Peloton’s Newest Instructor / Q&A With Ally Love

In anticipation of Ally Love joining the team we want to dive deeper into how she found herself doing what she loves the most. Get to know her even more below and why it’s important for her to inspire through sweat.


Where did you grow up and how did you get into fitness?

I’m from Miami, Florida. I was a dancer and moved to NYC for college and graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts. Soon after college I was exposed to the fitness scene through hot yoga. I fell in love with the different types of ways to be active and stay in shape. It became accessible post college because I actually could afford to explore the luxury.

What are you most excited about joining the Peloton team?

Meeting the riders. I love connecting through social media! I’m looking forward to connecting with different people across the country and world through fitness.

What drives you?

Love. While it’s such a vast word, I live a healthy lifestyle, give my best, and reach for the greatest opportunity all for those that I love, those that love me and those around me who I encounter, inspire, encourage, and those I can affect positively.

Are you excited about getting to coach people from all across the country?

Extremely! Connecting to a community via sweat is what I live for!

What is one thing that people would be surprised to know about you?

I have a weakness for doughnuts and I don’t drink coffee – I don’t like it!

What kind of music has most influenced you?

KPop, Trap music, and Caribbean music (soca, reggae, reggaeton).

Who inspires you?

  • Hannah Bronfman
  • Robin Arzon
  • Stephen Colbert
  • Serena Williams
  • Michelle Obama
  • Remi Ishizuka
  • M.I.A

What are your favorite motivational techniques you use while coaching?

Every ride is a game and a race. I don’t take training lightly, because we train like it’s the race and race like we’re training.

How do you motivate yourself?

I constantly remind myself that the only person preventing me from being better, from ever becoming my best, is myself. The best thing to do right away is get moving!

Pro Tip – Dressing like an athlete plays a roll in competing. Preparation for race day includes style just as much as functionality. Find a way to not compromise either of those things!

Connect with Ally Love – Click to stay up to date at her Official Peloton Facebook page here.

Ready to ride with Ally Love? Live or on-demand, make sure to join in on her first ride this upcoming Wednesday, October 26th at 9:30 AM ET. Click here to book your bike now.


NEW! Beyond the Ride Yoga with Colleen Saidman Yee


For the first time ever, we’re partnering with celebrated yoga instructor Colleen Saidman Yee to bring you our new and exclusive Beyond the Ride Yoga collection.

Now you can expand your routine variety with new workouts designed to complement Peloton rides or serve as stand-alone sessions. This new outlet will help you relieve stress, improve your confidence, and increase your energy through stretching and toning with a true yoga expert.

Colleen Saidman Yee’s renowned reputation in the yoga community has brought her thousands of followers and fans worldwide. As a passionate teacher, Colleen brings yoga into the lives of anyone interested through her successful yoga studio, workout DVDs and debut book. Her spirit and resilience are awe-inspiring, as she’s overcome personal and physical obstacles during her journey; however, she brings a relatable and down to earth energy to her teaching that makes her a captivating presence. We’re excited to welcome her into the Peloton community!

To access Beyond the Ride Yoga with Colleen on the iPad and iPhone app, simply go to the Featured page and select Beyond the Ride. You can also find them on the bike by going to the On-Demand page and applying the Beyond the Ride filter.

Don’t have the app? Click here to get it today.


Peloton on Spotify / Jenn Sherman’s Football Pregame Playlist

This season we’re getting warmed up for the big games by breaking an intense sweat. Instructor Jenn Sherman shares her NFL Pregame Playlist to start the party during your ride and continue it in time for kickoff.

*Make sure to catch Jenn’s 60 minute Football Pregame rides every Sunday at 10:30 AM during football season. 

Ready to ride? Plan all of your upcoming classes with Jenn now.

Do you follow us yet on Spotify? Click here to stay up to date with all of our favorite tracks.


