Hot off of the presses from my visit to NYC last week! I am going to give you all the sweaty details about what it’s like to take a live Peloton class in the New York City Studio. Let’s jump right in!
What it’s like to take a live Peloton class in Studio
I’ve been a Peloton at home rider and enthusiast for just over a year now. I take classes at home 3-4 times a week. It’s easy to become engaged with the large on line community Peloton offers. There are numerous Facebook group with specific interests (running, wine drinkers, instructor fan clubs). After participating in a few of these groups, I realized I was on a mission to make it to a live class in New York at the studio.
I studied the studio schedule to find a class that fit with my upcoming trip to NY. Registration opens at 12 pm two weeks prior to class. I registered for Kendall’s 45 minute HIIT class on a Friday morning and starting counting the days. Arriving at the Peloton studio (AKA the Mother Ship) is an experience in itself.
Walking into the studio, I immediately felt the cool New York Vibe. There is a boutique in the front with the latest Peloton active wear. A smoothie and snack bar offering healthy post ride treats is nestled in the corner. i was greeted immediately and encouraged to check in for my class. Would be “Pelotoners” can come in and take classes on the bikes in studio anytime on their own.
I headed to the locker room to stow my gear. It’s small but ample for the amount of people. I met a bunch of nice people while waiting tor the studio to open. The door open about 7-9 minutes before class. I arrived at my assigned bike and immediately signed into my account to get credit for my 200th class. There are a few attendants to help you set up your bike before class starts.
Kendall arrived a few minutes before class and began interacting and chatting with us all. I was in the front row and I could just feel the excitement and motivation in the room. Surprised to see that she had a “body guard” next to her for the whole class. Admittedly, I was a little nervous about taking a live class. Would I be at the bottom of the board?
Taking a milestone class in studio pretty much ensures you a “shout out” from the instructor. Since this was my 200th cycle class, I was excited to get that shout out from Kendall. I got it at the beginning of class and then relaxed and settled into my ride. Before I knew it, class was over and I was a sweaty, happy mess. Kendall is now one of my fave instructors too.
After class, there is an optional “photo op” with the instructor. While it sorted reminded me of the character photo ops in Disney World, I lined right up for my photo. The Peloton instructors have amassed quite a fan base and it’s quite the accomplishment to get a photo with them. I also had Kendall sign my cycle shoes. Why? I have no idea but it seemed like a good idea at he time.