Behind the making of Peloton’s “Hello. Let’s Go.” commercial with Director Wally Pfister

What was the main message behind this new spot for Peloton?

We knew that what makes Peloton unique is the connectivity around it. That was really an important factor that I wanted to make sure we got across, so we used match-cutting from one person to another to try to make that clear. We wanted to show that each person was in a different part of the country and not only are they getting a great workout, but they’re also being guided by one instructor who is keeping the whole class completely connected.

What was your favorite part of the process for putting this project together?

The shoot was a lot of fun! It was two days and we worked very hard to come up with the right locations and the right cast so, by the time we got to the shoot day, it was really a hoot! It’s a very lively style in which I shot the commercial and both Peloton and Mekanism were really on board with that. The whole team really enjoyed themselves and I certainly enjoyed myself too.

What was the most exciting part about directing the vision for this?

I think the most exciting part was the drive that was brought to it by the Ramones song. It’s an iconic punk rock song and I thought it was very bold to use it in this spot. It’s really a revolutionary song in a lot of ways. It came out in 1976 and it really was a slamming, “go-out-and-get-em”, type of song which is similar to the feeling that you can associate with Peloton; the “hey, ho, let’s go,” “let’s just get out there and do it,” feeling. That really drove me and gave me exciting ideas as far as what to do with the camera. It created the foundation for the energy in which I shot the film.

How did your background, working on films such as Inception and The Dark Knight Rises influence the direction for a fitness piece with Peloton?

I come to the set with a certain set of tools and skills that I acquired over the years by doing these films, and that’s the standard that I apply to everything I do. If you look at the evening lighting in some of the scenes in the new spot, it’s exactly how I would’ve lit a set if I was shooting Leonardo Dicaprio or Christian Bale. This piece for Peloton is very high-energy and I shot it similar to how we shot a lot of fight scenes and action scenes in the Batman films. There was a lot of handheld camera work in those films that had the same spirit to the way we shot a lot of the Peloton material.

How would you describe the energy for this piece?

Intense! Intense in a good way. I think the song really gave it an incredible groove and the enthusiasm was seen on our actors. Ultimately it will become a very effective piece that will make people really excited to try out the Peloton bike when they feel the energy from the spot.

How do you want people to feel after watching this piece?

I think the goal is for people to understand the concept of the connectivity. I think it’s unique that you can be connected to 1,000 people at the same time by taking one class. Also, I really want the audience to feel this vibrant energy that comes along with the exercise that you’re doing. I would love if viewers had a smile on their face and kind of go, “Whoa, that was a trip!”

Why were you interested in working on this piece for Peloton?

I was really interested in the product because I really love high-energy material and I’ve done quite a bit of work with sports, and I really enjoy how that cuts together. It ended up feeling more like I was making an interesting spot instead of a job for me. The final element is, I’m very much into music and having heard that song when it came out 41 years ago and being a long-time fan of the Ramones, it made me confident that we could create a pretty cool piece of work.

Learn more about Wally Pfister’s collection of work here

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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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Our Upcoming Pride Rides

Robin Arzon’s 45-minute Pride Ride on Monday, June 5th at 5:30 PM ET

Matt Wilpers’ 45-minute Pride Ride on Wednesday, June 14th at 4:30 PM ET

Christine D’Ercole’s 45-minute Pride Ride on Thursday, June 15th at 8:30 PM ET

Cody Rigsby’s 45-minute Pride Ride on Friday, June 16th at 7:00 PM ET

Jennifer Jacobs’ 45-minute Pride Ride on Wednesday, June 21 at 7:00 AM ET

Jess King’s 45-minute Pride Ride on Thursday, June 22nd at 4:30 PM ET

Cody Rigsby’s 45-minute Pride Live DJ Ride on Friday, June 23rd at 7:00 PM ET
Click here to plan all your rides now with our full ride schedule.
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A Closer Look: Our Chelsea Showroom Team

Meet The Showroom Team

Lydia

What do you love most about working on the team? I love our team because we roll with the punches! We are adaptable, have each other’s backs, and we have built trusting relationships with our clients.

Who’s your favorite instructor and why? Jenn Sherman! She’s the boss. She pushes me to my limit in class, and always stops to chat on her way out.

