FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) ABOUT PELOTONS

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The short answer is: nobody knows right now.

Peloton closed their studio to the public for classes on March 14th, 2020. It has remained closed ever since then. As various health restrictions have been lifted, many people have been wondering when the studio will reopen so people can sign up and take classes in person with their favorite coaches.

Peloton has stayed quiet on the subject, providing no guidance. They have simply said there is no set in stone date for the Peloton studio to reopen. It’s likely Peloton will proceed very cautiously – although visiting the studio is a great experience for those who can, and also helps provide some extra energy for instructors to feed off – at the end of the day, there are millions of members worldwide who all take the classes remotely.

Peloton will want to protect the health of their instructors, to ensure they can keep teaching classes. It’s possible the the studio will stay closed for all of 2021, and not open until sometime in 2022.

We will be sure to update this article once more information is available.

Category: Misc

As Peloton grows in popularity, more and more professional athletes, actors, musicians, celebrities, politicians, and famous people are joining the Peloton family. The great thing about Peloton is if you know their leaderboard name, you can ride with them and see how you rank up on the same ride! The following list will contains an updated list of Peloton usernames of famous people & celebrities, professional sport athletes, and more. If you know of one we missed just leave a comment and we can get it updated. Note that where we know it, we have added the leaderboard name. If we know someone is a Peloton user but aren’t sure of the leaderboard name, we still listed them just so you know they are on the leaderboard there with you somewhere! Note that if you are looking for the leaderboard names of your favorite Peloton instructor, you can find that on our list here that has just Peloton coaches!

This list is divided into 4 sections – first the athletes, then the musicians, followed by the celebrities (actors, comedians, etc), and finally, the politicians. You can click on the name of the section to jump to that area!

Peloton usernames of Professional Athletes (Peloton leaderboard names)

Peloton usernames of NFL Players & Football players

Wondering what the Peloton leaderboard name is for some of your favorite NFL or college football players? Or what NFL players have a Peloton? The list below is some of the famous football players who ride a Peloton or run on a Peloton Tread! This list is a work in progress, however, you can likely check out who Booger McFarland is following to find out some more! (and let us know in the comments if you do!)

NFL/Football PlayerPeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Troy Aikman25back
Cliff AvrilMrSackFumble
Kam ChancellorTheHybridOne
Jay CutlerCutler6
Adrian ColbertThePelotonDonx
Mike Golic, Jr
Matt Leinartmattyice111
Patrick Mahomes2PM
Baker MayfieldBRM6
Booger McFarlandbooger9494
Gardner MinshewGardnerMinshew
DJ MooreGivmemoore
Cam Newtonceboog1e
Kyle Rudolph
Geoff SchwartzGSchwartz7474
Richard ShermanRideout25
Joe Staley chip74js
Justin Tucker
JJ Wattkjwatt (Note that JJ Watts has claimed he doesn’t have a bike)
Russell WilsonDangeRussWilson

Peloton usernames of PGA Golfers & Professional WPGA Players

The PGA, WPGA and pro golf communities are quite active on Peloton. Bubba Watson and Rory Mcllroy have organized several group rides for PGA players. The list below answers the question of What are the Peloton leaderboards name for professional golfers (both PGA & WPGA), as well as what golfers have a Peloton bike or Tread.

Pro Golfers (PGA, WPGA, etc) NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Cara Banks carabanks
Ricky Barnesrealrickybarnes
Charley Hoffmancharleyhoffman
Billy HorschelBillyHo23
Brooks KoepkaBlakeKoepka
Catriona Matthewbeany25
Rory McIlroy rors89
Ian Poulter
Morgan Pressel
Adam Scottaussiescotty
Brandt Snedekerbsneds
Annika SorenstamAnnika59
Jordan Speith
Justin Thomasjlthomas34
Jimmy WalkerJimmyWalkerPGA
Bubba Watsonbubbawatson
Lee WestwoodWesty1973

Peloton usernames of NHL Players & Professional Hockey Players

Peloton is growing in popularity among NHL players and other professional hockey players! You can find the list below of Peloton leaderboard names for professional hockey players and NHL players, answering the question of ‘What NHL hockey players own a Peloton?’

