Peloton Studios expanding in person classes to Thursday-Monday + New limits on number of classes per weekend & day

Peloton is announcing some changes to in-person classes at the Peloton Studios today. These include opening the Peloton studios to members for more days of the week, as well as placing new limits on how many in-person classes people can attend in one day or weekend. There will also be some new class types offered in person that previously were not available.

The goal of these changes seems to be to allow more people to get the chance to take in-person classes at either Peloton Studios New York or London. Demand has remained high for classes, with entire weekends’ worth of classes being sold out within minutes of them being made available — even with the addition of an online queue. The net impact of the changes being rolled out today will in theory allow more people to take more in-person classes.

The first change being announced today is an expansion of when the Peloton Studios are open to members in person. The PSNY & PSL studios first soft opened last June with only Fridays available for members to take in-studio classes. Then, in August, the studio officially reopened with in-person classes available from Friday – Sunday, which is how it remained until today.

However, starting in February – the Peloton Studios will be open to members in-person from Thursday through Monday. Both the Peloton Studios New York and Peloton Studios London will have the same expanded days with members being able to take classes in the studios.

Peloton social media post sharing the new expanded schedule.
Peloton social media post sharing the new expanded schedule.

Along with the expansion of the days the studio is open to the public is a slight change in when members are able to book the classes. Typically, new classes have been made available for booking at 12:00pm ET each Monday (both London & New York classes are added at the same time). However, moving forward, expect to see new classes open up for in-person bookings on Thursdays at 12:00pm ET instead. This means that rather than the next set of in-person classes being added on Monday, January 16th @ 12:00pm ET, they will instead be added on Thursday, January 19th @ 12:00pm ET.

Classes should still be made available on a rolling basis for 6 weeks out as they have been until now – the change is that they will just be added on Thursdays instead of Mondays.

Another change being made today is the addition of new limits on how many classes can be booked by members. The new rules being added will limit members to only being able to sign up for two in-person classes in one day – as well as a second rule limiting people to only being able to book four classes over one weekend (with the weekend being defined as the Thursday – Monday time period).

While the Thursdays & Monday classes don’t start until February, the new booking limits & rules go into place today, January 12th.

Peloton Studios Booking Site Error Message - Daily Limit
Peloton Studios Booking Site Error Message – Daily Limit

One thing to keep in mind is that a waitlist booking is still considered a booking when it comes to these new limits & rules. For example: If a member has both a confirmed class and a waitlist spot booked for a Friday, the system will not let you book another waitlist spot for that same Friday (or a confirmed class).

Similarly, if you have a waitlist class booked for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – you will not be able to book a confirmed class, or a waitlist spot, for any of those days (or that Monday), since you will be at your limit of 4 classes for the weekend, as waitlist classes are treated the same as booked classes.

The one exception to this is likely to be standby spots at the studio. Even if you have your 4 classes booked or waitlisted, it will probably be possible to get on the in-person standby list at PSNY or PSL an hour before the class starts. However, the standby process seems to evolve every few weeks, so this could change as people see what impact the new rules & system have on the process.

Note that if you already have made bookings, they will not be impacted by these new rules & policies. It only applies to new booking made moving forward.

Peloton Studios Booking Site Error Message - Weekly Limit
Peloton Studios Booking Site Error Message – Weekly Limit

These changes will be automatically enforced by the Peloton Studios booking website. Members reported briefly seeing some of the limits appear in the booking system last week, but they didn’t stay in place for long – those were likely briefly added to test the new rules & systems going into place today. Expect to see error messages, like the ones seen above, if you hit the limits on the booking website.

Besides expanding the number of days members can take classes in person, Peloton is also expanding on some of the class types that members will be able to take live at the Peloton Studios. Starting soon, Peloton members will be able to take in-person Tread Bootcamp classes, as well as in-person Pilates classes.

The Tread Bootcamp classes will be offered on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Mondays with members. The Pilates classes will take place at 9:00am ET on Fridays with members.

Peloton also recently updated the studio cancellation policy from 12 to 24 hours, meaning that members must cancel at least 24 hours before their scheduled class in order to receive their credit back. This change is likely to allow more time to notify waitlisted members that a spot has opened up in the class.

If you’re interested in booking a class at PSNY or PSL, be sure to check out our comprehensive guide on how to book classes at Peloton Studios New York & London containing everything you need to know.

What do you think of these changes going into place today?


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Chris Lewis
Chris Lewis is the creator & founder of Pelo Buddy. He purchased his Peloton in 2018, and uses all the different devices: Peloton Bike, Tread, Row, and Guide. He has been involved in the fitness industry for more than a decade - previously co-founding the websites Mud Run Guide & Ninja Guide. You can find him on the leaderboard at #PeloBuddy.

8 Comments

  • Laura says:

    This is a good step. But when my husband and I logged on at 12 ET to book a class (the second it went live), we were place number 698 and 710 respectively in the queue. It just seems so impossible for regular members to book an in person class. Has anyone else found this to be the case?

  • Sylvia Paola Mendoza Elguea says:

    I had similar issue. I even had an alarm to get on a minute before and was number 600 or so.

  • Sylvia Paola says:

    Any chance you think they might add rowing to the in-person classes? I would also think this could boost the sales of the hardware.

  • Mp says:

    Or, hear me out, build more than two studios for the entire world lmao. One in the US and one in Europe? Come on guys. I know y’all are making enough money off of us to build a new studio ha ha.

  • Grant says:

    Peloton does not make money first of all. Your idea would significantly increase their costs (are they going to hire new staff and instructors at these studios?) and for very little or no benefit. So no this will not happen at least for the next 10 years unless they completely change their business model.

  • Regards_MWD says:

    I couldn’t find any of this info on the Peloton Studio site – I know that you all are plugged in, but is there some official Peloton release to verify?

  • Regards_MWD says:

    NVM – just found them in the FAQs on the Peloton support site. I may still check to see if anything goes up in the interim and refresh 200 times like in the past, but let’s see how it goes…

  • laura says:

    Thank you for this info!! i wish peloton themselves made this clear on their website as I’ve been hitting refresh like a crazy person since 11:29am wondering why the virtual queue isn’t available. Will be doing the same on Thurs in hopes of getting into a Feb class (fingers crossed fourth time is a charm!)

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