Where to Put Peloton (and Where You Shouldn’t)


Where to Put Peloton

Pelotons are a popular product, especially as many of us began working out from home in the last couple of years. If you have a Peloton or are considering buying one, storage may be the biggest factor you have to consider.

You should keep your Peloton in an area that has plenty of space, won’t be disruptive, and allows proper ventilation. This could be a bedroom, office, living room, or any first floor or basement space. Pelotons can sometimes be creatively hidden or separated from the main areas of these spaces using wall partitions, to give you some flexibility.

If you are wondering what considerations you might need to make around storing your Peloton, stick around. I’ll go over space needed, ideas for smaller spaces and specific rooms, and talk about where you should not keep a Peloton.

How Much Space Do I Need for a Peloton?

The space that you will need for your Peloton depends on which version of the product you have.

  • Peloton Tread
    • The dimensions of the Peloton Tread are 68” L x 33” W x 62” H
  • Peloton Tread+
    • The dimensions of the Peloton Tread+ are 72.5” L x 32.5” W x 72” H
  • Peloton Bike (Original)
    • The dimensions of the Peloton Bike are 59” L x 23” W x 53” H
  • Peloton Bike+
    • The dimensions of the Peloton Bike+ are 59” L x 22” W x 59” H

I recommend having about 24 inches or 2 feet on each side of your bike. This will give you optimal storage space and won’t make you feel cramped during your workout sessions.

Best Places to Put a Peloton

When it comes to finding the right spot to place your Peloton, you want to consider some important factors:

Optimal Conditions

  • Stable base area with space to place your Peloton. You will want to make sure that you are able to set your Peloton in an area that will allow it to be stable and flat. Again, consider giving 2 feet around each side of the Peloton, when possible, to allow for the best workout space.
  • Proper ventilation. When working out, you don’t want an area that is going to be particularly stuffy or stagnant. If possible, place your Peloton near a vent or a window to ensure that you have proper air flow.
  • Noise and vibration control. This one is a good consideration especially if you live in an apartment or townhouse where you have close neighbors. If you place your Peloton in a downstairs area, your noise and vibration will be lesser than it would upstairs. Keep this in mind even if you have a two-story house and family members who work from home.

Overall, a first floor or basement area with windows or vents is going to be your best bet for a Peloton. These areas will hopefully be spacious enough to give your Peloton the berth it needs, while reducing noise.

Keeping yourself comfortable while working out is so important, but you’ll also feel better that your exercise is not disruptive.

Spaces like the corner of an office or bedroom may be your best option, but I recommend keeping your Peloton in another area if possible.

Now that so many of us work from home, having designated spaces for certain activities is so important. Your sleep space may already be your workspace, so adding in an exercise machine may be overwhelming.

A space like a living room, basement, or any other space you have may be most ideal.

Where Do You Put the Peloton in a Small Apartment?

If you have a small apartment, it may be tricker to find the right space to store your Peloton.

The original Peloton Bike has the smallest dimensions if you are just now deciding to buy one of these products. If you have any of the Peloton machines, however, you can make them work in smaller spaces.

For a small apartment, consider putting your Peloton in your living room in place of a decorative chair. This could be a cool option because you could have the TV on in the background of your workout.

If you happen to have some bedroom space, this also could be optimal.

You could always separate your Peloton from the rest of any room with a divider. I’ll go into more detail on that below.

Peloton Living Room Ideas

If your living room is the best place for your Peloton, you are not alone. This is quite a popular space to keep all workout equipment, including larger workout machines.

If your living room is spacious, you can dedicate a whole section of it to your Peloton. This will help you feel as if your gym space is designated and not just thrown together.

No worries, though, if the living room is a bit smaller. There are great ways to hide your Peloton while carving out some designated workout space.

How Can I Hide My Peloton in My Living Room?

While many people have workout equipment in your living room, you may want to make yours a bit less obvious. This would be understandable.

A folding screen is a cool option to add some detail to your space while hiding things you don’t want to be as obvious, such as a Peloton. You could use an option like this decorative room divider. It has shelves so that your divider can turn into a piece of furniture that will immediately draw the mind from what might be behind it.

As opposed to a typical room divider, this piece fits much better in a living room. The space that may already have other shelves and large furniture, so this will blend right in.

Can You Put a Peloton in Your Bedroom?

You can, of course, also keep a Peloton in your bedroom.

If you’re like me, your bedroom might actually have more extra space than the living room. You can carve out space in your room to be a workout area. That helps to divide the space physically and in your mind.

Whereas you may want a shelved divider in the living room and spaces that are guest-oriented, your room is different.

In the bedroom, you won’t want anything that feels too bulky, so a thin, classic divider is a better option.

This kind of folding privacy screen is a cool way to make your bedroom feel almost like two separate rooms. Your sleep (and maybe work) space, and then your separate workout space.

Peloton Room Ideas

Spare Room

If you have a spare room in your home, or even in your basement, you can create a dedicated Peloton room.

Cheers to you if this option is available!

Again, if it isn’t, or if your basement is one large space, you can always create your own ‘room.’ I cannot stress enough how beneficial room dividers are when you need a classy, simple way to split up your areas.

No need for an extra wall to be added into your house, unless you want one, of course.

Apartments or Townhomes

In rented spaces like apartments, townhomes, and even houses, you can make temporary modifications to optimize your workout space.

If you are in need of a room divider that covers more space, there are huge wall partitions that you can look into. These are significantly more expensive than the small dividers I mentioned above but are cheaper than adding an entire wall to your house.

Creating a dedicated Peloton room is easier than you might think and can give you the flexibility to work out in peace. Sometimes all you need is the ability to separate your workout from the rest of your tasks and responsibilities.

Having a place to ‘go’ and work out makes all the difference.  I hope one of these options helps you make that happen.

Where Shouldn’t I Keep a Peloton?

You can store Pelotons in a wide variety of places, but there are a few areas that you should really avoid:

1. Outdoors

This one should be obvious, but if it isn’t I’ll explain briefly. When you leave any piece of equipment outdoors, unprotected in the elements, it is not going to last. You don’t want to subject your Peloton to wind, rain, or beating sun. Just like you wouldn’t want to use it outdoors, you should not store it there, either.

2. In a Garage

In a garage, you won’t get the right airflow or ventilation that you need to keep the machine in peak condition. You could, potentially, have a garage with A/C access that you convert to a home gym. This, of course, is a different story than an in-use garage with cars and improper spacing.

3. In a Shed

Sheds don’t have the space or ventilation, typically, that you need to keep your Peloton stored well. Additionally, working out on a Peloton is your garage will likely keep you from using the features that are internet based. Overall, not a good choice.

As an aside, the Peloton should be stored in dry areas with temperatures between 32- and 104-degrees Fahrenheit. Extreme temperatures and conditions need to be avoided.

Peloton Floor Mat

When it comes to choosing a Peloton floor mat, you want one that has the right surface area and grip. This will help with that stability and vibration/noise control that are some main considerations of Peloton placement.

Here are our top 3 mat recommendations:

1. The Crostice Bike Mat

This mat is a good fit for both the Peloton Bike and Bike+, as their measurements are similar.

2. CycleClub Bike Mat

Good for the Bike and Bike+, but too small for the Tread products.

3. UPLIFT Bike Mat

Fitting all Peloton products, the Bike, Bike+, Tread, and Tread+, this option may be your best bet overall. A one size fits all, if you will.

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Anna Shoultz

Anna is a writer and loves working to create a balanced lifestyle. Whether that looks like hiking around the outskirts of her home city of San Diego, finding new ways to manage healthy and sustainable eating, or sharing tips with readers like you!

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