NHL Hockey Player NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Jonathan Bernier jobern
Cassie Campbellccp2010
Bruce Cassidy
Eric Joyceericjamesjoyce
Roberto LuongoStrombone1
Marc MethotMarcMethot
Morgan Rielly
Nate ThompsonNThompson44
Tyler ToffoliTylerToff

Peloton usernames of NBA Players & Professional Basketball Players

This is an inital list of some NBA players and other basketball players who own and workout with a Peloton. It was reported that almost the entire Golden State Warriors basketball team was doing team rides on the Peloton using it as cross-training. Below we’ll list the names (and where known the leaderboard names) of some of the basketball & NBA players using a Peloton bike or Tread.

NBA Basketball Player NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Stephen Curry
Draymond GreenSpartyon23
Rick Fox XFOXRICK
Gordon Hayward
Christian Laettner
Dawn Staley

Peloton usernames of MLB Players & Professional Baseball Players

Another list we are just starting – this time of the MLB & professional baseball players that are part of the Peloton family. When known, the Peloton leaderboard name (or username) of the pro baseball players & MLB athletes will be listed.

MLB Baseball Player NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Derek HollandDutchOven45
Michael MorseMorseCode38
Mike NapoliMikeNap12
Michele Smith

Peloton usernames of Swimmers

At this time not a ton of pro swimmers are known to be a part of the Peloton family – although Michael Phelps, arguably the most famous swimmer of all time is. Unfortunately his leaderboard name is not known.

Swimmer NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Kathleen BakerKathleenBaker
Michael Phelps
Matt Grevers

Peloton usernames of Pro Tennis Players

Swimmer NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Victoria Azarenka
Roger Federerfederer1
John Isnerjisner85
Angelique KerberAngeliqueKerber
Martina Navratilovaplutik
Monica Puig
Venus Williams

Peloton usernames of Pro Soccer Players

Soccer Player NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
David Beckham
Megan Rapinoe

Peloton usernames of Track & Field Athletes

Athlete NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Scout BassettScoutBassett
Usain Bolt UsainBolt
Andre De GrasseAndreDeGrasse
Allyson FelixAllysonFelix
Colleen Quigleysteeplesquigs

Peloton usernames of UFC Fighters

Fighter NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Conor McGregor

Peloton usernames of WWE Wrestlers

Wrestler NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Johnny GarganoJohnnyGargano

Peloton usernames of Gymnasts

Gymnast NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Becky DownieBeckyDownie
Ellie DownieEllieDownie
Kyla Ross

Peloton usernames of Surfers

Surfer NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
John FlorenceJohnFlorence

Peloton usernames of Lacrosse Players

Lacrosse Player NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Paul Rabilpaulrabil

Peloton usernames of Nascar Drivers & Motocross Racers

Driver NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Kurt Buschkbracer1
Ricky Carmichae

Peloton usernames of Weightlifters & Fitness Professionals

NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Dana Linn Baileyheyitsdlb
Steve Cook
Morgan Rose Moroney

Peloton usernames of Musicians & Singers (Peloton leaderboard names)

Ever wonder what musicians & singers own a Peloton bike or tread? Several of them have public Peloton usernames, while others have private accounts. If you know of any other musicians who have Pelotons, let us know and we will add them. Don’t forget Peloton has created the featured artist series where entire classes are dedicated to one musician – many of whom are on this list!

Musican NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Beyoncé
Mel B (Scary Spice / Melanie Janine Brown)OfficialMelB
Melanie C (Sporty Spice)SportySpiceUK
Ciara
Miley Cyrus
Debbie GibsonDJDebbieG
Diddy
Diplodiplo1978
Billie Eilish
Joe Jonascup_of_joe
Tori Kelly
Alicia Keys
Nick Lachey
Lizzo
Jennifer Lopez (JLo)
Alanis Morissette
Kacey Musgraves
Jake OwenCoconutMan81
P!nk / Pink
PitbullMr_Worldwide
Carrie Underwood
Usher

Peloton usernames of Celebrities (Peloton leaderboard names)

Every day it seems like another celebrity, actor, or comedian posts an Instagram story where you get a peek of their Peloton in the background. Being public figures, many of them don’t share their leaderboard names, however, if they’ve shared they are part of the Peloton family, we will list them here. Finally, you can find out what celebrity, actors, or comedians own a Peloton bike or Tread!

Peloton usernames of actors & TV hosts

This first category lists the Peloton leaderboard names of actors, TV hosts, and other people in the entertainment industry.

