Introducing our Brand-New 5-Minute Intro Rides

 
 Get ready to explore all of these brand-new intro rides. You can now find the below lineup under the “Beginner” filter on your bike or the Peloton app.
5-minute Intro to HIIT
5-minute Intro to Tabata
5-minute Intro to Climbs
5-minute Intro to Heart Rate Zones
5-minute Intro to Power Zones
If you’re still getting used to the Peloton experience, we suggest trying out these intro classes below:
5-minute Intro to Peloton Part 1
5-minute Intro to Peloton Part 2
5-minute Intro to the Peloton App
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Find fresh ways to move with our brand-new Beyond the Ride workouts

Move in new ways with our latest Beyond the Ride workouts now available in our on-demand library or on the Peloton app. This lineup includes exercises to tone, strengthen, and stretch for a full-body win.

Jennifer Jacobs’ 5-minute Toning

Matt Wilpers’ 5-minute Mountain Climbers

Jess King’s 10-minute Hip & Lower Back Stretch

Cody Rigsby’s 10-minute Arms

Hannah Marie Corbin’s 5-minute Abs & Arms

Check out these new sessions on the Peloton app for the best experience, or access them on your Peloton bike.


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3 Workouts that Support a Busy Travel Schedule

A packed travel schedule calls for strong sweat sessions to keep you going. When staying with Westin, make sure to carve out some time for a Peloton class (or two!) to keep your energy high. Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby shares 3 sets of quick workouts that support a busy travel plan. Put these to use when staying at these Westin locations!

To lift your carry-on into the overhead bin with ease: Try my 30-minute on-demand Intervals and Arms ride from May 16th 2017 paired with my 10-minute Arms Beyond the Ride workout

These two workouts together are great for toning your arms. The way to grow muscle is through creating a stimulus that is greater than what you are used to; I always see results overtime when I work my arms in new ways! These combined workouts will be a change to your normal routine plus the intervals will make you sweat along the way!

After a long flight: Try my 20-minute on-demand Climb ride from May 19th 2017 paired with 5-minute Glutes Beyond the Ride workout

Climb rides are great for working those larger muscle groups like quads, glutes, and hamstrings. The heavier resistance-based rides will work your quads and hamstrings and the 5-minute glute workout will balance out all the leg work you did on the bike. This may seem like an intimidating workout after a long travel day but this will revive your lower body after sitting for so long!

Before a morning meeting: Try Colleen Saidman Yee’s 10-minute Beyond the Ride Morning Yoga, my 30-minute on-demand Groove Ride from May 9th 2017 along with Robin Arzon’s 10 minute Abs Toning

These workouts are great for the beginning of your day before back-to-back meetings. I like to use yoga to get my body warmed up and create some mental clarity for the day ahead. The Groove Ride will help you add some fun to your morning and finally, keeping your core strong throughout the ride will prep your core for Robins 10-minute Abs Toning. There’s nothing I love more than letting loose before a day filled with a lot of work. This combination will introduce a strong and relaxed mindset to be able to tackle anything.


See you soon on the leaderboard when you stay with Westin!

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Just in! Brand-new Beyond the Ride Yoga with Colleen Saidman Yee

It’s finally here! Get ready for new ways to namaste with our brand-new collection of Beyond the Ride Yoga sessions led by celebrated yoga instructor Colleen Saidman Yee.

This new set of workouts has been specifically developed with rider feedback in mind. Not only will you find a new 20-minute practice, the collection also includes shorter sessions to fit a quick flexibility booster into your busy schedule. We’ve also added a series of Yoga Basics classes, where Colleen breaks down a yoga pose, move, or sequence —  perfect for helping a yoga newbie build confidence or aid a more refined yogi in enhancing their practice.

You can find this brand-new collection on the Peloton app for the best experience, or on your Peloton bike.

Yoga Sessions:

10 min Morning Yoga

10-minute Beginner Yoga

10-minute Evening Yoga

10-minute Meditation

20-minute Total Body Yoga

5-Minute Yoga Basics Sessions: 

 Sun Salute, Hip Openers, Cat Cow, Standing Poses, Backbends, Forward Bends, Core Poses, Twists, Lunges

We’re also launching even more Beyond the Ride workouts featuring your favorite instructors! Get ready to feel great with new off-the-bike workouts designed to complement your rides. Check them out on the Peloton app for the best experience, or access them all on your bike.

Beyond the Ride workouts:

Christine D’Ercole’s 10-minute Full Body Stretch

Cody Rigsby’s 5-minute Glute Workout

Hannah Marie Corbin’s 10-minute Foam Rolling

Jennifer Jacobs’ 5-minute Abs Workout

Jessica King’s 5-minute Core Workout

Matt Wilpers’ 10-minute Plank Workout

Robin Arzon’s 5-minute Leg Workout


Namaste with new yoga gear! Click here to shop our line of brand-new yoga accessories.

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Robin Arzon’s tips for staying motivated on the road

Staying motivated on the road is easy with a little planning and determination to maintain your healthy goals when you are away from home. Here are my five concrete ways to stay motivated!

1. Write down specific, realistic and flexible goals that you can focus on while you are traveling. Knowing ahead of time what you want to achieve can keep you motivated in reaching your goals. For example, if you use running for your cardio, plan for a realistic number of miles, based on your schedule, that you want to log in the city you’re traveling to. Be your own tour guide, lace up and take the scenic route.

