The Complete Guide to Peloton

Whether you’re starting a fitness journey or switching up your routine, learn how Peloton can help you reach your goals.

January 31, 2023
two people working out on peloton bike and yoga mat in living room.

If you’re looking for an all-in-one experience that’s energizing, motivating and fun, then it’s time to discover all the ways Peloton can meet your fitness needs.


Peloton has something for everyone–from goals to experience level and even musical taste! Discover a routine that’s right for you with instructor-led classes and workouts ranging from cycling and boxing to strength training and yoga.


Can’t make it to a live class? No problem–they’re available on-demand to fit your schedule.


Peloton and the Peloton App deliver a new way to move, but don’t forget, you’ll need an All-Access Membership to enjoy content on your favorite Peloton equipment. With several options available, you can choose the one that's right for you.


You can find the latest Peloton equipment at DICK’S Sporting Goods, including:

Ready to transform the way you train? Let’s take a closer look at how Peloton can help you reach your fitness goals.


Switch Up Your Routine

Peloton offers a variety of classes and workouts to fit your fitness needs. Class times typically range from five to 60 minutes with beginner, intermediate and advanced levels available. During a class, you can track real-time metrics like cadence, resistance, output and heart rate. Classes and workouts include:


Fitness Categories

  • Cycling
  • Bike Bootcamp (cardio on the bike and strength on the mat for a complete workout)
  • Running
  • Walking
  • Tread Bootcamp (cardio on the Peloton Tread and strength on the mat for a complete workout)

Equipment-Free Workouts

  • Strength
  • Boxing
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Pilates
  • Barre
  • Cardio 
  • Stretching
  • And more



Sometimes all you need for a successful workout is a little extra motivation–and Peloton offers plenty of encouragement that’s both fun and inspiring.


A Connected Community

Connect and compete with family, friends and other members of a virtual community as you work toward your fitness goals. The whole household can also create individual profiles with an All-Access Membership. You can even see who’s “here now” on the leaderboard and invite friends to join live and on-demand classes.


Want to recognize someone for hitting a milestone or cheer them on during a workout? Just tap their username on the leaderboard to send virtual encouragement in the form of a “high five."


Instructors that Inspire

Feel inspired to reach your fitness goals (and beyond) with the guidance of Peloton’s 50-plus world-class instructors. They combine structured programming with personalized routines to motivate, guide and push you harder. During a class, you can track real-time metrics like cadence, resistance, output and heart rate.



Move to the Music

If music is an essential part of your fitness, then you’ll love sweating to Peloton’s library of songs. Pedal to a playlist featuring your favorite artists or discover new ones ranging from classic rock to disco and everything in between.


Have a favorite artist? Peloton features iconic artists series with a collection of workouts set to the soundtrack of music’s biggest names. Plus, you can even “like” tracks from your workouts and create a Peloton-curated playlist on your preferred streaming platform.



There are so many ways to stay motivated with Peloton, from body tracking to class stacking, programs to challenges, You can also filter classes based on your needs and interests, such as duration, focus and music–just to name a few!

Track Your Body Activity

Body tracking visual

Body Activity allows users to track the muscle groups they’ve already worked for the week and get personalized class recommendations for a well-rounded routine. As a muscle is worked more, the color on your Body Activity tracker will change from clear to dark blue. You can monitor the muscles you’re working out the most after each workout and track your progress from week to week. Body Activity is available for strength, running and cycling



Peloton programs feature a collection of classes designed by instructors to help you reach a specific goal from classes focused exclusively on core workouts to marathon training guides. Progress bars allow you to monitor your status by tracking the classes that need to be completed before unlocking the next one in each program. 



Peloton Challenges allow users to commit to a goal, track their progress and earn badge rewards (gold, silver and bronze) upon completion. Some common challenge examples include:

  • Activity Challenge – for example, work out at least five days throughout the month to receive a bronze badge, 10 days for silver and 15 days for gold
  • Cycling Challenge – for example, run at least 50 minutes throughout the month to receive a bronze badge, 100 minutes for silver and 150 minutes for gold
  • Strength Challenge – for example, complete five strength classes throughout the month to receive a bronze badge, 10 for silver and 15 for gold

New challenges are added every month, with seasonal and annual challenges also available. 



Ready to get started? Explore our collection of Peloton equipment. You can also take your workout with you anywhere, anytime by downloading the Peloton App and starting your free 60-day trial. And, be sure to check out our guide to How to Get the Most Out of the Peloton App.