As expected, Peloton performed class library maintenance on September 15, as they have been doing nearly every Friday for the past few months. However, this week’s maintenance had two distinct parts, which in total covered April 23 through June 18 – nearly two months worth of content.
This is the largest time block covered thus far, and follows last week’s maintenance when approximately six weeks of content was removed. Until recently, most purges have covered two weeks at a time.
However, members will likely be pleased to know that significantly less content was actually removed from the on-demand library on September 15.
The first block covered on September 15 dealt with classes filmed between April 23-May 25, 2020. There were approximately 200 classes from this time period, a majority of which were Peloton’s “Live from Home” classes, which took place in instructors’ homes while the studios were closed. Some previously recorded classes filmed while the studios were still open also dropped straight to the on-demand library during this time.
Within this block, only a small handful – approximately three classes – were removed. As the recent purges have inched toward the Live from Home classes that premiered on April 22, 2020, many members have wondered whether Peloton would remove them. As of right now it appears Peloton will preserve them in the on-demand library. Note that even though the studios reopened to filming on May 26, 2020 – without members in-person – the Live from Home classes ran until early July 2020.
The second block covered May 26-June 18, 2020. For this block Peloton resumed the standard style of purging members have become accustomed to, in which the majority of classes within a time period are removed. During this just over three week period, there had been approximately 460 classes in the on-demand library. Of those, approximately 108 were saved, meaning that 77% of classes were purged in this round.
As with the first block discussed above, the majority of Live from Home classes were preserved and remain available for members to take.
In this second block, the bulk of classes removed were from the period in which the studios reopened for coach-to-camera filming. As members have come to expect, many classes from artist series or with special themes were preserved. From this period many such classes remain: artist series such as Ricky Martin, Desmond Child, 88 Rising, BTS, and Jhene Aiko; Listening Party content; the Breathe In & Speak Up series; ESPN all-star classes; Asian Heritage Month classes; Pride classes; and the premiere classes of both Chelsea Jackson Roberts and Adrian Williams. In addition, a good portion of Power Zone rides continue to make the cut.
In what many will view as good news, there were far too many classes preserved within this round to specifically link to them all as we have done in the past.
Class library maintenance is Peloton’s removal of older classes from the on demand library, which has been taking place nearly weekly on Fridays since April of 2023. You can view the details of each removal in our articles from each week: April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18, August 25, September 1, and September 8.
You can find additional information about the process and rationale behind class library maintenance from our article at the time of the announcement.
Let us know in the comments if any of your favorites were impacted in the latest round of class library maintenance, and if you’re pleased to see the Live from Home classes being saved!
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