2. Using visualization will help you to picture yourself successfully completing your goal. This can be a huge key for getting things done. If my goal is to try out a new fitness studio in the area, I like to envision what it might be like to experience this class. This will start to put your mind in a position to take the necessary steps to get you there.

3. Meditate first thing in the morning. This will help you to remain positive throughout the day. Depending on where you are in your meditation practice, carve out the appropriate amount of time to get to into a meditative state. Choose a space where you feel most relaxed to do this. Meditate right in your bed or maybe even on the floor of your hotel room.

4. Put the workout in your calendar or bookmark it with Peloton. If you’re staying with Westin, clip into a Peloton bike to keep yourself accountable. Bookmark your workouts and aim for a realistic number to conquer during your stay. Maintain a schedule and it will give you the necessary energy to stay motivated. If you workout regularly 5-6 times a week but know you may only be able to fit in 3 workouts while you’re away, bookmark the top 3 classes you want to plan on taking. If you find you have time to add in a fourth class, even better!

5. Make sure you’re getting enough rest. Sleep is a huge factor in staying motivated and can be something that plays a role in your attitude and energy levels while achieving your goals wherever you are. If you’re staying in a Peloton Westin Workout room, the incredibly comfortable Heavenly Bed is steps away from your Peloton bike – so no excuses here!


Make sure to travel with these tips when you stay at Westin!

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Our Instructors’ Favorite Ingredients for Spring

Jennifer Jacobs

Spinach: I throw a bunch of fresh spinach into my smoothie for energy! It’s a great source of iron which is a key component in red blood cells that fuel muscles with oxygen for energy.

Strawberries: Better than throwing them into a smoothie, use them in a homemade facial to help improve your complexion.

Asparagus: This is a great source of folate, a b vitamin that helps improve your mood!

Jess King

Leafy greens: A great source of iron and rich in beta-carotene.

Vital adapt: This helps keep you from getting to your fight or flight level.

Robin Arzon

Ginger: Springtime usually brings change in diet and increased activity. Ginger is great to aid digestion and decrease inflammation.

Maca: For a nutty flavor add maca powder to juices and smoothie blends. Maca is an energizing root from the radish family and perfect for spring!

Steven Little 

Avocados: Avocados and avocado oil are high in monounsaturated oleic acid, a “heart-healthy” fatty acid.

Almond Butter: You can get more omega 3 fatty acids, essential for maintaining metabolic and heart health, from almond butter than from peanut butter. Almonds are known to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and control blood pressure.

Ally Love

Hot sauce: Hot sauce is usually made up of chili peppers which are loaded with Vitamin C – good for your skin, teeth, and bones. Spiciness also adds to boosting your metabolism. Most importantly, capsaicin is the active ingredient in peppers, which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
 
Hot lemon water: I like to stay hydrated and it really gives my immune system a boost, a natural detox, and gives my skin a glow.
 

Matcha: I’m not a coffee drinker, but sometimes I need that pick me up so matcha is the way to go. It helps with boosting my concentration and also increases my energy and endurance levels.

Cody Rigsby

Pomegranate seeds + non-fat greek yogurt: For when I’m craving a late night sweet. This is my substitute for ice cream!

Salmon: My favorite kind of clean protein! Plus, great for an omega-3 fix.

Hannah Marie Corbin

7 Sources: I add 1 tablespoon to my food for essential fatty acids!

Wellwell water: I drink this post-ride to fight inflammation and get in some anti-oxidants and natural sugars.

Christine D’Ercole 

Electrolyte tabs: I throw these in my water to stay extra hydrated!

The Mantra Mashup smoothie: Soy milk, a frozen banana, isopure chocolate protein and PB2 to refuel after a challenging workout!

Stay in the know with all of our instructors! Connect with them on their Official Peloton Facebook pages here
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Matt Wilpers’ Marathon Training Plans

Are you training for your first Marathon? Are you able to run three miles 3-4 times a week without stopping? Can you commit to running at least three days a week? If so, let’s do this!

Prior to starting this plan, it is helpful but not required to get in at least 3-6 weeks of consistent running, 3-4 times a week, and for at least 3-4 miles at a time. I encourage you to drop by your local running store to make sure you have adequate footwear to train for a full marathon. Two other very important components of your training include sleep and nutrition. As the workouts get more demanding on your body, you will need more sleep to recover. It is important to remember that it is during the recovery from your workouts that you heal up and absorb the benefits. Nutrition before, during, and after your runs can make or break your training and race. Registered Dietician Nutritionists like Claire Shorenstein can be your best guide in navigating the best nutrition throughout your training.

A few other important components of your training that are highlighted in this program include strength training, stretching combined with foam rolling, and warming up. These are the minimum of maintenance work you should be doing to keep your body performing at it’s best. In this training plan, I’ve provided some guidance in each of these areas for you and have incorporated Peloton classes and Beyond the Ride workouts into this plan for valuable cross-training options.

For this program, I’ve provided three different levels of training. Novice, intermediate and advance. Find each of these plans through the links below and of course, if you have any health concerns, please make sure to consult your physician before starting.

Novice / Intermediate / Advanced

Let’s lace up! Connect with me on my Official Peloton Facebook page to keep me updated on all of your progress.

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NOW LIVE: OUR May TRAINING PROGRAM

Get ready to show us your best effort in our May 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 May’s program and look forward to updates every month. 

 

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

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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.


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