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127: Peloton Sues Echelon and our Interview with Brandon Zachary

127: Peloton Sues Echelon and our Interview with Brandon Zachary

  • You’ve seen the ads for Echelon and wondered, “Isn’t that copyright infringement?” Well, Peloton has finally seen them too. And now they’re suing Echelon and we’ve got the details.  It is shocking how many Peloton features that Echelon is openly ripping off.  We also discuss another company Echelon is copying from.  
  • There’s been a new mini-Purge.   Which kind of class only has 7 rides left?  Find out here.
  • We pick another bingo square for week 6
  • We have an update on, of all things, the Today show’s monkey.  So, this is on me, not Tom. After I heard the story, I felt like you all needed to hear it.  AND to find out what happened to Fred J Muggs after so many years in the business!
  • Then NYC Marathon is almost upon us and Robin Arzon has a marathon simulation run for the Tread.  This is THE BEST run!  If you are anything like me, you will be pumped and ready to train for a marathon.  I mean, I was when I was doing the class.  Once I was done I remembered I still had like 22 miles to go.
  • Oliver Lee is doing a half-marathon this weekend in Long Beach.  He is going for a PR.  
  • We talk about the premiere episodes of Peloton’s new programs featuring Ally Love and Jess King.  Ally focuses on courage for her first Sunday virtue and Jess King debuts the milestone minute.  Jess also said there would be a surprise guest and big announcement during the next “episode”.  
  • Christine D’Ercole celebrates 5-years with Peloton.  Congrats to Christine!
  • Aditi Shah hosts Peloton’s first Signature Yoga series.  Starting on 10/17, there will be 15 minutes of high energy flow and followed immediately by 15 minutes of restorative yoga.  Aditi will be kicking off the first of 7 weeks!
  • John Foley will be at the Vanity Fair Summit. For a small fee of $6,500, you can be too!  There’s a very long list of other attendees that make up a fascinating list!

All this plus our interview with Brandon Zachary!

126: Peloton Debuts Two New Class Formats plus an interview with Jason Herman

126: Peloton Debuts Two New Class Formats plus an interview with Jason Herman

Jason standing in front of large display case of medals
  • It’s been one week since the IPO. How are things shaping up?  
  • Peloton debuts two new class formats. We discuss what that could mean for the future of Peloton.  Spoiler alert – Tom and I do not agree on this.  All reports so far are that the new class formats are really fun and the class goes by quickly.  The only way to get the badge is to take the class live on your bike.  Digital views do not count and neither do the on demand views.  Tom has a great theory on why the new class formats are rolling out.  
  • The music lawsuit asks for twice the damages.We will discuss if it actually will effect anything in the lawsuit itself and when we think this will be over.  
  • We select a new square in The Clip Out Challenge.  Find out here who or what we pick for week 5!
  • The Peloton Prophet is back with a new prediction. Or should we say…prophesying? A very surprising new instructor!  We also added a whole list of Prophet Predictions that have been made – so check it out and help us keep track.  
  • The fitness app Studio has an, ummm….interesting marketing campaign.  Why are Peloton owners annoyed by it?  What is OTHER connection the ad has to Peloton.  Newer members might be surprised by this!
  • Peloton gets mentioned on Saturday Night Live
  • There’s a new collection at the boutique benefiting breast cancer research.  10% of the proceeds go to research. Find out which item I am coveting!
  • The final Facebook Live spotlighting marathon training is just around the corner.  The NYC marathon is the finish line for this series.  Make sure to get any marathon training questions in for the last Facebook live.  
  • Peloton’s latest artist series features Pitbull.  You can ride or run with Pitbull. Find out the details here.  
  • JSS football rides and Alex’s Club Bangers rides are taking a brief break.  No worries – vacation of sorts for both instructors.  They aren’t going anywhere and neither are your favorite rides.  
  • mPaceline releases a new crowd sourcing feature.   

All this plus our interview with Jason Herman.

Be sure to listen – Jason has a unique passion that has left several listeners feeling emotional.  Its a good reminder of WHY you ride.  You might find yourself in love with the community and the bike in a totally different way after listening.  

