NOW LIVE: OUR APRIL TRAINING PROGRAM

Get ready to show us your best effort in our April Training Program. On the first of each month, we’ll be updating this collection to provide a fresh routine. Including a mix of rides, Beyond The Ride and Beyond The Ride Yoga workouts, this line-up is designed to help you train smarter and more effectively with your favorite Peloton instructors. Get started with April’s program and look forward to updates every month. 

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The training program consists of 7 recommended classes per week for the month of April. We recommend the below programs for each fitness level:

Beginner

2-3 classes per week

Intermediate

4-5 classes per week

Advanced

5-6 classes per week

Make sure to cool down and accompany each session with our recommended stretches included in the program.

Ready, set – #trainpeloton

Are these upgrades helping you pedal to peak performance? We want to know! Please send any feedback and questions to support@pelotoncycle.com, or share your thoughts on our Peloton Riders Facebook page.

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In the Kitchen / Matt Wilpers’ Top Five Tips For Fueling Your Workout

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If there is one area of training that is more difficult than the training itself, it’s getting the nutrition right. As a competitive distance runner, triathlete, and cyclist, it’s easy to say that countless workouts and races have been sabotaged due to poor nutritional choices. To stay on the right track, here are my top five tips that I have learned through my nutritional successes and failures.

Discover What Works: There is no “one size fits all” answer to what you should or should not eat before, during, or after a workout or race. You need to experiment, read labels, and ask questions.

Know When To Experiment: On easy to moderate workouts days, those are your days to experiment with nutrition and figure out what makes you feel good during training.

Trust Your Gut: On hard workout or race days, rely on established nutritional routines that have succeeded in making you feel good during training and racing. If you try something new and different, you drastically increase the chances of something going wrong. For example, the morning before every hard workout or race, I have my normal oatmeal with a little brown sugar, a couple sips of coffee, and water because I know these options have proven to make me feel my best beforehand.

Caloric Intake: Not going to sugar coat this, but body weight absolutely matters. In endurance sports, you want to weigh as little as possible without sacrificing your ability to perform. Skin and bones will not move your body very fast. Vice versa, you can be the strongest person in the field but get absolutely killed because you are using all that strength to carry your excess body weight around. So monitoring caloric intake (even if just roughly) matters.

Keep It Simple: You have to balance eating whatever you want with caloric intake and meeting the nutrient demands of your body. The result (for me at least) is eating simple, natural, nutrient-dense foods as this is the only way I will feel full without overeating. For example, baked fish and vegetables is one of my favorite dinners. That said, you better believe that there are no fancy sauces on any of that beside a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon. That would needlessly raise the caloric intake of the dish and cause me to overeat so that I would feel too full.


Find even more training tips from Matt over on his Official Peloton Facebook Page here.

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NEW! Go Further Beyond the Ride With Even More Workouts

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That’s right. We’ve added even more workouts to our growing Beyond the Ride collection. This new batch offers more short-form content focused around toning and stretching — all with the same immersion, convenience and effectiveness you know and love.

Check out these brand-new workouts on the Peloton app for the best experience, or access them all on your Peloton bike.

Jess King’s 20 minute Total Body Workout

Jennifer Jacobs’ 5 minute Arms Toning & 5 minute Mobility

Robin Arzon’s 10 minute Abs Toning & 5 minute Stretch

Matt Wilpers’ 10 minute Advanced HIIT

Hannah Marie Corbin’s 10 minute Lower Body Toning & 5 minute Abs Toning

Have you been working hard? Show us on social with the tag #beyondtheride.


Have you checked out the app yet? Click here to download.

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NEW! More Beyond the Ride Workouts to Get You Moving

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We’re excited to bring you even more ways to move with brand new Beyond the Ride workouts. Led by even more of your favorite instructors, this new set of videos features a variety of short-form workouts focused around every muscle group, so you can find a session for any target area. You can also explore new stretching routines to help introduce proper warm up or cool down techniques. No matter your focus, these new sessions have something to keep you fit and feeling great.

