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Peloton NY Studio Implements New Process for Cycling Classes

Peloton’s New York Studio implements new process for cycling classes for those who plan to attend in person. A member at a recent class said there was a rumor circulating that new changes have come into play. As a result of a “fight” broke out between fitness enthusiasts. Although our source isn’t sure if this was a physical or verbal altercation. Regardless, new guidelines have been put in place after the alleged “incident”. 

Implements New Process for Cycling Classes

Peloton NY Studio Implements New Process for Cycling Classes

Moving forward when guests arrive, irrespective of who gets there first, they will be given a colored wristband and a letter card once checked in. Immediately prior to opening the studio, they will call out the name of the instructor’s class and the time. They will then allow group A to enter the class and settle before calling in groups B and C. (Similar to Southwest Airlines.) 

According to our witness, “Apparently A is for milestones/birthdays, Bis for first-timers in the studio, and C is for everyone else.” 

If you are interested in attending a live class you can read about Crystal’s experience and what to expect in one of our previous posts .  We also have tips on how to secure a spot in one of the classes

At the time of publication, we are unsure when exactly these changes were put into place. However, it appears to have been sometime late last week or early this weekend. As our source was there for an in-person cycling class yesterday. We also are unsure if this will affect upcoming tread or yoga classes or remain exclusively for bike classes. 

There is speculation that this incident happened because some may have been rushing to secure a premium bike. A premium bike is one that will be featured on screen, these bikes are to the left of the instructor. Those to the right of the instructor also have a chance to be seen on camera. However, it is less common. 

The back of the class is the best place for those who are camera-shy and want to experience a Peloton course in person with their favorite instructor.  

We’ve heard several reports of people grabbing the on-screen bikes even though they’ve already secured a premium bike multiple times in the past. In some cases during the same weekend! We wonder if the new boarding pass entry system is a consequence of those insisting on their 15-minutes of fame to the detriment of other members. 



  1. Stephanie F. on October 29, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Pre-COVID, you would just pick the bike you wanted when you booked your class. Any reason they moved away from that process?

    • Crystal on November 2, 2022 at 12:31 am

      It’s so much traffic hitting the servers at once, I am thinking its because the traffic/process would be even worse. Also, they do change bike configurations from time to time. So that would have to be loaded for each class. That would get very complicated.

  2. Juan Ortiz on October 30, 2022 at 12:53 am

    I am approaching my 1500th ride and trying to get into a live class. I was advised by Peloton to get into one of these classes is to sign into my account at 1200 noon Monday’s. I log in about 1155 or so and when 12 comes around the SECOND I get in 99 percent of the Cycling classes are gone. I did my 500th ride in studio before COVID and it was simple and easy. Not sure WTH is going on now. They also raised the class cost from $25 to $35.

    • Crystal on November 2, 2022 at 12:29 am

      The biggest thing that has changed is there are so many more users now than there used to be. It’s increased exponentially. They only have classes on weekends. Less supply and a LOT more demand.

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