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243: What Takeover Rumors Mean for the Future of Peloton plus our interview with Victor Cornejo

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  • Activist investor wants John Foley out.
  • John Mills joins us to discuss the Peloton acquisition rumors.
  • Dr. Jenn – Minimizing your big “but.”
  • Alex Toussaint’s Ride To Greatness Season 2 has begun.
  • Nico Sarani is now doing one class per month in English.
  • Susie Chan is hosting the UK’s National Running Show.
  • Peloton instructors have tips for keeping your resolutions.
  • Chelsea Jackson Roberts presented at Bumble Alumni.
  • Angelo joins us to talk about how when you eat can affect weight gain/loss.
  • Another fictional character dies on a Peloton.
  • The Wall Street Journal podcast talks about Peloton’s wild ride.
  • DigiTImes Asia reports that component suppliers are seeing shipments to Peloton frozen.
  • Peloton hires a Compliance VP.
  • Peloton Apparel wins an award.
  • Jayvee Nava wins an award.
  • Stephen Colbert manages to combine Peloton and Peppa Pig.
  • Past guest update from Mae Sakharov.
  • Robin has an Encanto ride (and yoga).
  • Jeffrey McEachern now has classes with English subtitles.
  • Andy Speer debuts Peloton’s first 60-minute strength class.
  • There are new artist collaborations with Joni Mitchell and Eminem.
  • Birthdays – Logan Aldridge (1/25), Kendall Toole (1/28)

All this plus our interview with Victor Cornejo!

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What Takeover Rumors Mean for the Future of Peloton plus our interview with Victor Cornejo

We want to talk a little bit about a piece of less than positive feedback that we received.  

I want to preface this by saying, I realized that we are not for everybody. This is not about a personal opinion. Actually, it tends to be me. The only reason that we’re addressing this, because normally we ignore it, is because this is factually wrong and that bothers me. I feel like I need to set the record straight. We got a review. Tom, do you want to read it?  

They were complaining about the MetPro segments and Crystal working for MetPro because of its weight-loss culture and that’s not a good thing to inflict upon people. You can certainly lose weight with MetPro. I have done it but I’ve also gotten a lot healthier and it’s not the only thing people use MetPro for. You already have numerous clients that are marathon runners. They’re not hoping to one day run a marathon. They’re like, “How can I go from running three marathons a year to five marathons a year?” Those aren’t people that need to lose weight.  

The reason that I wanted to address it is because looking at it like talking about weight loss is negative. Some people feel that way and it can be triggering to people, especially if they have a past eating disorder or things like that. I totally get that. On the flip side of things, it’s important for the person who wrote this to remember that people like one of my clients who doesn’t have a weight issue at all but wants to be faster, wants to be stronger and run more efficiently and use fuel to do that, also feels incredibly insulted by people that say things like, “You don’t need to do that.” It feels like maybe this person is one of those people.  

The pendulum can swing in both directions.  

Metro is about reaching your fitness goals and that tends to be for some people losing weight.  

It’s in American society, more often than not.  

There’s a weight component to it. You have to remember that it’s the people from the group submitting the questions. I am not the one writing these questions, which tells me that people who are submitting the questions are struggling with weight loss. I’m not nitpicking them or cherry-picking them to only pick out certain ones. I am literally putting every single question in unless it’s about some medical problem or something like that. I encourage you to listen to the MetPro segment. Not just, “It’s MetPro so it’s weight loss,” because that’s not what’s happening.  

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I hope that the person who wrote that review is listening because they also said that they wrote to me and I didn’t care, and that’s not true. You wrote to me and I explained all the things I said. That wasn’t good enough for you, then you wrote a nasty review. My point back to you is just because you don’t get your way doesn’t mean it wasn’t heard. It means that there are other factors and other people to consider. All the people who write in, they’re the ones that are asking the questions. I’m not making them up.  

I have eaten more vegetables than we have written questions for the MetPro segment.  

That’s why I want to address it because it’s about eating better. The people who are on MetPro can attest to this. You eat more food than you’ve ever eaten in your life. I have a person right now who weighs a lot more than they would like to weigh, but they are also telling me they have eaten more food in the last two weeks than in the last ten years of their lives, and they’re losing weight. That to me is a win. That’s not something to be negative about. They’re eating healthily and they feel good. Isn’t that what this is about? I feel like it needs to be talked about because talking about people’s weight when they want to talk about it is not a diet culture issue. To me, that’s addressing issues that people have.  

I’ve told this story before. When I started with MetPro, my first meal, I sat down and sent a picture of it to Angelo. I was like, “What sort of crackpottery are you foisting upon me. There is so much food here and this is my first meal.” He was like, “It will be fine.” A year later, it is fine. I’m eating chicken and very lean beef and egg whites. I am eating healthy. I’m not eating weird things to lose weight. I did it in a sustained and healthy manner over a long period of time.  

I understand that some people need intuitive eating and for some people, it’s not for them and that’s okay.  

We’ve teased Angelo all the time because he says, “It depends.” That’s because it does. We’re not talking down intuitive eating or any of that stuff. Everybody has their own path to what works for them. You got to find your path. I’ve done a lot of different things over the years that would work intermittently and then not. I can honestly say that I’ve never found anything that works as MetPro has for me, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to work for the next guy.  

Personally, I would love to lose even more weight, but here’s the thing on MetPro. I also have a billion times more energy than I did and how I was eating before. I was eating so much junk compared to what I eat now. I wasn’t eating real whole food. Regarding intuitive eating, that’s one of the many reasons we have Dr. Jenn on. It’s to have a whole different perspective. We’re not focusing on one over the other. We embrace all here. I hope that people hear and know that.  

When people roll their eyes at the MetPro segment, I feel like they tend to skip over it. That is fine but they skip over it, then they make up in their head what we were actually talking about and they get mad at us for what they think we said. The point of this is not to turn it into a MetPro commercial. It’s to say that it’s not just about weight loss. We’re not jesting anyone’s weight or body type. It’s what you want to do, but there are a lot of people that that’s important to them and they’re looking for ways to achieve that.  

You see that in the questions that are submitted for that segment. Both the Dr. Jenn and the MetPro segment are run in the exact same manner. We go within our Facebook group and we say, “What are your struggles?” People submit, and then we pass those on to Angelo or Dr. Jenn. They’re not operated any differently from each other. If you want to hear different questions for Angelo, by all means, shoot them our way.  

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Be as specific as possible because Angelo loves those.  

