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131: Data-mining Peloton’s First Earnings Report and interview with Jeffrey Porzio

131: Data-mining Peloton’s First Earnings Report and interview with Jeffrey Porzio

  • Peloton releases its first earnings report and it’s chocked full of interesting information.  We discuss the highlights.  What’s next for Peloton ?
  • Peloton has big things planned for Germany including stores in five different cities, timing and new instructors!  
  • Peloton has acquired a design firm and a manufacturing firm.  The manufacturing firm is one that Peloton has worked with since the beginning (Tonic) and this will allow Peloton to grow faster!
  • The manufacturing firm has a recently filed a patent on a rower.  Another definite indicator that Peloton is moving forward with a rower, although certainly not proof!
  • Digitalmusicnews.com reports on Peloton’s ever-increasing stable artist series.  
  • GQ tells all about a day in the life of John Foley.  I really enjoyed hearing all the details – especially how he has 7 minutes of conversation during transit time to and from lunch!
  • We pick another square in The Clip Out Challenge…will we get a winner this week?  Statistically speaking, it’s time!
  • Peloton releases a new TV commercial.
  • Google has purchased FitBit.
  • Soul Cycle now has a special “retreats” for its members. 
  • Matt and Cody are going to be in the UK and we have the details.
  • Becs Gentry and Oliver have beginner fitness tips on PopSugar.com.
  • Kristin McGee has new pre and postnatal yoga classes.
  • Chase Tucker celebrates a birthday
  • Robin Arzon and DJ John Michael celebrate 5 years of DJ rides.
  • Matty Maggiacomo scares the living crap out of Jess Sims.

Plus we interview Jeffey Porzio.  

You can find more Jeff  below!

The Unconventionals Podcast (Season 6, Episode 1) – Peloton and the Fitness Experience that Won’t Quit​​

All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses–And How We Can Fix It Together

By Josh Levs​

 

130: We Interview Ben & Leanne plus Howard Stern Has A Favorite Instructor

130: We Interview Ben & Leanne plus Howard Stern Has A Favorite Instructor

  • Howard Stern has a favorite instructor and he can’t stop talking about her!   Can’t really blame him.  Jenn Sherman is amazing!  
  • Robin Arzon gives out her phone number on Instagram?  I mean its A NUMBER, but its really not that different than any other social media.  So why is she doing it?  Find out our thoughts here.
  • NBC News does a story on Peloton and Mirror.  The author of this article figured out what we already know! Its time to quit the gym.  
  • John Foley sits down with Vanity Fair.  No new information, but a great opportunity for everyone involved.
  • We pick another square in The Clip Out Challenge.  Find out who we picked for week 9!
  • Selena Samuela has new Tread classes with special music.  A 20 minute metal class from 9/20/19 at 7:25 am.  A 20 minute pop run class featuring all American Italian and Italian pop artists from 10/21/19 at 6 am ET.  A 45 minute pop punk run from 10/1/19 at 6:30 pm ET.  
  • There are three new classes (Christine D’Ercole on Bike, Andy Speer on Tread, Ross Rayburn Yoga) spotlighting P!nk.
  • Alex and DJ Mustard team up for a new Spotlight On 6.
  • Ross Rayburn gets a promotion and is now Master Instructor of Yoga. 
  • The final Facebook Live in the marathon training series has arrived.
  • The New York Marathon is this weekend  – good luck to Becs Gentry and Matt Wilpers, as well as Eric Chaffin and Keri Greene-Maskell from episode 129!
  • Halloween is over but the special themed classes are still there. 
  • Peloton Canada celebrates its first anniversary.
  • Vancouver gets its first store.

Plus, our long-awaited interview with Ben Alldis & Leanne Hainsby. We ask them the questions that you submitted!