NEW! More Beyond the Ride workouts to round out your routine

We’re excited to launch a brand new set of Beyond the Ride workouts featuring more of your favorite instructors to keep you feeling the burn off the bike.

This new collection features specialized content designed to complement your ride, as well as longer form sessions for a standalone workout. Watch them wherever you go on the Peloton app (free for bike owners!) or on your Peloton bike.

Don’t have the app? Get it today.


Robin Arzon

Work your core and lower body with one of Peloton’s toughest instructors.

  • 5-minute Beginner Core & Glutes
  • 5-minute Intermediate Core & Glutes
  • 10-minute Advanced Core & Glutes

Christine D’Ercole

Enjoy a continuation of her effective core series.

  • 5-minute Intermediate Core

Jess King

Work up a sweat with this standalone session.

  • 30-minute Full Body Cardio

Jennifer Jacobs

This long-form workout will kick you into gear.

  • 30-minute Full Body Cardio


Steven Little’s Pace Race ride series

Step up your speed and test your endurance with instructor Steven Little’s Pace Race ride series taking place every Sunday. In these new rides, you’ll be setting cadence goals and cycling through a sprint-based workout. Get prepped to ride with a taste of the tempo in his Pace Race Spotify playlist below.

Ready to ride? Plan all of your upcoming classes with Steven now.

Do you follow us yet on Spotify? Click here to stay up to date with all of our favorite tracks.


Maximizing your Shadowbox Workout with Jennifer Jacobs

Sometimes all you need is a little one, two punch to switch up your workout routine. Instructor Jennifer Jacobs provides simple, no-excuses cardio with her Shadowbox workouts found within the Beyond the Ride series on the Peloton iOS app. Want to get the most out these workouts? Read more on how and why to best incorporate this effective sweat session into your weekly routine.



Not only a great way to tone your arms but you’re also able to work your abs, glutes, legs, back, chest with the full body movement that boxing includes.

 Increase Speed & Timing
Shadowboxing is great way to improve your hand speed and reaction time. As a beginner, it’s important to take it slow and focus on performing your punching technique correctly. Once you’ve learned the technique, concentrate on the speed and explosiveness of your punches. Over time, this will make your shoulders and arms more nimble and flexible. If you want to make it more challenging, you can even try punching with very light weights in your hands.


Improves Endurance & Conditioning

Most people think throwing punches is all in your arms – think again! Shadowboxing stimulates all of the muscles in your body, from head to toe. Doing shadowboxing drills on a weekly basis in addition to your regular workout routine is a great way to keep your fitness game up.

For an intense cardio workout, try these moves: 

3 minute rounds followed by 1 minute of rest in between. Try to complete 5 rounds (20 minutes total).

1 minute: Jump rope or boxer shuffle forward & back


1 minute: Defensive slips (make sure to squat like roll-unders) or regular bodyweight squats.


1 minute: Shadowboxing, Jab/Cross, with light dumbbells.


Improves Balance & Coordination

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Constantly concentrating on a technical exercise that stimulates every muscle in your body will help you improve your balance and coordination. Shadowboxing requires focus. You’re not just aimlessly throwing your fists in the air, you’re imagining an opponent in front of you and your trying to hit them as accurately and efficiently as possible. Doing this for long periods of time will give you a better overall feeling of your own body mechanics & neuromuscular conditioning.


Work on punch combinations:

1 Jab

2 Cross

3 Left Hook

4 Right Hook

5 Left Uppercut

6 Right Uppercut

Why this is effective: 

By creating combinations and repeating the punches, the movement becomes not only focused on the punch itself but the footwork as well. For example, when you throw a left hook your front foot pivots. Your body has to remain balanced to do this so overtime repeating combinations will improve your coordination and balance.

Click here to download our iOS app now to access all of Jennifer Jacobs’ Beyond the Ride workouts.


Peloton’s Newest Instructor / Q&A With Matt Wilpers

We’re so excited to welcome our newest instructor Matt Wilpers to the Peloton team. Get to know this fitness pro a little more with our recent interview with him below.


