Celebrity-beloved fitness brand Peloton has launched a new product in Australia that promises to enhance your strength training from the comfort of your own home.
Peloton Guide is available now with prices starting at $445 if you’ve already got a membership, or at an additional $35 a month for 2022 if you’re a newbie to the fitness regime.
The company, which is well-known for its exercise bikes, are using the Guide to enter the strength space, with new videos to watch and moves to perform that will tone your body in a matter of weeks.
It’s a webcam-like device that attaches to your TV with a HDMI cable, allowing you to set up your mat and weights in front of it and begin your workout at any time.
It’s a webcam-like device that attaches to your TV with a HDMI cable, allowing you to set up your mat and weights in front of it and begin your workout at any time
The Movement Tracker accessory can be worn on your arm to track how many calories you burn and your heart rate during a sweaty session
The Movement Tracker accessory can be worn on your arm to track how many calories you burn and your heart rate during a sweaty session.
‘Firstly to achieve a well-rounded fitness routine you need to be training your entire body and not overworking one muscle group,’ Peloton Instructor Ben Alldis said.
‘The Body Activity feature recognises what body parts you have already trained that week and will recommend complementary classes to ensure you get a well-rounded and constructive workout.
‘Firstly to achieve a well-rounded fitness routine you need to be training your entire body and not overworking one muscle group,’ Peloton Instructor Ben Alldis said
‘Self-Mode is another one of my favourite features on Peloton Guide. It can be quite intimidating trying out new movements, especially as a beginner. With Self Mode, you’ll be able to see yourself next to the Instructor and check your form.’
In June 2021 Peloton delighted fans by bringing its world-renowned home fitness subscription program to Australia.
The exercise platform, which boasts celebrity fans including Beyonce and is known for bringing the energy of group fitness classes into your living room, rolled out on July 14 along with its famous spin bikes and app.
Peloton finally launched in Australia on July 14
The newer model (Bike+) (left) has a rotating screen so users can seamlessly transition between cycling and workouts like yoga, strength training, barre, HIIT, running, meditation, bootcamp and Pilates
The bikes have become a global hit thanks to their interactive HD touchscreens that provide access to more than 15,000 fitness classes, both live and pre-recorded, curated playlists and more than five million like-minded community members.
The newer model (Bike+) has a rotating screen so users can seamlessly transition between cycling and workouts like yoga, strength training, barre, HIIT, running, meditation, boot camp and Pilates.
But the celebrity-endorsed equipment does come with a Hollywood price tag, with the Peloton Bike costing $2,295 and the Bike+, $3,695.
The price includes delivery but it costs an additional $59/month for a subscription to unlimited live and on-demand classes.
With the average member participating in 26 classes per month, however, it is significantly less expensive than the average gym membership and far more convenient.
Beyonce has been a Peloton member for several years and has described it as a company that helps people ‘be the best version of themselves’
What is Peloton and what is the difference between each bike?
What is Peloton?
Peloton is a global interactive fitness platform that brings the energy and benefits of studio-style workouts to the convenience and comfort of home. Members have access to live and on-demand classes taught by a roster of elite instructors and curated playlists from the world’s best artists.
What is the Peloton Bike?
The original Peloton Bike ($2,295*) combines fitness, technology and media to connect riders to world-class workouts (live and on-demand).
It includes a 22″ HD touchscreen with class videos, smooth magnetic resistance, a real-time leaderboard that allows you to track your progress against other riders.
The Peloton Bike+ ($3,695*) unlocks a more seamless workout with on and off-bike content
What is the Peloton Bike+?
The Peloton Bike+ ($3,695*) unlocks a more seamless workout with on and off-bike content. It makes it easier to complement an indoor cycling class with added strength, yoga, stretching and meditation classes through a 23.8″ HD touchscreen that has 360 degrees of rotation.
It includes a high-fidelity, four-speaker sound system and a touch-free optional adjustment that automatically scales your resistance based on Target Metrics.
You can also pair your Apple Watch to sync your heart rate and calories.
* Price includes delivery fee. A $59/month fee is required for unlimited access to live and on-demand classes.
What is the Peloton App?
Access to the Peloton App is free to All-Access Members but is $16.99 for non-bike owners. It provides access to the full content library anywhere, anytime and includes workouts across categories including indoor cycling, running, bootcamp, walking, strength, stretching, cardio, barre, pilates, yoga and meditation.
Peloton was founded in New York City in 2012, when CEO John Foley struggled to fit studio gym classes into his busy schedule with two kids at home.
He set out to bring the benefits of studio-style classes into the home so people could access the motivation, music, power and intensity of them anytime and anywhere.
With live and on-demand classes taught by a roster of elite instructors, the brand’s immersive content will be accessible for Australians through the bikes along with the Peloton App.
With instant access to classes, performance tracking metrics and a motivating real-time leaderboard, Aussies will be able to enjoy a workout as well as a comprehensive and socially connected-experience in their own homes.
You can find out more about the launch of Peloton across Australia here.