Tempo is a free-standing at-home fitness studio with a large screen, an array of exercise equipment, and built-in equipment storage. Tempo members can access live and on-demand fitness classes through the Tempo Studio, which broadcasts the classes and corrects participants’ form via the screen.
The studio takes up about three square feet of space. It weighs 100 pounds and stands at six-feet tall, two-feet and two-inches wide, and a foot and four-inches deep. It requires five feet of empty space in front of it for workouts. The physical Tempo Studio costs $1,995, and the Tempo membership costs an additional $39 per month.
The Tempo Studio comes with 32 pieces of exercise equipment:
Each Tempo weight is rubber-coated and bumper-padded for stability and noise reduction. Each dumbbell and barbell is made of stainless steel, with smooth sleeves to make it easy to load weights onto it, and knurled shafts to make gripping the equipment easier.
In addition to 32 pieces of exercise equipment, the Tempo Studio includes built-in storage for each of those pieces. The stainless steel barbells attach to the back of the studio, while the plates and collars fit inside the cabinet on the front of the studio. The heart rate monitor, workout mat, and recovery roller fit inside. No additional storage is needed to organize the equipment that comes with the Tempo Studio.
The Tempo Studio fits within about three square feet of space. The studio is about six-feet tall, two-feet wide, and a foot deep. The Tempo Studio needs five feet of space in front of it to allow room for workouts, which means it requires about the same amount of space or less as many other large pieces of workout equipment.
The Tempo Studio is covered under a three-year limited warranty. The length of the warranty means the studio will be covered under warranty for at least as long as it takes to pay off the up-front cost of the equipment.
Furthermore, Tempo offers a full refund, minus the cost of shipping, for any studio that’s returned within 30 days.
The Tempo Studio itself costs $1,995, and the company provides several financing options for that amount, spreading monthly payments out over 12, 24, or 36 months. Spread over 36-monthly payments, the Tempo Studio alone costs $55 per month.
Those who purchase the Tempo Studio can use the equipment without a membership, which costs $39 per month and requires a minimum commitment of one year. However, without the membership, even those who own a Tempo Studio won’t be able to access any of Tempo’s live or on-demand classes, or its personalized training technology, which is only available during classes.
By comparison, buying a mid-range set of the same 32 pieces of equipment online would cost roughly $600 to $800.
Those who are interested in Tempo can’t purchase equipment a la carte. The only option is to purchase the entire workout studio, with its 32 pieces of exercise equipment, for $1,995, or about $62 per piece. It’s possible to split that cost up over a maximum of 36 months, which would bring the cost down to $55 per month, or less than $2 per piece of equipment on a monthly basis over three years.