Peloton's 30-Day Home Trial is almost too good to be true.

By Arielle Tschinkel
September 16, 2019
Credit: Peloton

It's no secret that Peloton has revolutionized the way you work out at home. The fitness brand has amassed a cult-like following, thanks to its engaging, energizing classes that can be done at any time, without worrying about packing a gym bag, rushing to a crowded studio, or even traveling outside the comfort of your home.

But considering the Peloton Bike starts at $2,245—on top of the $39 monthly membership to stream classes through the Peloton app— newbies might be nervous about taking the plunge if they're not sure they're ready to commit to the purchase. (Related: These Boutique Fitness Studios Now Offer At-Home Streaming Classes)

Thankfully, Peloton now has the perfect solution to this dilemma: a 30-day home trial for first-time bike purchasers, who can try it out for free and decide whether they want to join the Peloton community.

With free delivery, installation, and pickup if you decide you're not loving your new exercise bike, Peloton's 30-day home trial is a low-stakes way to get in on the cardio craze beloved by fitness enthusiasts everywhere.

There is one caveat, though: You have to purchase the bike before you receive it for the home trial, and your credit card will be charged—either for the full price of the bike plus accessories or for the first installment of financing, for buyers who qualify.

The 30-day home trial begins the day your bike is delivered, giving you full access to unlimited classes for the month. You can contact Peloton at any time before the 30 days are up, and as long as your bike is in "like-new" condition, you'll get a full refund—including shipping costs—no questions asked. (Did you know multi-tasking can make you quicker on a stationary bike?)

So far, the promotion doesn't apply to the Peloton Tread, the brand's treadmill, and there's limited delivery to "remote areas," including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and ferry-only accessible locations.

Of course, if you live near one of Peloton's showrooms—there are more than 80 locations in the U.S., Canada, and the UK so far—or the brand's flagship Chelsea studio in New York City, you can always stop in and give it a whirl. But nothing beats trying out the classes from the comfort of your own living room, all month long.

Comments (2)

December 7, 2019
From Peloton's website on their return policy: "Because of the size and weight of our fitness products, we do not offer a refund for any shipping or delivery charges that you may have paid to receive your Bike or Tread. Returns will be charged an additional return shipping fee of $250 or more for Bikes, and $300 or more for Treads, depending on your location."
December 7, 2019
This article is a little misleading. Yes, you have to purchase the price of the bike in order to try it for 30 days- $1995 for the bike and $250 for shipping. BUT if you decide you want to return it in the 30 day window, you do not get the original $250 back you paid to have it shipped to you, AND you will need to pay an additional $250 in order for Peloton technicians to come out and collect your bike. So in actuality, you will be out $500 just to try the bike for 30 days. I'd recommend anyone who is interested in buying the bike to try a friend's bike out first.