MYX Bike: A Review of the New Beachbody Bike
MYX is Peloton’s dangerous competition - and they just announced that they’re partnering with Beachbody, the gold standard in the at-home workout industry, who serves millions of people every year. The MYX compared to Peloton is the question everyone wants to know - MYX might just be a step above for a lower price!
What’s the MYX II Bike/Beachbody Bike?
The MYX II is a smart indoor cycle that offers a premium cycling experience, complete with live, interactive digital programming from Beachbody and Openfit. Sporting a 21.5” touchscreen with a 360 degree swivel, 20W speakers, and an 8-megapixel camera, this spin bike was made to support immersive, community-based workouts at home. The MYX II features an upgraded experience and access to Beachbody’s brand new digital fitness platform, BODi. The BODi integration with live Beachbody workouts just released in September of 2021and already has hundreds of thousands of members signed up. Of course they do.
Is MYX II Different Than the Peloton?
One of it's best features is it's adjustability, making it fit any size person. MYX II supports a greater range of rider weight and height, making them one of the most inclusive bikes on the market when compared to Peloton. MYX Fitness bikes can support riders up to 350 lbs and 6'8" tall. And, the fore/aft handlebar adjustability &optimized Q-factor (the distance between the pedal cranks) allows for a personalized ride that conforms to each unique rider's body, naturally aligning with your ankles, knees, and hips. My physical therapist self LOVES this aspect of the bike. For instance, in my family, my husband who is 6'2", 210 lbs, my son who is 8 years old standing at 4'8 inches and 59 lbs soaking wet and myself being a petite frame at 5'2" have all used and adjusted this bike easily to fit our different sizes. The original MYX bike that released in 2020 set itself apart from the crowd by tracking solely based on heart rate zones. The MYX II is the bike I purchased and includes an upgraded, state-of-the-art sensor that allows riders to also track their speed, cadence, and distance too.
Peloton's claim to fame was the ability to access live classes. With Beachbody's BODi, each class is offered live & taught by all of the Beachbody favorite trainers! Each BODi member gets access to ALL of Beachbody's live workouts too, their entire on-demand selection, as well as the interactive live platform. For those who love the feel of community, competition, and accountability, the live class feature is going to be a game changer, in typical Beachbody fashion - it's all about SUPPORT!