Have you noticed that more and more hotels are offering Peloton equipment in their gyms?
Peloton Comes To Hotels
For years, I’ve attended spin classes at my gym and even before that have enjoyed using stationary bikes. But Peloton is a bit different. It may just look like a sleek exercise bike, but what sets it apart is the “community” aspect of it. You connect to live or pre-recorded workouts which can provide a lot more motivation than just listening to music. One friend told me, “It’s MUCH better in providing a complete portfolio of workouts where the bike is the center but not all. People are addicted and it really does suck you in!”
“If you don’t have one it’s probably difficult to comprehend the draw. I felt the same. I was like, it’s a freakin stationary bike, so what. It’s a lot more…the technology and the tracking of workouts, and the classes/instructors/community are incredible. You WANT to do this after your first ride.”
Over one million members from around the world can, at least in theory, work out together. On a more intimate side, in smaller settings you can interact one-on-one with instructors or even if you’re working out alone, the machine will help guide you to a more productive and thus beneficial workout.
Now hotels are joining the bandwagon. Three recent hotels I’ve stayed at–the Mar Monte in Santa Barbara, Andaz in West Hollywood, and Park Hyatt in Washington, DC–now offer Peloton equipment in the gym.
I tried it…and I liked it. I’m not hooked (yet) and don’t plan on buying one for my house, but it’s certainly not an ordinary stationary bike.
How To Check If Your Hotel Has Peloton Equipment
Peloton even has a section on their website where you can check if your hotel has it.
If your hotel does not have Peloton equipment, you can even “suggest” that it add it.
More and more hotels are adding Peloton bikes to their gyms. I like it…in a sense it reminds me of Apple CarPlay, where I can plug in my phone to just about any modern rental car and my customized settings are instantly populated. It’s a good concept and I think we will see it in more and more hotels in the months ahead.
Does Peloton equipment influence your choice of hotels?