I think sometimes he is a little bored. He loves when we get the different types of questions. If got them in, bring them on. He’d love to talk about it. Speaking of talking about things, what else do you have in store for people?  

We are got a visit with John Mills and we are going to talk about all of the brouhaha going on with Peloton. There have been calls to get rid of John Foley. There has been, “Who’s going to buy him?” There has been a lot of discussion about that. We have a visit from Dr. Jenn and she talks about minimizing your “but.” I don’t mean the one on your backend. It’s not a body positivity thing.  

There’s a whole bunch of news going on with the instructors. They are in a lot of places and little things going on with everybody. We have a visit from Angelo and he talks about the timing of when you’re eating and how that can affect a weight gain or loss. There are more Peloton news. You’re going to have to decide how you feel about that. Peloton apparel won an award. We’re going to talk about one of our past guests, and we also have a separate past guest update. There are all kinds of stuff.  

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We shall. 

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Joining us once again is John Mills. How’s it going, John? 

What’s happening? What’s going on?  

I love the energy.  

Have you recovered from the craziness that was in the world of Peloton?  

That was a whole whirlwind. That was crazy.  

It was eventful. That was a rollercoaster. I don’t think we’ve ever recorded that many times in one week for one episode.  

A new story dropped as we were ending the recording. 

I guess we’re still seeing the fallout from all of that because the Wall Street Journal is reporting that an activist investor calls on Peloton to fire its CEO. Here’s where I get confused about this story. Isn’t the bulk of the stock of Peloton owned by the people running Peloton? Wouldn’t this activist investor need Peloton to fire themselves?  

They have 5%.  

They have less than 5%. John Foley and his crew own 80% of the voting rights. Nothing is going to happen here. I thought I took it as, this might be my diabolical mind, they just hired McKinsey. This announcement comes out and then the stock goes up 10%. They were not hurt by this news story. It actually seemed to have helped them.  

As a business, I agree with that. On the other hand, as a person, I don’t know that John Foley would agree with that.  

He probably would have been offended.  

He’s like, “McKinsey, I hired you to keep my job.”  

If you’ve ever spent any time talking to John, you know how much this all means to him. This cannot be a good feeling. This cannot be a good place.  

This would never be a good thing to go through as a CEO. Especially given where they were at a few months ago. Talk about emotional whiplash.  

I have heard that this activist investor’s ship just dig in. They send letters and they make calls. They are pains in the butt until they get what they want. They are tireless. That is what I’m hearing. 

That sounds painful. I read through the stuff that they talked about. They rehash things that we know about. They are summarizing decisions and criticising those decisions. It would be painful reading it from a John Foley perspective.  

Some of the things that they talk about aren’t relevant. For instance, one of the things that they talk about is John Foley hired his wife to be a lead executive. That was already a thing when you bought shares. That wasn’t new. That wasn’t a decision made after. I don’t even think you can include that. Get that off your list. Besides that, I know that not everyone agrees with Jill Foley, but I don’t think she’s doing a bad job either. I don’t know that that’s necessarily fair. She’s a woman so she can’t. Is that what we’re saying? 

It’s more the optics of hiring a spouse. As you said, she predates the IPO. It’s not like they had all this stock money and he’s like, “Now, let’s spend some on my wife and I’ll double-dip.”  

That’s not what happened. If you go back through the history of things, Jill has been involved since the beginning.  

We interviewed her and she clearly knows what she’s talking about.  

Even if you don’t agree, there’s a rationale behind what she’s doing.  

I struggle with where they think they are going to go with this. There must be some benefit or gain to Blackwells pursuing this angle, but I don’t know what it is. I struggled with that a little bit.  

Do you think you’re going to get all these people that work with John Foley to turn on him and fire him? I think that’s a tall order.  

The thing is they’ve had success in the past. It does seem unlikely, but you never know. When you’re talking about corporate politics at this level, I’m pretty much an expert because I’ve watched every episode of Succession. I know everything about how that works now. For real, it can get cutthroat. 

That is why I’m like, “This is not John Foley.” If you meet John Foley and then you watch the show Succession, those two people are nothing alike. Nobody on that show, except for maybe the weird cousin at the beginning, is like John Foley. Innocent and sweet is what I mean, and then he turns, but John Foley hasn’t turned.  

He never wears a suit with a baseball hat.  

That whole story there reminds me of a time that I was being interviewed on the stand to be on a jury. The prosecutor had to ask me questions and I told them that I watched Law and Order every day as if that mattered.  

Did you make it out to that jury?  

Surprisingly, yes. I don’t know how. I tried everything. They put me anyway.  

There have been all sorts of rumors that someone will step in and purchase Peloton, whether they like it or not. A lot of people speculate. Some actually root for Apple. We also saw an article that Google might acquire Peloton. What are your thoughts on the possible acquisition of Peloton?  

They paint a very appealing believable case. Ultimately, I think it’s just a lot of fun discussion. I don’t think any of this is possible. It’s like great reading. I find it interesting but I don’t think it’s possible. They start talking about, “What do you know, the tablet is Android.”  

In my opinion, that is pretty much the only argument that you can make that makes sense. I know there are some financial reasons that people have been saying for a while that Peloton is going to get bought. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I do know this. Everyone who’s like, “John Foley needs to get out of there,” or they need to get bought. I’m going to tell you right now, you don’t like where Peloton is now? You’re not going to like it in the future because the heart of this community is that man. He is what made it. The community came from that. If you start changing up all these people and how they run things, that’s gone. Those days are over and that will be the nail in the coffin from a community perspective, not from the company perspective. Those days will be gone.  

Another thing that relates to this whole acquisition thing aligns with why Google may do this. They start talking about them trying to get into fitness and angles into fitness. What better than to acquire Peloton, then that would drive them. To me, it feels like a stretch. It feels like you’re trying to figure out how to paint some pictures. It looked like how I would paint a picture. It doesn’t look all that pretty.  

Is it even possible? When I see the stock price continue to drop, it does make me wonder, on the one hand, is it going to get low enough to where somebody goes, “That’s a hell of a deal. I’ll go ahead and scoop it up.” The next question is, can you just scoop it up?  

They still have to have approval.  

They still have to get someone to sell them the stock. Is there enough stock out there to buy that they could step in if it got to $10 a share?  

Not like a hostile takeover because you still have to have that 80% ownership agreed to it.  

There would be less of a scenario of a hostile takeover. I would think that would something amenable and agreeable if it got to that point. I don’t think we’re at the point to be having that concern now. Anything is possible in the future.  

Traditionally, is there a period of time like if their stock stays this low for a year, then they don’t have much of a choice? How does that normally work? Do you know?  

