The Peloton Will Fix My Issues


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Article by Emily Mobley

Photography by Amanda Donaho

The Peloton bike has become a popular home fitness option, especially during the pandemic when gym closures made it difficult to exercise outside the home. However, many people mistakenly believe that riding the Peloton bike alone will lead to significant weight loss and body composition changes. In reality, spinning is not a form of strength training, and it is only one part of a well-rounded fitness and nutrition plan.

While the Peloton bike is a great way to get cardio exercise and improve your overall fitness, it is not the cure to your weight loss. It is essential to understand that weight loss and body composition changes are not achieved solely through cardio exercise. Strength training is equally important, if not more so, for building muscle mass and increasing metabolism. Simply put, more muscle mass burns more calories, even at rest. Therefore, to achieve significant weight loss and body composition changes, strength training should be a part of your fitness plan.

Investing in a gym membership or equipment that allows you to strength train is a great way to achieve these goals. There are also many online strength training programs available that can teach you how to work out for muscle gain and toning. These programs can be purchased for a fraction of the cost of a Peloton bike and membership.

In addition to strength training, nutrition is a crucial component of any weight loss plan... remember you cannot out train a bad diet!!! 

Hiring a nutrition coach to keep you accountable and teach you how to fuel your body for results is a great investment and I would argue even greater than exercise equipment! With proper nutrition, you will have the energy and nutrients necessary to support your workouts and reach your goals. I am all about efficiency and effectiveness! The two areas I would focus on first to build your foundation for success is your nutrition + strength training! 

If you need help with these components, DM on Instagram @graynutrition I would be more than happy to help you! 

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