125: The Peloton IPO is here! and our interview with Michelle Nyland

125: The Peloton IPO is here! and our interview with Michelle Nyland

  • The IPO launches and we have your breakdown of the day.  We’ll discuss the timeline of the day and what all the trading means.  
  • John Foley has a few revelations for us on CNBC’s Squawkbox.
  • Then Foley is back with thoughts on the first day of trading.
  • We pick another bingo square in The Clip Out Challenge.  You can watch the video to see it was.  We’re on week 4!  According to Kathy Earle, we now have a 0.08 chance to have 0/5 on your card.  We’re just glad she’s doing the math for us!
  • Peloton UK turns 1-year old.
  • New celebrity sighting – Ana Ortiz.
  • Matty Maggiacomo launches the first-ever Broadway run.  The class was 9/27/19 at 8am ET and it was 20 minutes.  Songs from Rent, Waitress, Dear Evan Hanson, Wicked and more!
  • New artist series featuring Bad Bunny.  Its a ride with Cody Rigsby on 10/1 at 730pm ET and it will be 30 min long.  No Bad Bunny is not a cartoon.  He’s a badass DJ.  I love that Peloton encourages me to try new music!
  • The Fall 30-Day Challenge is upon us.  Starting 10/1, you are hereby challenged to one activity a day for 30 days.  As long as you sign up through the bike or tread, you can use any platform to take a class!
  • Robin celebrated a birthday on 9/20.  (Tom also celebrated a birthday on 9/24)  
  • There’s a sale on yoga classes at the studio.  You can get unlimited yoga classes for 2 weeks!

Plus our interview with Michelle Nyland.

124: DJ John Michael Makes It Official and our interview with Oleg Dulin

124: DJ John Michael Makes It Official and our interview with Oleg Dulin

Oleg and his daughter and son with their bike gear on standing on a dirt trail with their bikes
  • DJ John Michael finally becomes an official Peloton employee.  He will be Associate Producer and says Peloton is working on some amazing and big things regarding music!  
  • Experts are predicting that IPO could be happening as soon as next week. Read our blog post here.
  • The music publishers have increased the amount they’re suing for.  They’ve doubled it to $300MM and claim that there are 1,000 more songs uncovered in the documents Peloton turned over in the due process of the lawsuit.  We aren’t sure if this is related to the mini-purge that occurred a couple of weeks ago. 
  • The Shakira Artist Series is here!  Peloton is celebrating Latin Heritage Month.  You can run, ride and flow to Shakira!  
  • We select the next Bingo square.  We’re on week 3 of The Clip Out Challenge!
  • Peloton releases a new inside the Tread video.  See several instructors and behind the scenes of how the Tread was made.  
  • Crystal reviews Kendall Toole’s first class.
  • Robin Arzon is featured in Life & Style.
  • Ben & Leanne are coming on The Clip Out. Make sure you add your question here!
  • The Fall line is in the boutique. 
  • Becs Gentry will do a Facebook Live through Peloton about marathon tips.  Specifically getting OUT of your head during those long runs!
  • Jayvee Nava wins yet another award.
  • And details on how to sign up for The Clip Out newsletter.

Plus our interview with Oleg Dulin.  Make sure you check out his Borscht recipe too!  

