Peloton has witnessed a massive rise during the pandemic as home fitness enthusiasts hopped on its bikes and treadmills for their daily dose of exercise. Along the way he had to approach delivery delay, pushed a cheaper tread and kept the software updates to come up. Its latest addition is a full-fledged version of the Pop-Up Sessions feature that launched in beta late last year to allow you to practice with a smaller number of members. Compared to a crowded leaderboard of thousands, live jewel cycling or racing lessons aim to provide a more refined and intimate experience and might push you to be more physical.
While the beta was built around on-demand classes that refresh every five minutes, you can now schedule sessions from the Peloton iOS app, including rides and races that last over 20 minutes. Simply choose a class, pick a date and time, and invite friends to join by sharing links to your session through your favorite messaging app or email. Five minutes before your class starts, a notification will appear on your bike or tread letting you join your friends.
Although it’s only been there a few weeks, the social option must have been a hit as Peloton is bringing it back for good. Notably, if none of your friends have a Peloton bike or tread, you can still attend the smaller sessions on demand and maybe make some friends for your own future lessons.
When it first landed, many called the Peloton fashion for a dedicated and well-off fitness fan base. After ignoring this image, with the help of the pandemic, it’s interesting to see her go back to her roots by giving members the ability to create their own smaller groups, or cults.