I don’t know how that works but I’m basing this on my assumption around what those that hold the majority stake in this have acquired, and what they would be willing to walk away with. My assumption is if it fell low enough, there may be those at the top that are going, “Let me cut this in. Maybe it would be better if somebody take this on.” I’m making that assumption but I don’t know what the standard is.  

I predict that 2022 is going to turn around. I feel like halfway through the calendar year and I predict that this is going to feel like a distant memory by 2023. That’s what I think.  

I like that. I always go way too far with predictions. I get down to a point where I’m predicting D-day. It’s Danielle. I was about to make a hard prediction, then I pull back. I already told Danielle, “The Rower is dropping on May 7th.”  

In all seriousness, with all this happening, do you think that the Guide is still going to come out in April and they’re still going to announce the Rower at homecoming, whatever homecoming looks like?  

I’m expecting an announcement of a product at or slightly before homecoming. They need that type of news. I’ve been going with that assumption. I don’t know about the Guide though. I had been very hard and fast on the Rower. The things that we’ve heard and seen, and the fact that it looks like it’s been delayed again makes me question the direction with that. I don’t know what’s happening.  

I was certain that was going to happen until all of this. Now I’m not so certain about products. I don’t feel confident about products at all anymore.  

John, thank you very much for joining us. Until next time, where can people find you?  

They can find me on my Facebook page or group, Run, Lift and Live. They can find me on Instagram @RunLiftAndLive. They can find me on TikTok Run, Lift and Live, or they can find me at RunLiftAndLive.com. 

 

I’ve hit 2 million pounds on the Tonal.  

That’s a lot. You lifted that second million so much faster than you lifted that first million.  

It took me a year and a half to do the first million, and it took me four months to do the second.  

It was crazy fast. I think it has changed you from a skeptic to a believer. Would you agree?  

I guess so. It’s not like I didn’t believe in exercise. I didn’t believe it was for me.  

To prove how much it is for everybody. I love that right out of the gate, you can walk up to the machine and it says, “Do your assessment.” You do your assessment and you never have to think again. The only choice you ever have to make is what class you want to take. If you don’t want to decide that, it lists a whole bunch of options for you.  

There are so many options for you. It is insane. I love the adaptive weight. It will quietly add weight to your lifts. It’s so small, you don’t notice, but your muscles do.  

That’s how you go up pound by pound and you will hit 2 million pounds before you know it. You can create up to 200 pounds of powerful resistance and the arms. They have more than 200 exercises for a full-body workout including squats, deadlifts, bench presses, overhead poles, bicep curls and more.  

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Joining us once again is Dr. Jenn Mann, licensed marriage, family and child therapist, and sports psychology consultant. You may know her from VH1’s Couples Therapy With Dr. Jenn or VH1’s Family Therapy With Dr. Jenn, or her long-running radio show, The Dr. Jenn Show. She has written four bestselling books including The Relationship Fix: Dr. Jenn’s 6-Step Guide To Improving Communication, Connection and Intimacy. It’s Dr. Jenn, hello.  

We have some folks that need some help in The Clip Out group. I think you’re the person to do it. We have Tracy Dingman asking, “How do you stop yourself from adding a ‘but’ after each of your accomplishments? It’s like, ‘I did a 90-minute ride, but it was hard or not my best. I ran a marathon, but I didn’t like my time. I graduated law school with honors, but it wasn’t the highest honors.’ I need an off switch for my internal dialogue. I feel this so hard. Dr. Jenn.”  

It’s very relatable, not just for Crystal. I think for a lot of people, especially Peloton and this show tend to attract people who are a little on the type-A side and who are a little obsessive about their exercise and the way they live their life, which is not a bad thing. What hit me the most is first she started with exercise. I thought to myself, “I bet she does this in other areas of her life.” She then talks about law school. Se did about other things. This is about your self-talk. It’s about your relationship with yourself. It’s not just about exercise, law school or any one of these things.  

It’s about, what is the voice? Who have you internalized that is so critical that you have now taken on that voice yourself? That’s important to explore whether it is sitting and meditating, use Ross Rayburn’s meditation perhaps or doing some journaling, therapy or self-help book. What has happened is that we all internalize voice. Unfortunately, the negative voices are the easiest ones to internalize. They tend to come from our mother and father. We also have a lot of other influential people in our lives like our coaches, teachers, grandparents, those kinds of significant people who teach us how to be cool to ourselves and how to have things not be enough.  

What you want to start to do is deprogram that voice. I do an exercise and in my No More Diets app I have this in the actual app, but you can do it at home on a piece of paper or your computer. Divide a piece of paper into two like hold it in half. On the left-hand side, write down all your negative self-talk. For example, she said, “I did that 90-minute run, but it wasn’t my best.” On the right-hand side, what you want to do is put five positive statements.  

What we know in both sports psychology and overall general psychology is that this 5 to 1 ratio is the magic number that helps things to sink in. For example, when I was doing sports psychology with athletes, if I gave them a negative piece of feedback as a coach, I would balance it out with five pieces of positive. What the studies show is that you can’t take in the negative or the positive, unless you’ve got a proper ratio.  

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What you want to start to do is come up with five things that you say back. Ideally, you want to say these things in the present tense because it trains your brain properly. Also, you don’t want to use negative words like “not.” You don’t want to say, “I’m not going to beat myself up.” Your unconscious only hears, “I will beat myself up.” It takes the “not” out. You want to put things in the positive. For example, when she says, “I did a 90-minute run, but it was bad or it wasn’t my best.” Instead, “I did a 90-minute run and I’m proud of myself. My endurance carried me for 90 minutes on that treadmill. I managed to do 90 minutes of strong exercise. I treated myself to 90 minutes of self-care.” You want to do those kinds of positive statements.  

What you want to start to do to deprogram yourself is keep an ongoing list. Each time these things come up, you want to hit back with those positive statements. Sometimes people will say to me, “I’ll never be hard on myself,” or “I’ll never succeed.” It’s the complete opposite. By not beating yourself up, you will have more success because you will be motivated by self-care. You will be motivated by wanting to have success because you love yourself. You care about yourself. You want the best for yourself. Not because you’re beating yourself up, which is a way better way to motivate.  

What do you do when they say, “I did my positive self-talk, but?”  

You have to realize is that it takes a long time. I don’t know how old Tracy is. Let’s say Tracy is 40 years old. She’s had four decades of negative self-talk, most likely. It’s not going to change in a day or a week, but it will change over the course of a year. It will change over the course of years of doing this, then you don’t have to do it anymore. I had that negative voice. The three of us have talked a lot about when I had eating disorders and the negative self-talk that I had about myself. I now very rarely hear a negative voice.  

