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Rumor: New Peloton Coach: Daniel ‘Yankee’ McKenna

Update – Daniel McKenna has been officially announced as a new coach on August 27th.

It’s time for the first new Peloton instructor rumor of the year. The rumor mill indicates that Daniel ‘Yankee’ McKenna might be in training to be a new Peloton coach. Initial indicators are that Daniel would be joining the Tread team, teaching strength, running, tread bootcamp, and cardio classes.

Most recently, Daniel has been working in New York City as a personal trainer. He has created ‘The Irish Yank Society’ for his training programs. Over the summer & fall he led group training strength classes focused on kettlebell moves.

On his website, he describes himself as follows:

The creator of the Irish Yank Society. Daniel is a NASM Certified trainer who is dedicated to making you your best self. This Irish Athlete turned Personal Trainer is on a mission to help as many people as possible in NYC and online throughout the world with his positive mindset and Let’s Fu*king Go attitude!

Daniel’s professional certifications include:

  • NASM Certified
  • StrongFirst Level I & II Kettlebell certified
  • TRX Certified
  • Level 1 USAW Olympic lifting certification

You can start getting to know Daniel on his Instagram account here: @theirish_yank.

And in case you are new here, don’t forget that we are still waiting on the official announcements of both Bradley Rose in the UK and Mariana Fernandez in the US as new Peloton instructors as well.

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Rumors indicate Daniel ‘Yankee’ McKenna could be one of the next Peloton coaches.

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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.

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