279 'Peloton' stories
June 2020 - June 2021
Peloton Overview • Updated June 9, 2021
279 'Peloton' stories
June 2020 - June 2021
Wouldn’t be cool to get a high five during your Peloton workout from your favorite athlete? What better motivator than to schedule a class with hopes of outworking Roger Federer or Diplo? Well… you can at least try. Below is a list of famous people currently using Peloton.
Following an earlier report confirming that Peloton will soon release its own heart rate armband, we’ve uncovered further details about how the band pairing works, all hidden within the Peloton digital app.
Update: we’ve dug into the app and have a ton of screenshots of the armband UI
Bloomberg released a piece today with new details on Peloton Interactive’s upcoming heart rate armband. With Peloton’s acquisitions of two wearable device companies (Atlas and Latitude 32), its recent release of the new Strive Score, and further limited connectivity the Apple Watch, a new Peloton heart rate wearable seems imminent. Here are the new details just discovered:
Peloton announced this morning that it has added two new “strength-focused” instructors, Callie Gullickson and Rad Lopez, to its roster. Both coaches already have multiple sessions scheduled this week, including each of their premiere classes.
For many people, getting an endorphin rush at the end of a workout is the part of the motivation. For a group of Peloton fans, cannabis is part of their actual workout strategy.
Peloton’s Power Zone class training is similar to heart rate training in that there are various zones that you train in. However, instead of using heart rate data to determine your zones, you use your power output to determine your zones. So today, I want to cover seven reasons why I love Power Zone classes with Peloton.
Six weeks ago, I took delivery of a Peloton Bike+ after riding on an original Peloton Bike for the previous year. In my first impressions review, I came away impressed with the Bike+, but I had some terrible delivery issues relating to the assembly of my particular bike. Although it’s not Peloton’s fault I had an issue, it was their problem. The hardware problems are now resolved, and I’ve seen many hours logging miles on Bike+, so I have a more fully featured opinion on the product. Let’s dive in to see if Bike+ was worth the upgrade after six weeks of use.
Peloton has announced newly available discount pricing for Peloton Digital memberships. The discount amounts vary but will be available to students, educators, first responders, teachers, military, and medical professionals.
In this monthly Peloton news recap, we cover last month’s Peloton stock, the new Mood Classes, a new Peloton strength device “The Tiger” in the works, the Champions Collection… and much more!
Memorial Day is seen as the official start of summer in the US, and Peloton has kicked it off with an apparel sale with 30-50% off its summer apparel catalog.
Reports on social media and Reddit indicate that Peloton is offering its Digital Members the chance to buy a refurbished original Peloton bike for just $1,495. This offer is only available while supplies last and for certain zip codes, so you will need to act fast as these will likely go quick.
Today, we will be taking a look at all three Velotowel accessories designed to keep your Peloton Bike and Peloton Bike+ clean and sweat-free. These items include the Velomat for underneath the bike, the Framewrap to protect the bike frame, and the Aerowrap for the handlebars, which can also be used as a face towel.
The New York Post reported that their sources have revealed Peloton is currently testing a new handheld gadget called The Tiger for a possible release or reveal planned in the fourth quarter of this year.
Peloton has been making a spree of purchases in recent months, and rumors are now swirling that it has purchased another wearables company.
German Peloton Instructor Irene Scholz has announced she is leaving Peloton via posts on her Facebook and Instagram accounts. This makes Scholz the first instructor in over a year to leave Peloton, which sees very little coach turnover year after year.
Peloton has announced that employees will now have paid time off that they can use to peacefully protest, volunteer for political campaigns, and vote.
Rumors of a potential Peloton office in Cork, Ireland, have begun to swell after the company issued a proposal request in the city. The move could employ over 700 individuals in Ireland and has led to further speculation about Peloton’s expanded operations in the European Union.
Even before Peloton complied with the demands of the USCDSC for a voluntary recall of the Peloton Tread and Tread+, Peloton announced they would be developing a new safety feature requiring a pin code. This new feature now has a name (“Tread Lock”) and looks ready to be rolled out as an update for all Peloton Treads very soon. [Edit: it is now released]
The Peloton Strive Score is a newest personal metric to help evaluate your effort during each class. The Strive Score is based entirely on how long you spend in each heart rate zone. Since your heart rate zones are based on your max heart rate (MHR), it’s in your best interest to have the most accurate estimation of your MHR in your profile settings. While Peloton gives you an estimated max heart rate based on your age, it can be very inaccurate. So here are a few methods that you can use to get a more accurate MHR to set more accurate heart rate zones.
In a private post to members on social media, Peloton has announced it will be temporarily shutting down its strength studio to work on “some new and exciting things.” The closure is currently scheduled to run from May 27 to June 13, although new strength classes will still be released on demand in addition to scheduled encore classes.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Peloton instructor Kendall Toole has opened up about her mental health journey that began when she was only 11 years old. Toole explained how she considers her diagnosis a source of power and how fitness has helped as a healthy prescription.
During a town hall today hosted by Club Industry, the new GM of Peloton Commercial (and CEO at Precor, which Peloton now owns), Rob Barker, briefly mentioned that French language classes were on their way to Peloton. No timeline or other details were provided, but given the company’s international growth goals and upcoming entry into Australia, is Peloton headed to France next?
While I have tried many nice accessories for the Peloton Bike, very few can be considered must-haves. But for short and tall Peloton riders, The Adjuster by Top Form Design is absolutely essential. Now that the brand has released a new version for the Peloton Bike+, I was finally able to review it myself.
