can browse here or read more below.

Engaging live and on-demand Classes

One of the aspects of Peloton that I love is the countless live and on-demand classes that it offers. You’ll never have a shortage of engaging classes to take, regardless if you want a 30-minute bike workout or a 20-minute strength class. Peloton offers live classes seven days a week at a variety of times to cover a multitude of time zones. Classes usually start at 2:30 a.m. EST and continue into the evening. You’ll get unlimited access to all the classes, including in your monthly subscription.

If you can’t make a live class, Peloton always puts them on-demand soon after so you can take/re-take it at any time. Each live class includes a leaderboard tracking total output, but you can always hide it.

Peloton’s instructors are engaging, motivating, and make it enjoyable to work out. If you’ve struggled with making at-home cardio a routine, you’ll find Peloton to be unlike anything you’ve used in the past.

“The biggest thing that stands out to me is the community that Peloton has built. It doesn’t feel like just working out at home, my wife and I have both found meaningful connections with various instructors and enjoy our Peloton workouts as if they were happening in-person. For us, there’s a real family vibe to the whole thing, like the most memorable sports team you were on.” 

Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

“The biggest reason why I keep coming back to my Peloton is because of the engagement features. In addition to the feeling of community, Peloton offers a variety of ways to keep you motivated such as the Leaderboard, challenges, and more. These “gamification” features are what make Peloton unique to me and help me stay motivated to keep returning to the bike.”

Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

What makes Peloton different: Convenience

As a busy father of three, I found it almost impossible to go to the gym, and running outside became highly dependant on the weather. In the winter, I would have to try to time my workouts at the warmest part of the day, and in the summer, I’d have to beat the heat. I’d also have to make sure my wife was available to watch our kids as well. If she were running an errand, I’d always have to wait until she returned.

With Peloton, I can take classes on my schedule regardless of the time of day or weather. If you’re a parent of young children, you’ll be able to sneak a quick workout in during nap times where that wasn’t possible when trying to workout outdoors.

Engaging music

Every Peloton class includes an engaging soundtrack, with many of the classes being themed for certain music. If you find a song you like, you can even favorite it, and it’ll automatically appear on a special playlist in Spotify or Apple Music.

Recent themed classes have included The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, Elvis, and Beyoncé.

“Riding my Peloton Bike is like being at the best party in town, with Jenn Sherman as the DJ (her music is off the charts!) and my friends on the Leaderboard dancing. The bonus is I get fit and my music knowledge grows every day.”

David B, Dallas,TX

The best of the gym at home

The overall experience of using a Peloton product while taking a live or on-demand class is truly a world-class fitness experience. It brings the best of the gym home in a place that’s safe, convenient, and works on your schedule.

If you’re looking to get fit this year, a Peloton bike or treadmill is one of the best investments you can make. Peloton has partnered with Affirm to offer both products on a low monthly payment that’s interest-free. Peloton also offers a 30-day at-home trial so that you can try out a Peloton hardware product with confidence.

If you’re ready to purchase but can’t decide which products, we’ve put together some handy resources.

What makes Peloton different for you? Leave a comment below to let us know!

By Bradley Chambers

Rides a Peloton bike all over Chattanooga, TN.

Contact: bradley@9to5mac.com
Twitter: @BradleyChambers