123: Peloton Debuts Two New Instructors and we interview Mark Mohammadpour

123: Peloton Debuts Two New Instructors and we interview Mark Mohammadpour

Mark Mohammadpour standing in front of the mini pop up Peloton Store in Washington Square
  • Peloton introduced two new instructors this week – Tunde Oyeneyin and Kendall Toole.   You absolutely must go read the article linked here to read Tunde’s story.  (or better yet, listen to the episode!)  This lady is the real deal and I think I have a new favorite instructor. I am looking forward to taking a class with Kendall this coming week and I will tell you more about on the next episode!
  • Peloton continues on the road to IPO with the release of a roadshow video. This roadshow video is absolutely brilliant and a complete MUST WATCH for anyone who loves Peloton like I do.  It highlights the community and shows many behind-the-scenes details that I can never get enough of.  The link is kind of tricky and doesn’t always work, so keep trying if you get an error.  It will take you to the main page and Peloton is listed on the left hand side. Scroll down and click and ENJOY!
  • Plus TechCrunch has details on just how much Peloton stock will cost on the primary market.  For more details on how to get Peloton stock and how it all works – read our special blog post here.
  • There’s a new special offer on the bike that shows just how much faith Peloton has in their products.
  • Flywheel closes even more stores.  Ouch.  We’re starting to feel sorry for them.  A little.
  • More celebrities have been spotted on the bike – Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, and Ryan Seacrest.
  • We call the next square in The Clip Out Challenge…and we have a little surprise for you.
  • A Peloton instructor got married!
  • Selena Samuela is featured on the Peloton blog.
  • Jennifer Jacobs plots her next phase.
  • mPaceline rolls out new features.
  • The Road Riders group cleans up at the Garden State Gran Fondo. Becky Madigan episode can be found here.
  • The XXL Tribe gets a mention in Golf Weekly.

Plus, at long last, our interview with a very patient Mark Mohammadpour. Mark’s website is here. You can find his podcast at this link.

122: Did Peloton Purchase Mirror? and our interview with Teri Griege

122: Did Peloton Purchase Mirror? and our interview with Teri Griege

  • Did Peloton purchase Mirror Interactive Fitness? Sounds like we’ll get to find out soon either way.  Whatever they acquired is supposed to be finalized in September!
  • We find a rare positive article about the IPO courtesy of Yahoo Finance.  Finally someone gets what all the excitement is about and that Peloton is NOT Uber and Lyft!  
  • Psychology Today writes about why fitness with friends is better.  Many different workout options are included, but of course, we care most about Peloton!
  • The Clip Out Challenge is finally here! We call out our first square.  We even tried a little video so you can watch while we pick!
  • Peloton has stopped selling bikes to apartment complexes and apartment complexes aren’t happy.  Did they make the right choice?  Find out our opinion.  
  • Wahoo Fitness has released their own bike trainer.  The Road Rider crew LOVES it.  Will it gut Peloton sales?
  • Peloton and Flywheel are duking it out in court and We Work is caught in the crossfire.  This is a fascinating little business tug-of-war, if you like that sort of thing.  
  • A Mini-Purge has occurred. Which instructor no longer has classes available?
  • Lots of new celebrities have been spotted with their Pelotons.  
  • Rebecca Kennedy is back on a bike after her injury.  Check our her IGTV for all the details and make sure to welcome her back.
  • Christine D’Ercole cleaned up at Nationals.  She gave a whole list of her awards here.  
  • John Foley has a new favorite ride.  He popped up on the OPP just long enough to share!
  • Hannah Marie Corbin buys a house.
  • Are you ready to Run The Year 2020?  Make sure to check out the new Facebook group and join us all in 2020 to reach a new mileage!  Don’t worry, you don’t have to run all 2,020 miles!  

All this plus our interview with Teri Griege.  You can hear even more of Teri’s incredible story here and here.  

121: BONUS EPISODE: Peloton IPO Special with Michael Jurenka

121: BONUS EPISODE: Peloton IPO Special with Michael Jurenka

It’s a special bonus episode of The Clip Out. Peloton’s SEC filings are public and all of us outside of the financial sector are collectively wondering what it all means. So we dig into them with special guest Michael Jurenka C.P.A. 

If you’ve read many of the articles written so far, you’ve undoubtedly been frustrated by their complete lack of understanding when it comes to what differentiates Peloton from other, ordinary exercise equipment companies. We wanted someone who could understand what makes Peloton special without being blinded by fandom. Yet, we also needed someone who understands the passion that Peloton has inspired in its users. 

That’s where Michael Jurenka comes in. He isn’t just a certified public accountant. He’s also a Peloton owner. So he brings both financial expertise and a love of Peloton to the table. 

Now keep reading while we do a little CYA:

(This information is provided for informational purposes only.  It should not be considered legal or financial advice.  You should consult with an attorney, financial adviser, or other professional to determine what may be best for your individual needs.)

