Today, Peloton’s newest strength instructor, Logan Aldridge, is launching his first class, a 20-minute full-body strength class at 7 p.m. ET. A CrossFit Games competitor and para-athlete, Aldridge is the brand’s first “adaptive instructor” who plans to bring an inspiring mix of inclusive fitness training and accessibility to Peloton members with varying physical abilities. From the looks of this teaser, expect to seriously be challenged by what you think is possible.
Peloton announced the addition of Aldridge to their roster last December, but today he is unrolling his premiere class. According to a press release, Aldridge, who lost an arm in a wakeboarding accident at age 13, will teach a range of strength classes – both adaptive and non-adaptive – with a focus on HITT cardio, strength, stretching, and a hefty dose of motivation. Aldridge’s personal motto? “Tell me I can’t, and I will.”
As a Crossfit trainer and competitor and motivational speaker, Aldridge – who can impressively deadlift 500 pounds and has taken part in Spartan Races – has worked prior with Crossfit to make the brand’s games more accessible. Now he hopes to bring that same focus to Peloton.
“I can’t wait to empower Members living with disabilities to discover their potential through connected fitness with Peloton,” Aldridge said on Peloton’s blog. “I don’t see myself as having a disability — I see this as an ability.”
“I am aiming to reduce barriers to entry and work on a massive scale to find the ability for all members to engage. By shifting perceptions, we have the potential to have no barriers of entry for this incredible community!”