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belly05

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Peloton Workout without the Crazy Cost
« on: May 25, 2019, 10:28:57 AM »
As someone who enjoys exercise I’ve always had some form of the prison yard gym setup similar to MMM.  This has worked well but I recently stumbled into a really great setup using the Peloton app.  Normally anything associated with Peloton is insanely expensive; however I wanted to share this setup since it is a very nice experience with minimal cost.

The Equipment:
• Bike: To keep cost at a minimum for this I went to my sister’s large apartment building in Chicago and talked to the maintenance team.  Every 6 months they throw away all of the un-claimed old bikes in the bike room of this large building.  It turns out all major apartment buildings do this!  So after a brief 3 week wait I was able to go down on “cleaning day” and take my pick from about 30 bikes that they were ready to throw out.


• Indoor Bike Trainer/Stand: This is the only item that actually cost any money.  After some research I went with this bike stand from amazon: (non affiliate link) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GC2HWDS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title


With the bike and bike trainer secured now it was time to download the Peloton app.  The app costs 21.24/month which is a little on the high side for a recurring subscription in my book.  However in their fine print Peloton offers us a super handy way to reduce this cost!  You can add up to 3 other members to your account and all three members can use the app simultaneously through this 1 single membership. Armed with this information I asked around and it turns out that 1 friend and 1 family member were interested in splitting the monthly fee with me, reducing the cost down to $7.08/month :)

To complete the setup I simply took an old android tablet that was lying around and downloaded the Peloton app.  From there I took the free chrome cast that came with this old tablet, hooked it up to and old spare TV and set everything up on top of a workbench in the basement.  I've attached a picture of the final setup to this post so you can see how easy and simple it is.

Weekly Workout Schedule:
The app also has great workouts beyond just cycling.  I’m by no means a trainer or fitness expert but after some trial and error I came up with the weekly workout schedule below:

•   Shoulders & Arms
•   Yoga & Core
•   Biking & Deadlift
•   Chest & Back
•   Yoga & Core
•   Rest

Hopefully other forum members find this post useful and maybe even band together to split memberships with each other to stay fit on the cheap!
« Last Edit: May 25, 2019, 10:30:32 AM by belly05 »

August26th

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Re: Peloton Workout without the Crazy Cost
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 12:59:14 PM »
Badassity at its finest! Awesome.

Dr Kidstache

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Re: Peloton Workout without the Crazy Cost
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 04:12:14 PM »
This is great!

kpd905

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Re: Peloton Workout without the Crazy Cost
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2019, 08:08:44 PM »
With a non-smart trainer, you can always try a free trial of one of the apps, then jot down a ton of workouts while you have access.

belly05

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Re: Peloton Workout without the Crazy Cost
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2019, 11:12:36 AM »
This is great!

Badassity at its finest! Awesome.

Thanks Dr Kidstache & August26th! :)

With a non-smart trainer, you can always try a free trial of one of the apps, then jot down a ton of workouts while you have access.

That is a good idea kpd905!  I will say I've been surprised at how much the virtual trainers have motivated me though.  Never felt like I needed someone else to push me, but I have to admit they definitely push me harder than I would on my own which leads to better workouts.  As long as you can split the app with 3 other people to get the monthly cost under $10 it seems like a pretty decent value. 

Hopefully other mustachians can use this type of setup and enjoy!



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Re: Peloton Workout without the Crazy Cost
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2019, 07:17:50 AM »
Awesome! I have an indoor trainer setup similar to yours. I hadn’t used the pelaton app because of cost. Good to know you can split the membership! I’ve been using YouTube videos instead but that gets annoying with the amount of commercials nowadays. It’s typically to have 3 commercial breaks during a 20min workout :-(. I’m gonna start asking friends and family if they would be interested in splitting a membership.


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js82

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Re: Peloton Workout without the Crazy Cost
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2019, 09:11:29 AM »
Bike Trainers are great!  For anyone that already owns a bike, they're a fantastic(and relatively inexpensive way) to keep training year-round, regardless of the weather.  I've had mine for ~8 years, and it's definitely pretty far up on my list of best value purchases I've made.