Actor NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Andrea BarberSpinny_Gibbler
Candace Cameron Bruecandyrock
Jaime Camiljaimecamil
Sam Claflinsamclaf
Anderson Cooper
Ayesha Curry
Ellen DeGeneres
Cynthia Erivo
Jimmy Fallon
Jenna Fischer
Charlamagne Tha God
Greg Gutfeld
Tiffany Haddish
Kate Hudson
Hugh Jackman
Rob Lowe
Michelle Pfeiffer
Chris Pratt
Al Roker
Ben Stiller
Ali Sweeney
Sofia Vergara
Angela Yee

Peloton usernames of comedians & stand up comics

This list is the Peloton leaderboard names of comedians, stand up comics, and other related people

Comedian NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Benjy BronkBronkb
High Pitch Erikhighpitcherik
Kevin Hart
Leslie Jones
Brendan Schaub
Howard Stern

Peloton usernames of contestants on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette

Many contestants from The Bachelor own Pelotons – and in fact in recent seasons it appears Peloton has been doing some paid product placement on the shows. Below is the Peloton leaderboard names of contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette

Bachelor or Bachelorette NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Wells AdamsWellsAdams
Kaitlyn BristoweSpindyCrawford
Tyler Camerontylerjcameron3
Blake HorstmannBalockaye
Astrid LockeSugT23
Jordan Rodgersjrodgers11

Peloton usernames of reality TV stars

Many reality TV stars (including Real Housewives actors) share that they workout with Peloton. Names & usernames are shared below.

Celebrity NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Chelsea DeBoerChelsdeboer
Robyn Dixon
Bob Harper
Teddi Mellencampteddimellencamp
Kyle RichardsKyleRichards
Eva Shockey
Emily Simpsonemily_esq
Snookie

Peloton usernames of misc celebrities

Some people are celebrities who have Pelotons who don’t fall into any other category. Their names & usernames are listed here.

Celebrity NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Nina Agdal
Bobby Bones
Richard Branson
Tim Ferriss
Georgia Hardstark
Elin HilderbrandElinWriterBrand
Bob Harperbobharper
Joe Rogan
Emma Thynn Weymouth
Heather ZimmermanHeatherZiMS

Peloton usernames of Politicans (Peloton leaderboard names)

Many politicians use Peloton as well. Below you’ll find some of the world leaders who workout with Peloton.

Politician NamePeloton Leaderboard Name / Username
Joe Biden
Michelle Obama
Rishi Sunak

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Update – On March 4th we revealed Peloton Sessions would be returning soon, thanks to a FAQ page update, and will contain an integration with Scheduling. On March 9th, Peloton began to tease the return too.

In the winter of 2020, Peloton released a new feature known as Peloton Sessions. This was described as a limited time beta when it launched, but not much more was said. The feature allowed people to join classes together and have the leaderboard synced up. After less than a month, the feature was removed.

When it was removed, Peloton stated “we’ll make it even better when it’s officially released.” – confirming that Peloton Sessions would return. However, the exact date has not been confirmed, but it looks like it will be early March.

Now that the Peloton scheduling feature has been released, there is the potential for Peloton to integrate it more closely with Sessions when it returns. For example, it could be updated so that the class you schedule is a private session for you and the friends you invited to it.

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Periodically, the video screen on the Peloton Bike & Tread will say a software update has been downloaded and installed. However, there is typically no screen or message saying what has changed with the update. This prompts the question of how do you find release notes for what changed in the most recent Peloton update.

Unfortunately, there are no official release notes provided. When major new features are released, Peloton will display a special popup promoting the feature. For most updates, no prompt will be provided. Many updates are bug fixes and performance increases.

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Peloton has slowly been growing more global over the years. They first expanded to Canada, then a few years later, over to the United Kingdom. Peloton then branched out into their first foreign language market – Germany. Once this happened, the floodgates of questions opened about What language will Peloton classes be in next? In particular, a lot of people seem to hope that they will be able to take their next bike ride, or tread run, in Spanish.

In April 2021, Peloton officially announced they would be introducing Spanish language Peloton classes. To start off with, only Peloton yoga classes are available in Spanish, led by new instructor Mariana Fernandez, who will be teaching out of the NYC studio.

It seems likely that the next step will be for Peloton to add Spanish language cycling classes on the Bike, or Spanish language running classes for the Tread – but at this point it isn’t clear how long it will be before Peloton expands their Spanish language classes offerings.

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With the new class stacking feature that was just released, members are already wishing for a few extra additions.

Can you share a class stack on Peloton

Unfortunately, there is no social or sharing functionality for class stacks at this time.

