Quarantine has really given me a chance to focus on my physical and mental health, which is was way overlooked at the start of this year. Self-care and doing things for yourself are way too important to sleep on. I’ve been exercising as much as I can with yoga, walking, running, and my new obsession — my DIY Peloton bike! I know that when you buy a Peloton, it’s a commitment and certainly a financial investment. They offer tons of packages and add ons that you can buy, which is super helpful for many, but I knew that I needed something a little more budget friendly (and maybe less of a commitment if I decide to order pizza tonight instead of working out). Peloton bikes range in price but can be upwards of $2,000, and I knew I needed to try it out first before I make the real investment. I found a way to turn this luxury machine into a cheaper home workout reality.
DIY Peloton Bike
I found my spinner bike from Amazon, although there are so many other options where you can find them. Amazon does have a wide variety of options in different price ranges, so there’s bound to be one that fits your budget. I prefer mine to have a water bottle holder, because I know I’ll need it, and a tablet holder for my iPad so I can watch the workouts. You can also find some great spinner bikes on Facebook Marketplace or other resale sites. There’s always new listings, so set your notifications to alert you when one is available nearby! I also encourage you to get a bike that has the ability to clip spinning shoes into it – I explain why if you keep scrolling!
What’s been really great, is that Peloton offers a subscription service to their online platform for those who may not want to buy the whole Peloton package. This subscription is a monthly digital membership for $12.99/month that allows you to have access to thousands of classes that you can literally take anywhere. Not all classes need the spinner bike either, which I never knew! I love this because there are live classes and on-demand classes that range from indoor cycling to running and strength training. The options are endless and the classes are fantastic. Not to mention the price is budget friendly and worth every penny.
The bike is the main course for this experience, but there are some add ons that you’ll need too. I found all of these products on amazon, so I hope this helps!
- Clip in shoes : It’s so easy for your foot to slip out and cause an injury, so having shoes that clip into the pedals make this workout safer. Clip in shoes can be a little pricey, but I did my best to find the nicest ones for the right deal.
- Yoga mat: Like I said before, not all workouts with the monthly Peloton subscription take place on the bike! I’ve been loving the meditation and stretching classes to start my mornings, so a mat is a must.
- iPad or iPhone handlebars mount: I know that there are spin bikes that come with these built in, but some don’t! I really like having a mount for my phone or tablet so I can have the workouts right in front of me just like a real Peloton bike. These are great because they squeeze your phone or tablet so they won’t slip out and shatter. Safety first!!
I hope that this round-up can help those itching to get a Peloton but can’t justify the price! I am really excited to keep going with my DIY version, so in the future I can decide if I want to splurge! Let me know if you have a DIY Peloton and how you’ve been using it at home!
Do you own a Peloton bike? Let me know in a comment below!