Looking to get a Peloton bike in the near future, going to give the app a go for a bit first? Or want some motivation? If so, you would definitely love to see some before and after shots or success stories on how the Peloton Bike helps you to reach your weight loss goals.
Losing weight is tough; especially, without inspiration it can not be possible. That’s why Peloton weight loss journey stories inspire you most. So, set your mind now and be prepared with complete spinning accessories. Surely, you can lose weight.
“Biking Inspire” has collected 20 of the most real inspiring Peloton weight loss journey success stories from Facebook’s official peloton group. This group consists of around 400K+ members, an inspiring platform for every peloton lover as they can see people’s success stories here almost daily.
Will Peloton Help Me Lose Weight?
Weight loss is a calorie deficit. The Peloton is the exercise that burns calories. Everyone burns different amounts of calories on it depending on class type, length, and how much “work” it is for you.
The bike is not a magic weight-loss tool, it is exercise, and the classes and community are what keep people motivated to keep using it = more exercise = possible caloric deficit depending on calories consumed = weight loss.
Most of the weight loss comes from diet. Exercise will make you hungry and fit. However, unless you become an elite athlete or professional spin instructor, most people cannot exercise enough to overcome a bad diet. Get your diet under control first while you exercise your way into fitness. That being said, if you do not exercise, you will not get it. If you are not fit, ultimately, your eating habits will deteriorate, and you will regain weight. In addition, exercise promotes muscle mass which increases your basal metabolic rate and thus allows you to keep the weight off.
In addition, I have lost 55 pounds and kept it off for over two years.
You can’t out exercise a bad diet. Any gym membership or piece of exercise equipment can help you lose weight. The Peloton and the community help keep you accountable and offer great nutritional advice. In combination, you will lose weight. In the 1st 4-6 weeks, most see a shift in body loss of inches before weight loss.
20 Inspiring Peloton Before and After Success Stories
Different people have different stories and ways to express their experience. So, let’s hear some peloton before and after success stories from their own language..
1. K.C. Grace (Peloton Before and After Female)
Sharing my six week progress today for not only continued support and encouragement but to hopefully inspire others to keep pushing themselves! Everyone’s weight loss journey have different variables but I will share answers/information on questions I am frequently asked regarding my weight loss journey. Feel free to private message me if you have any questions!
* I aim to exercise for 60 minutes a day. This usually looks like 30 minutes of a HIIT workout and 30 minutes of cycling.* I aim for 10,000 steps a day. I average around 6-8k during my day to day activities and will usually hit that 10k with ending my day with a walk.* I drink a gallon+ water a day, including starting my day off with 8oz of water before I consume any food.
* I do not diet. I do not macro count. I do not calorie count. I practice mindful eating and portion control.*
My general food intake looks like the following: Breakfast: Omelette and fruit. Lunch: Home Chef or Daily Harvest, with a side of fruit. Dinner: Same as lunch. I enjoy snacking on hummus/veggies, peanut butter/apples and yogurt/granola.*
I do not enjoy cooking or meal prepping. I have found personally that Home Chef and Daily Harvest help me with not only portion control but being able to “indulge” a little bit without being too restrictive. I have had issues in the past with being WAY too restrictive on my diet choices which would lead to binge eating.*
I do not restrict anything from my diet. I do drink alcohol. For me, it’s about all about balance and not restricting myself. I do not take any supplements besides my daily vitamins and occasionally pre workout when I need that extra boost!
My weight loss journey has had WAY too many ups and downs, which I attribute to being obsessive with calorie counting and restrictive dieting. That type of behavior would not only need to binge eating but it is something I was not able to maintain as an overall healthy lifestyle. Mindful eating and portion control is where I have finally been able to see my personal success to be able to keep it as a lifestyle.
2. Jonathan Brown (Peloton Before and After Male)
WHAT’S UP PELOTON? I’m a 48 year old Peloton user and wanted to post this as an encouragement because a lot of you may be struggling to lose weight or think you’re too old, too out of shape or whatever. Since I got my Peloton I have been able to get in even better shape but last year I lost 120 lbs before we got our Peloton and it wasn’t because of bike riding or exercise even though I had been doing that, it was 90% changing what I ate and sticking to it to lose weight.I feel great and am way more healthy than ever and I’m so glad I did it.