Bookmarking a Peloton Class Stack

Since there is no sharing of class stacks, there is also no bookmarking. Once Peloton allows members to share class stacks with friends, perhaps a bookmark feature will be added.

Can you create multiple class stacks for Peloton

Again, the answer here is unfortunately no. You can only have one stack. As you complete a stack, it disappears from the stack automatically.

Is Peloton Class Stacking available for iOS or Android?

You may start a stack that you created somewhere else. At time of publishing, stacks can only be made on the Bike, Tread, or Peloton website (which you can access from the mobile browser of your phone).

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Definition of HIIT for Peloton Bike or Run

HIIT stands for high intensity interval training. With HIIT, intervals can be of varying lengths, which are done at either high or max intensity. What makes a workout HIIT is repeating short duration, high intensity blocks of work, with some active recovery / moderate work in between each interval. The high intensity work blocks can be anywhere from 10 seconds to 2-3 minutes. Sometimes the active recovery block will be the same amount of time as the HIIT interval (i.e. 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off), while sometimes they will be varying lengths. HIIT is sometimes referenced as a 1:1 workout ratio, for example when doing 30 on 30 off. Peloton HIIT workouts are usually described as either “bursts of effort followed by active recovery” or “short bursts of anaerobic exercise mixed with recovery periods”

The following is an example of what output might look like for a HIIT workout. You’ll see bursts of effort, followed by periods of rest. Note that the exact format can vary greatly – don’t read too much into the structure of this single example!

Definition of Intervals

Whereas the intervals of HIIT are done at max or high intensity, with generic “Interval” training, the work is usually done at a more moderate intensity. This allows work blocks to be longer length, since the intensity isn’t at such a high level.

Definition of Tabata for Peloton Bike or Run (What does Tabata Mean?)

Tabata is a specific form of HIIT – defined by doing 20 seconds of work (also at high or near max intensity, like HIIT), followed by 10 seconds of rest/recovery. This can also be said as a 2:1 workout ratio of effort to recovery for Tabata. In the textbook definition, this should be done for 4 minutes total. Peloton Tabata workouts usually stick to this textbook definition, but every now and then a class might appear that slightly modifies these time – but keeps the 2:1 workout ratio.

The following is an example of what output might look like for a Tabata workout. This is one where Peloton calls it Tabata, but rather than 20 seconds on then 10 seconds off, the workout is 40 seconds on, 20 seconds off (still that 2:1 ratio).

Example Tabata output Graph

Wondering where the name Tabata came from? A team of scientists in Japan, lead by Dr. Izumi Tabata, conducted a study looking at two groups of athletes. One group worked out 5 days a week for 6 weeks, with each daily workout being one hour of moderate intensity work. The other group mixed some moderate/low intensity work with an added daily HIIT workout that was 4 minutes and 20 seconds total (consisting of 20 seconds of high intensity work with 10 seconds of rest). At the end of the study, the first group (moderate intensity only) saw gains in aerobic systems, but no anaerobic gains. The second group (short high intensity) had slightly higher aerobic gains than the first group, but also had gains in their anaerobic systems. Based on this study, the 2:1 workout ratio of HIIT (or 20 seconds on 10 seconds off), was named after the lead scientist – Dr. Izumi Tabata.

Difference between Tabata & HIIT & Intervals for Peloton Bike or Run

The difference between Tabata & HIIT for Peloton is that Tabata is a specific type of HIIT with a 2:1 workout ratio (i.e. 20 seconds on then 10 seconds off, or 40 seconds on, 20 seconds off) while HIIT intervals can be of varying lengths of work to rest. The difference between those and intervals is that the intensity level is generally lower for regular interval training, which allows for longer duration of work blocks.

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One frequent question is “What are the usernames of the Peloton coaches”. Peloton instructors will occasionally ride along to rides like regular users, and you’re able to see their stats, and give and receive high fives. The following is a list of Peloton instructor’s usernames, that is correct at time of publishing. If one has changed, please let us know! Like any other user, the Peloton coaches are able to change their usernames at any point, or make them private.

