Peloton on Tour 2023 is currently unfolding in Atlanta, Georgia this weekend. Pelo Buddy will be sharing information about each event throughout the weekend, so be sure to check back for all the details about each of the activities!
The first event of the weekend was the Peloton Instructor Experience, which took place on August 17, 2023. You can find an overview of the event via our recent article.
Next up was the Peloton Field Day, which took place during two time sessions – 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – on August 18, 2023. This was a new event that appeared to serve as a replacement for the Outdoor Walk & Talk event from the first stop of Peloton on Tour in Los Angeles. Peloton had shared this was inspired by the Peloton Instructor Summit that had taken place over the summer.
The event description read:
Join us for Peloton’s first ever Field Day! You will be assigned to a team led by an Instructor Team Captain and compete in 4 fun, fitness focused games for the mind & body. We can’t wait to see you at this fun and friendly team competition! Come ready to sweat!
Each of the four activities had a score associated with it, and there was an overall winner crowned at the end of field day.
There were a total of 72 tickets available for each time slot – meaning that a total of 144 members were able to attend – and unlike the other events throughout Peloton on Tour Atlanta, this event took place at the Home Depot Backyard, instead of at the Alpharetta retail store. The Home Depot Backyard is part of the Mercedes Benz Stadium where the Atlanta Falcons play. Though the space is not directly inside the stadium, it is immediately next door. As with all other events throughout Peloton on Tour, each ticket cost $60.
Upon arrival at the event location you were greeted by Peloton employees and asked to check-in. During this time you are randomly assigned to the team of one of the six instructors who are present in Atlanta – Alex Toussaint, Chelsea Jackson Roberts, Jon Hosking, Kirsten Ferguson, Marcel Dinkins, or Matt Wilpers. All coaches took part in this activity.
There was not an option to select which coach you wanted to participate with; however, upon receiving your team assignment you were given a race bib for that instructor, and members were able to trade with one another before the event actually started. So for example, if you were assigned to Alex but you wanted to be with Marcel, you could try to find someone who had a Marcel race bib and would be willing to take your Alex bib instead. Note that there were 12 people on each team.
Free coffee and water were provided for attendees before the event officially began (and after). Then you were instructed to gather near the sign that had your assigned instructor’s name displayed. Members had time to meet everyone on their specific team before gathering for the instructors to arrive.
Alex arrived first and introduced the five other coaches. The instructors entered the space on a ledge overlooking everyone; after each coach was announced, they joined their individual teams on the field. The instructor met everyone and said hello; and then the team was tasked with formulating a team cheer within five minutes.
There was a referee overseeing the entire event. The referee went from team to team and asked the group to perform their cheer for the other attendees. Whichever team cheer the referee liked the best received bonus points to start the event.
The first activity was a team relay race. There were six different activities in the relay, and 12 people on each team, so two people did each relay activity. The relay activities are outlined below:
- Lunges down the field and back
- Side shuffle down the field and back
- Crab walk down the field and back
- Balance a ping pong ball down the field and back
- Bunny hop down the field and back
- Skip down the field and back
The instructors did not participate in this activity but served as a hype-person, encouraging their team throughout the activities. All six teams were working on the relay at the same time. Points were given out based on who finished first.
The second activity was a team puzzle building activity. There were 36 pieces of a puzzle that created the Peloton logo. Every team member grabbed three pieces and had to work together to form the Peloton logo. Teams received points depending on how quickly they finished the puzzle.
During the second time group, there was a tie at this point, so the two instructors played paper, rock, scissors to break the tie for placement in tug of war.
The third and final activity was tug-of-war. This game was played with a bracket system, and the two leading teams had a bye the first round (thus needing to break the tie after the puzzle). In some cases the instructors participated with their team during the tug-of-war, and in some cases they did not participate – but the instructors of the teams facing off against one another had to agree either way.
Depending on your placement going into this event, you might play 3 different games of tug-of-war if you made it to the finals.
Following the completion of the tug-of-war the scores were tallied up on a large scoreboard and the winner was declared. The winning team took a group photo with their coach, and also received medals and a trophy that read “Field Day Winner.”
Unlike the Peloton Instructor Experience from the previous day, there was not an official photo line to receive an individual photo with the instructors. However, Peloton did have a photographer who came around to do large group photos throughout the event. As the activities were unfolding and participants were transitioning between sessions, the instructors would chat with members of their team, and often took selfies. Overall, participants described a very casual and fun environment.
The two time slots were reportedly almost identical and followed the same format. Team Matt Wilpers won the 8:00 a.m. session, while Team Marcel Dinkins won the 10:00 a.m. session. The first session went until around 9:15 a.m.; while the second session concluded promptly at 11:00 a.m. The second session may have intentionally been slightly shorter to allow instructors to make it to the other side of town for the 2:00 p.m. panel with Alex Toussaint.
Peloton on Tour 2023 was first announced at the beginning of the summer, and Los Angeles was the first stop on the itinerary. The Atlanta itinerary was announced on July 19. After Atlanta comes Chicago, Berlin, and London. If you’re hoping to secure tickets in one of the next three cities, be sure to check out our guide on what you can expect.
We will continue to share details about the events at Peloton on Tour Atlanta as they unfold. There is also a panel with Alex Toussaint, outdoor workouts, a Club Hosky party, and the Leaderboard Awards.
Stay tuned for more event overviews throughout the weekend!
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