Last year, Peloton expanded their classes offerings and started to expand into Pilates and Barre. This was a huge success and Peloton has continued to update the Pilates content over the year!
Prior to Peloton, I had only tried Pilates once at Solidcore and aboslutely loved the workout so I was really excited to have an at-home version. I'll be the first to admit I'm not very coordinated (or patient, I like more high intensity workouts) so being able to do these workouts at home was appealing to me.
I've now completed quite a few of these workouts and in this post I'll share with you everything you need to know about Peloton Pilates and why you should start including them in your workout routine!
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What is Peloton Pilates?
Peloton Pilates is Peloton's version of Pilates classes. The classes don't require any fancy equipment so they're the perfect workout to do at home (they also don't usually include any weights either so they make for a great workout to do if you're traveling or on vacation!).
Peloton Pilates are taught by instructors Kristin McGee, Aditi Shah, Ally Love, Emma Lovewell, Jess King, Rebecca Kennedy, Kendall Toole, Anna Greenberg, Sam Yo, and Hannah Corbin - however they're always adding new instructors so this will more than likely expand in the future!
The Peloton Pilates classes can be found under the "Strength" section on the Peloton Bike, Tread and Digital App and is included in your membership.
What is Pilates?
If you're new to Pilates it can be hard to know what to expect! Pilates is a type of exercise that focuses on toning and lengthening the body. It's a low-impact workout that is perfect for all fitness levels and has been shown to improve flexibility, posture, strength and balance.
In my experience Pilates can be sneaky - it starts out super slow and easy, and then quickly turns into a burner workout (not in intensity, but more in using smaller muscle groups that other workouts usually don't work). I absolutely love using Pilates for cross training for my running!
What to Wear for Pilates
Before you take a Pilates class you'll want to make sure you're dressed appropriately! Typically what you would wear for any other workout is good to wear for Pilates. I like to wear leggings and a tank top, and usually don't wear shoes during the workout (they do sell special Pilates socks that are grippy but I haven't found I've needed them yet. I think this might be more for a studio Pilates class that has hardwood).
Peloton Pilates Review
I took my first Pilates class as part of the Hardcore on the Floor calendar one month and absolutely loved it! I think the Peloton instructors do an amazing job at explaining everything. As a beginner, I found it easy to follow and keep up in class.
I did a beginner workout for my first one and found that I was able to do all the moves, but they did also mention modifications if I found something a little too difficult. I found they did a really good job of slowly progressing into moves too so I'd have some practice with a move before we added on to it.
Overall I really love the Peloton Pilates and think it's a great addition to the strength class offerings. I love to use Pilates as cross training for my running and love how low impact it is while still making me so sore!
How to Find Peloton Pilates Classes
You can find the Peloton Pilates classes on the Peloton Bike, Tread and App under the "Strength" section.
When you go into strength, click on the filters and under "Class Type" Peloton Pilates will be at the bottom. Once you click this filter it'll show only the Pilates classes.
Pilates Challenges and Badges
Every now and then Peloton will launch limited edition badges for Pilates! They sometimes will do badges like complete so many classes in a certain amount of time to get a special badge.
Since the Pilates classes fall under strength, there is no Pilates Century Club or milestones like that. The Pilates classes count towards overall strength milestones.
If you're looking for something new to add to your workout routine, I highly recommend adding in Peloton Pilates to your schedule. The workouts are low impact and perfect for every fitness level, and you don't need any special equipment! The instructors are amazing and do a great job of explaining everything.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Peloton Pilates classes cost?
Peloton Pilates classes are free with your Peloton membership! They can be accessed on the Peloton Bike, Tread or on the digital app.
What equipment do I need?
What level are classes for?
The Peloton Pilates classes are for all levels! They do have some of them labeled specifically as beginner and if you're a beginner like me, those are good to do first to get some practice before moving on to more advanced moves. They even have intro classes! The nice thing about Pilates is that it's low impact so it's a perfect strength workout to do for cross training.
How long are classes?
The classes range in length from 10 to 45 minutes long.