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134: The Peloton Commercial Everyone Is Talking About and our interview with Aly Orady

134: The Peloton Commercial Everyone Is Talking About and our interview with Aly Orady

  • Peloton’s latest commercial has gone viral for all the wrong reasons. We dig into what happened.  
  • Peloton responds to the controversy. Even though they REALLY shouldn’t have to.
  • Forbes.com is a rare voice of reason on the issue.  They get what Peloton really does for people and its refreshing.
  • Peloton lowers the price of Peloton Digital and releases apps for FireTV and the Apple Watch.  Find out reactions from the community on each!
  • Studyfinds.org has interesting info on what age people think they’re too old to exercise. Spoiler: its MUCH younger than you might think!
  • An update on Peloton stock.
  • What customer data is Peloton the most focused on?  Hear the 3 Key performance indicators Peloton watch to make sure they are on track for success.
  • We pick another square (or two) in The Clip Out Challenge.
  • We get a voicemail from a listener. 
  • Peloton has a new charity initiative for the holidays.  Make sure you take your 3 classes!
  • Multiple new celebrities-with-a-Peloton sightings.
  • Tunde had a birthday on December 5th!
  • A new holiday collection has dropped…right into Crystal’s mailbox.
  • We have updates on two past instructors. Hear what Steven Little and Nicole Meline are up to these days!

All this plus we interview Aly Orady, CEO and founder of Tonal and a Peloton fan and rider.

133: Peloton Stock Rebounds and we interview Daniel Klarkowski

133: Peloton Stock Rebounds and we interview Daniel Klarkowski

  • Peloton stock rebounds and closes higher than its IPO rate for the first time.
  • Peloton Germany launches with their first instructor Irene Scholz.  You can learn more about Irene in this Peloton blog post
  • Crystal has completed her first week of using Tonal. How’s it going?  Hint, I freaking love it!
  • Peloton has two new music collaborations with Coldplay and A$AP Ferg.
  • We pick a new square in The Clip Out Challenge.
  • The Peloton Blog talks with former NFL player and current analyst Booger McFarland.
  • Jenn Sherman trains with the New England Patriots. This video is really awesome and Jenn is right on the field!
  • Was there a Peloton Prophet sighting?  Where? Who?
  • Oprah’s Favorite Things list out and *gasp* Flywheel is on it.
  • The Peloton Black Friday sale is up and running.
  • Peloton releases a special Thanksgiving video with messages from the instructors.
  • We give you a rundown of all of the Thanksgiving-themed classes that are available.
  • Peloton employees give their recommendations for gifts for the fitness buff in your life courtesy of Fastcompany.com.
  • We have an update on past guest Howard Godnick.
  • Madison, WI is getting a showroom.

All this plus our interview with Daniel Klarkowski!  Daniel’s blog can be found here.  The post that led me to Daniel (about Peloton) is here.  Daniel posts stories on his Instagram at and you can follow him on Strava. 

A Rower And A Second Tread Are On The Way Plus We Talk to Ann Kingman

A Rower And A Second Tread Are On The Way Plus We Talk to Ann Kingman

  • Bloomberg TV broke news of both a rower and a less-expensive treadmill.  Interestingly, they did not quote a specific source, but both the rumors have been circulating for awhile – especially the rower.  
  • Peloton is working on an Amazon Fire and an Apple Watch app.
  • Peloton Google searches are way up, indicates the sales will be way up in this quarter as well!
  • The OPP hits 200K members!
  • We share info about some changes coming to The Clip Out.  
  • Peloton has another new commercial for the holidays.
  • There’s a new UK commercial featuring Ben Alldis.
  • We pick square #12 in The Clip Out Challenge.
  • Becs Gentry is featured in Runners World.  She talks all about why its important to do speed training, especially on the treadmill!
  • Jess Sims creates an exclusive workout for Self Magazine.
  • The UK has two new instructors – Sam Yo and Hannah Frankson!
  • The UK gets a new showroom in Oxford.
  • Selena Samuela and Alex Toussaint visit South Carolina’s new showroom in Mt. Pleasant.
  • Billy Joel gets the Peloton spotlight with a ride (Jenn Sherman), a run (Matt Wilpers), and a yoga class (Kristin McGee).
  • Aditi Shah celebrated a birthday on November 10th!

All this plus we interview Ann Kingman!

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.

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