I was listening to Kendall the other day talk about, “We have that negative voice sometimes.” I was like, “That voice is pretty much gone.” It’s something that I’m proud of that when I’m on the tread and I’m having a rough time and I go to my default voice, my default voice says positive things, “You are life, you are strong, you have great endurance, you can do this.” It’s not negative stuff. That’s the ultimate goal. That has taken me, even as a therapist, years of therapy and self-work. Don’t give up on this. The magic of this is you don’t even have to believe your positive statements at the beginning when you start saying that. They’re that powerful.  

That’s fascinating that you can trick yourself so to speak.  

The truth is that it’s more the reality. Tom, you can probably relate to this even more than Crystal. If you stop and think about it, who does a 90-minute run or a bike ride or any exercise and doesn’t go, “That’s awesome. That’s great. That’s an accomplishment.” You of all people know that because you’ve come so far in your whole exercise journey. It’s based on reality. The reality is that’s a great accomplishment. The reality is if you took that time to take care of your body and mind and achieve that, it’s awesome to give yourself the credit. Give yourself a pat on the back.  

You’re in the 97th percentile. Don’t beat yourself up because you’re not in the 98th percentile.  

We didn’t have to be perfect. Not every run, bike ride, strength training doesn’t have to be perfect. Sometimes doing it good enough and getting through is worth patting yourself on the back. Everything doesn’t have to be the highest achievement of every workout that you have. Sometimes just getting through is an accomplishment. 

That’s great advice for not Crystal. Next episode we’ll have a question from someone who wants to know about their inner self-talk is all pop culture trivia. It’s not me. Until then, where can they find you?  

You can find me on social media @DrJennMann. I post all of my Peloton workouts on my Insta Stories. You can also check out my weekly column, Hump Day With Dr. Jenn at InStyle magazine. I post it on my Twitter and my social media, but if you don’t want to wait for me to post because sometimes I can run a little behind, just Google it and I’m there for you. 

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Alex Toussaint’s Ride To Greatness is back for Season 2.  

You have to decide right now, are you going to be Team Activate or Team Validate. You need to sign up and get involved because we are ready to roll. It’s going to be fun. If you didn’t get a chance to get that fancy reversible Jersey, you still can. It’s still over in the boutique. You can go get it.  

Help me with this name, Nico Sarani.  

This is fun because we were having a discussion in The Clip Out group about how you can access more of the instructors that speak a different language, how you can find their classes and be able to enjoy them. I said that I hadn’t had a chance to take Cliff’s classes, which then led to Michael speaking up and saying, “Here’s what you need to do.” Nico said, “Now I’m going to be able to do English classes once a month.” There’s going to be one English class live per month that she’s going to be doing. She’s going to teach yoga in English at least once a month. That’s going to be so cool. If you can’t find those classes, I just want to say that if you turn all of your classes on and you go to your filters, and then you pick an instructor who speaks a different language, then filter by English subtitles, you can find the English subtitle classes for each instructor.  

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Susie Chan hosted the National Running Show, which is a running expo in the UK.  

As you said, she was the actual host, so that’s pretty cool. It was a two-day event and she shared tons of pictures. It looks like it was a great time. There were lots of big names in the running field. They had a whole Peloton booth there and neat stuff. There were Peloton colleagues there as well. I’m glad that she shared it on social media. It’s cool to see  

While we’re talking about UK stuff, Metro.co.uk had an interesting article about how nearly half of us had already broken our health goals for 2022 and here’s how to get back on track. They had all sorts of tips from various Peloton instructors.  

I saw Susie Chan in there. I know Hannah Frankson was in there.  

I saw Jess Sims and Ally Love. I feel like we’re playing Peloton I spot.  

It was great because they ask a bunch of Peloton instructors, which is so cool. They reference things like music can make or break a workout, and having a good outfit on can make a bad workout a good workout. Joslyn Thompson Rule talked about setting realistic and achievable goals and how important that is. We know Dr. Jenn agrees with that because that is her number one go-to when it comes to goal setting. There were lots of fun and little tips in here. If you have fallen off track, it’s not too late. You can get back on. It’s never too late. You don’t have to wait until next year. You can start over tomorrow. Tomorrow is a new day.  

Chelsea Jackson Roberts did a presentation on Morning Mindfulness for Bumble Alumni.  

I’m going to be honest, I don’t know what Bumble is. There are emojis of bees and that’s all I can tell you. I don’t know if it’s Bumble and Bumble. I don’t know if it’s the dating site, Bumble. I don’t know what’s happening here.  

She was there and she talked about being mindful.  

Whatever it was, I know she taught them some good stuff. 

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Joining us once again from MetPro is Angelo here to answer your nutrition questions.  

Thanks for having me back.  

We needed you back because we have another Clip Out listener in need of assistance. This time it comes from Sarah Grace. She says that she’d love to understand how when you eat impacts things like weight gain and loss, specifically her first baby is coming up at six months old. The baby sleeps from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM. She used to eat earlier and now she can’t because of the baby. She’s starting dinner afterwards. She’s eating 30 minutes when she’s going to bed. She would be curious to know what are the effects this could be having on her metabolism and what you would recommend eating if she can’t adjust her meal times earlier. She knows that the baby could sit with her while she eats, but her husband is in the military. She has her own full-time job and she cannot clone herself or spontaneously sprout additional arms.  

If only you can do that, Sarah, then the problems would all be gone. That was great details. I do have a couple of recommendations there. I get asked this often about food timing. We’re not talking about major strategies of time gating foods here. That’s a different topic. We’re talking about optimization. You’re eating over the course of the day. What’s happening now is Sarah is getting her dinner later than typical. The short answer is that it’s an optimization thing. Is having your dinner a few hours before bed a little better? Yes. Having your dinner a little bit later, if nothing else changes and your calories, macronutrient and routine are intact, overall, is that going to be a deal-breaker for you? No, it won’t.  

To get specific, what we’re talking about is a normal cycle of fasting that takes place for every human body that sleeps at night. Typically we’re fasting for about 10 to 12 hours, give or take, sleep time, dinner time, etc. When you eat the bigger meal of your day and in America, most Americans have the largest meal of their day in the evening. That’s not so for all cultures. From a not necessarily metabolic standpoint, but from a weight-loss standpoint, there are advantages to having more of your fuel earlier in the day, less later in the day. For most people, it’s not practical from a lifestyle standpoint.  