129: Hoda Kotb Gets A special message From Denis Morton and an interview with Eric Chaffin and Keri Greene-Meskall

129: Hoda Kotb Gets A special message From Denis Morton and an interview with Eric Chaffin and Keri Greene-Meskall

  • You can now get the Tread for no money down. Back when pre-orders were a thing, you could get 39 months, 0%, but as soon as the “new” orders went live, it was reduced to 24 months.  Now, just in time for the holiday, the 39 months is back.  ENJOY!
  • Hoda Kotb gets a visit (of sorts) from Denis Morton.  Make sure you check out the clip. Hoda’s reactions are adorable!
  • Peloton is gearing up for their first quarterly report.  I can’t WAIT to hear this – November 5th – so its coming up quick.  Very curious to hear what they have to say.  
  • Business Insider has an article about one person complaining about Peloton music.  Specifically 80s music.  Apparently, its “too much” and they can’t bear the thought of even working out anymore.  Eye roll.
  • And in a better Business Insider article, the talk about the positive mental health benefits of Peloton.  In general, Peloton is life-changing.  I say this all the time: The more you put in, the more you get back. I’ve never experienced this more forcefully than I have with Peloton.  Those mentioned in the article feel the same way!
  • The Daily Beast discusses the religiosity of “Sundays with Love.”  Suffice it to say, I do NOT agree.
  • We have information on how to help with the CLF inner Reeve Challenge.
  • Peloton has a curated holiday shopping list this year.  Its interesting as it is not a brand new line, its ideas they are releasing and you can buy your loved ones in time for the holidays.  Tom, I hope you remember this conversation.
  • We select another square in The Clip Out Challenge.
  • Leaked footage puts XPO on the hot seat.  We’ll have to keep an eye on the news to see how this develops.  
  • Bowflex bikes are working with Peloton Digital?  Or is something else at play here?
  • A past guest update and well-wishes for Howie Godnick.
  • Leanne’s Broadway Ride is your “Can’t Miss Ride” of the week.  Make sure you go back and take this ride 10/17 at 1:30pm ET
  • Jess King makes her stand-up debut.  All the instructors showed up to cheer her on and give her love.
  • Hannah Marie Corbin and Denis Morton are going to be in Alabama.  Specifically they will be at the store opening in Birmingham.  Also, our past guests Paul and Debbie Erickson will ALSO be there! 
  • Emma Lovewell speaks at the BlogHer Creators 2019 conference.  Find out all of her top tips for making a morning routine.

All this plus our interview with Eric Chaffin and Keri Greene-Maskell

128: Jess King & Robin Arzon Bring Back Bad Girls Rides and our interview with Myranda Williams

128: Jess King & Robin Arzon Bring Back Bad Girls Rides and our interview with Myranda Williams

  • Jess King had special guest Robin Arzon on the “Jess King Experience” and announced the long-awaited return of their Bad Girls Ride.  The Bad Girls rides originally took place a few years back and these two coaches teamed up to teach the class together.  For many Pelotonians, its been a favorite and something that has been requested over and over again to happen again!  
  • Christine D’Ercole is kicking butt at the Masters World Championship and scored a gold medal in the team sprint.  She also won a bronze for a points race. 
  • Ben Alldis has a special ride on 10/21 and will be joined by Christine.  Christine is staying in the UK for a few extra days and will be joining Ben in the studio for a ride 6pm UK time on 10/21.  After that, Ben, Christine and Leanne are all going to be in the showroom for a meet and greet at the Kings Road location.
  • Eliud Kipchoge crushes the marathon world record.  Not Peloton related (NPR) but so freaking inspiring, we had to include it.
  • Peloton has a new blog post about what newbies can expect when they try out a bike in the store.  Make sure and share this with your friends thinking about a bike or a tread so they know what to expect.  They can get a better idea and therefore a better experience!
  • The Peloton Prophet has some boutique predictions for us.  The next collection will drop this week (and it did drop 10/19!) and there will be camo, green and and leopard print.  (check, check and check – score another point for the Peloton Prophet)  Make sure to listen to hear the details for the Holiday collection – SQUEEEEE – i cannot WAIT for this one! You can also visit the Peloton Prophet corner here.  
  • Robin Arzon gets interviewed on Good Morning America.  Make sure you watch this awesome video where Robin is interview by Robin Roberts!
  • The Peloton blog features the Latinx Facebook Group.  Make sure you check out the new group and celebrate Latin appreciate month.
  • Kristin McGee has a new meditation class.  Zen in 10.  This one is perfect for those who are just learning about meditation.  You don’t need a special room, space or candles.  You can literally do this anywhere.  Its a great pick-me-up so make sure you try it out!
  • An update on Oliver’s half-marathon.  Find out his PR details and what Oliver plans to focus on this spring.  
  • Andy Speer gets engaged. His new fiance are fueling a certain rumor.  We add questions, but no answers!

All this plus our interview with Myranda Williams!

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.  

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