Master Every Category: A Comprehensive Guide to Peloton Classes

Peloton has many different classes. Each category of Peloton is broken down in the online library. This will help you to know what you are getting into when you hop on the bike, tread or grab dumbbells for a strength training session.

Peloton cycling classes

Warm up and cool down. These are five to ten minute rides that help you prepare for or to cool off after a workout. These can be helpful to help you perform better in class.

Beginner. These classes are for beginners who want a less strenuous ride. This category also includes “Beginner Advanced,” which is basically the same but slightly more intense.

Low impact. These classes are almost always in the saddle to allow your joints to rest and for those who don’t feel ready to stand during rides.

Power zone.Power zones are designed around seven power areas and are customized around your power zone score. First, take the FTP test to determine your power zone score. FTP is a comprehensive 20-minute test that determines your maximum riding ability. After you have completed the FTP test you will be able see your power zones on every ride. You’ll then know what to do during power zone classes.

There are three types of power zone exercises. Power zone focuses on power zones 2 and 3. Power zone endurance focuses on power zones four through five. Power zone max focuses on power zones six through seven.

Climb. Typically, when you climb, your focus is on increasing resistance and not speeding up or decreasing your cadence. As if you were climbing up a mountain that just keeps getting steeper.

Live DJ.Peloton sometimes has a DJ in the club on Friday nights to kick off the party. Although the ride itself will be different from instructor to instructor, it is an excellent choice if you are looking for fun and a DJ.

Intervals.Intervals allow you to maintain that intensity throughout your entire workout by using shorter bursts with high intensity and periods of recovery.

Heart rate. These classes are older and the newest is December 2019. They are based on heart rate zones. Since then, Peloton has shifted to the community favourite, power zone training. You can still access the on-demand library for heart zone training and there are many classes available.

Theme.Theme Classes are easy theme-based workouts like mood rides, club bangers and holiday rides.

Music. These are similar to the theme categories, but are based on a particular music genre or an artist.

Groove.Groove. This is an interesting class. This class is choreography-based and will have you moving on your bike to the beat.

Pro bike. These are instructed by professional cyclists, who share their Tips & Tricks on the road to improve your riding performance.

Peloton running classes

Running is the next category in the overall Peloton. Many of the categories related to running are cycling-related, so we will skip those that overlap and focus only on running-specific ones.

Running. These classes will help you train more efficiently and avoid injuries while you increase your mileage.

Endurance. These are more intense, but last for a longer time.

Speed.Like interval training for cyclists, these focus on going faster for a shorter period of time and then recovering. This cycle is repeated over and over.

Peloton strength classes

We will be covering strength next, which is a Peloton category that is pretty obvious. The definitions of bodyweight are bodyweight workouts; upper body is upper body work outs; lower body is lower body work outs and core refers to core exercises.

Lightweights and Arms

Strength for runners. These strength workouts are designed to complement runners’ specific training and injury prevention.

Resistance bands.These classes are for upper body strength and use resistance bands to increase muscular endurance in the arms, shoulders, chest, back, and chest.

Barre.Barre is a low-impact, high-energy class that focuses on lowering, pulse and isometric holds. These classes are full of lower-body training and booty.

Peloton pilates classes focus on flexibility and core strength.

Prenatal.Prenatal Strength classes are modified to be safe for pregnant mothers looking for an effective and safe workout.

Peloton yoga classes

Flow.Flow yoga class is active vinyasa-style. It focuses on moving from one pose to another.

Focus Flow. These are flow workouts that focus on specific areas, such as your hips or core.

Power. The power category is similar to a flow class but with more poses and repetitions of movements. Before you start these classes, it is a good idea to have some yoga experience.

Slow flow.Slowflow is the exact opposite of power. These classes allow for more instruction and deeper stretching.

Restorative.Restorative classes ask you to hold poses for a long time. You may need to hold the poses for as long as 5-10 minutes or more. You can relax and calm down your nervous system by taking a break.

Yoga anywhere.Yoga everywhere classes can be divided into standing or chair yoga. These are great for yoga training even if you don’t have a mat to lay on the ground.

Basics of yoga. These classes are broken down into movements so that you can learn and practice each one. This is great if you find the flow classes too fast or want to improve your technique.

Peloton cardio classes

HIIT.HIIT classes look similar to the tread and bike’s interval categories. These workouts focus on short bursts with high intensity and periods of recovery.

Music HIIT. These are HIIT workouts that follow a particular genre or artist.

Family. These are great workouts for kids to do with their parents. Jess Sims teaches them all and is great for anyone who has trouble finding the time to exercise while caring for their children.

This is cardio with music. These classes are great for people who like Zumba.

Walking classes with Peloton

Power walking.Power Walking is about speed and going fast, not making it harder by climbing more hills.

Hiking.Hiking can be compared to climbing from cycling. While you aren’t going to be focusing on going faster, increasing resistance by using a more inclined treadmill angle, it will increase the resistance.

Run + walk. These classes are perfect for beginners or those who just want to get back into running.

Peloton hidden classes

The last category, and the most secret, on the Peloton that I find especially useful is the foam rolling classes. These classes can be found by simply typing foam rolling into the search bar. These classes are perfect for anyone who has a foam roller but wants to learn how to use it with a guide. Foam rolling can be a great way to get your body back after a hard workout, especially when you are doing it while cycling.

This concludes the list of all the Peloton categories you can find on your bike, tread, and digital app. You can also check out our sessions and stacking guides as well as how you cast Peloton workouts on your TV.

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