Over the years, as interest in Peloton has grown, so have the number of books written about the company, as well as the number of books written by instructors and other people associated with the company.
Several of the Peloton instructors themselves have written books – ranging from self-help, to autobiographical, to everything in between. Every few months, a new book has been announced from a Peloton coach.
In addition, several books have been written about the company, and history of Peloton itself.
Below, we’ll list the books written by the instructors themselves – in order of date they are published. Following that, we’ll list some of the general Peloton books. Note that some links in this article are affiliate links.
One fairly constant piece of feedback we hear is that when there is an audiobook version of these books, and it is narrated by the instructor – most people feel those are well worth the listen, as the nuance of hearing the story from the instructor’s voice gives some of the sections an extra level of meaning.
Note that Christine D’Ercole and Matty Maggiacomo and Ally Love have all teased they are working on books too (it is not clear yet whether they will be published in 2024 or not) – they will be added to the “full” list below once official details are announced.
List of Books written by Peloton Instructors
Susie Chan: “The Running Adventures of Susie Chan”Title: The Running Adventures of Susie Chan
Author: Susie Chan
Published: August 6, 2024
From the Publisher: Susie Chan is an icon of endurance running. Since taking up running at the age of 35, Susie has completed the legendary Marathon des Sables more times than any other British woman, set the 12-hour treadmill world record and was one of the first women to finish all the World Marathon Majors. She regularly competes in endurance races, 100-milers and week-long stage races in the jungles of the Amazon Rainforest.
Susie’s story is a fight against the odds. A toxic marriage, managing as a single mum, cataracts and cancer are among the obstacles she has overcome to become an inspiration for thousands. Through tales of her adventures, disappointments, traumas and triumphs, we learn what drives her passion for running. She describes the countless reasons she finds to push herself further, the life-changing opportunities it has given her, and the amazing camaraderie and support she has found in the running community.
Mayla Wedekind: “Das Meer, die Welle und ich: Was ich vom Surfen über Mut, Vertrauen und Loslassen lernte”
Title: “Das Meer, die Welle und ich: Was ich vom Surfen über Mut, Vertrauen und Loslassen lernte” (“The sea, the wave and me: What I learned from surfing about courage, trust and letting go”)
Note: – This book is in German
Author: Mayla Wedekind
Published: April 4, 2024
From the Publisher: Water, waves, wind: When Mayla stands on the surfboard for the first time, it is the beginning of a special love story between her and the sea. From now on she spends every free minute on board. Whether it’s the ocean or the Baltic Sea – Mayla is talented, makes quick progress and holds her own in this boys’ world. Nevertheless, doubts keep coming back to haunt them: Am I good enough?, What if I fail? But wave after wave, Mayla learns to swim free: from feelings of entitlement and fears. From wanting to control everything and perfectionism. In her inspiring autobiography full of insights, Mayla shows what we can also learn from the sea – about courage, trust and the right flow in life.
Ross Rayburn: “Turning Inward: The Practice of Introversion for a Calm, Joyful, Authentic Life.”
Title: Turning Inward: The Practice of Introversion for a Calm, Joyful, Authentic Life.
Author: Ross Rayburn
Published: January 9, 2024
From the Publisher: Lead Instructor of Yoga and Meditation for Peloton Ross Rayburn offers a new and accessible take on mindfulness and the art of meditation through the practice of introversion, which is a method of self-exploration for finding authenticity, joy, and calm in our hectic, extroverted world. As New York Times bestselling author Robin Arzon says, “Turning Inward provides the tools to befriend yourself. In sharing his mindfulness TIPs, Ross provides a path for even the most novice meditator. Herein lies many entry points back to oneself.”
Building off his popular Peloton meditation and yoga classes and his years of teaching and spiritual study, Ross Rayburn offers a new way to look at meditation. Rather than a purely esoteric practice, meditation is, Ross argues, simply “turning in,” which anyone can learn how to do through the practice of introversion. Billy Porter, award-winning actor, singer, director, composer, and playwright, commented, “Ross Rayburn is one of those rare people who understands how to help us access our inner depths. I’m proud to call him both my teacher and my friend.”
Alex Toussaint: “Activate Your Greatness”Title: Activate Your Greatness
Author: Alex Toussaint
Published: October 10, 2023
From the Publisher: Alex Toussaint, the Peloton star who counts everyone from Roger Federer and the Golden State Warriors to the Today Show’s Carson Daly as fans, hops off the bike and gives readers the inspiration and motivation they need to activate their greatness in every aspect of their lives.