Assuming your largest meal is going to be later in the day, if you can get it a few hours before bed, that gives you a leg up because now instead of there being 9 or 10 hours of giving your body rest and consecutive hours of essentially in a glycogen depleted state, where you haven’t replenished your glycogen stores. Normally, that gives you a slight optimization towards fat burning.  

If you’re eating dinner at 9:00, 9:30 at night, you’re still waking up the next morning having dinner at 7:00. What that means is instead of going 12 hours, maybe now you’re going 8 or 9 hours. It’s not the end of the world. That isn’t going to be meaningful enough on its own. More importantly is going to be consistency throughout the day, break your meals approximately evenly. If right now you’re getting 40% of your daily intake at night in that one meal, try and move some of those calories a little bit earlier in the day. If you spread your meals out roughly equally over 3, 4 or 5 meals leading up to that dinner time, you’re going to find that you’re able to still get good results.  

If you’re not making progress, probably a slightly more aggressive adjustment to either your total intake or your macronutrient ratios is in order. Another thing you could do, this is only if you’re not seeing progress at a reasonable pace, is you can shift some of your carbohydrates. You can do time gating your carbohydrates a little earlier in the day. Your body won’t have as much of an insulin response or a blood sugar response later in the evening when you’re trying to sleep. Mostly protein, veggies, a little fats are okay in the evenings. Keep the bulk of your carbohydrates a little earlier, maybe afternoon snack and the bulk being at breakfast and lunch. That’s another small strategy that you could implement.  

I know we got into a lot of nerds speak there. Hopefully, there’s something you can divine between the lines that will be helpful, Sarah. Remember that your totals and even meals throughout the day and consistency are going to be the biggest influencer, and then dinner 1 or 2 hours forward or back does impact, but it’s more of a nuance.  

That is excellent advice.  

If people would like this sort of nutritional advice tailored for them by you or Crystal, where can they find you? 

They can find us at MetPro.co/tco. 

 

We had yet another fictional character die while riding their Peloton. It’s an epidemic. There was a character on Billions that died, then Stephen Colbert had his own little parody video of Peppa Pig featuring someone dying on their Peloton. First off, I know enough about the production of television to know that the Billions episode was created in parallel to the Sex and the City episode. They are not copying that, but it feels like they are copying that. They even dubbed in some dialogue to reference the Sex and the City episode.  

They were like, “I’m not going out like Mr. Big.”  

You know they had to hate that because they are thinking, “we would have been the ones that had gone viral if they hadn’t beat us to the punch.” 

What’s funny is I had never even heard of the show, Billions. Now, I’m talking about it only because they had a character die on a Peloton.  

It’s maybe time for shows to pump the brakes on that plot, especially because it’s not representative of reality. We’ve talked about this before. We had a very high profile member of the Peloton community, Howie Godnick passed away on his bike and that was awful. He’d also be the first to tell you that you’re going to live longer if you’re exercising.  

He had a known heart condition and that was a unique situation. He would be the first person to speak up and be like, “Stop it.” He would also be very tickled by the fact that they’re taking his actual event and making it into TV. I think he would get quite a kick out of that. It’s a lot easier to laugh about a couple of months later.  

It’s not at but we’re trying to find some small degree of humor in an awful situation. Knowing how he was, that’s how he would I think he would be. CNN has an article about that as well. 

Exercise is not the problem. You can do things like, do you have shortness of breath? Get off the bike. If you can’t breathe and you’re having chest pains, get off the bike.  

It’s not like your heart has an on-off switch and a Peloton flips that switch and a NordicTrack won’t.  

I also think that it’s important that both characters, I guess Peppa Pig too, they all eat not great. For all the characters that died, their issue was that they didn’t eat well. They lived a partying lifestyle and that’s what created this heart attack, not the exercise. That’s what this article says, which I would like to believe is obvious but apparently not.  

I think the people out there that are looking for a reason to not exercise are like, “See, it’s dangerous.” Even when I was at the height of my not exercising, I never said that.  

You did but you were joking.  

I would joke about how my body was in light new condition. I was clearly making fun of myself. I know that the people who exercise are healthier than the people who aren’t. Peloton actually responded to this one.  

This was tweeted by Dara Treseder. She said, “I get why fictional TV shows one to include a brand that people love to talk about, but Showtime’s use of Peloton’s bike in reference to a Peloton instructor was not a brand product or instructor placement. We did not agree for our brand IP to be used.” She also said, “We did not provide Billions with any equipment as referenced by the show itself. There are strong benefits of cardiovascular exercise. Exercise helps millions of real people lead long happy lives,” which I definitely think is true. I’m glad that she said that. There are people that are like, “They should have left it alone.” I disagree with that.  

They should not have left it alone for two reasons. One, because people need to hear that exercise is going to be healthier if you exercise. Also, you don’t want people thinking that they helped two shows develop the exact same plot point and didn’t tip off the other. If Billions came to them simultaneously and said, “We’re going to kill off a major character on a Peloton,” then they should not have said yes to both of those. They should have been like, “We’re working on that with another property. We need to go a different route if you want to incorporate it.” Not only does it send a dangerous message to the general consumers about the nature of the exercise, but it also sends a potentially damaging message to other potential partnerships that they would do the same thing at two different places at the exact same time, which would be shitty.  

That’s a very good point.  

They’re absolutely right to point out that Billions did that completely on their own. I bet you they got a call from HBO that was like, “What is this about?” They had to be like, “That wasn’t us. Don’t pin that on us.” Peloton had such a crazy week that even The Wall Street Journals podcast had to get in on the fun. Their podcast, The Journal, did an episode called Peloton’s wild ride where they talked to their Heard on the Street columnist Laura Forman about what happened and how she saw it all coming. I listened to this or I read the transcript. Her whole argument seems to be like, “I never understood why people liked it. I figured it would completely fall apart.”  

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That’s not an argument. That’s just an opinion.  

It’s a fancy way to say, “I had a hunch.” That’s not analysis.  

I know there are people that don’t like the Wall Street Journal, but I am surprised that’s the depth of the argument that we got on a podcast about it. There are a lot of people that could have weighed in on this and given a lot more depth analysis to it. I’m not saying that there aren’t people that are anti-Peloton for a number of reasons and even reasons that I can understand, even if I don’t agree with them, but just because I said so, I’m one of them.  