Alex Toussaint’s 30 minute Total Body Workout

Jess King’s 10 minute Advanced Abs & Glutes Toning

Jennifer Jacobs’ 20 minute Shadowboxing

Robin Arzon’s 10 minute Arms Toning & 5 minute Dynamic Warmup

Matt Wilpers’ 5 minute Intro to Foam Rolling &10 minute Beginner/Intermediate HIIT

Hannah Marie Corbin’s 5 minute Arms Toning & 10 minute Stretch

Remember, our new and improved app (free for bike owners) now counts all rides and workouts you take in your total workout history! So, enjoy stepping up to these new Beyond the Ride workouts wherever you go on the Peloton app, or check them out on your bike.


Have you checked out the app yet? Click here to download.

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Check in to Check out: Cody Rigsby’s Tips for Practicing Mindfulness on the bike

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1.) Get settled onto the bike and make sure you have everything you need. Water, towel weights, etc. This way your mind isn’t distracted with thoughts about how you may not be prepared for class.

2.) Set your intentions before the ride. Maybe its the same intentions that you set for the week or maybe its special to this particular moment. Say it out loud or say it to yourself. Either way, just make sure it’s set!

3.) Remember that you’re committed to your workout for the rest of the ride. Whatever is heavy on your heart and/or mind will be there when you get off so dedicate this time to the bike.

4.) When you’re feeling weak and unsure about an upcoming interval, remember your intention. Say your intention over and over. Yell it if your alone or even if your not; remember that it’s your ride!

5.) Remind yourself to do your best, even if you’re not reaching high metrics. All you can keep doing is giving your best effort in every class.

6.) Try to be present and take every challenge as it comes. Don’t get distracted with what’s coming up. One breath at time, one step at a time!

7.) Remember to use these techniques to change your perspective on how you feel before, during and after a ride.

Ready to be more mindful on the bike? Use these tips in your next class with Cody. Book now!
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Now Live: Our January Training Program

Get ready to show us your best effort in our January Training Program. On the first of each month, we’ll be updating this collection to provide a fresh routine. Including a mix of rides, Beyond The Ride and Beyond The Ride Yoga workouts, this line-up is designed to help you train smarter and more effectively with your favorite Peloton instructors. Get started with January’s program and look forward to updates every month. 

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The training program consists of 9 recommended classes per week (so you’ll see 36 total classes in the collection, shown in order). We recommend the below programs for each fitness level:

Beginner

2-3 classes per week

Intermediate

4-5 classes per week

Advanced

5-6 classes per week

Make sure to cool down and accompany each session with our recommended stretches included in the program.

Ready, set – #trainpeloton

Are these upgrades helping you pedal to peak performance? We want to know! Please send any feedback and questions to support@pelotoncycle.com, or share your thoughts on our Peloton Riders Facebook page.

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Ways to improve your yoga experience with Colleen Saidman Yee

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Be Consistent

It’s more important to do less more frequently. Try to find time to do a 15-20 minute practice every day as opposed to doing a two hour practice once a week. You want your yoga practice to become a routine, so it’s something that’s imprinted into your daily schedule. The benefits of a daily practice are so obvious that it will soon be a priority! Also, pay attention to things that may not be as valuable to you that you may be able to remove from your routine to make room for your practice; try to subtract something – maybe 15 minutes of TV?

Your Yoga Setting

It’s always best to have a designated place where you practice that is accessible and allows you to be consistent. It should be a place that you’re drawn to and that is convenient.

While my husband and I have our own yoga room, we also keep our yoga mats under the rug in our kitchen. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen so we find that it’s easy to just pull back the rug and get on the mat. When I need to focus on a specific class, I go to the yoga room, and close the door. But, either way, we practice in the morning because if we don’t, life takes over and chances are we won’t make it to the mat.

Martha Graham says that the most important and creative part of her day is making sure that she is in the taxi every morning at 5 a.m. She is then brought to her studio of four white walls and then whatever happens, happens! For yoga, it’s the same – just step on the mat every day and see what happens. 

Becoming Mindful

On your way to your practice, start to notice everything. Notice your feet when you’re walking, notice the colors, sounds and smells of the things around you. Sometimes we move so fast that our life becomes a blur. So mindfulness is not something that we only practice while in triangle pose. You don’t even need to leave your home to find something to focus on. You have your breath and that’s something that’s always with you. When you practice being in the moment, your reactions in the rest of your life will be transformed – whether it’s in a business meeting, a holiday dinner or during a disagreement.