How do you want a new rider to feel walking out of the store after just purchasing their bike? Motivated. Confident. Elated!

Alex

What do you love most about working on the team? Until Peloton, I hadn’t worked with a team that I genuinely wanted to be friends with each other outside of work. Everyone is so supportive and caring of each other’s goals and needs, on and off our shifts. I feel very lucky.

Who’s your favorite instructor and why? It changes, but today I’ll say Alex (and not just because of the great name).  His music is always on point and his classes keep me focused and make me want to work harder!

How do you want a new rider to feel walking out of the store after just purchasing their bike? I want them to feel inspired, ready to set goals that they can conquer with the team at Peloton there to support them every step of the way.

Ariel

What do you love most about working on the team? My team! I know that coming into work I can always expect a good laugh. Also, I love the camaraderie we share when we help each other achieve our individual sales goals. That keeps me motivated and excited to share all that positive energy with our clients.

Who’s your favorite instructor and why? My favorite instructor is Cody! I can always count on him for a good Britney track so I can live out my pop princess fantasy while I ride!

How do you want a new rider to feel walking out of the store after just purchasing their bike? I want new riders to feel that they genuinely made a friend throughout their purchasing process. That way they feel confident and excited to invest their lives with our amazing community.

Brendan

What do you love most about working on the team? Our team! We’re a great collection of personality, passion, and talent. I always look forward to coming to work because I know it’s a fun and supportive environment. If I’m out of the showroom for any reason I trust everyone on the team to deliver an amazing experience to my clients on my behalf. A shift at Peloton is always filled with laughter, guaranteed.

Who’s your favorite instructor and why? Cody, without a doubt! He plays the jams! He’s down to earth and relatable. Always kind, generous and above all, sincere.

How do you want a new rider to feel walking out of the store after just purchasing their bike? I want a new rider to feel empowered and in control of their health as they’re leaving the showroom. I want a new rider to feel excited about the barriers, hurdles and the extreme rewards that await because that’s how we grow!

Brooke

What do you love most about working on the team? Our Pelo-Family! Every time I come into work I always feel excited to see everyone. It’s such a fun, loving, entertaining group of people and it makes for such a positive work space.

Who’s your favorite instructor and why? My favorite instructor is Cody. He makes class fun while still challenging you and pushing you to be your best self in every ride. I also love that he always has little mantras for each class or things to think about while riding, even if it’s just remembering to leave it all at the door and live your best life for 45 minutes!

How do you want a new rider to feel walking out of the store after just purchasing their bike? I want a new rider to feel like they have found their happy place. I think in any sort of fitness setting people usually come to a place to make themselves better than they already are. I think it’s so important for that to be a nurturing and positive environment because there is no way to grow when you’re feeling like you’re being put down. I want every new rider to leave the store with a smile on their face thinking, “Wow, what a kick ass experience.”

Stay up to date with all of our Chelsea Showroom events on their Facebook Page here.
Interested in working at one of our showroom locations? Find our complete list of open retail positions here. 
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Find your favorite genres with our brand-new music filtering feature

Now with our brand-new music genre filtering, you can easily search for classes that include your favorite tracks by simply selecting the filter at the top of the on-demand library and picking your genre of choice. Note that you can select multiple filters at once (instructor, length, class type, and music genre) for an even more refined view of the library. Get started with this lineup of top rides from each of the featured genres.

