I’ve been a big fan of peloton for a while now.
I started with treadmill classes and outdoor classes last fall to get me off my butt during my running funk. Most recently, I started doing a slue of strength classes. Then I did a lot of reading about Peloton hacks, or how to set up your own peloton bike for a fraction of the cost (because a $2000 bike isn’t in everyone’s budget, amirite?).
I wanted to add some sort of cross-training into my workout routine and I know that spinning is excellent and low impact so getting my own hacked set up in the house was a win-win.
Here’s my set up (the ipad now has a mount, but it hadn’t been set up when I took the pictures)
Here’s my set up:
I use the Peloton Digital app, and the sensor allows me to track my cadence as the instructors call it out. You don’t get the leaderboard tracking or the output information that Peloton gives though you can get a speed/distance tracker, Wahoo has one) to track speed. If you’re okay with all that, I paid about 20% of the cost of an actual Peloton bike for my set up. Thanks to Josh over at Howard County Dads for some of the recommendations and sharing his own setup.
Currently, Peloton Digital is offering 3 months for free to test out the app. Bike or no bike, there is something for everyone. While I love my new option for spinning, I fell in love with their outdoor running classes first, followed by treadmill, strength, and yoga classes.
If you use Peloton, let’s be friends! I’m on the app at #legallyheidi.
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