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Peloton Treadmill Review and a Quick Workout

We purchased our former treadmill a few years ago off of Amazon. We didn't really know how much use it would get and it was really just at the beginning of our home gym adventure, obviously not knowing just how much time Jeff would spend down there and how much more we would add... eventually (kind of joking but kind of not) building a new home around this gym so the ceilings would be high enough to get his rig in the basement. SO, it was by no means a top of the line treadmill but it did the job! That treadmill got me through a lot of half marathon training sessions and a lot of HIIT runs! All that to say, we found ourselves trying to tighten it more often than not when we were ready to use it and it was time for a new one.

We had been watching the Peloton ads and given the awesome financing it just seemed too good to pass up. The studio I work at has amazing Woodway treads that just feel amazing on your knees and we were hoping to get a treadmill with slats just like those. Generally speaking, this Peloton treadmill feels very similar to the treadmills at my studio. I am of course still partial to the in-person classes but I really love the Peloton programming so far, too. As studios get crowded in the early months of the year it will definitely come in handy and I've found myself squeezing in some of the shorter workouts when I don't have time to get into a full class. The stretching and yoga on Peloton has been a happy surprise. They encourage a warm-up before each run but there's always a little warm-up on the runs as well, and I love that once you finish, it typically prompts you with a quick 5-minute stretch or yoga cool down - as a person that loves my workout to be OVER and typically skips a stretch much to my muscles' chagrin, this is a huge win. I find myself doing them more often than not.

Suffice it to say, we've had the treadmill about a month now, and we're loving it. It's super user friendly and looks like it will stand the test of time as well as any treadmill. There's a great warranty available and our set-up and delivery was perfect. I have a personal referral code here - you can save $100 on accessories like dumbbells or a pair of riding shoes if you're looking at the bike!

I recently asked on Instagram what you're looking to see on the blog in 2020, and one of the requests was more 30-minute workouts! I pulled this tread work from Pinterest to be honest but it's a workout I would definitely program for myself. As always, please consult a doctor before working out or pushing yourself too far. I'm not a doctor. Do your due diligence please! Here's a 20 minute run paired with a 10 minute floor work - you'll only need a set of dumbbells. You can always use soup cans if you don't have dumbbells at home, but my biggest thing is just getting up to MOVE! I know my mental state suffers so much when I don't find time to sweat a little bit.

Molly Knorr
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