Rock

Jenn Sherman’s 60-minute Last Call Ride from Sunday, May 21st 2017

Steven Little’s 45-minute Power Ride from Friday, May 19th 2017

Jennifer Jacobs’ 45-minute 80’s Rock Ride from Monday, May 15th 2017

R&B 

Alex Toussaint’s 45-minute 90’s Hip Hop Ride from Thursday, May 25th 2017

Cody Rigsby’s 45-minute 90’s Ride from Tuesday, May 23rd 2017

Pop

Ally Love’s 45-minute New Tracks Ride from Wednesday, May 24th 2017

Cody Rigsby’s 45-minute Pop Ride from Friday, May 19th 2017

Robin Arzon’s 30-minute HIIT Ride from Wednesday, May 24th 2017

Indie

Christine D’Ercole’s 30-minute HIIT Ride from Monday, May 22nd 2017

Cody Rigsby’s 45-minute Rhythm Ride from Sunday, April 30th 2017

Hip Hop

Alex Toussaint’s 45-minuteY2K Hip Hop Ride from Tuesday, May 23rd 2017

Robin Arzon’s 45-minute Hip Hop Ride from Wednesday, May 17th 2017

Electronic

Jess King’s 45-minute Tabata Ride from Tuesday, May 16th 2017

Robin Arzon’s 45-minute Live DJ Ride from Friday, May 12th 2017

Hannah Marie Corbin’s 45-minute Metrics Ride from Sunday, April 30th 2017

Country

Matt Wilpers’ 45-minute Country Ride from Tuesday, May 16th 2017

Hannah Marie Corbin’s 45-minute County Ride from Thursday, April 27th 2017

Classic Rock

Jenn Sherman’s 60-minute Last Call Ride from Sunday, May 14th 2017

Jennifer Jacobs’ 30-minute Advanced Beginner Ride from Monday, March 27th 2017

Alternative

Jennifer Jacobs’ 45-minute Low Impact Ride from Monday, May 22nd 2017

Christine D’Ercole’s 45-minute Threshold Ride from Tuesday, May 16th 2017

Steven Little’s 45-minute Endurance Ride from Monday, May 22nd 2017


Click here to plan all your rides now with our full ride schedule.

 

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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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New! Heart Rate Zone Training Is Now Available on the App

Now you can put your heart into every ride even on the go. Heart rate zone training is now available on the Peloton app!

Need a quick refresher on heart rate zone training? We’ve got you covered.

For our heart rate training, we use the Heart Rate Zone methodology. This consists of five different zones, each reflecting a different level of effort and offering a specific benefit. The percentages of each zone are based on your maximum heart rate (MHR).

Your heart rate and current zone will be displayed in real-time on the screen while in a class – so you will be able to track your effort level as you move within zones.

How to Get Started:

Start by connecting your heart rate monitor to the app. If you don’t have one, you can purchase one here. If you do have a monitor, any Bluetooth-enabled heart rate monitor will sync properly with the app.

Your max heart rate will automatically be calculated using the Karvonen formula (220 – your age)— with your age being pulled from the birth date you entered in your Peloton profile. If you have not entered a birth date in your profile, you can still set up your heart rate zones by tapping the “Set Up Zone” button displayed in any class, where you will be able to enter your birth date manually.

Ready to train? Start by taking one of our beginner heart rate training workout series featuring Steven Little and Christine D’Ercole. This series is designed to get you familiar with heart rate zones and enhance each ride for optimal goal achievement.

Note: To connect, simply turn on your Bluetooth-enabled heart rate monitor, and you will be able to view your stats and heart rate live from your phone or tablet whenever you are in a class.


Ready to hit your zones? Click here to shop the Peloton Heart Rate Monitor

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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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The Benefits of exercising while on-the-go with Robin Arzon

Traveling can easily derail your regular workout schedule. For some extra motivation check out my list of benefits to remain active while you’re exploring different cities. Now that you can easily fit in a workout with Peloton at any of these Westin locations, log into a ride or Beyond the Ride workout to keep your routine consistent while you’re on-the-go.

1. Break a sweat when you land in a different time zone. Whether it’s an invigorating class to set the day, or evening yoga to prepare for rest, movement can help adjust to new time zones. Clip into a Peloton ride or break a sweat with a Beyond the Ride workout at these Westin locations.

2. Lace up and see more. Walk where you need to go and let two feet be your tour guide.

3. Stay consistent. On-the-go doesn’t have to mean veering off course from your fitness goals. Busy travelers will benefit from even 20 minutes of activity. HIIT or Tabata workouts are a great option to maintain cardiovascular fitness when short on time. Better yet, you can catch either of these classes with me, live or on-demand, on the Peloton bike!

4. Go on a fitness adventure by trying a local studio, or trying a new sport. Visiting a new city or country can be a perfect opportunity to see how the rest of the world stays fit!

5. Boost endorphins and blood flow. Traveling often involves sitting for long periods of time, which can lead to low energy and decreased mobility. Whether it’s work or play, fitness will invigorate your mind and body for the trip ahead.

Put these tips in motion when you’re on the road and staying with Westin!

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