Have you been using the same old username on Peloton for a while and are ready for a change? Or maybe you just made a typo when you first set up your account and have been meaning to fix it. Whatever the reason, changing your Peloton username is a pretty easy process. Here's a quick step-by-step guide on how to do it.
Table of Contents
- What is a Peloton Leaderboard Username?
- Why Does your Leaderboard Name Matter?
- Can You Change Your Peloton Username?
- How Often Can I Change My Username?
- Username Changes and Milestones
- How to Change Your Username
- New Usernames and Old Workouts
- Tips for Choosing a Peloton Leaderboard Name
- Things to Avoid When Choosing a Peloton Username
- How to Find Out if a Username is Available
- Can You Have Two Usernames on Peloton?
- Final Thoughts
What is a Peloton Leaderboard Username?
A Peloton Leaderboard username is the name that displays on the leaderboard when you take a class on the Peloton app or bike. If you're not familiar with the Peloton Leaderboard, it's basically a ranking of all the people who took the same class as you, based on output in a class. Your username is how other Peloton users will identify you on the Leaderboard, as well as what instructors will call out.
Why Does your Leaderboard Name Matter?
Peloton Leaderboard names are basically the way you'll be known in the Peloton community. If you're looking to make friends and connect with other users, you'll want to choose a name that's easy for others to remember. A lot of people tend to use puns or inside jokes for their Leaderboard names, so feel free to be creative!
Can You Change Your Peloton Username?
If you're like me and had regrets over your Peloton username, the good news is that you can change it!
How Often Can I Change My Username?
If you change your mind about your username, the good news is that it's easy to change and you can change it anytime. Peloton doesn't limit how many username changes you have so you can always change it if you think of something else. The only thing to consider is that if you take live classes often, you might not want to change it too often so instructors can recognize you and give shoutouts.
Username Changes and Milestones
When you change your Peloton username, your milestones, output PRs and everything tied to your account will stay the same. These metrics are linked to your e-mail address so changing your username won't impact them.
How to Change Your Username
Ready to change your username? Here's the easy steps to do it:
In the Peloton App, Bike or Tread (I prefer to do this on my phone - I find it's easier for me to type than on the bike or tread), go to your profile.
Click on the edit button (it looks like a little paper with pencil icon, in the top right corner)
In this section, click on "username" and you can edit your username to be whatever you want it to be.
Once you decide on a new username, click save in the top right corner. Your new username will appear instantly!
New Usernames and Old Workouts
When you change your Peloton username, your old workouts will also update with it so the leaderboard will display your new username.
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Tips for Choosing a Peloton Leaderboard Name
So now that you've decided to change your Peloton username, how do you decide on what to make the new one? If you can't think of anything off the top of your head, here are a few tips to help you out.
Use your first name or nickname: A lot of people on the Leaderboard use their first name as their username so it's easy for instructors to remember and give shoutouts. If your first name is common, you can also try adding your last initial to help differentiate yourself and some numbers. For example, "JohnD" or "SusanB." This is what most of the instructors use for usernames when they take classes!
Include a Hobby: If you're looking for something a little more unique, try incorporating one of your hobbies into your username. For example, "Runnergirl" or "yoga4lyfe."
Get Creative: If you can't think of anything else, try thinking outside the box and being creative with your username. You can use puns, inside jokes, made-up words, really anything you can think of.
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Things to Avoid When Choosing a Peloton Username
While for the most part you can make your Peloton username anything you want it to be, there are some things you may want to avoid.
If you want to be called out during class by an instructor, make your username easy to read. Include capitalization and make it easy for the instructor to be able to call out quickly.
Try to avoid using words that can be offensive or be misconstrued as offensive. Obviously, this is subjective so use your best judgment. If your username includes profanity or something that sounds like it, Peloton instructors oftentimes will avoid calling it out.
Don't make your username too long. The leaderboard only displays a certain number of characters for the username so if it's too long, it will get cut off.
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How to Find Out if a Username is Available
So now that you've found the perfect leaderboard name, how do you check if it's still available?
When you type the leaderboard name into the username line and click save, it'll automatically tell you is it's already taken. If it is, it'll prompt you to select another username. If it's available, it'll save.
Can You Have Two Usernames on Peloton?
If you have a Peloton bike or tread, you can have up to 5 users on your account and each of them will have their own leaderboard names.
When you set up these profiles you'll enter in unique e-mail addresses. The user can then log in using that e-mail address and create their own leaderboard name.
If you use the Peloton digital app, you can only have 1 username per account.
Changing your username on the Peloton leaderboard is easy to do and only takes a few seconds. And if you ever decide you want to change it again, you can always go back and edit it.
Remember, when choosing a new leaderboard name, to make it something easy to read and pronounce during class so instructors can call you out. Avoid using profanity or anything that could be offensive and try to make it somewhat unique so you stand out on the leaderboard.
Do you have any tips for choosing a good Peloton leaderboard name? Do you have a super creative username? Let us know in the comments below!