31 Little Joys of Working Out at Home

31 Little Joys of Working Out at Home

Why do we love taking Peloton classes? Let us count the ways.

By Dana Meltzer Zepeda and Chrisanne GriséUpdated January 27, 2022


Working out from home is one of the best and simplest ways to stay consistent with a regular exercising routine. And, as Peloton Members already know, exercising in your own space comes with a ridiculous number of perks, from the freedom to wear what you want to the ability to squeeze in a sweat session whenever you can. Here are some of the reasons why we love taking Peloton classes at home.

  1. It’s a short commute. You can literally roll out of bed a minute before class starts.

  2. ...And that means parking isn’t a problem. No more circling the lot to find a spot before your workout!

  3. Plus, more sleep means you’ll feel better in class. A good night’s rest is crucial when it comes to recovery.

  4. It's low maintenance. Seriously, you don't need to brush your hair (or even your teeth) before clipping in or lacing up.

  5. Your clothes don't have to match. Wear whatever makes you feel ready to conquer your class.

  6. …And on that note, traditional workout clothing is optional. Want to work out in your pajamas? Got a special look for an Artist Series class? You do you.

  7. There's always fresh coffee. Need a pre-workout pick-me-up? Skip the coffee shop drive-thru, because you can just hit the Keurig button and go.

  8. The weather conditions are always perfect. No more braving the rain or freezing cold temperatures to squeeze in an early morning workout. Hallelujah!

  9. There's always room for one more participant. Say goodbye to waitlists for scoring a spot with your favorite instructor.

  10. There are no limits. No need to worry about being a hog; go ahead and take as many classes as you want with our stack feature, available on the Bike, Tread and Peloton App.

  11. You never have to miss a class. Squeeze in a workout whenever you want—whether it's 10 in the morning or 10 at night—with our huge on-demand collection.

  12. You can sing your heart out. Go ahead and let loose when a Peloton instructor plays your favorite song. It doesn't matter if you're the next American Idol or you can barely carry a tune. No judgment here!

  13. Crying baby? Go ahead and scoop them up. That's right, with the pause button feature you can freeze your favorite on-demand workouts whenever you need to. Your instructor will be waiting for you when you’re ready to dive back in.

  14. You can multitask. Throw in a load of laundry, toss dinner in the oven or run the dishwasher during your 30-minute HIIT & Hills ride. Now you’ll really feel accomplished when you’re finished.

  15. It's okay to yell. Nobody will hold it against you if you're shouting expletives during that excruciating four-minute climb. We get it.

  16. Your house might be neater. Hear us out: You’ll have to keep the floor clear if you want to do your daily foam rolling session, right? Now that’s our kind of motivation.

  17. Or you can embrace your messy self. Leave your yoga mat and towel on the floor after that Slow Flow class. Who’s gonna care? Bonus: It’ll be all set up and ready to go the next time you decide to work out.

  18. The music is always at the right volume. Whether you want to crank up the instructor’s voice or blast the music, the sound is just the way you like it.

  19. Need some extra motivation during workouts? You have the freedom to cover the walls with mantras or inspirational quotes that make you want to push harder. (We’ve got some suggestions.)

  20. Or you can set the vibe with mood lighting. Now you’re ready for the Jess King Experience.

  21. Never forget something important again. Missing your hoodie or favorite hair tie upstairs? It’ll take two seconds to go grab it.

  22. Finally feel comfortable enough to work out with just a sports bra as a top? If you’re wearing fewer clothes, you might also find you have less laundry to do. That’s a real victory.

  23. Sweat a lot? Surround yourself with as many fans as you need.

  24. No more feeling self-conscious. When you’re trying a new kind of workout, it’s natural to get a little embarrassed. But in the privacy of your own home, you can go all-out with that dance cardio or boxing class. You’ll be a pro in no time.

  25. You can fill your workout space with greenery. There’s just something about a home gym full of plants that makes us feel at peace, you know?

  26. Everything you need for class is always within reach. We’ve all been in the middle of a workout when we realize we need something important, like a fresh towel or more water. But if you put up a small shelf for essentials near your Peloton Bike or Tread, you can power through class without pausing.

  27. Seriously, you can even put a mini fridge in your home gym, so your water is cold and refreshing in the middle of that tough full-body strength class.

  28. Post-workout snacks are instantly at hand. It’s time to kickstart the recovery process by hydrating and refueling.

  29. There’s no wait for the shower. Ah, instant bliss.

  30. You’ll set a good example. Show your family the importance of a healthy lifestyle by prioritizing your own fitness journey. Kids learn by watching you, after all.

  31. Got a big milestone class coming up? You can go wild with the celebrations. Throw up a big banner, pose for all the selfies, make lots of noise. You did it!