7 Ways to Fit a Peloton in a Small Apartment

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You’ve made a big investment towards your fitness goals, and bought yourself a Peloton bike. But before you pedal away, you need to figure out where to put it. 

Should it be near your home office corner so you can take active breaks to clear your head between tasks? Would you prefer it near the TV so you can pedal while catching up on your favorite show?

Perhaps your apartment has a decent view of the city and you’d like to put it by the window. 

Side view of Caucasian man wearing sportswear while exercising on a spin bike near the window at dusk time

As luck would have it, Pelotons don’t take up much space. And given that they sport front wheels, it makes them considerably easier to slide into various apartment spaces.

With some adjustments and organization, your Peloton can fit into your small apartment and might even complement its design. 

Know the dimensions and measurements

But before you start re-arranging your furniture, you need to know the measurements and dimensions of your apartment’s rooms (and your Peloton). You need to ensure that you allow for access to your bike and is roomy enough for you to move around during workouts.

You can get a good idea of the space you need by looking at the measurements of a Peloton bike mat. Not only is a bike mat good for flooring protection, but it’ll reduce any noise or vibrations. The Crostice Bike Mat is a great option, and is compatible with both Peloton’s original version and the bike plus. 

Crostice Bike Trainer Mat Accessories Compatible with Peloton Bike & Bike Plus, for Cycling Home Gym

Once you have the mat, here are some spots where you should consider putting your Peloton. 

Related: Where to Store a Bicycle in a Small Apartment

In the living room

The living room is one of the most popular spots to place a Peloton. Typically, the living room space is one of the largest in a small apartment. If you have a TV or a sound system, you can catch up on your favorite show or listen to your favorite tunes (that is, when you’re not in the mood to workout with a virtual instructor).

In a corner

Perhaps you want to make a statement by positioning your Peloton in the center of a room. Unfortunately, this isn’t going to work. 

Try to remember that your Peloton needs power. Placing your bike in the corner of a room will save you space and prevent you from tripping over cables. 

Behind the sofa

Your Peloton works well alongside or behind a sofa. Please make sure you have enough space to climb on and off it when you need to work out. If space is a massive problem, you can push your sofa forward just a little bit when you need access to your bike. 

In place of a chair 

Why not remove an existing chair in your living room and replace it with your Peloton? 

You only need to hide your bike if you have an aversion to having it in full view. Make your Peloton appear as an intentional part of your living room. Pop a pot plant on one side of the bike and a couple of other knick-knacks, and it should fit right into your space. 

Near a window 

If you can place your Peloton near a window, do it! Firstly, it’ll be nicer looking at a view than a wall when working out, and secondly, it’ll help keep those sweaty odors away.

Unfortunately, this isn’t always available or practical. If a window placement is impossible, invest in a good quality fan, like this Fan for Peloton Bike & Peloton Treadmill from Amazon. It plugs easily into your Peloton screen, and you can angle the fan in any direction.

TrubliFit Custom Fan for Peloton Bike - Accessories for Peloton Bike - Does NOT fit Peloton Bike+ (Original Peloton)

The bedroom

I agree that the bedroom is not ideal for a Peloton, but it can still work if you lack apartment space. Just make sure that you have enough space for easy access to your bike and bed and sufficient space to move around the room. 

A good placement spot is usually between your bed and the wall. Even better, if you can place the bike nearby a window, do so. There isn’t anything worse than going to sleep with a lingering smell of sweat. 

Behind furniture or a room divider

If you have any large furniture positioned nearby a wall, placing your Peloton behind it will help partly conceal it and keep it out of your main living space. 

If you don’t have any furniture that works and have a corner of a room where you could place a room divider or screen, this works nicely to keep your bike out of direct sight. 

You’ll l have a semi-private corner or space to work out, and the screen can appear as part of your room design. This gold-toned Roundhill Furniture Giyano 4 Panel Screen Room Divider from Amazon is an attractive and sturdy option.  

Roundhill Furniture Giyano 4 Panel Screen Room Divider, Gold

In a closet

If you have an unused or large closet with which you can use or share the space, try placing your Peloton there. 

In desperation, some small apartment owners have placed their Peloton in their walk-in clothes closets. Although this is not ideal, this is a good option if you don’t have the space. Ventilation, of course, should be your top priority, and you’ll need to clean your bike regularly for obvious reasons. 

In a garage 

If your small apartment has a garage, count yourself as very fortunate. By placing your Peloton in the garage, you won’t need to use up any of your precious apartment space. 

Why not transform a corner of your garage into a home gym? Place some hooks on the wall for workout accessories, or keep a wheeled basket close by with your Peloton shoes, water bottles, towels, and dumbbells. 

I’d recommend purchasing this Premium Neoprene Monitor Cover for Peloton Bike Screen from Amazon to protect your bike’s screen from dust and damage. 

Premium Neoprene Monitor Cover for Peloton Bike Screen - Super Soft Terry - Fits Original or Bike+ and Peloton Tread - Protect from Dust and Damage - Screen Protector (Original Peloton)

A spare room

If you have a spare room, why not turn it into a home gym? Even if the room is tiny, you don’t need that much space to set up a small gym. You’d just want to be aware of ventilation, like your closet. 

On the balcony

Isn’t it a luxury to be able to work out outdoors? OK, I know this depends on where in the world you live, but if you don’t experience extreme weather conditions, this may be the answer. 

Peloton bikes can be safely stored in temperatures between 32 to 104 Fahrenheit (0 to 40 degrees Celsius). Your Peloton may have mechanical or electrical complications if temperatures exceed this range. 

Setting up your Peloton outdoors is an excellent choice if you have a balcony. It saves you from having to utilize any apartment space and keeps nasty odors outdoors where they belong. 

Fortunately, the Peloton bike frame is relatively durable, but the monitor isn’t waterproof. You will need to invest in a bike cover such as this one from Amazon: Tonhui Exercise Bike Cover, which is both waterproof and windproof. 

Tonhui Exercise Bike Cover, Upright Indoor Cycling Protective Cover Dustproof Waterproof Cover Ideal for Indoor Or Outdoor Use

You may also need an extension cord for power if you don’t already have an available outdoor power source. 

A small space can fit a Peloton bike (and even a small home gym), and you don’t need to rearrange your furniture completely. Who knows, perhaps once you’ve figured out the perfect place, you realize that the bike fits into your apartment aesthetic after all. 

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