I have had the Peloton Row now for over 9 months at the time of writing this post.If you are considering purchasing a Peloton Row or are new to using the Peloton Row, I have many posts about the Row, which you can find here. This post is about the 5 things you should know about the peloton row.
Disclaimer: I am not a professional fitness instructor, doctor or medical professional. Check with your medical professional before starting any workout routine.
Who am I?
I am not an athlete, a body builder, a runner or a yogi. I am a somewhat in shape, nearing 40 year old mom of two. Prior to having my first child, I went to the gym regularly, attending weekly weight lifting and yoga classes. I purchased the Peloton bike a few months after my first child was born. I knew realistically I would never be able to get to the gym like I used to with a young child at home and working full time as a lawyer. I wanted to invest in some equipment to have at home to replace my gym membership. I quickly fell in love with the bike and cancelled my gym membership.
I used the Peloton bike and the workout classes for years until I was pregnant again. During my second pregnancy I was not as consistent with my workouts. As soon as I got the all clear by my doctor, I started using the bike (albeit, very slowly and gently). I was out of shape, missed exercising and had 40 pounds to lose.
It was about a year after I started working out again that the Peloton row was released. At that point I was working out regularly on the bike and trying to incorporate more weight lifting. After four years of using one piece of equipment at home, I was excited to add another piece of equipment to my home gym. I purchased the row at the end of December 2022, with delivery in early January.
I have lost the 40 pounds of baby weight gained during my second pregnancy and I am feeling good about my body. I am not trying to lose any weight. I want to be healthy and strong for me. I also need to be healthy for my kids, and be able to chase them and play with them all day.
I wrote about my workout schedule in a blog post you can find here.
5 things you should know about the Peloton Row
- It is a full body workout. After a workout on the row, my legs, abs and arms tell me I just did a full workout. Peloton has info about this in detail on their website that I’d worth checking out. But my muscles tell me it is completely accurately described as a full body workout.
- A 15 minute workout is a great workout. I feel with the row there is no taking it easy- even if you are rowing an easier class- every single muscle feels it. With the bike some times I can slack off and just pedal and zone out. Not with the row and even a 15 minute workout feels like a great workout.
- The row is a bigger piece of equipment. I tested the row in store but seeing it in my room, next to the bike, I realize it is a bigger piece of equipment than I thought. The row is lo to the ground so it doesn’t overwhelm the room, b7t keep the size in mind
- The content keeps expanding. It has been almost a year since I bought the row. The classes on demand is expanding, there are more scenic and guided scenic classes and I have even tested a game. I love the diversity in classes that I am seeing. A year ago, I was slightly disappointed that there wasn’t an abundance of classes, like I am used to with the bike.
- The form assist is an amazing feature. I think the form assist may be the most important feature on the row. Yes, the machine is a great quality piece of equipment, the screen is great, the instructors are fun but the form assist keeps me from getting lazy at any point during the row. With form being so critical, I know the machine is monitoring how I am doing and I can quickly correct my form with the form assist on. I love the visual of the form assist- if a part of my row is off, the cartoon image following my movements on the screen glows red. There is also very short description below telling me what I did wrong and how to correct. I do not find it distracting at all- only incredibly helpful.
I am loving the Peloton Row
Check out my other posts about the row here. I love the row, if you haven’t figured that out, but it did take a few months for me to learn how to use the row and I definitely struggled when I first started rowing. I have shared a lot about the purchase, delivery and first use of the row.
Are you thinking about purchasing a rowing machine?