Alex Toussaint is known for his grueling workouts where he promises “to kick your ass” – yet thousands keep coming back for more. Why? Because he might be the most motivational teacher out there right now. His mantra is “Feel Good, Look Good, Do Better.” He expects more from you, and from himself. Yet so much of what he talks about is NOT about the bike.
Alex’s enthusiasm for life is infectious –“You woke up today!” “Breathe in confidence, exhale doubt.” Because Alex knows what it is like to be overlooked and undervalued, to be the underdog. He knows what it’s like to not expect the best from yourself. The child of Haitian immigrants who sacrificed so much to give him an education, he knows what it is like to be one of the few Black kids growing up in East Hampton. After a turbulent adolescence that saw him being sent to military school, Toussaint dropped out of college and was mopping floors at a gym. A few years later, he’s one of the most iconic cycling instructors on Peloton, helping thousands of users along their fitness journeys through his inspirational workouts
Cody Rigsby: “XOXO, Cody: An Opinionated Homosexual’s Guide to Self-Love, Relationships, and Tactful Pettiness”
Title: XOXO, Cody: An Opinionated Homosexual’s Guide to Self-Love, Relationships, and Tactful Pettiness
Author: Cody Rigsby
Published: September 12, 2023
From the Publisher: The beloved Peloton instructor chronicles his journey from small-town North Carolina to New York City stardom in an empowering story that reveals his secret to success: not taking yourself—or life—too seriously.
Cody Rigsby has a lot of opinions: Kevin is the hottest Backstreet Boy; grape jelly is a crime against nature; if you wear flip-flops in New York City, you do not love yourself. But if there is one opinion—one truth—that he holds above all others, it’s that we shouldn’t let the fear of looking stupid or being judged hold us back from living our best lives.
Cody didn’t always feel this way. In XOXO, Cody, he opens up about his journey toward accepting himself, from growing up gay and poor in the South to his migration to New York City, where he went from broke-ass dancer to fitness icon. He intimately details what it was like to lose both his father and best friend to addiction and how he began to repair his relationship with his mom as an adult. He recounts his time working at a nightclub on the Lower East Side and his decision to audition for Peloton on a whim, and dishes about competing against Sporty Spice on Dancing with the Stars.
With raw and inspiring stories about learning how to handle the scary sh*t, XOXO, Cody is a bold and heartfelt reminder that sometimes laughing at yourself is the best medicine. Remember: It ain’t that deep, boo.
Ben Alldis: “Raise The Bar: How to Push Beyond Your Limits and Build a Stronger Future You”
Title: Raise The Bar: How to Push Beyond Your Limits and Build a Stronger Future You
Author: Ben Alldis
Published: August 31, 2023
From the Publisher: In Raise The Bar one of Peloton’s first UK based instructors, Ben Alldis, tackles mindset, motivation and fitness, and shows you the power of unlocking potential, taking control of your life, and discovering and developing your talents.
Growing up, Ben was an accomplished athlete who was always looking for an opportunity to run, ride, kick a ball or compete. After graduating from university, he went on to work for a prestigious private equity firm in London, but after a pivotal year of battling skin cancer and losing one of his family members to illness, he decided to take the jump and follow his dream of helping others through health and fitness.
Raise The Bar is a narrative motivational book – with practical take homes too – that focuses on lessons and advice about drive, setbacks, defying expectations, support systems and challenging accepted behaviours, all told through stories and insight from Ben, who understands what it takes to set and achieve personal goals and who motivates others daily to do the same.
Using the principles behind maintaining a healthy mind and body, Ben wants to show you how to live beyond your limits right now and lay a positive foundation for your future self.
Emma Lovewell: “Live Learn Love Well: Lessons from a Life of Progress Not Perfection”
Title: Live Learn Love Well: Lessons from a Life of Progress Not Perfection
Author: Emma Lovewell
Published: May 2, 2023
From the Publisher: A memoir chronicling Emma Lovewell’s incredible path to physical―and mental―fitness that traces her journey to becoming a beloved Peloton instructor and inspires readers to live, learn, and love well
Emma Lovewell is a star instructor at Peloton, a global fitness brand and media content company, but her journey to success began with a simple realization: Change is inevitable, but growth is optional. She chose to grow. In Live Learn Love Well, she shares the moments in her life that shaped her into the woman she is today―from growing up in a modest home amidst the affluence of Martha’s Vineyard, to struggling with her biracial identity and fitting in, both in the white community and the Asian American community, to health setbacks and relationship challenges, to moving to New York and striving for a career in dance and fitness.
