One day I was working out on my Peloton bike and I started to get a crazy amount of high fives. Like - every 2 seconds someone new was high-fiving me. I'm not usually at the top of the leaderboard so I was confused why I was getting so many at one time!
When the ride ended I noticed on my stats a new little pop-up appeared: a badge that said I had completed my 50th ride. It all made sense now - I had taken my 50th ride and Peloton had let other riders know I was celebrating.
In this blog post we'll go over everything you need to know about Peloton badges and achievements, the different types of badges, and which ones actually get you free stuff!
Table of Contents
- What Are Peloton Badges?
- How to Earn Badges
- Different Types of Badges
- Let's Stay in Touch
- How Many Badges Can I Earn?
- What Workouts Can I Earn Badges On?
- Do Warm Ups and Cool Downs Count Towards Badges?
- Where to See My Badges
- Do I Get Anything for Earning Badges?
- Final Thoughts
- Let's Stay in Touch
What Are Peloton Badges?
Peloton badges are virtual awards that you earn for completing specific actions, such as getting a High Score on a Ride or joining the Peloton Community.
How to Earn Badges
Earning badges can vary depending on the type of badge you're trying to earn. Some badges are earned when you hit a number of workouts, and some are earned for completing special themed rides. Both Peloton digital and bike/treadmill users can earn badges.
Different Types of Badges
There are a few different types of badges you can earn: Milestone, Streaks, Social, Special Events, and Challenges. Here's a breakdown of each of the types of badges:
- 1st workout
- 10th workout
- 25th workout
- 50th workout
- 75th workout
- 100th workout (Century Club) - if this is your first time getting a Century Club badge, you'll also get a free shirt.
- 150 workouts
- 200 workouts
- 250 workouts
- 300 workouts
- 350 workouts
- 400 workouts
- 450 workouts
- 500 workouts
- 600 workouts
- 700 workouts
- 800 workouts
- 900 workouts
- Millennium Club (1,000 workouts)
- 1,500 workouts
- 2,000 workouts and so on.
Each type of workout will have its own milestone badges (for example you can get 50 rides milestone badge and a 50 run milestone bade).
These are awarded for doing any Peloton workout so many days or weeks in a row. There are currently:
- 52 (1 year)
- 104 (2 Years)
- 156 (3 Year)
- 208 (4 Years)
If you miss a day or a week, the counter will reset so it is possible to earn these badges more than once. (Tip: if you want to maintain your streaks but are on vacation or need a recovery day, workouts like meditations and yoga will also count towards these totals!)
These are probably the most confusing (to me at least) badges but basically, these come down to doing a workout that a certain amount of friends have done. This doesn't mean doing them live with friends like I originally thought. So if there's a ride that 20 of your Peloton friends have done at any point and you go and take it, you'll earn yourself a Swarm badge for that workout. Currently, there are:
- Dynamic Duo (working out with 1 friend)
- Three's Company (working out with 2 friends)
- Pack (working out with 3 friends)
- Squad (working out with 5 friends)
- Flock (working out with 10 friends)
- Swarm (working out with 20 friends)
If you want to add on more Peloton friends to earn social badges, feel free to add me! My leaderboard name is #ali_van.
Challenge badges are badges you earn for completing different challenges, like the monthly and annual ones. Each month Peloton will release different challenges like bike a certain amount of miles in the month to earn a monthly cycling badge (the color will depend on how many miles you do - they're generally:
- Bronze: 50 miles
- Silver: 100 miles
- Gold: 150 miles
If you're doing a workout that doesn't have miles (like yoga, strength, etc.) these badges are earned by doing a certain amount. Generally:
- Bronze: 5 workouts
- Silver: 10 workouts
- Gold: 15 workouts
Peloton also has challenge badges for the annual amount of minutes you spend working out with Peloton. The badges are earned in 1,000-minute increments and go up to 10,000.
Peloton will also occasionally have special event challenge badges and flash challenges like complete a certain amount of workouts within a span of time and earn a special badge.
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Special Event badges are given for completing special themed workouts, like Pride Month, Artist Series, Asian Heritage Month, as well as Peloton special events like Homecoming.
Each time you take a ride that's themed (you can tell its theme by the title of the ride - they'll be clearly labeled), you'll earn one of these badges. The nice thing is that you can take these rides at any point and still earn the badges so if you're new to Peloton and want a special events badge from a few years ago, you can still earn it.
How Many Badges Can I Earn?
Badges are unlimited and can be earned multiple times. You can see how many times you've earned a badge by clicking on the badge and little box will pop up with more info on the badge and how many times you've earned it.
Here's a video walkthrough of where you can see your badges and achievements on the digital app.
What Workouts Can I Earn Badges On?
Every workout is eligible for the streak,social and challenge badges, and the special event workouts will be called out with the workout's name (for example, a Women's History Month badge ride will have Women's History Month or WHM in the title of the workout).
Do Warm Ups and Cool Downs Count Towards Badges?
Warmup workouts and cooldowns do count towards badges so keep that in mind if you want to celebrate a milestone live. There's nothing worse than hopping on a cooldown ride and finding out it's your 350th ride (which just happened to me last week!).
If you do accidentally celebrate a milestone ride and want to redo it, you can always delete it and the counter will remove it.
Where to See My Badges
You can find your badges under the section "Achievements" either on your Peloton Bike, Tread, or on the digital app.
To see how many of each type you've heard, click on the badge and it'll show you how many times you've earned it.
Do I Get Anything for Earning Badges?
Besides the century shirt for the first-century club badge you get, you don't get any physical prizes for earning badges. For certain badges like milestone badges, there will be a notification that goes out to everyone on the ride, so you may see a ton of high fives during the ride. If you're on a live ride, you might even get a shout-out from an instructor!
Update: Recently Peloton announced that they will only be giving out Century Club shirts to All Access Members (members with a bike or treadmill) and will discontinue providing free shirts to digital members on August 31.
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Peloton badges are a fun way to stay motivated by working out. If you're just starting out, they can provide a nice little push to get you going and are fun to earn. If you've been working out with Peloton for a while, they serve as a nice reminder of the progress you've made over time. You can also share your badge milestones on social media to show off to your friends!