I was surprised because it’s like a fifteen-minute podcast. It’s not a super long thing. She spent two minutes of it based on how much copy it took up talking like, “I exercise and I like to work out, but what’s the point?” It fell back to the same way, “It’s expensive.” I’m like, “It’s not.” We talked about the value aspect of it if you love to spend, and how quickly you break even and start to realize a profit if you can afford the upfront. I thought that it was an odd line of attack but it’s out there for you.  

I hope they follow up with a little more depth and analysis. I would like to see that.  

DigiTimesAsia has an article about component suppliers seeing shipments to Peloton almost froze.  

“Peloton has sharply cut its shipment pull-ins for components in January amid media reports it may suspend production.” Obviously, we know that it did not suspend production but they’re still saying, “The components have slowed down.” This is something we need to pay attention to and drill down on whenever we hear the earnings report on February 8th, because I think we’re going to start to see a little bit more color behind that.  

Bloomberg is reporting that Peloton has hired a GE Appliance veteran as their compliance vice president.  

They’re making the connection in this article that it was directly related to the compliance issues that they had. I don’t know whether or not that’s true. There are also people that whenever I posted this were complaining that this company wasn’t doing so great either. A lot of companies have changed over the last hundred years and GE is going to be affected by that. I don’t know.  

When it comes to the businessy end of things, there’s nobody that somebody won’t complain about. Peloton Apparel won an award.  

They got an award and it was the winner of the 2022 Certified Active Wear Award. I am wearing the tank top that is in there. I too am twinning with all of our beautiful instructors. Speaking of awards, we have a brand new award for Jayvee Nava. We encouraged everyone to vote for Jayvee because she was up for the Executive Leader of a Community Team, and she won. Who else would it have been? Congrats to Jayvee. 

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You have been digging your Sonos. 

It hooks up to the bike so easily or to anything because it has an app. You can use the app to connect it to things or you can just hit the button that’s like Bluetooth and it immediately connects to the bike. It’s beautiful, but it sounds so great. It’s easy and the sound that comes out of this little tiny machine is amazing.  

I am continually amazed at how good audio can be out of smaller and smaller items. Sonos has always been at the forefront of that sort of technology.  

I thought that the Bike+ had amazing speakers compared to the regular bikes. I was totally happy with it. Now that I have the Sonos, I am so spoiled. I won’t listen to the class on the bike. I got to listen to it on the Sonos. If you would like to check out your own, you should go to Sonos.com to learn more. 

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Some of you might remember when we talked to Mae.  

We interviewed Mae back at the very beginning. Her leaderboard name has always been MaeMae and Peloton did a video with her, which we talked about at the time when it came out. They re-released the video on their socials and they made a point to mention how she had changed your leaderboard. That’s Dr. MaeMae to you. Thank you very much. We wanted to call her out because we are huge fans of MaeMae and Dr. MaeMae. We just wanted to celebrate her for a moment. 

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People are loving Encanto, which I think is fascinating because it got released theatrically. I feel like it did okay, but not amazing. It then hit Disney+ and it has taken off and the soundtrack has taken off. We tell you all that because there’s an Encanto Ride now.  

There’s going to be a yoga class too that’s happening at the same time. They’ve been released at this point so they’re on-demand now. Make sure you check them out. Jeffrey McEachern, one of our new German instructors for the Tread. He has his premier run and Country Walk are now both up with English subtitles. If you haven’t got a chance to check him out, make sure you go back and do. Especially if you’re doing that challenge where you’re checking off all the instructors, this would be a great time to do it.  

We have our first 60-minute full-body strength class with Andy Speer.  

It’s live and it’s going to be happening on February 6th at 7:30 AM. That’s my time so I think that’s 8:30 for the East Coasters but check your local listings. People are super excited about it.  

 

We have a couple of big artists announcements with Joni Mitchell.  

Ross Rayburn did a special Joni Mitchell class. It was yoga. Joni Mitchell is a legend. It’s totally cool to see Ross be able to celebrate with her and make a cool class out of that. If you haven’t got a chance to check it out, definitely go back and do so.  

If you’re looking for something a little bit more up-tempo.  

This is my favorite announcement. I’m not even going to lie. Peloton shadowboxing is now available. You don’t have to take the program. There are going to be three classes dropping live for the first time ever. There’s going to be a class with Selena. There’s going to be a class with Kendall and there’s going to be a class with Rad Lopez. The best part is they are all going to feature music with Eminem. I am so freaking stoked. Eminem is the best workout music ever. I love it.  

Whatever you do before you do your Eminem boxing class, don’t eat spaghetti.  

In case that wasn’t enough for you, there is a complete artist series that is happening. There’s going to be a bike bootcamp. There’s going to be a bike ride with Denis Morton. There’s going to be a bike ride with Cliff. It’s a little different because it’s not just a plain old tread, but there’s going to be a bootcamp. Make sure you check them out. I’m excited. It’s going to be good. 

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We got two birthdays for you. One we missed but he’s a new instructor so we don’t feel too bad about that. Logan Aldridge on January 25th. On the day, this episode comes out Kendall Toole, January 28th.  

Make sure you go back and say happy birthday to Logan Aldridge if you haven’t already, and make sure you give Kendall some love on the 28th. 

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Joining us via the magic of Zoom tube is Victor Cornejo. Victor, how is it going? 

How are you? It’s good to be here. 

We’re good. How did you come across Peloton originally? 

It was 2018. I was on a business trip in New York. I stayed at the Westin Hotel. I was not taking care of myself and working out anywhere near enough. I went down to the gym and saw a Peloton bike there. I heard about it prior and said, “I’m going to take a quick little class.” It was a twenty-minute beginner ride with Hannah. I fell in love with the thing. I came right back and told my girlfriend, “We’re getting this.” She’s like, “We live in a one-bedroom apartment. Why are we getting a $2,500 bike?” I’m like, “Go use the treadmill and the bike in our apartment gym, give it a few months, and see if you’re going to keep up with it.” 

In between there, luckily I had a friend who’s one of my closest friends in the world. She’s one of those folks that if a trend comes up, she’s going to jump on it and do it. She’s an early adopter. As soon as she told me, “I got the Peloton,” I’m like, “That’s going to be mine in a few months.” Lo and behold, a few months later, I’m like, “How are you doing with the Peloton?” She’s like, “I’m not doing it enough. Do you want to buy it from me?” I’m like, “I had never thought about it. It never occurred to me but I’ll take it.” I invested in that and I’ve been doing it since the end of 2018. 

That’s the best story. 

First off, here’s hoping she buys a Tesla. You need to start pushing her towards the things you like. 

We all need a friend like that. 

