On Wednesday, Peloton announced recalls involving two of its popular home treadmill models. Here are 5 alternatives for home exercise equipment.

Home exercise equipment sales soared during the coronavirus pandemic, and one of the top names in home fitness is recalling two of its products. On Wednesday, Peloton and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a couple of callbacks with two of the company’s products: the Peloton Tread + and Peloton Tread treadmills.

In a blog post, Peloton said that customers who purchased any of these treadmill products should stop using these machines immediately and contact the company for “a full refund or other qualified means”.

“I am pleased that the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Peloton have reached an agreement to protect users of the Peloton Tread + and Tread products,” said Robert S. Adler, acting chairman of the CPSC.

“The agreement, which the Commission voted to adopt this morning, provides for Peloton to immediately cease sales and distribution of Tread + and Tread products in the US and refund the full purchase price to consumers who wish to return their treadmills “continued Adler.

The CPSC side over the treadmill + treadmill lists the product “Hazard”, which means that “adult users, children, pets, and objects can be pulled under the back of the treadmill, creating the risk of injury or death.” Pelton said it has stopped selling and distributing Tread + and “continues to work on additional hardware modifications.”

The CPSC side over the treadmill said that “the touchscreen on the treadmill can peel off and fall, creating a risk of injury to consumers.” Pelton said it is “working on a repair to be offered to Tread owners in the coming weeks”.

In April the CPSC warned Consumers no longer using the Pelton Tread + and Peloton’s CEO John Foley reiterated that earlier recommendation in his statement on the recalls announced on Thursday.

“The decision to recall both products was the right one for Peloton members and their families. I want to make it clear that Peloton made a mistake in our initial response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission request to recall the Tread +. Us should have done it. ” I apologize more productively with them from the start. I apologize for that, “said Foley.

“Today’s announcement reflects our understanding that by working closely with the CPSC, we can increase the safety awareness of our members,” continued Foley. “We firmly believe in the future of connected home fitness and are determined to work with the CPSC to set new standards for treadmill safety in the industry. We have a desire and responsibility to lead the industry in product safety.”

Following the product recalls, this curated roundup features some of the best peloton alternatives, including reinforced rowing machines, low-impact elliptical machines, and even exercise bikes designed to add activity to 9-to-5 workouts.

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Treadmills are a popular support for home exercises and the NordicTrack X32i is an ideal alternative to peloton. The device has a 32-inch HD touchscreen that runners can use to set and view their preferred training courses and compete with other athletes using training leaderboards. The treadmill offers a top speed of 12 mph, a maximum incline of 40%, a decline of 6%, and two fans keep runners cool as they take their stride. The model incorporates NordicTrac’s reflex padding to reduce the impact during exercise. A design bonus for older adults and people with joint problems.

$ 3,800 on NordicTrack


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While most home exercise equipment takes up a lot of space in a given room, the mirror can be mounted on or against a wall, making it ideal for smaller types of living. The reflective faceplate of the product acts as a display allowing users to tune in to their preferred workouts while viewing their own performance.

Depending on personal preferences, fitness goals or profile settings, the product uses cameras and algorithms to adapt the training depending on the manufacturer. Those prone to it can take exercise classes and track their progress using their products’ fitness dashboard. The device can also be used as a sleek full-length mirror to provide features that go beyond exercise.

$ 1,495 at Mirror


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Rowing is a popular full body exercise, and the hydrow is a great option. Similar to the Peloton treadmills and other products on this list, the Hydrow also has a display. Rowers can participate in workouts using the 22-inch touchscreen, and the front speakers add audio to the program for a multi-sensory experience. The available Hydrow app helps people track their fitness progress on the go.

$ 2,245 at Best Buy


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Ellipticals are a great low impact exercise option for older adults and those with joint pain. The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 has a 14-inch HD touchscreen where you can play favorite workouts with personal trainers, and users can customize their routine on the display. Live training and new workouts keep the training routine up to date, and real-time performance metrics help athletes evaluate their workouts to meet their fitness goals.

$ 2,000 at Best Buy


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This FlexiSpot model is an ideal product for fitness-oriented office workers. Unlike a traditional exercise bike, this device has a flat desktop surface so that professionals can ride a bike while doing the 9-to-5 loop. The bike seat is adjustable to accommodate a variety of heights and the device has wheels along the base for convenient mobility around the office during the work day.

$ 350 on Amazon