120: Peloton IPO Filings Now Public and we interview Sarah Lester

120: Peloton IPO Filings Now Public and we interview Sarah Lester

Its been a big week in Pelotonia!

  • The Peloton IPO paperwork has gone public and there’s lots to talk about.
  • We dig into the SEC filings (it’s not as boring as it sounds).
  • The media has lots of, ummm…interesting takes on what it all means:
  • Business Insider has an odd take on Peloton.  This particular article discusses the letter that John Foley included as a pitch to investors with the SEC filing.  BI insists that Foley “downplays” that the company is essentially a bike-selling company.  
  • CNBC has an even odder take.  This article seems to imply that since the health of the United States overALL isn’t improving, then Peloton is clearly not effective.  We can’t even pretend to understand where this came from logic-wise.
  • The New York Times questions if Peloton’s success can last.  This is the most balanced of the three articles, they aren’t completely anti-Peloton, but they do try to turn all the new subscriptions gained in the last year into a negative.   (Plus they interviewed Crystal!)  
  • Law.com has an article about a father/daughter duo who works at Peloton.  They attempt to draw comparisons between Uber and Peloton for a similar situation, but we think its more about SEO optimization than actual writing. However, they mention the Kushi family and they are fantastic and deserve tons of good press!
  • Is Flywheel going to start working with Wal-Mart?  Hear what the Flywheel prophet has to say.
  • Alison Sweeney proclaims her love of Peloton.
  • Christine D’Ercole returns to the National Championships for the third straight year.
  • Selena Samuela completes her first marathon…and wins!
  • Changes to the schedule are coming meaning more live classes for the West Coast.  BUT… what ELSE does it mean.  We are here to speculate!

All this plus our interview with Sarah Lester! Sarah is a survivor of psoriatic arthritis and she loves Christine D’Ercole.  Christine actually inspired a new project Sarah has just launched that is doing tons of good in her community!

Make sure to check out Sarah’s yummy (Tom approved) brownie recipe here.  

119: Would An Economic Downturn Hurt Peloton? Plus an interview with Daniel Dennis

119: Would An Economic Downturn Hurt Peloton? Plus an interview with Daniel Dennis

  • CNBC has an article discussing the effects that a recession could have on boutique fitness outlets including Peloton. 
  • The Wall Street Journal discusses what other fitness outlets think of the rise of Peloton.
  • We have a visit from The Peloton Prophet.
  • Flywheel closes even more stores.
  • The Clip Out Challenge is getting closer.
  • Robin Arzon becomes a ROAR Model.
  • Jess Sims is featured in Well + Good.
  • The Chainsmokers get a featured ride & run.
  • There’s a sale in the boutique. 
  • Crystal talks about her new Whoop fitness tracker.

Plus our interview with Daniel Dennis!

118: Peloton Collects $10K From Flywheel and Our Interview with Kim Gitzel

118: Peloton Collects $10K From Flywheel and Our Interview with Kim Gitzel

  • Flywheel gets a judicial slap down and Peloton gets $10K.
  • More details on The Clip Out Challenge and how to register.
  • Peloton ditches single-use plastic bottles.
  • A new homescreen is launched.
  • mPaceline releases an update that allows for users to create their own challenges.
  • Robin Arzon discusses her IVF treatments on IGTV.
  • A past update from Jonathon Swersey.
  • Ben Alldis launches a climb series.
  • NYC On Track has some cool perks for entrants.
  • GOOP talks about Peloton.
  • Rob Lowe proclaims his love for Peloton and Jenn Sherman.
  • Jess Sims is featured in Women’s Health Magazine.
  • Two new celebrities have been spotted with Peloton equipment.
  • Matt Wilpers and Selena Samuela host a Facebook Live on marathon nutrition.
  • Rebecca Kennedy and Christine D’Ercole celebrate birthdays.
  • Miami gets its first permanent Peloton store.
  • Ally Love partners up with Lee Jeans.

All this plus our interview with Kim Gitzel

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