Common Form Fixes

Sometimes students have too short of a stance in standing poses which ends up jamming the hips. Sometimes you do what feels good to the muscles but could be damaging to the spine and irritating to the nervous system like doing a forward bend after a series of backbends. The health of the spine and nervous system are too important to practice bad sequencing and misalignment.

Additionally, students think that more is better. This applies to anything throughout your practice; breathing, flexibility etc. Essentially, we are looking for more of the subtle aspects of merging mind, body and spirit. Range of motion is not the goal. The number of times that I have heard, “I can’t do yoga because I am stiff. I can’t meditate because my mind is all over the place.” Of course, that’s why you need yoga! Not to become more flexible, but to realize that it doesn’t matter. Although, fortunately, a side effect may well be more flexibility in mind and body. 

How To Self Motivate

When you need a break, give yourself a break and just know that you don’t have to go twice as hard tomorrow. Not beating yourself up is part of yoga, although you still have to hold yourself accountable. Sometimes we don’t do our practice because we’re afraid to slow down and sit quietly with ourselves. Spinning out of control is useless to everyone.

Mastering Advanced Poses

Find an instructor that understands proper alignment and healthy sequencing. Realize that determination is different from discipline. Determination can lead to injury through force. Discipline requires patience and persistence. One day at a time.

One of the yoga masters of the century, B.K.S. Iyengar was asked by a student, “Will I ever be able to sit in hero’s pose?” He told the student to sit on large phone books and tear out a page a day. By the time the phone books are flat, he would also be flat on the ground. Our society is one of “I want it, and I want it now.” We live in a world of bigger, harder, faster and more. Let’s all hit the pause button and watch a cycle of breath and appreciate the fact that we are alive.

What’s Your Best Tip You’ve Ever Gotten Throughout Your Yoga Practice?

The best tip that I was ever given as a new teacher is to only teach what you know. Don’t try to fake it or teach something that is not deeply embedded in your body. As a student, I was asked the question, “where are you trying to get to and what do you think will be there when you get there?” In other words, enjoy the journey!


Did you miss our Facebook Live with Colleen? Watch her pro tips and more here.

Let’s hit the mat. Use these tips in your next session with Colleen in her Beyond The Ride Yoga workouts found on our app for the iPhone and iPad. Click here to download now. 

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Find your favorite workouts with our new class types menu

We’ve added a brand-new option to filter through our workouts so you can save time sorting and start sweating even sooner. Now you can use the “All Class Types” drop down menu to pick your next ride or Beyond The Ride workout of your choice.

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Make sure to check out some of the newest on-demand additions to this content below:

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20 Minute Intro to Endurance Ride with Jennifer Jacobs from December 7th 2016 at 3:30 PM ET

30 Minute Threshold Ride with Christine D’Ercole from November 16th 2016 at 9:00 AM ET

30 Minute Intro Power Ride with Steven Little from November 16th 2016 at 9:00 AM ET

Yoga With Colleen Saidman Yee

5 Minute Meditation

10 Minute Evening Yoga

20 Minute Beginner Yoga

30 Minute Power Flow Yoga

45 Minute Total Body


Learn more on our new Beyond the Ride Yoga Content here.

Have you used our heart rate zone feature yet? Click here to find more details.


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NEW: More Beyond the Ride Yoga with Colleen Saidman Yee

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We’re excited to launch another collection of Beyond the Ride yoga workouts led by famed instructor Colleen Saidman Yee.

This new batch of videos includes more long-form yoga classes which can serve as standalone sessions to help enhance your practice, as well as new short-form classes to complement your cycling. Whether you prefer a 10-minute meditation or a 45-minute full-body workout, this new collection features something for everyone.

Stretch to these new workouts wherever you go on the Peloton app (free for bike owners!) for the best Beyond the Ride experience, or on your Peloton bike.

Enjoy more Beyond the Ride Yoga classes with famed instructor Colleen Saidman Yee — now on the app.

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