Does the Peloton Bike really work?

Uncategorized Nov 11, 2020

The, I’ll never forget when I first got a FitBit in 2014...

I started running to get my steps in, and I stopped prioritizing strength training.

Within a month, even though my body weight didn’t change, all my clothes were tighter and I was larger in size and volume.

Mind you, I hated running. And largely, still do.

And yet, I forced myself to do it because I was so competitive with my friends on the app and thought it would genuinely help me get lean.

A classic case of diving into the next fad without thinking about primary goals.

So many of our newest members have shared with us that bought a Peloton bike this year while gyms were closed.

After reviewing their primary goals, however, we explained that their current exercise routine (often paired with skipping meals) could actually be hindering their ability to achieve a lean physique.

Per usual, we recommend prioritizing lifting weights, a little HIIT, and walking as the best form of steady state cardio for fat loss.

Many of our clients who let go of the attachment to the spin bike have actually seen a REDUCTION in leg size and feel less stressed out overall, likely due to lowered cortisol levels.

Now, if you’re into intense spin rides, long runs, and love the endorphin rush after, hell yes! You do you!

But if your goals are different, that’s OK too! We’re all about helping you balance your physique goals with what you actually like to do for movement… and more often than not, we avoid doing the things that are totally new to us, while sticking to routines and habits that are more comfortable.

Doesn’t mean that they’re more effective, though.

So why is cardio still widely accepted as key for fat loss?

Marketing. Profit. And for sure - a company’s true intention to just get people moving in any way.

But for many of us, we overdo it with these new shiny objects and fads!

Following an intentional training program and walking is hardly seen as “sexy” and exciting.

But it works!

When our members trust our process, let go of excessive cardio, eat more throughout the day, and see their lean muscles while healing their relationship to over-restricting food… there is no going back💪

So, do we believe the Peloton bike "works"?

It really depends on your goals.

If moving your body everyday is the primary goal and you really enjoy competing with people online, that can work for you!

But if you're waking up with tight hip flexors, increased stress, and your clothes don't fit anymore, perhaps it's time to reassess what you're truly wanting to achieve.

And on that note of being more intentional about training and health overall, we're excited to share more about our upcoming FREE workshops!

Who This Is For:

Whether you're a current member or new to The Green Door Life, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, November 17 at 10 am PST for a free workshop on how to transition into Fall while applying the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine!

Acupuncturist Kristina Yotive will lead us through a 60-minute class via Zoom that you can join from anywhere.

What You'll Learn:

  • The Five Elements in Chinese Medicine
  • How to support your health as you transition between the seasons
  • Best health practices for Fall such as exercise types to support the season and supplement current routines
  • Best foods to enjoy in the Fall according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

About Your Instructor:

Dr. Kristina Yotive has a clinical doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA.

She had the great opportunity to complete an internship program at Zhejiang TCM University in Hangzhou, China.

She also completed an internship at CPMC Davie’s campus working in the stroke rehabilitation unit. Kristina currently runs her practice in San Francisco with a primary focus on sports injuries. She is on the therapy team for San Francisco’s Smuin Ballet Company.


Who This Is For:

Whether you're a current member or new to The Green Door Life, we invite you to join us on Thursday, November 12th for a free workshop on hormone health!

Registered Dietician Jeani Hunt-Gibbon will lead us through a 60-minute class via Zoom that you can join from anywhere.

What You'll Learn:

  • Overview of female hormones & common hormonal conditions
  • Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothalamic amenorrhea
  • PMS, Infertility and PCOS
  • Nutrition for hormone health
  • Anti-inflammatory foods
  • Plant based protein

About Your Instructor:

Jeani Hunt-Gibbon Jeani is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Coach who offers personalized approaches to fertility improvement, hormone support and women’s health nutrition as well as gentle weight loss and chronic disease management through her business Veggielush Nutrition.

Jeani also works part-time at a facility for young women with mental health and substance use disorders. Jeani holds a Master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Washington. Before transitioning into healthcare, Jeani worked in food, wine and destination marketing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and French from UC Berkeley.


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