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The Peloton stationery bike lets you compete globally, costs more than airfare

These days, simply having a spinning machine at home isn’t enough unless whoever’s riding it has the type of motivation needed to really see results. For everyone else, group classes at the local spinning club is the way to go, but the time needed to get there and back can sometimes be hard to find.

With the Peloton Bike, riders don’t need to leave their own home. The compact, carbon steel-framed home bike features a full HD touchscreen that streams challenging live and on-demand spinning classes. Beginners and advanced users alike will find exactly the classes they need throughout the week using the class scheduling feature. And with built-in sensors to monitor everything from heart rate to cadence, reviewing past performance and setting future goals are easy to do. Social features are also present, with the ability to follow and video chat with fellow riders, share workout results to Facebook, and even compete with others via the real-time global leaderboard. Users can round out their rides with Beyond the Ride workouts that feature stretching, toning, and strength training exercises. The Peloton Bike is priced at $1,995 and comes with free professional home assembly, a 30-day money back guarantee, and a one-year warranty. A subscription is required to participate in live and on-demand classes.

The idea of having a complete exercise experience in the home is becoming easier and easier to actually implement. While the Peloton Bike is a bit on the pricey side, it cleverly combines great design with a robust and ever-expanding content bank to ensure no user is ever bored. For those looking for in-home fitness solutions for less, check out the LiftUp and the Move It.

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