Today I want to explain everything there is to know about the peloton in-person class and share my experience from visiting the peloton studio three days in a row (it’s a good one).
As a whole, the peloton does offer in-person classes in their New York City Studio on 10th Ave, as well as in London on Oxford Circus, which is the road junction between Oxford Street and Regent Street. In the peloton studio, you can book an individual ride, as well as group booking or special events.
However, due to the current global situation, the peloton studio does not accept any reservations (more on that later).
Peloton In Person Class
In general, the peloton in-person class means you can schedule an appointment for a class in one of the peloton studios (NYC or London) and experience the live session with your favorite instructor. This class will be then broadcasted to all peloton members and available on demand.
What type of classes does peloton offer in person? Overall, the peloton offers four different types of in-person classes; indoor cycling, tread, bootcamp, and yoga. Each class has to be either booked in advance directly from the peloton website, or you can walk in and check the studio schedule availability for the day.
I spend three days in NYC and went to peloton studio back to back every day. It was an incredible experience because it provided a completely different level of energy.
How many in-person peloton classes you can do per day? As a whole, you can do as many peloton in-person classes as you want, as long as you book them in advance. However, I do not recommend doing more than 2 classes per day because you need to have enough energy to complete the whole class.
Keep in mind that these workouts are all recorded as each session is basically a live production. This means you want to be able to finish the class as there is a great chance you will be on camera.
During my three days in New York City, I did 4 in-person classes:
- 2 tread classes
- 1 cycling class
- 1 yoga class
The studio was full of people and I managed to shake hands with some of the instructors. On my arrival (which was around 30 minutes before class) I was warmly greeted by the studio staff, signed the waiver, and made myself ready for the workout.
Apart from the people around you, there was a lot of staff and a filming crew.
The peloton studio staff was on point, they helped to choose and set up the bike, as well as an exercise mat.
Do you need cycling shoes for the peloton in-person class? As a whole, you can bring your own cycling shoes for the peloton in a person cycling class that are compatible with either SPD or Look Delta cleats. However, the studio does offer shoes to rent at no additional cost.
You just need to let them know your shoe size. Keep in mind that peloton shoes are for standard and narrow feet. If you have wide feet and you’re used to using your own cycling shoes, it’s better you bring them with you.
Can anyone do Peloton in-person classes? Overall, anyone can do peloton in-person classes but the company does have some rules and guidelines of the studio. For example, all participants have to be over 14 years old (for yoga and cycling) and over 16 years old for tread classes.
Peloton In Person Class Rules
Here are the rules and requirements for participating in the peloton in-person class.
|Yoga||No weight or height requirements|
14 years old or older
|Cycling||Weight under 297 pounds|
Heigh between 4’ 11″ and 6’ 5″
14 years old or older
|Tread||Weight under 300 pounds|
Heigh between 4’ 11″ and 6’ 4″
16 years old or older
Also, if you’re coming to join the class with your underage kids, you have to be present with them in the same class or waiting in the lobby area. You cannot take a different class than your kids.
How To Sign Up For Peloton In Person Class
Signing up for your first peloton in-person class is relatively easy because to make a reservation all you need is to create an account and confirm your email address.
You can also walk into the studio and make a reservation if there are any spots available. Sign up starts the hour before the class, which means you have to come in earlier.
Keep in mind that at this moment the peloton does not take online bookings for their studio classes.
This is the official message that peloton displays on their website “in order to protect the health and safety of our community, we are currently not accepting in-person studio reservations. Please check back soon for more information” (source).
Here is the step-by-step process on how to sign up for the peloton in-person class in the studio.
- Create an account – To sign up for the in person peloton class you need to first create an online account. Once you created an account, you can make a class reservation by purchasing the studio class credits.
- Choose the studio – You can make a reservation for either New York City studio or London studio.
- Select date and time – Once you select the location you can now choose the type of class you wish to attend, as well as time and date.
It normally takes less than 5 minutes where you receive an email confirmation with the class, time, and date.
How To Join Peloton In Person Class
Peloton has rules and regulations to join the in-person studio classes because they are running on a strict class schedule as each session is live-streamed to Peloton users worldwide.
This means you have to be on time, check-in, and get to your spot 10 to 5 minutes before the class start. Anyone late will not be allowed to enter inside.
Here’s how to take a peloton class in the studio.
- Check-in – You can arrive at the studio ideally 30 to 20 minutes before the scheduled class start. This will give you enough time to familiarize yourself with the place, change, and get to your spot.
- Wear athletic attire – You must wear clothes at all times. If you came in without the clothes, make sure to arrive a few minutes before and you can purchase apparel from the studio reception desk.
- Leave your phone and camera in the locker room – No cellphones or cameras are allowed in the studio. You can leave them safely in the locker room at no extra cost.
- Find your spot – The studio doors will open 10 minutes before the class and you have 5 minutes to walk in and find your spot.
- Log in to your peloton profile – When you join the class you can either log in to your peloton membership, or you can just choose the manual ride.
- Keep the noise down – During the class, you’re encouraged to work hard, but at the same time you must keep the noise down as this can distract live-steaming.
- Have fun – Don’t forget to enjoy the ride and remember that this is a completely different class than any other spin studio workout. I recommend to being present in the moment and give all you got.
You will notice that bikes in the peloton studio are slightly different from the ones that you have at home. The frame is the same, however, the touchscreen looks like a small tablet where you can see your cadence, resistance, and output.
What can you bring to the peloton in-person class? Overall, when you come to the peloton in-person class you don’t need to bring a water bottle or towel because the studio does provide them for you. However, you can bring a heart rate monitor and a smartwatch.
Peloton In Person Class Cost
The price for your first visit to the peloton studio cost $20. After that, the price for every in-person class ranges from $25 to $32 per session, depending on the size of the package.
Here is the full breakdown of peloton in-person class packages.
|Peloton in-person class||Cost||Cost per class|
Does peloton have in-person class membership? As a whole, the peloton does offer studio membership for their in-person classes. The price is $400/month and it includes access to all studio workouts, as long as you book them in advance.
As you can see, the best price for the in-person workout comes with the 30 classes package, and it’s only $25 per class.
On the surface, it may seem excessive, however, if you compare that with other popular cycling studio boutiques in NYC, the peloton in-person goes neck to neck.
Below you can see the comparison of Peloton in-person class cost with other spin studios available in Manhattan.
|In-person class||First class||Single class|
As you can see, the peloton in-person classes are cheaper than almost all of the most popular cycling brands.
SoulCycle is the most popular cycling studio in New York City. They have over a dozen different spin studios, which makes it easier to reserve a spot, compared to peloton studio.
The Harlem Cycle is the most affordable option. They have two studios and they offer some cool deals that start from as low as $95/month for 5 classes, which is around $19.6 per class.
When Are In Person Peloton Classes Coming Back?
Will Peloton go back to in-person classes? Good question. At the moment, the is no official information on when will peloton resumes their in-person classes.
During Peloton’s annual shareholder meeting in December 2021, CEO John Foley said that he looks forward to reopening Studios, however, the reopening date is still not confirmed.
What I really liked about my experience of the peloton in-person class was the combination of workouts together with live production. I also managed to mingle with other members, however, the studio has a fast pace because there is only a 10 to 15-minute break between each class.
Everything was clean and organized from spacious and beautiful locker rooms, all the way to the Peloton studio retail store.