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The peloton spinning bike

Thought I would share. My wife bought me the new Peloton spinning bike as a Christmas gift, it was really something she wanted lol. Ive been exercising for years and have tried dozens of workout machines but I have to tell you this is the most well designed and fully interactive machine ever and what a work out it gives.....it’s just amazing. The downside is the cost....very expensive but if your really into working out it’s worth the cost! It also allows me to stay in the warm house instead of getting dressed and driving to the gym on these fridgid mornings it’s -3 degrees Fahrenheit this morning.

PS. I’m not working for Peloton

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My, aren't you spoiled, or your wife is! Ha! Keep up the good work!

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I treated myself to a lurid pink Davina Mccall stationary bike, second hand for £45 off the net. My wife wasn't particularly happy. But it does the job. I aim to mainline breaking bad whilst pedalling the contraption next year.

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The Peloton wasn’t available in lurid pink if it had been that would have brought out my feminine side.... lol

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I get dizzy when I am on a stationary bike. I presume the same would happen on this "spinner"?

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I would presume the same

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I have a stationery bike in my conservatory along with some weights, a mat, step and exercise ball. Very useful but...I find I need to go to the gym for motivation.

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I still go to the gym 3 days per week for the weights. This bike has a 21 inch screen attached and you actually spin with other folks via the internet live! It shows how how you are competing against the others as you follow a program administered by a live instructor who occasionally interacts with you directly. A very cool device but expensive. I’ve done (4) 30 minute program so far.......what a work out!!

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How much are these bikes pls?

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As I said very expensive! All in $4,000 that includes the bike all necessary equipment I.e special clip in cycling shoes, Heart monitors, head phones, special water bottles and 3 years to the online workout sessions. All for $105/month zero % financing for 39 months. In my opinion if used regularly money well spent..

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Are there any cheaper options? I do think the workout sessions sound good.

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I have the Kaiser MP3i bike and have used it for more than 2 years every other day except if out of town. It cost $2000 but has paid for itself now. I really like it. It looks a lot like the Peloton. I have a TV to watch while cycling and overhead ceiling fans that are also lights. I cycle 45 minutes at 80-90 rpms and now have it set at #6 tension.

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I believe the Peloton will pay for itself as well. Sounds like you have gotten yourself in a good routine. Thats great! Happy New Year!!

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Happy New Year to you too. You will look forward to your cycling time, I think.

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Ah. I'm a bit of a solitary animal...I don't do classes etc. I'm pretty rubbish so I don't like comparing myself I get a bit despondent! I went to a yoga class for people with injuries, illnesses etc., and I was completely the worst in the class!

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I had an embarrassing incident happen to me last winter when I took my first heated yoga class. I purposely set up at the back of the class room because all the other people looked like experts and didn’t want to bring too much attention to my poor balance and of course told the instructor I had PD. Half way through the class I lost my balance during one of the poses and fell over one of the heaters and nearly broke my neck! Everyone turned around and there I was on my back and the total focus was on me......something I didn’t want. I no longer attend formal yoga classes!

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Find Gentle Yoga classes with experienced teachers. Talk to the teacher first to make sure they have experience with people who have different physical issues and have adaptive equipment, chairs, blocks, etc. Be proactive for yourself.You are interviewing them to make sure they meet your needs. I would not recommend heated yoga classes. No more embarrassing situations. Know before you go. Might even ask to observe a class to see if if it’s something you are comfortable with.

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In yoga there is no worst. Everyone works at their own pace. Yoga is not a competition. The more you do it the better you get at it through time. No rush. Talk to the instructor about your concern. Work together. 🧘🏼‍♀️

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I wish I would have found your post before last week, shoot! We just had our 3rd Annual Peloton4Parkinsons event at the Mall of America Peloton store and across the country on 4/27/18. We ended up raising over $20k for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Feel free to look me up on the bike, my leaderboard name is Peltn4Parkinsons. Happy riding!!

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Sounds like a great event wish I had seen in person. I will follow you on Peloton!

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