I used every excuse in the book to put off losing weight (diets aren’t fun, I’m too old to lose weight, age just slows your metabolism down, it would be hard, it would be expensive to eat healthy or use someone to help, etc. you name it) but TRUST ME if I can do it, ANYONE can do it. It just takes some discipline which I have a ton of if I take a mind to and accountability which I had none of until I had help and that was a big part of it.
My family and friends were very supportive through all of it as well and I’m thankful for all of them.I used a company called SOTA (State of the Art) because it worked so well for me and I was into it but I will say this about choosing a diet plan, if it’s a HEALTHY way to lose weight and you are jazzed about it, then do THAT program.
Weight watchers works great for some folks, Optavia works great, intermittent fasting, SOTA for me, but whatever you are interested in you’ll succeed at it if you commit yourself, just like committing to Peloton workouts.I’m so thankful to have my Peloton now because it makes maintenance (normal diet life) so much easier to get my exercise in and keep the weight off although most of keeping my weight off is that I have adjusted my eating to a healthy diet 90% of the time with 10% for the GOOD stuff lol.
I’m thankful to be able to have done this and maybe since I’m healthier God will allow me to hang around Earth a few years longer because of it if it’s His will. I really thought I would NEVER see myself at this weight like I was my Senior year in college or even high school but never say never with God.“And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”” (Matthew 19:26)
3. Keith Dyke
6th Months progress,Shock announcement – Peloton Will NOT make you lose weight !! (But it will help you do it).
I have had a the bike for >4 years and Tread+ since they were first released and my weight has always moved from 280-300Lb, I ride outside, I run Triathlons, I do IF intermittently.
Thanksgiving 2020 I hit 304Lb and decided that I needed to do something more, so I agreed with my wife that we would not have any “snacks” in the house, that we would have more fruit and we would be more conscious on food and portion size. Then add onto that focused use of the Peloton(s) —- and Tonal —- and having a mindset that you can do it.
In 6 months I am down 40 Lb (wife is down 25, and interestingly our son is down 50).
Our journey is not done, we have no target, except being and feeling better and healthier. We do not feel we are on a diet, we just feel empowered to discuss what we want as a family.We are truly more than a smaller pair of pants !!! Although we have a significant credit card bill due to having to buy them Hoping this helps at least one person
4. Dina de León
Who says you gotta lose weight to look better?! Who says you can’t build muscle on a bike?! Only 23 rides in (not including some quick floor workouts now and again)!! I’m already seeing some changes and feel great!! AND I’m the same weight on the scale as when I started. As a rehab specialist, I can even see core postural changes in this pic!!
5. Misty Burnham
Hi just sharing my fitness journey I started back in January riding almost everyday and fasting I’ve recently added once a week sessions with a personal trainer to help tone up and build a little muscle I’m down almost 40 lbs and lots of inches I feel stronger then ever and it’s all thanks to the peloton I made a promise to myself to do better and Cody keeps me motivated he’s amazing thank you peloton!!!
6. Mikah Hulan
I have lost 41 with Macroholics Nutrition! There are tons of others that have lost even more. I am a MacroMaster with them and would love to give you more info if you would like it. it has been the best and most family friendly program I have ever been apart of!
7. Nicole Rae
Left was me in February, right is me this week. I got my bike on 4/23/20 and I ride everyday combined with weights. I don’t follow a specific diet but I do pay attention to macros and just cleaned up my diet overall. It’s only going to be a month next week so not much loss in the number on the scale maybe 5-6lbs so far but notice a difference in pictures so far. I also have PCOS which makes losing weight take its damn time. Overall at my heaviest 6 years ago I was 264lb and bordering on pre diabetic.
Since then I’ve ran 13 half marathons and one full NYC marathon. I have really bad ankles and the running was getting to them after training and the marathon and I definitely let myself get back into old habits. I saw them creeping up and me heading back to that 264 pre diabetic girl. I think the bike was exactly what I needed to get myself back on track.