Where did you grow up and how did you get into fitness?

I grew up in Marietta, GA and went to college at Georgia State University. I moved to NYC to pursue a career as a CPA before eventually pursuing my passion full-time, which is fitness.

What do you love most about teaching?

I’ve been in fitness my entire life – my mom would take me out mountain biking often, and I competed in every sport except for football. I have a passion for sharing what I love most with other people, which is fitness. “Train hard, train smart and have fun” is my motto and I love working hard and sharing those moments with others. I know what’s going through people’s heads during workouts because I’ve been there, so I’m skilled in pushing people to their next levels’ and knowledgable on how to get them there.

What are you most excited about joining the Peloton team?

It’s going to push my game to the next level. To work for a company that makes boutique fitness accessible to anyone, everywhere, is unheard of. Here, it’s the main show. Peloton takes boutique fitness to another level. What we’re going to be able to accomplish here, with the resources that we have, has never been done before.

What can riders expect in your classes?

Highly structured and focused on achieving measurable results while also having fun!

Are you excited about getting to coach people from all across the country?

In Manhattan you’re in a very competitive environment in terms of fitness. I’ve worked hard to develop a skill that’s able to help people. My passion is to do that. The more people you can reach, the better and with the resources that Peloton has, connecting with even more communities all across the country is possible and really exciting to me.

Who are your heros?

  • My family
  • My high school and college running coaches and professors
  • Warren Buffet
  • Dr. Jack Daniels (the running coach…not the whiskey!)
  • Hunter Allen and Andrew Coggan, PhD
  • Chris Froome
  • Peter Sagan

What is your favorite music to work out?

Trance, EDM, House, drum & bass.

What is one thing that people would be surprised to know about you?

I have the worst sweet tooth ever! If chocolate is within arm’s reach of me, I’m in trouble.

What are your favorite motivational techniques you use while coaching?

Specifically, I have people set benchmarks and goals based on wattage output. Most importantly, I remind people why they’re there and what they’re trying to accomplish. You only have 45 minutes here, every second counts. How valuable is your time?

What are your other favorite ways to cross-train?

Lots of running and weight lifting!

How do you motivate yourself?

I coach because it motivates me, to be stronger and better. By coaching others, I find motivation for myself.

Pro tip: The night before I have a workout, I write out exactly what I want to do so I can check it off the list. It feels good to be organized so you know exactly what you’ve accomplished.

Ready to ride with Matt? Live or on-demand, make sure to join in on his first ride this upcoming Monday, October 10th at 4:30 PM ET. Click here to book your bike now.


Instructors’ Smoothie of the Month / Cody’s Protein Pop


Starting this month, we’re bringing you our instructors’ signature mixes to make sure you fuel up before and after you ride. To kick things off, Find Cody Rigsby’s Protein Pop smoothie recipe below to order off the menu at our NYC studio or make right in your own kitchen.

1/2 avocado

1 banana

8 oz. of your favorite almond milk

1 tbsp peanut butter (preferably PB 2)

1 tbsp cocoa powder

Ready to ride? Book your next class now. 


Peloton Boutique / Robin Arzon’s Capsule Collection

Robin Arzon’s swagger is found both on the bike and within her wardrobe. Lucky for us, she’s teamed up with the Peloton’s Boutique team to bring you pieces that will make you want to be achieve way beyond basic. Shop the full collection here and get a glimpse below at how this next-level collection was created.


What was the overall inspiration behind your collection?

Superheroes, vixens, misunderstood villains and thug unicorns. Basically, my team, my riders and any unapologetic hustlers we’ve picked up along the way. 


What was your favorite part throughout the design process?

Diving deep into the visual conversation we as riders, athletes and a Peloton are having with the world. Let’s make the world look twice.

The tee is my favorite piece. “We don’t do basic” is not a slogan, it’s a lifestyle choice. Mediocrity is basic. Doubt is basic. Cruelty is basic. We shut it down with action – on the bike, in the office, at the dinner table, we can be greater than yesterday.