Peloton’s big Homecoming Event kicked off with CEO John Foley announcing several new features and updates. The biggest of which is the brand new Peloton Strive Score. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about this new personal metric.
When you are considering the differences between the original Peloton Bike vs the Peloton Bike+, there are a lot of things to consider besides the $600 price difference.
In fact, there are at least 16 differences between the original Peloton Bike and Bike+. Some of which are well known, but others which are not. And so we are going to go through the entire list so that you know everything you should to figure out which bike is best for you.
Today, Peloton released its financial results for Q3 of fiscal year 2021, including a 141% growth in sales. According to the report, more and more people are joining the Peloton community and are sticking with it longer than ever.
This afternoon, Peloton hosted its Q3 earnings call following the release of its shareholders report. While the letter to shareholders gave zero update to the current controversy surrounding the safety of the Tread and Tread+, Peloton CEO John Foley cleared the air immediately.
April gave Peloton a beating of a lifetime… with numerous new lawsuits to deal with, enormous widespread media coverage of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s decision to classify the Tread+ as unsafe for use and push for their eventual recall, Peloton’s stock continuing to drop, and the list goes on and on.
A security researcher recently discovered that he could send unauthenticated requests to Peloton’s Application Programming Interface (API), exploiting a leak of private Peloton member data, including age, gender, and location.
Peloton CEO John Foley has said on multiple occasions that Peloton must win strength to win fitness. Outside of some overpriced dumbbells, Peloton has no hardware to pair with its excellent strength classes. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been using the LifePro Powerflow dumbbells with my Peloton strength classes.
In April, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning for people to stop using the Peloton Tread+. This came after the tragic death of a child caused by the Tread+. Now, the CPSC and Peloton have jointly announced a recall of all Tread treadmills.
May 4 was Star Wars Day for many people, but it’s my first anniversary of having my Peloton bike delivered. Although I’ve since moved on to a Bike+, I am firmly in the Peloton ecosystem, and it’s been a fantastic year.
Peloton CEO John Foley kicked off the company’s 2021 Homecoming celebration with a keynote presentation announcing some exciting new features and other news. This includes revamped programs, a Strive Score improved scenic rides, and the long-debated pause button.
Connected fitness rower startup Ergatta has announced an additional $30 million in Series A funding led by Advance Venture Partners and other industry leaders. Ergatta plans to use the additional funds to expand its content of game-based fitness, and further separate itself from a crowded market.
Today, we will review both the NordicTrack S22i and the Peloton Bike+ and take a look at what makes these two premium bikes similar, as well as 24 of the biggest differences between them that you should know before you buy.
Peloton will be celebrating the heritage of Asian and Pacific Islander people throughout May with themed classes, music, and exclusive apparel. Furthermore, the company is making extended efforts to maintain a welcoming community for all people.
In an announcement on Instagram, Peloton instructor Ben Alldis revealed he will be joining the Power Zone Training crew as an additional member. Peloton made a similar announcement via Twitter.
Peloton has released the full class and content schedule for its latest Artist Series featuring Usher. This series will partially be a part of Peloton’s Homecoming weekend taking place April 30 to May 2 and will feature a panel with Usher and Peloton instructor Ally Love.
As the ability to assemble your own versatile home gym grows easier with each new connected fitness product, we strive to keep you in the know about what products are currently available and what sort of fitness technology is at your disposal. One of the established fitness machines to recently gain a lot of popularity is the rower, due to its storability and low-impact training. We’ve compared a diverse group of premium rowers from fitness brands like Hydrow, Ergatta, NordicTrack, CITYROW, and LIT Method to help you see where they differ. We’ll begin with NordicTrack vs. Hydrow, and go from there.
Peloton is having some major trouble this week, with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issuing a warning for those with the Peloton Tread+, asking those who have children or pets to stop using it and suggesting Peloton begin a recall of the product entirely.
While this issue may or may not cause a long-term problem for Peloton, as the company is strongly fighting back on this, stating that “the Tread+ is safe for the home when used in accordance with warnings and safety instructions,” it is part of a larger issue and familiar pattern that I’ve noticed over the past year, which is that Peloton is terrible with community communication.
Back in January, I decided to upgrade to Peloton’s Bike+ and sell my Peloton Bike. Because of Peloton’s long delivery delay, the installation appointment was set for April 19. I had tried to get moved to an earlier appointment, but there was nothing available. I received the delivery window on Saturday, so I was very excited to have it delivered today.
With Peloton recently removing the ability of Apple Watch users to pair with the Peloton Bike+ for any classes besides cycling, I was on the hunt to discover whether there was any other way to synch my Apple Watch to Peloton.
Luckily, I quickly came across the Watch Link. (See below to get 10% off!)
Official statement from Peloton:
“Apple GymKit is designed to work with equipment-based cardio workouts. However, Peloton recently implemented GymKit with Bike Bootcamp, a multi-disciplinary class type that combines strength and cardio, which the feature does not support. Members can still use GymKit to sync their cycling-only workouts to their Apple Watch from the Bike+.”
One of the selling points of upgrading to the newer, upgraded, and more expensive Peloton Bike+ was the inclusion of the Apple Gym Kit, an Apple platform that makes it very easy to pair the bike with your Apple Watch to see your heart rate and have your workouts directly imported into Apple Fitness and Apple Health.
In an email to its members, Peloton detailed new options for sharing works to Instagram in a new beta feature.
On March 31, Tonal announced that had raised another $250 million in a Series E funding round with a valuation of $1.6 billion, putting the company in unicorn status.
Peloton Closet, the popular Peloton community for finding apparel worn by instructors, has shut down after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from Peloton.