8. Amy Olson Johnson
45lb difference in the pics, 35 since I got the bike in November. Ride 3-5 times per week and try to avoid sugar, dairy and gluten as well as do intermittent fasting during the week. Rides definitely help keep diet on track!
9. Adriane Elizabeth
52 pounds since Dec. 1st. Biking 7 days/week now but in normal times bike 4 days/week and gym 5 days/week.
10. Charles Valinotti
150 lbs lost in just over a year. And yes food plan was super critical too !
11. Tonia Christiansen-Petterson
With the Peloton -40lbs! Over -50lbs total
12. Lauren Edwards
I’m about 65 pounds down. That’s over a total of 2 years, but with no diet change.The first three months the scale didn’t move. Until I got a body composition scale and saw the fat and muscle numbers shifting.I’m 28 but have been obese for well over a decade. With daily riding and no changes in diet, I’ve been able to lose the weight and keep losing. It might not work for everyone, but it’s worked for me. You can out exercise a bad diet, you just have to exercise A LOT!
13. Ashley Red
Bike was delivered March 17th and since then I ride 30-50m a day, 6 days a week. I have lost only 6 lbs, but I’m also breastfeeding (and my body really hangs on to weight due to the hormones) and am 3.5 months postpartum, so my hormones in general are still adjusting. I also have a thyroid condition that makes it that much more difficult. I’m on day 3 of dirty keto though, and already lost an additional lb. Overall, my body is much more toned, and my clothes fit much better. My husband, on the other hand, rides the same amount as me and has lost 15lbs (lucky).
14. Tim O’Roarke
My journey took a little longer than most of the stories in here going from 300 down to 217.8 as of this morning. The last 75 days since I’ve started on the Peloton have been a huge game changer for me and it has ignited a drive in me again! I still have work to do but you gotta want the change first! When you do anything is possible.
15. Priyanka Gadinski
Lost 45 lbs and I have 10 more to go….I track my macros with numbers I calculated from my blueprint on iifym and with experience meal prepping has become easy and so does logging feel free to message me!
16. John Mullins
Two years ago I was 287 lbs. In and out of the hospital on week long stints due to my health. Blood pressure meds. Denied life insurance at 33. Then my kids Carter and Quinn were born and I realized I can’t live like this. This is not how I envisioned life. Eating everything in site. Drinking too much. It all needed to stop. I had just had enough. I needed to do this for my kids. So I changed everything. I was told by my doctor I could never run again after two major foot surgeries so I thought how can I lose weight if I can’t run. I didn’t think riding a bike was as effective as running but boy was I wrong. I bought a road bike and started seeing results immediately.
Although my first time out I only went one mile and ended up gasping for air lying on my garage floor. Hoping the neighbors didnt see me leave and come back so quick. Slowly I worked my way up to 17.5 miles a day. Well just as I got into the swing of things the cold weather hit. I still went out everyday. Dark, cold rain, any conditions really but once it turned to snow and ice I had to stop. I was so worried because I couldn’t go outside and bike anymore I would go back to my old ways and never try again.
That’s when I got my peloton bike. I feel like without it I don’t know where I would be. I’ve had it almost two years to the day and just completed my 500th ride today. I’m 100 lbs. lighter. No blood pressure meds. My doctor said that my bloodwork is pristine and that I have completely reversed my health. I had sleep apnea in which I had 187 episodes a night where I would stop breathing (during testing longest being a minute).
I found out last month after testing I no longer have it and don’t have to wear a CPAP anymore when I sleep. I am now trying to get life insurance which I hope I can get. I just turned 35 on Tuesday and am in the best shape of my life. When I went to visit my parents I went up to my old room and tried some old clothes from high school and they are too big. That was a great feeling. I just joined this page only a couple months ago (I don’t know why I didn’t know it existed) and love hearing everyone’s stories which is inspiring to me. I love how everyone is so supportive to others. To the people in front of me and the people behind me thank you for pushing me every ride.
