Boo Peloton: Runfessions May 2023

I explain my displeasure with Peloton’s new pricing for their app in my last point. Suffice it to say if you want to avail yourself of cardio classes (and you don’t already own Peloton equipment), your monthly fee will double:

Based on Peloton’s data from its most recent financial quarter, more than half of all workouts were not cycling related. Today’s strategic evolution is about mirroring the usage and experience of its Members who engage with the company’s 16 fitness modalities from Yoga and Meditation to Walking and Strength – the most popular form of fitness for Peloton’s digital subscribers.

Although I use some of the other forms of fitness, the main reason I’ve kept the Peloton app is for indoor cardio.

I runfess . . .
I ended up buying a second small boot brush before going to Asheville. Usually this forces the lost item to surface, but alas, the OG remains hidden. Most likely I’ll do some trail running this Summer so I expect to be using the brush regularly.

I didn’t originally share this photo because it made me belly rolls look larger than they are. But I was glad to have a hiking pole — you didn’t need have to have one but it made things easier.

I runfess . . .
I wasn’t sure I would run in Asheville, but I wanted to have the option so I packed for it. We were gone a bit over a week, and originally I was really going to try to have one carryon bag and a personal item (aka a backpack). I packfess I was so happy when we realized we had to check a bag because we were bringing our hiking poles (and I was glad to have them!).

I runfess . . .
So far my return to running (again) has gone smoothly. That may be because I am running very small distances and I allow them to be as slow as my body wants, LOL — but slow and steady is winning my book.

I runfess . . .
I don’t know if there will be a half in 2023 at all. Or even a race! Unlike last year I don’t yet have a race picked out that actually calls to me (or any race, for that matter). I would really like to add another state though . . .

I runfess . . .
I am not at all pleased by Peloton’s announcement about the app (see my intro and this page here). Essentially I have to pay double what I’m paying now next year, or be limited to 3 cycling/tread/row classes a month. At the moment I am doing 2 cycling classes a week.

Got a reasonably priced option for Peloton app?

Are you looking forward to a race soon?

What do you have to runfess from May? Come join us


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16 thoughts on “Boo Peloton: Runfessions May 2023

  1. I’ve had the Pelo app for a couple of years now, but the increase will probably be the catalyst for me to cancel it. I don’t need it anyway. It’s just fun, but IMO, not that fun.

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    1. I honestly think the $12.99/month price has been a bargain and underpriced compared to other fitness subscriptions, and knew it was only a matter of time. I was hoping the higher rate would be 19.99, but I’ll get my money’s worth out of $24/month for sure. The outdoor content will be available at the current rate, but that library is not as extensive and doesn’t include any rides.

      I’ve heard people suggest Apple Fitness.

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      1. Thanks for the recommendation. I use Peloton very differently. Had the increase been smaller, I might have stayed on, but I wouldn’t get my value for it. Thanks for the Apple Fitness suggestion — I will definitely be looking into different options!


  2. I shared a similar runfession about racing in my post. I’m just not wanting to train so hard anymore. We’ll see.

    There are so many other options than Peloton that I never felt the need to subscribe.

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  3. No I’ve never really enjoyed Peleton. Too much talking.

    I am considering joining the YMCA.

    You know for me racing is the enjoyable part of running. And it makes me get out and do those crazy miles. And get to brunch with friends.

    I’m sure you can find a race if you want to run a half.

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    1. I like the talking (although there can be too much, too).

      I’m not worried about finding a race. At all. It’s whether or not that’s what I need right now. Not sure. Time will tell.


  4. As you know I am a huge Peloton fan and find a very large value for the price I pay. They are a business not a charity. I have no problem for them charging people for the high quality content they deliver. If you take more than 3 classes a month, it is well worth it in my opinion.

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    1. I’m well aware they’re a business and I appreciate that businesses need to make money. Doubling the price of something isn’t just a price increase, and for me it’s a deal breaker. Apparently I’m an oddball because the things they say are the most used on the app are things I pretty much don’t use. I’m sure I’ll find what I need elsewhere.


  5. Well, I don’t miss Peloton. But I never used it for cardio, and there are lots of other strength options out there- i like Caroline Girvan on youtube, or just going to the gym. My gym membership is now less expensive than the Peloton app! However… I can see that for people like Debrorah and Coco, who use Peloton all the time and really take advantage of everything they have to offer, $24/month is not too much to pay.

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    1. Unfortunately I did use Peloton for cardio when I need to be indoors (which can be a lot in the Winter). Personally I can’t justify paying $25/mth for it and the amount of cardio included in the $13/mth option isn’t enough for my needs either (some months). Too bad the new prices go into effect at the same time Winter does, LOL!


  6. I have mixed feeling on the Peloton ordeal. I think doubling the price was a bit extreme, but I do see the value in comparison to a gym membership. However, with summer in our midst, I will not be on my indoor bike hardly at all (unless it’s a rainy day and I need a recovery day from running, etc.), so I’ll be mainly utilizing strength workouts and maybe some of the walks/runs for entertainment for my walks.


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