1a2c2916 Can you tell us a little bit behind each piece of the collection?

The catsuit is the central piece. I believe superheroes are real & we should dress accordingly. Burgundy is the fall color. It’s the color that runs through our veins. Add sheen and a dose of swagger – the outfit is complete.


How do you want people to feel when they wear it?

Like the baddest “B” in the room – because you are!

Robin’s catsuit can be found at our Chelsea Showroom in NYC. To purchase, please contact our team there using 1-866-679-9129 EXT. 312 or by e-mailing

 Ready to grab all of your favorite pieces? Shop Robin’s collection here. 


Rider Story / Abigail Wagle

We’re proud to say that the Peloton community is comprised of riders all with unique stories that include challenges, determination and a lot of inspiration. Home rider Abigail Wagle’s story is no different. After being diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis when she was just six years old, Abigail needed to wear a brace for 23 hours out of the day for 6 1/2 years and has undergone two back surgeries. Even though she’s faced with challenges, Abigail, now 15, doesn’t let them get in her way. She still stays active and continues to build strength (sometimes hitting around 450 output numbers) using the Peloton bike. We’re so honored to have her as part of this community and we’re excited to share her incredible take on staying committed and the power of believing in yourself. 


Why did you start taking classes with Peloton?

I started taking classes with Peloton because my mom noticed how stressed I was getting before my second spine surgery for scoliosis. We had owned the bike for a while, but I had never really gotten on it. She showed me how to clip in and set everything up and then put me on a 45 minute metrics class with Nicole. I barely finished, but I was hooked. I continued to do on-demand rides and scenic rides to relieve tension and stress. After my surgery, I took classes to build strength and confidence again.

What is your favorite part about taking class?

My favorite part about taking a class is being able to leave all the craziness of the world behind and focus only on the metrics, my body, and the music. School (and life) can get pretty overwhelming at times, but taking a class helps me to focus and ground myself. Not to mention that endorphins always feel great!

How has Peloton helped you feel better in your everyday life?

Peloton has helped me to feel more confident and strong in my everyday life. After I get off the bike I feel like I can take on the world. Doing Peloton classes made me feel inspired enough to compete in the June 2016 Dirty Kanza, a 50-mile gravel grinder bike race.


Who is your favorite instructor to take and why?

My favorite instructor really depends on what mood I’m in! I like Robin when I’m stressed and I need a pick me up, Nicole when I’m feeling peppy, Christine when I need some inspiration, and Steven when I just want to work on getting stronger.

We know that you’ve done amazing work by powering through physical challenges with Peloton (so inspiring!), what is your advice to other people working through the same challenges?

When I was six I was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis and had to wear a brace 23-hours per day to try and correct the two 40 degree curves in my spine. However, even after six years of bracing, my curves had still progressed to two 60 degree curves. So at age twelve I had my first spine surgery, a new process called spinal tethering (not a fusion), on the thoracic portion of my spine. Afterwards, I didn’t have to wear a brace, which was so amazing! But two years later my doctor was not seeing the results he wanted and decided to also operate on the lumbar spine. My advice to people working through similar challenges is to never give up on yourself. If I had given up on myself after my surgeries, I would have never gotten to where I am now, both mentally and physically. I learned that you need to pick yourself up and keep trying until you find something that works for you.

What keeps you committed?

The instructors, for sure! I love going on a live ride and hearing “awagle in Wichita, I see you!”. Setting goals also helped me to stay committed. This year my goal was to break 450 output on a 45 minute ride. I had to change that goal a bit to 465 because I broke 450 this August!


If you could describe a Peloton class in 3 words what would they be?

That’s really hard! But if I had to choose they would be energetic, inspiring, and unique! I’ve taken spin classes at other studios and I’ve never experienced anything quite like a Peloton class.

Ready for more inspiration? Find our complete list of Ride Stories here.