As of today, Peloton is launching new boxing and shadowboxing classes to its platform – a welcome addition the company has been teasing for months.
Update: Details are live.
Just yesterday Peloton dropped a social media post featuring trainers Kendall Toole, Rad Lopez, and Selena Samuela, with a video message saying: “Starting December 7.” To confirm any lingering doubts, Samuela reshared the video to her Instagram stories alongside a boxing emoji. Back in March, she responded to a user comment on needing a boxing class with, “OK, yeah, look – I’m not going to say anything, but stay patient. Stay patient.”
While details are scant, the new release comes right on the heels of Peloton’s sub-$500 Guide, a strength product equipped with an AI-enabled camera that you connect to your TV via an HDMI cable to stream workouts from Peloton’s massive library of content.
The company is also rumored to be working on a rower, but it’s possible too, as Connect the Watt’s Bradley Chambers wrote earlier this year, that the company “could eventually do something similar to CLMBR but with connected boxing gloves to measure reps and impact.”
How this will measure up to FightCamp is yet to be seen. Fightcamp, which launched in 2018, is a connected home-boxing gym complete with standing boxing bag and connected fight accessories for a system that runs around $1,219, with $39 a month for on-demand fight training.
But Peloton’s approach is more likely just a way to give its nearly 6 million members a bit more variety off the bike, alongside the company’s on-demand library of yoga, Pilates, barre, and meditation classes. As a longtime fan of Les Mills high-cardio BodyCombat, I’ll be curious to see how Peloton’s new streaming classes measure up. Stay tuned.
Update: Peloton Boxing is live