She will take credit for this for having sold it to me. I did it for a few months and towards the end of December. I was doing it so much and I loved it so much. I was 42 and I started developing chest pains. I was familiar with it because years earlier, I had gotten stints. My cardiologist at the time said, “You have bad genes. You need to change careers. You don’t need to be in advertising.” Even after that, I didn’t heed that warning or change careers. Peloton alerted me to new chest pains, which led me to have a minor heart attack a few weeks later and a triple bypass at the age of 42. I do consider it a lifesaver. I love it for a number of different reasons. 

I thought it was amusing that you were in New York riding the Peloton in a hotel that was eight blocks from the studio. I thought when you said it was a good story it was going to be like, “I stumbled across the studio.” 

I should have. 

You could have kept walking. 

I knew so little about it. I didn’t even know it was out of New York. I haven’t heard about that bike. That was great. I should have. I have gone to the studio. 

Have you ever been to the studio since then? 

Yes. A few months later after surgery, once I got back to exercising, I had another business trip to New York. A few weeks after my Century ride, I took it with Jenn Sherman. She had given me a shout-out during my Century ride because my leaderboard name is 3BypassAt42. At the end of the ride, she was like, “3BypassAt42? I hope that’s not what that means.” A few weeks later, I did a ride in the studio with her and said, “I did have that three bypass 42.” She’s like, “That’s crazy.” 

It has been a couple of years since then. Have you had any more symptoms? Where do you feel like you’re at? What does your cardiologist think about all this? How is all that going? 

I’ve never felt better. I’ve made some lifestyle changes. I’m trying to improve that diet, make changes from a mindfulness aspect, and do infinitely more meditation. That has helped a lot. I have a twenty-year career in advertising. It’s fast-paced. You’re traveling a lot and not eating quite right when you’re traveling for work and staying out late, frankly. You’re entertaining clients, having drinks, smoking too much, and doing all that stuff. You can’t do all that when your cardiologist says, “You were born with bad genes. You’re going to end.” 

I’m out of Dallas, Texas and they were exactly that the medical professionals I needed. They are the typical Dallas in scrubs but with big boots on. They said, “We’re the best that’s ever been. We’re going to give you this surgery. You’re going to be great and deal with it in twenty years. Calm down and try to take care of yourself, but you’re likely going to deal with it again. Keep exercising and taking care of yourself.” It has been great. I could not be happier or feel better about it, frankly. 

Do you have to modify the types of exercising you do, the intensity, or anything like that? 

Not at all. I had to slowly work back up to doing a 30 or 45-minute ride. After I healed up, I was back in the gym lifting weights and such. I’m doing much more intense workouts now than I was doing even a month before feeling chest pains. It’s brand-new. 

You do cycling classes, meditation classes and yoga classes. You do a lot on the Peloton platform. You’re not just a one-class guy. 

My girlfriend, who is also now a big user of the platform, is a 500-hour trained yoga instructor. I don’t know if it’s because we live together, but she has offered so many times to teach me and take me through classes. She has taken me through a couple of poses before, but it wasn’t until Mariana Fernandez joined the platform that I was like, “They have brought this Spanish language instructor onto the platform, which was a game-changer for me and a number of people that are part of the PeLatinos community.” When she started teaching and doing yoga, I said, “I’m going to give it a try.” I loved it, so I want to continue to do it. I’m on Class 4, so I don’t want to make it seem like I’m now twisty and bendy. I posted. I was like, “I’m as flexible as a Congressman.” This is going to take me some time. It’s a slow journey. 

Tell us about the PeLatinos group. 

Before we ask that, I got to ask for a follow-up. You’re dating a yoga instructor and you don’t do yoga. Peloton hires a yoga instructor and suddenly, you’re doing yoga. Tell us more about your ex-girlfriend. 

She doesn’t know I’m doing yoga. I’m doing yoga on a DL. 

That’s even worse. I’m worried about you. You haven’t been in this much danger since the bypass. 

Luckily, she loves Mariana as well and takes all her classes. It’s great. 

Back to the PeLatinos group. Did you create that group? You’re one of the admins. Tell us the history there. I don’t know much about it. 

I started in the summer of 2018. I was on the subway and I had been thinking about there has got to be a whole lot more people that enjoy the classes that have Spanish language music. They already had some of those. I know Robin and Jess King were doing those. I enjoyed them because the music is such an element. It’s even hard to verbalize what it provides. I was like, “There’s a ton of other Latinos or Hispanics around the country that love this platform as much as I do.” 

I was on the subway and on my way to that in-studio class. I saw someone on the official member group who posted, “Is there a Latino group of Peloton fans out there?” I’m like, “That’s my signal.” On the subway, I created a new group and reached out to a copywriter buddy of mine who was also big into Peloton. He helped me develop a name. It was word of mouth from there. We’re now up to 6,500 members across the country. 

It’s not just about Latinos. Anybody can join. We’ve got people that are immigrants to the country and people that are 3rd and 4th generation Hispanics who don’t speak a word of Spanish whatsoever. It’s about coming together and being ultra-supportive. I like to think of it like, “This is the easiest group to admin and moderate because we’re so good about keeping it positive and supportive and cheering each other on.” It has been wonderful. 

All of the groups have their own feel to it. It sounds like yours is laid-back. You said you’re cheering each other on. Do you do challenges? Do you exist to keep each other in the know of what’s going on with each other’s workouts? What else? 

We do challenges and put up our favorite instructors’ weekly schedules almost every day. We’ve got a couple of moderators that are so great at helping develop content for the group. An important point is that the vast majority of the content on our page, which is also on Instagram, is user and community-generated. I’m not spending a whole lot of time recording videos or doing this and that. It’s the community that’s putting all of that information up there so much so that it has even created a PeLatinos Running Facebook page so that it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. We want to support each other even professionally. 

We’ve got a couple of posts that are dedicated solely to sharing information about the work that you do if you have a small business so that we can help support each other’s businesses. Eighty-five percent of our group and more at this point are women. Many of them are small business owners. We’re pumped to be able to help out in that sense. There are things that the group has asked where we developed our little swag shop. We’ve got t-shirts and bandanas. It’s at PeLatinos.com. Apparently, I’m not big into leggings but what the community tells us is that our leggings are amazing. We don’t produce them ourselves. We partner with a company called Miami Fitwear with this Latino-owned business. We love being able to do that. 

That’s Raquel. 

She’s great. Part of the proceeds from the sale of that goes to an organization called The Immigrant Archive Project. We make a donation to them every single year. Their mission is to archive the stories of immigrants, Latinos, and all nationalities and ethnicities. It’s archiving those stories about their lives here in America. 

