The Peloton library appears to have been hit by another purge of classes from the on-demand library on December 6th, 2022. Not every instructor or class type had classes removed by Peloton this round.
Update – There ended up being a second purge within hours of this first purge, resulting in over 1,000 classes being removed total between both purges. Almost all classes with Kanye West’s songs in them have now been removed.
For those new to Peloton, from time to time the company will remove select classes from the on-demand library (unfortunately with no notice or warning). The last major overall Peloton class purge was more than a year ago in August 2021 when around 338 cycling classes were removed, or 3.4% of the library at the time. However, last week there was also a purge of former instructor Daniel McKenna’s classes. The purge today removes additional classes from a variety of instructors.
This removal doesn’t appear to be based completely on the date or time of the classes, so it could be that a few artists were removed from the on-demand library, thus causing the removal of these classes. For those who are wondering if this might be related to Peloton’s recent statement on Kanye West – there do still appear to be classes left in the on-demand library with Kanye West music even after this purge.
Peloton doesn’t typically say why or what is purged. In a prior statement related to classes being removed, Peloton said this:
We do occasionally remove classes for a variety of reasons including quality, legal or contractual considerations, or simply lack of usage from our Members. We apologize for any inconvenience that these changes may have caused.
Below, we’ll break down the classes removed by class type, and highlight which instructors had the most classes removed by Peloton.
Total Number of Peloton Classes Removed in December 2022 Peloton Class Purge
This purge appears to be smaller than some of the previous purges. There were around 288 Peloton cycling classes removed, or around 1.9% of the library. There were around 57 tread classes removed, or 1.3% of the library. Around 65 Peloton strength classes were removed – or 1.3% of the library. The Tread Bootcamps were also hit in this purge, with around 43 classes, or 4% of the library removed. Other class types like outdoor running, meditation, yoga, and bike bootcamp all had little to no class removed.We’ll now look at a breakdown of each class type by instructor.
Total Number of Peloton Cycling Classes Removed in December 2022 Peloton Class Purge
As mentioned above, this Peloton purge removed around 288 cycling classes – or 1.9% of the on-demand library.
Within that, the instructors who had the most classes removed were Alex Toussaint, Ben Alldis, Robin Arzon, Jenn Sherman, Cody Rigsby, Emma Lovewell, Tunde Oyeneyin, Olivia Amato and Ally Love.
Alex Toussaint has the most classes removed by percentage of his library – with around 50 classes being removed, or 7.3% of his cycling classes. Ben Alldis had the most removed in terms of pure numbers – with around 60 classes having been removed, or 6.3% of his library. Robin Arzon had around 26 classes removed, for 4.7% of her library.
Jenn Sherman, Cody Rigsby, Emma Lovewell, Tunde Oyeneyin, Olivia Amato and Ally Love all had between 10-20 classes removed.
Below, you’ll find a chart listing every instructor, around how many classes were removed and what percentage of their library that was.
Total Number of Peloton Tread Running Classes Removed in December 2022 Peloton Class Purge
The December 2022 Peloton class purge removed around 57 classes from the Tread – or around 1.3% of the overall on-demand library.
Jess Sims & Olivia Amato were those most impacted by this purge, followed by former coach Chase Tucker, Rebecca Kennedy, and Robin Arzon.
Jess Sims had around 15 classes removed from the library, or 7.8% of her on-demand library. Olivia Amato had around 10 classes removed, or 3.1% of her classes. Rebecca Kennedy & Robin Arzon each had around 7 classes removed, reducing their library by 4-5%. Finally, former instructor Chase Tucker, who left Peloton in March, had 8 classes removed, or 4.7% of his remaining on-demand library.
Total Number of Peloton Strength Classes Removed in December 2022 Peloton Class Purge
The removal of Peloton strength classes mirrors for the most part the Tread and the Bike.
Overall, there were around 65 strength classes removed, or 1.3% of the on-demand library.
Rebecca Kennedy had the most classes removed, with around 12 classes being pulled, or 2.8% of her on-demand library. Jess Sims had around 8 Peloton strength classes purged, or 2.4% of her library. Chase Tucker had 7 classes removed, or 2.9% of his library. Olivia Amato had around 6 classes removed, or 3.9% of her classes. No other coach had more than 5 strength classes removed.
Total Number of Peloton Tread Bootcamp Classes Removed in December 2022 Peloton Class Purge
The Tread Bootcamp classes that were purged mirror the coaches on the Tread. There were around 43 Tread Bootcamp removed, equating to around 4.0% of the Tread Bootcamp classes overall.
Jess Sims again had the most Tread Bootcamp classes removed, with around 15 classes removed, or 6.0% of her on-demand library. That was followed by Chase Tucker having 12 classes removed, or 9% of his remaining classes. Rebecca Kennedy had around 5 classes removed, or 4.1% of her library. Andy Speer had around 4 tread BootCamp classes removed, or 2.6% of his on-demand library.
Total Number of Peloton Outdoor Running Classes Removed in December 2022 Peloton Class Purge
The outdoor library was mostly spared by this purge. Only 5 classes, or 1.1% of the library were removed. Robin Arzon had 2 classes removed, as well as Chase Tucker, Jess Sims, and Matt Wilpers all having one class removed.
Total Number of Peloton Yoga Classes Removed in December 2022 Peloton Class Purge
The Peloton Yoga library had around 16 classes removed, but with nearly 5,000 classes, that was a removal of around 0.3% of the on-demand library.
Aditi Shah had the most classes removed, with 9 yoga classes being removed, or 1.3% of her library. Anna Greenberg had around 5 classes removed, or 0.7% of her library.
Chelsea Jackson Roberts & Denis Morton each had one class removed.
Total Number of Peloton Bike Bootcamp Classes Removed in December 2022 Peloton Class Purge
Fans of Bike Bootcamp classes will be glad to hear it appears there were no classes removed in this purge.
Total Number of Peloton Meditation Classes Removed in December 2022 Peloton Class Purge
This purge also appears to have spared the meditation library, with no Peloton meditation classes having been pulled.
Did you have any favorite classes that were removed in this class purge?
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