At the end of the day whether you come in first, or you come in last, we all did it together as a team. Gettin all sweaty and uncomfortable. Lol. That’s a great feeling. The coaches who push us and encourage us every ride are amazing. Thank You! (Do they read these things. Lol) Most importantly I do it for Carter and for Quinn. Thats how I ended coming up with my rider name. It felt….perfect for me. I love everything about Peloton. At the end of the day we are honestly all really F’n awesome.
You all inspire me the days when I’m tired and don’t want to get on, too get on because I know you are all out there putting in the work. Whether you are just starting your fitness journey or…I don’t know…in Olympic shape…lol…which I guess I fall in the middle somewhere now haha. Just know we are all together and someone is going through the same thing. We are all here for eachother. Glad to be a part of this and thanks for making me a part of the group. I’ll see you all out there my fellow Pelotonians!
17. Michelle Cruz
I never thought I’d post a picture of myself in a sports bra, let alone for the first time at age 47! However, this community is so empowering and inspiring. Today I hit my . Before January 5th I never worked out. I used to count taking my dog out front to as exercise. So haters who think it’s lame to post about this accomplishment can step off. This is a very big deal and I am so excited. Loving the view from the Century Club! Just getting started.
18. Brian Baumgarner
I know everyone likes a successful weight loss story. Even more so on this page if it involves a peloton. 3 years ago I was miserable. I was 215 lbs, constantly tired, baby on the way. High cholesterol and High blood pressure at age 32. A lot of it was genetic, and a lot of it was lifestyle. A regular diet of fast food, and liquid diet of cokes and beer.
When my daughter Lennan was born I decided I would try and get healthy. It kind of worked. I dropped down to 200 and stayed pretty steady around that weight until a year and a half ago. That’s when I bought a Peloton.
I’m not going to lie, I rode it probably 60 times in the first year, I had my son, and lost motivation, but had gotten down to 190lbs. Still sluggish, and now dealing with 2 kids. Since April of this year I’ve done over 120 rides, adjusted my diet tremendously, and today, without knowing did a scenic ride for #200.
The left is me at 215 lbs…..the right is me today at 170 lbs, healthy cholesterol, healthy BP, mid scenic ride wondering why I’m getting so many high fives while admiring New Zealand national parks and pedaling away.
In conclusion, and thank you for sticking with me this long, the bike works, if you work with the bike. Good luck out there and happy riding.
19. Tom Tschampel
Hey Peloton family! I wanted to share my first year anniversary with this amazing community and instructors. Im down 65 pounds!! I started at 227 and now I’m 162lbs.
First of all, this picture is difficult for me to post. But I felt it was important to show my change. For those of you who are thinking about purchasing the bike, it’s worth every penny.
A brief history about me first. I’ve struggled with my weight most of my adult life. It’s been up and down but always heavier than I should be. I tried a few programs and lost some weight but I was never happy and always self conscience of my body. I was sick and tired of being overweight and ready to make a change in my life.
Then I learned about Peloton through one of my mother’s colleges Sheila Marie O’Reilly. I was visiting my family in Ohio and had the opportunity to try the bike at the Columbus studio. My first ride was with Robin and I was immediately hooked! I got the bike through the Black Friday deal last year and the rest is history.
I haven’t followed any specific diet but just eating healthy and drinking plenty of water. I did cut out most carbs and trying to stay as clean as possible. I was never a big drinker so cutting out alcohol was easy. The hardest part has been cutting out sweets and not getting ice cream when the kids want some
This bike along with the incredible instructors and community have changed my life forever. Let’s be friends!
20. Amy Fulks-Gordon
Started riding my bike everyday, for the last two months. Clothes feel great and more energy. Love riding with Ally Love, Robin Arzon, Jenn Sherman, and Christine.
Peloton bike come with low impact gears, which mean that it is easier for people who suffer from knee joints, back and ankle problems. It is a great tool to use if you need to rehabilitate bones and muscles after trauma. we have read 14 peloton before and after success stories. Now remember, your strong morale and strong conviction will definitely help you lose weight.
Sources of Information and Images:
- Facebook Group: Official Peloton Member Page
- Peloton official site
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