Just as Lovewell is more than a fitness instructor, she’s learned that wellness is more than merely a physical condition. She shares the moments where mental fortitude shaped her outlook on the world and how the idea of “progress, not perfection” became a guiding principle.
Filled with surprising insights, charming anecdotes, and never-before-shared moments, Live Learn Love Well is for anyone who feels stuck or overwhelmed, who worries there’s too much to change to even get started, or who simply needs a little inspiration to make tomorrow better than today. Lovewell’s stories, along with her easy-to-initiate tips, will give readers the confidence to know that even the smallest modifications can have truly outsized impacts on their lives and wellness.
Robin Arzon: “Strong Baby”Title: Strong Baby
Author: Robin Arzon
Published: February 21, 2023
From the Publisher: Head Peloton Instructor Robin Arzón follows up New York Times bestseller Strong Mama with Strong Baby, tracking the first milestones of a baby’s life, using Robin’s signature mantras as motivation.
There’s a new addition to our strong family! Now that Pequeño is born, mom and baby are ready to move together. From tummy time, to sitting up and crawling, to those exciting first steps, baby is growing stronger every day. And mom and dad are right there with her, laughing, dancing, working out, and resting. Because this family is stronger together.
Preaching progress over perfection, Robin Arzón uses her popular Peloton mantras to pair with baby’s first physical milestones, encouraging parents and baby to move together.
Tunde Oyeneyin: “Speak: Find Your Voice, Trust Your Gut, and Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be”
Title: Speak: Find Your Voice, Trust Your Gut, and Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
Author: Tunde Oyeneyin
Published: May 3, 2022
Pelo Buddy Review: By sharing her story, Tunde provides readers with inspiration to find their own purpose, whatever that may be, and chase it – unapologetically, authentically, and with passion. Read the full review here.
From the Publisher: From Tunde Oyeneyin, the massively popular Peloton instructor, fitness star, and founder of SPEAK, comes an empowering, inspiring book about how she transformed grief, setbacks, and flaws into growth, self-confidence, and triumph—perfect for fans of Shonda Rhimes, Brene Brown, and Glennon Doyle.
On any given day, thousands of devoted people clip into their bikes and have their lives changed by Tunde Oyeneyin. From her platform in a Peloton studio, she encourages riders with her trademark blend of positivity, empathy, and motivational “Tunde-isms,” to push themselves to their limits both on and off the bike. Now, fans and readers everywhere can learn about her personal journey, and discover how they too can “live a life of purpose, on purpose” with Speak, a memoir-manifesto-guide to life inspired by her immensely popular Instagram Live series of the same name.
Taking us through each step of the SPEAK acronym—Surrender, Power, Empathy, Authenticity, and Knowledge—Oyeneyin shares the lessons she has learned about loss, love, body image, and how she has successfully created an intentional, joyful life for herself, offering an accessible blueprint for anyone looking to make a positive change in their lives.
Robin Arzon: “Strong Mama”
Title: Strong Mama
Author: Robin Arzon
Published: January 11, 2022
From the Publisher: Mama and baby make one incredible team in this new picture book from New York Times bestselling author and Peloton instructor extraordinaire Robin Arzón.
Ultramarathons. Bike sprints. Squats and deadlifts. Naps. Kitchen dance parties! All of it is in preparation for meeting Pequeno, the “Little One” growing in this strong mama’s belly. From first heartbeats and fluttery kicks to grinning grandparents and that first loud cry — pregnancy might just be the biggest workout yet! But there’s nothing this mom and new baby can’t tackle together as a team.
New York Times bestselling author and Peloton Head Instructor Robin Arzón takes readers on sweat-packed journey through motherhood in this affirming and heartwarming celebration of mothers and parents everywhere.
Joslyn Thompson Rule: “How To Move It: Reset Your Body”
Title: How To Move It: Reset Your Body
Author: Joslyn Thompson Rule
Published: January 7, 2021
From the Publisher: This book is about motivating your body through the power of movement, focusing on you as an individual and not the ideal of fitness we see so often. Before you lift a single kettle bell or hit the yoga mat, Nike Master Trainer Joslyn Thompson Rule will break down the stages to moving your body for the better. Starting with your brain, then your breathing and finally your body. Packed full with motivational and practical exercises for mobility, strength, conditioning, and recovery.
