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To Bike or Not To Bike?

So I purchased a Peloton bike as a Christmas gift to myself. Yes, I buy myself Christmas gifts. I was scared to at first. What if I get the bike and only ride it once? As soon as the delivery technicians installed it, gave me a brief tutorial and pulled out of my driveway, I put my spin shoes on. Whoa! I really wasn’t ready. I was an active spinner 8-9 years ago. How hard is spinning now? VERY!

Well, it is 2020 and I have committed to a few of the Peloton challenges for the year. In addition, I also included a personal riding goal of at least four times per week on my 2020 vision board that I must look at daily.

Many people have asked my opinion about the Peloton. So, here goes…the bike, so far, seems to be a great investment. I’ve had it for a month and have used it often. The classes offered are very interactive. You can choose a live class and unlike an actual gym, you don’t have to worry about the class filling up and leaving you out. Sometimes, I literally jump out of the bed and hop onto the bike. It’s scary how much it feels like the instructor is speaking directly to you. Once I got adjusted to the narrow seat, which is customary with all spin bikes, the rides have gone smoothly. I love the music options and you can filter the length of time you’d like to ride, the music and the instructor. There are a plethora of other exercise options besides cycling. These are also available via the peloton app. I don’t have anything negative to say about my peloton. Heck, it doesn’t even take up that much space.

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