Coach/InstructorLeaderboard Name / Username
Aditi Shahditi22
Adrian WilliamsAdrianWNYC
Anna Greenbergagreenberg and/or annag918
Alex ToussaintMrToussaint25
Ally LoveAllyMissLove
Andy SpeerAndySpeer23
Becs GentryBecsGentry
Ben AlldisBenAlldis
Bradley Rosebradley_rose
Callie GullicksonItscallieG
Chase Tuckerchasetucker
Chelsea Jackson RobertsCJRLovesYoga
Christian Vande VeldeChristianVV
Christine D’ErcoleIAMICANIWILLIDO
Cliff Dwengerclifforddwenger
Cody Rigsbycodyrigsby
Denis MortonDenis__Morton
DJ John MichaelDJJohnMichael
Emma Lovewellemmalovewell
Erik JägerErikJäger
Hannah FranksonHannahFrankson
Hannah Marie CorbinHannahCorbin
Irène ScholzIreneScholz
Jenn ShermanJennSherman
Jennifer JacobsJMethod
Jess Kingjesskingnyc
Jess Simsjesssims
Kendall Toolefitxkendall
Kirra Michel
Kristin McGeekrimcgee
Leanne HainsbyLeanneHainsbyUK
Mariana Fernandez
Matt WilpersMWilpers
Matty Maggiacomomattymaggiacomo
Mayla WedekindMayla_Wedekind
Nico Sarani
Oliver LeeOliver__L
Olivia Amatoolivia_amato
Rad Lopezradlopez
Rebecca KennedyRKSolid
Robin Arzonrobinaarzon and/or RobinArzon
Ross RayburnYogaross
Sam YoSuperYOda
Selena Samuelaselenasamuela
Tunde Oyeneyintune2tunde

The Peloton coaches are becoming celebrities in their own rights, but there is also a separate list of Peloton usernames of celebrities, professional athletes, and musicians you can check out as well if you want.

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One common question people have is they start out by trying Peloton through the Peloton Digital app. After the free trial expires, the Peloton Digital subscription is only $13 a month. They then purchase a Peloton Bike or Tread, and find out their cost has jumped from $13/month to $39/month. What is the reason for this big difference in price?

With the app, you get no metrics (besides heart rate), are limited to one user using the subscription, and don’t show up on the leaderboard.

With a full subscription through a Peloton device, you get full metrics (power, cadence, heart rate), are able to compete via the leaderboard, and can have multiple logins through your subscription (so you and multiple people in your household can work out on Peloton digital through the same subscription).

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Some people have reported that when they go to ride their Peloton they get an error screen with a message that says “No Command”, and has a picture of a dead Android icon (sometimes also referred to as the Peloton Dead Robot or Peloton Sad Robot). The bike obviously won’t work when this is happening. The first step would be to try turning it off and on again, as well as unplugging it from the wall, waiting 1 minute, and plugging it back in again.

If those steps don’t fix the “No Command” issue, try the following steps:

  1. Press and hold the power button and “volume up” buttons at the same time.
  2. Once the screen turns on, let go of both buttons at the same time.
  3. Use the volume down button to scroll to the menu item that says “Wipe Cache Partition”. Press the power button to select it.
  4. Once this process completes, use the power button to reset your Peloton.

If the steps above don’t work, or you don’t get to the system screen to select “Wipe Cache Partition”, try again, but only hold the power and volume up button for 3 seconds.

All your data is stored on the cloud, so you won’t lose any rides or history by resetting the cache partition. You will have to re-add your user profiles again, but once those are added, it will import all your history again!

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The Peloton app, website, bike and tread allow you to “Count Me In” for upcoming classes. At this time, there is no way to import that list of upcoming classes you are scheduled for into a calendar of any sort (Outlook, Google Calendar, iCal, gCal, etc).

However, if you visit the Peloton schedule from a desktop web browser and click “Count Me In” for a specific class, the popup then gives you an “Add to Calendar” link for that specific class. Your options are iCal, Google, Yahoo, and Outlook. You have to repeat this for each individual class that you want to appear on your calendar.

If you want an upcoming list of all classes for specific instructors, there is no native way to do this that Peloton provides. However, the team at reddit has created individual calendar links for each instructor. These are not updated dynamically or automatically, but rather once a week or so as the moderators have time.

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The short answer is after 100 workouts of the same type, Peloton will email you a code for your Peloton Century club shirt. We have a whole guide just for the century shirt though, including topics like shipping, sizing, eligibility, and more. Check out the full guide here!

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While not officially announced, it is very likely Peloton will have a Black Friday sale in 2019. Previous years have seen Black Friday specials where you get a free “The Works” accessory packages with the purchase of a bike. You can find details of any specials & sales here once they are announced!

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