I didn’t even know that existed. That’s fascinating. 

The Immigrant Archive Project has been around for years. They’re a good friend and colleague of mine for quite a while. We also have a PeLatinos book club. Peloton brought us together but it’s helping us interact and build that sense of community even outside of the platform. That has been exciting. 

Here are a couple of questions. Do you find that you have people that ride from other countries in the Latino community that are part of Peloton but from other countries? Has the community changed or grown in any way that has been noticeable since we have added so many Spanish-speaking instructors to the platform? Has that changed things? 

To answer your first question, we’ve got writers from Mexico City and a number of different cities in Mexico and Canada. We’ve got PeLatino writers in Europe that we have seen connect and some that live in Germany. Their second language is German. It has been fascinating to see that, as it pertains to the Spanish-speaking instructors, that has been an absolute game-changer for us. Music is such a huge part of this platform. I don’t want to get into marketing or advertising about it. 

When a brand is trying to have outreach and communicate with a particular community, they’re doing something so authentic as including the music and not just the top five songs that everybody knows for least. They go deep with it, get instructors who know the culture and even instructors who are native Spanish speakers and create these classes. It is the most authentic way of communicating with this group of people. 

It’s not because they were necessarily needing it or looking for it but it creates a real relationship there. I enjoy Jenn’s rock classes just as much but there’s a little something that’s added when I take Camila’s rock classes in Spanish. The duality that many Latinos live in is that you’re constantly switching, mixing, and mingling both. It’s refreshing and we love supporting them. Those instructors have been so supportive of our group too. They interact quite a bit with our community. It has been fun to see. 

Honestly, one of the ways that I even became aware of you is because I would see on the instructor posts that they would call you out in their stories. There’s almost every day somebody from the PeLatinos group. I thought that was so cool. I was like, “I had no idea this group existed.” That’s great that they’re interacting so much. I find that the newer instructors are always quicker to have that conversation in general with the public versus some of the instructors that have been around a while. There are so many people reaching out to them. It’s hard for them to have that conversation. 

I met with Mariana in New York City. I was on a business trip and I had a chance to sit down to dinner with her. 

 

I’m still a little worried for you because now you’re having dinner with the instructor. 

When did this become a confessional? 

You turned on Zoom and started spilling your guts. 

One divorce wasn’t enough for me. I’m going to screw this one up too. 

I’ve been there. 

She’s not your girlfriend anymore. You are married now. That’s what you’re saying. She knows you had dinner with Mariana. 

Absolutely. 

It’s going to be all right. 

You’re going to need to do some yoga with her. 

The poses she’s going to make me do afterward are going to be a lot different. 

Honestly, you should be all for it. I’ve watched Crystal do yoga. 

It’s not cute when I’m doing it. 

She will do it for you. That’s the point. That’s good for the heart rate. 

Does that mean that Mariana is your favorite instructor? Do you have one favorite? Is there a ton of favorites? How does that work for you? 

She has gotten me to start yoga. I love how interactive she is. She calls out the group in her classes so much and everyone loves her for sure. She’s a ray of sunshine and positivity. Instructors are not actors or movie stars but when you interact with someone through a screen, you automatically create your persona of who they are. It’s so refreshing when you have someone like that and you get a chance to interact with them for a little bit. They 100% deliver on your expectation of that. It wasn’t toxic positivity. It was real. She’s my favorite. 

That’s great because with what I do for a living, I’ve met a lot of famous people over the years. Sometimes that’s fun and other times it’s like, “I can’t like you.” 

That has happened to me as well being an advertiser. 

Have you ever had this one where you meet somebody and you don’t like their work but they’re so nice? You’re like, “I got to like Kenny G. Why does he have to be so nice?” 

I’ve not run into that one. 

Kenny G and John Tesh could not have been nicer. I’m like, “I don’t need to listen to it.” 

I don’t understand why because I love both of those guys. They’re awesome. I questioned your taste in music. I would be over the moon to meet Kenny G. He’s a legend. 

Tom is more of a rock guy. That’s what happens there. He has gotten better in his more advanced years about being appreciative of other types of music even when it’s not his thing. 

Do you have any advice for people who are now entering the world of Peloton? 

Take it slow. First, get a checkup with your cardiologist. Take all the beginner classes you want and go at your own pace. As it pertains to the community, to me, half of what Peloton is a community and the different groups that exist. Maybe you’re a solo person and you don’t need that social aspect. That’s great. For those that do, there are so many groups out there and they’re so diverse and varied. 

Everybody is welcome to join PeLatinos but you will find some motivation there and people that are going through the same learning curve that you are. One thing you can do in those groups is to ask questions. One of the rules we have on our page is if somebody asks how to unclip, we’re going to answer the question. We’re not going to mock them. 

You’re not going to say, “Use a search bar, you jerk.” 

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Ask and if somebody doesn’t feel like answering and do that, we’re good at deleting those comments. 

“There’s the door.” 

We don’t get that. We delete a comment once a month. Look for a community of any sort that can help you make it more than an exercise platform. 

What’s your leaderboard name? 

It’s 3BypassAt42. 

Thank you so much for joining us. Before we let you go, remind everybody where they can find you, your group, and all the things. 

You can find us on Facebook. Look up PeLatinos. We’ve got @Pe_Latinos_Official on Instagram. We do a lot of sharing of stories there as well. Our swag shop is PeLatinos.com. That’s where you can find everything. Thank you so much for having me. It has been such a great conversation. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank everyone on the PeLatinos side that has been so supportive. Rachel, my girlfriend, has done so much for the group. There’s Michael, Lisa, and Melanie. I could go on. It’s everyone that was so helpful and helped us grow. 

It’s great that you have such a good community and that you’re supportive of each other. There are a ton of Peloton communities that are like that. It’s great to find another one. 

Some of our members run fan groups for some of the instructors. Lisa does an incredible job on a fan page for Mariana. It’s great. 

Thank you so much. 

 

I guess that brings this episode to a close. Until next time, where can people find you? 

You can find me on InstagramTwitter, the Tread and the Bike @ClipOutCrystal.  

You can find me on Twitter @RogerQBert or on Facebook at Facebook.com/tomokeefe. You can find the show online at Facebook.com/TheClipOut. While you’re there, like the page and join the group. Don’t forget our YouTube channel, YouTube.com/TheClipOut, where you can watch all of these episodes in HD. That’s it for this one. Thanks for tuning in. Keep pedaling and running.  

 

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