We got a Peloton Bike (and here's what we learned!)
I might have mentioned it, but in November we bought a Peloton Bike.
Honestly, if you'd told me a year ago I'd own a Peloton Bike I would have laughed in your face.
This time last year I'd just starting a free trial of the Peloton Digital membership and was absolutely loving it (I wrote a review of Peloton Digital here) but I had absolutely no interest in the bike. I never even taken a spin class - why would I want a bike?!
But fell in love with Peloton Digital last year - I wrote that post back in January 2021 after only using the app for a few weeks. I ended up using the app to train for my 9th half marathon back in September, stacking 60 minute marathon runs with other classes every week to hit my long run mileage and using the 30 minute classes in the week. With the exception of my weekly parkrun runs, I use the Peloton classes for every single run I go on. I've been running for over 8 years now and honestly, sometimes it does get a bit boring, but using the Peloton outdoor or Tread runs to guide my runs has given me a whole lease of life with running.
I also love the other classes too - every Wednesday night I do an evening workout with a mix of strength classes from the app, and I've also regularly done yoga and cardio classes too.
So the decision to take the next the step and buy a Peloton bike wasn't completely impulsive - I'd spent the previous 10 months completely absorbed in Peloton - meeting the instructors, enjoying the music, appreciating the range of classes and falling in love with the idea of connected fitness.
I'd spent at least a few months joking about buying a bike, but in October 2021 we started to talk about it seriously.
Purchase and Delivery
I was sooooo excited in those two weeks waiting! I read everything, I got a Scosche Rhythm + Heart Rate Monitor from ebay and looked into padded shorts. We measured and remeasured the space we'd chosen for the bike to make sure if would fit, and cleared the space for the bike's arrival.
Our delivery slot was 8-10am on the day (I really recommend taking the day off work if you can), and an hour before arrival they called to say they were on the way. We actually ended up with a leaking radiator in the room the bike was going in (not what we needed!) so we had to place it in the middle of the room for the first few days but we were able to move it into its proper place between us.
When the guys arrived they were so so so helpful. They got everything set up and plugged in and gave us plenty of time to test the bike and check everything was working, and they helped me to set the height and handlebars and set up our wifi and accounts. They showed me around everything on the bike again and made sure we were happy before they left. It's one of the best delivery experiences I've ever had.