Okay, I’ve had a sticky note on my desk for about 3 months now that says “Peloton app”. This year, I’ve had so many of you ask me who my favorite instructors are/which classes I like the most/which programs I use/etc from the app, so today, I’m going to share and then toss that note 😉 . I thought this was the perfect topic for the monthly Tuesday Talk with Ashley and Erika!!
After years and years and years of doing programs/apps/YouTube workouts/Pinterest workouts/other programs from home, truly from the bottom of my heart, I think this one app is all you need. It has EVERYTHING. From cycling to yoga, mediation, dance, stretching, bootcamp, cardio, strength, walking, running…all in one place. I have spent over a decade sharing my workout faves with you, so I want to be clear today: This is the best app I’ve ever used for working out at home, and I can’t imagine you needing to use anything else to supplement.
Okay, let me break down how I use the app for you.
First things first…
You do not need a Peloton bike to have the app.
I want to make sure that’s clear!!!
You do not need the bike to have the app. In fact, I NEVER use the app when riding my bike (I use the TV monitor that comes on the bike). I only use the app when doing other things. So, even if you do not have a bike, I totally, totally, totally think you should consider the app.
When it comes to CYCLING, here is what I love:
Favorite instructors: Robin or Alex
Favorite classes: ’80s or ’90s Pop
Hardest classes that kick my butt and therefore are probably the best for me: Tabata with Robin
Length of classes I like: 30 to 45 minutes
Robin is one of the VPs at Peloton One and kicks my butt no matter what class she’s teaching. She’s tough and her workouts are ALWAYS amazing!!!
When it comes to YOGA, here is what I love:
Favorite instructors: Kristin or Anna (I have been doing Kristin’s yoga for TWENTY years! I was so excited when she joined Peloton!!)
Favorite classes: intermediate or advanced Power Yoga
Other Faves: I love their yoga library where they break down poses in five minute increments so you can really learn and perfect different specific poses.
Length of classes I like: 45 to 65 minutes
When it comes to OUTDOOR, here is what I love:
Now, please note, I don’t run on a treadmill, so I do the OUTDOOR running classes, but there is an entirely different section for treadmill running workouts that you could totally use at your home or local gym.
Favorite instructors: Robin, Andy or Rebecca
Favorite classes: intermediate or advanced intervals
Other Faves: I also love that if you’re not already a runner, you could do one of their walk/run combo classes to prepare you
Length of classes I like: 30 or 45 minutes
When it comes to STRENGTH, here is what I love:
Andrew snapped this pic of me trying to do a Peloton strength workout…but Yankee wanted to lay right there. Ha!
Favorite instructors: Andy, Emma or Robin
Favorite classes: You can do whole body or work specific parts, I almost always like to target my upper body (arms/back/chest)
Other Faves: I like to do the quick 5 minute ab workouts every day.
Length of classes I like: 20 minutes
When it comes to STRETCHING, here is what I love:
Favorite instructors: Leanne, Emma or Alex
Favorite classes: Legs!! Any sort of lower body stretch.
Other Faves: I always stretch after cycling or running!! These quick little workouts are the perfect way to end a workout.
Length of classes I like: 5 minutes
There is a little breakdown of my faves! I don’t always stick to the same things/same instructors but time and time again, these are the classes (and people) who never let me down and always make me feel like I’ve had a great workout.
If you love your Peloton app too and want to share your favorite classes and instructors, please do so!! I’d love to try some new things! I like to keep my Peloton handle private, but occassionally, I’ll cycle under @mixandmatchmama. If you want to connect with other people, feel free to leave your handle in the comment section too!
One last thing, if you missed our last Tuesday Talk…
That’s it for today!! See you guys tomorrow!! xo