This book is a personal trainer in your pocket, encouraging you along the way and helping you to have a healthy
Kristin McGee: “Chair Yoga: Sit, Stretch, and Strengthen Your Way to a Happier, Healthier You”
Title: Chair Yoga: Sit, Stretch, and Strengthen Your Way to a Happier, Healthier You
Author: Kristin McGee
Published: January 17, 2017
From the Publisher: From celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee comes this fun, accessible guide to 100 yoga poses and exercises that can be done in your chair and take just minutes a day.
For the majority of Americans living a sedentary lifestyle (from the card-carrying couch potatoes to the 86% of American workers who sit all day at their job) comes a comprehensive guide to the most accessible form of yoga…
Chair yoga is exactly what it sounds like: exercises you can do sitting down. In Chair Yoga, celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee takes you through 100 yoga poses and exercises that are easy enough for all levels and will help readers stay active, alert, and healthy. Divided into chapters organized by body part (say goodbye to back pain and hello to better posture), each exercise includes step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photos. Plus, bonus chapters on 5-, 10-, and 15-minute routines help readers put it all together and find the time to perform these exercises.
Robin Arzon: “Shut Up and Run: How to Get Up, Lace Up, and Sweat with Swagger”
Title: Shut Up and Run: How to Get Up, Lace Up, and Sweat with Swagger
Author: Robin Arzon
Published: June 21, 2016
From the Publisher: An ultra marathoner and running coach captures the energy and joy of running in this illustrated, full-color motivational interactive fitness guide and journal that will inspire every type of runner—from beginner to experienced marathoner—to shut up and run.
Running isn’t just an activity, it’s a lifestyle that connects runners with the world around them, whether they’re pounding the pavement of crowded big city streets or traversing trails through quiet woods and fields. Reflecting the excitement, color, and focus of the running experience, Shut Up and Run offers tips, tricks, and visual motivation to help every runner cultivate miles of sweat, laughter, swagger, and friendship. Combining a fitness manual, training program, and self-help advice book in one, this gorgeous, four-color book—filled with anecdotes and stunning action imagery, and supported by graphic inspirational quotes—contains essential training tips for every level, including meditation and visualization techniques, that address a runner’s body and mind.
Robin Arzon offers unique style tips and practical gear recommendations to help you show off your best stuff mile after mile, and tells you everything you need to know, from how to pick the best running shoes to how to get off that sofa and go. No detail is left to chance; Shut Up and Run is loaded with information on every aspect of the runner’s world, from gear and music to training for a half marathon and post-race recovery tips. Robin includes space at the end of each chapter to track your progress as you build up to your first marathon or other running goals.
List of Books about the company Peloton
David J Miller: “Sweating Together: How Peloton Built A Billion Dollar Venture and Created Community in a Digital World”
Title: Sweating Together: How Peloton Built A Billion Dollar Venture and Created Community in a Digital World
Author: David J Miller
Published: May 24, 2022
From the Publisher: The ultimate front row look at the meteoric rise of Peloton, one of the hottest consumer and fitness brands in the world. In Sweating Together Miller brings readers directly into the center of the sweat soaked, adrenaline fueled, NYC phenomena that is Peloton and provides a first-hand account of the rise of one of the most important ventures of tomorrow’s economy.
In 2012 John Foley and a group of co-founders launched Peloton, an interactive fitness and media company. In less than 10 years the company would be worth billions, disrupt the fitness industry and create a rabid, life changing community of members using sweat to span the digital and physical worlds.
Join Peloton fanatic and George Mason University entrepreneurship professor David J. Miller (#ChicagoBorn on the Peloton platform) as he dives deep into the people, business models and stories behind the ascent of Peloton. From well-being, social media and gamification to the role of physical space in a digital world, talent retention and community building, there is no better venture for understanding our ever-expanding innovation fueled, well-being economy than Peloton.
Miller unwittingly became a Peloton addict and spent thousands of hours sweating and growing relationships with Peloton members; he interviewed founders John Foley and Tom Cortese as well as other senior Peloton leaders, and Peloton celebrity instructors Robin Arzon, Matt Wilpers, Jenn Sherman and Jess King. Join Miller and race into the future with Peloton
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