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Peloton: Work-Out from Home

Peloton Exercise Bike Review is part of the Expat in Puerto Rico Trip Report.

Disclaimer: For every Peloton Bike or Tread purchased using my referral code MD6KR8, I’ll receive up to $100 off my next purchase at the online Peloton Boutique. You will also receive $100 towards accessories at purchase.

We are inundated with information these days. Sometimes I need a break. One way to get away from it all without leaving my house is to hop on my Peloton. At first, I was skeptical about the bike. Though I have been to spin classes around the world, the thought of spinning at home did not sound appealing. I also wasn’t sold on how motivating an instructor could be through a TV screen.

It’s been almost one year and I am now a believer in Peloton. I know I sound like I’m in a cult, but I can say that the bike has changed the way I think. The motivational sayings from the instructor go beyond the class. Overcoming the mental challenge of working out with such intensity has helped me with my weekly 10.5 mile runs and with my golf game.

During this time of quarantine, I am happy that I have my Peloton to keep me active and to keep me positive. With great music blasting from my Bluetooth connected soundbar, the Peloton also helps me keep my nightlife cravings in check. If you have a Peloton, follow ThePointsOflife and let’s race. If you don’t, then you can get one without leaving your isolation.

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Peloton Exercise Bike Review is part of the Expat in Puerto Rico Trip Report.



  1. You should record yourself over the course of a year with your peloton so you can share the video with a loved one. You won’t look totally neurotic, I promise.

    • Thank you for the comment. You know me very well. I think I’m value orientated, not cheap. No budget on spending on stuff I like. See golf cart.

  2. I was super skeptical as I hate to run on a treadmill inside but my wife begged me for a Peloton bike so I finally broke down and bought her one early this year. I think I like it better than she does. I like the classes OK enough but I really like the scenic rides the best.It’s good cross training break from my marathon training. Nothing beats riding on a spring day in France or the beach when it’s snowing outside where I live. I followed you on Peloton for fun as I really enjoy your blog. See you on there.

    • Nice! I will have to try the scenic rides. I forget why I didn’t like them in the beginning. Maybe it was no music. I do the on demand class which tells you the parameters for speed resistance on the screen.

      My marathon training schedule is 5k on the beach Monday, 10.5 miles Thursday, and peloton Saturday. 3 days of lifting.

      Now the gym is closed so it’s 3 days of TRX on the beach.

      • We’ve only had our Peloton since January but the scenic rides all have music and also have scoring with cadence and resistance, etc. Best way to sort them is to go to “classes” then search “10 scenic” for 10 minute rides, “20 scenic” for 20, etc. Even if you didn’t like the music on the scenic rides you could just play something else on headphones. My wife listens to podcasts on scenic rides. I like to do a hardcore 30 minute scenic ride to try and beat my PR then do a 10 minute or so cool down class. I got lucky one day and happen to catch a live class with Christian Vande Velde a couple weeks ago. He said he was tired from a red eye flight into the NYC studio but he looked hung over all to heck, sweating like a pig by the time we finished but it was still cool to ride with a Tour De France rider.

        I’ve run a lot of marathons over the years. It’s best to work up to 4 to 6 miles a day and then slowly extend your long runs a mile or so every two weeks over the training season up to 20+ miles depending on your goals. I’d suggest running 5 or 6 days per week at least even if you also lift or bike some. Something like M-Th 5 miles a day, 3 miles light on Friday and 10+ on Saturday and then just keep adding to the long run over time. I take Sundays off most of the time and will do bike ride or cross training. Pilates is really good as well. Just remember to taper off about 3 weeks before the race.

    • At the top, For every Peloton Bike or Tread purchased using my referral code MD6KR8, I’ll receive up to $100 off my next purchase at the online Peloton Boutique. You will also receive $100 towards accessories at purchase.

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