There are plenty of awesome things about working out at home. It’s generally a lot cheaper, you don’t have to fight with gym bros over equipment and you can wear your PJs while you do it!
That said, you just don’t get the same level of encouragement or instruction as you do when you work out with a PT or go to a group fitness class. It’s a problem that US company Peloton has been trying to solve for the last few years. You may remember them from when we wrote about the Peloton Cycle — a revolutionary stationary bike that brings more than 1000 live and on-demand cycling classes to the comfort of your own home, via a virtual touchscreen.
Now, the company has just announced that they’re releasing the Peloton Tread — a treadmill that streams running and walking classes from the comfort of your own home.
But if you’re not into running, you’re in luck. There’s also going to be a range of Total Body classes—which include circuit and bootcamp-style sessions, as well as strength training and stretching classes. Not only do you have an instructor pushing you along, you can also connect with other viewers via your screen.
The machine itself is a far cry from those rickety, decades-old treadmills at your local gym. The Peloton Tread uses cutting-edge technology, with a shock-absorbing slat-belt running surface, a built-in sound bar, and speed and incline knobs.
The Peloton Tread is now the best synthesis of hardware, software, and class content in the category. It allows members of all ages and fitness levels to take effective, fun and motivating circuit, running, and strength workouts on their schedules and in their homes.
-Peloton CEO and Co-founder, John Foley via Well+Good
Basically, you’re getting the ultimate at-home workout. So, what’s the downside? Well, like the Peloton Cycle, the treadmill comes with a steep price tag. The treadmill itself is US $4000 including delivery, and the classes are $149 per month for new members. Whether Peloton will offer a payment plan like they did with the bike remains to be seen. But if you happen to have some cash to splash, the Tread is set to hit the market in the States in fall.
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