I know the Peloton is discussed a fair bit so I thought I would share some details after owning one for two years.
- I purchased my Peloton in Jan 2020 and used Affirm to spread out the payments. I did this because I thought "If I see the bill every month I will be more likely to use it" -- It turns out I didn't need this kind of motivation...
- In the last two years I've done 577 total Peloton workouts. 445 of them were cycling on the bike and the rest were strength training, yoga, etc.
- I figure I had 10 weeks in the last two years I was unable to exercise due to illness, injury, or being out of town.
- This means of the 104 weeks of ownership, 94 were weeks that I could choose to use it or not. I used it 577 times so 577/94=6 times/week. This jives pretty well with what I would guess as I typically bike M-F and on the weekends I often do something else (strength training).
- I have been paying about $170/month for BIke Payments+ membership. This is just a bit over a nice Gym membership (for two people). The times I've used a Gym I tended to probably average 1-2 times a week so getting 3-4 times more workouts for a bit more money is a pretty good tradeoff.
- Most of my workouts (80%) are 30 minutes long, rarely longer but sometimes I do go down to 20 (short on time or just 'not feeling it').
- The Instructor's encouragement really kind of works, when they encourage/cajole/scream at you to work harder you actually do. Some of their self-affirmation stuff ("Treat yourself like someone you love") sounds corny but it kind of works (for me anyway!).