You’ve seen the commercial, “Hello, Let’s Go!” It features a woman pedaling a state-of-the-art fitness bike while being motivated by an interactive online class and the Ramones’ song “Blitzkrieg Bop.” Now Westporters can “Hey ho, let’s go!” on their own Peloton bikes or treadmills. They are available for trial and purchase at the Westport showroom, which opened this past October.
Peloton—named after the main group of riders in a race—was founded in 2012 with the purpose of offering professionally coached, group workouts in the privacy, comfort and convenience of home. Each bike and treadmill has a built-in touchscreen that streams up to twenty daily live classes from the NYC studio and some 4,000 on-demand rides. The elite instructors push you through each workout, and you have the option of redoing favorite routines to set a new personal best. For live classes, you can compete in real time with others who have taken the ride, both live and on-demand. The high-performance, customizable sessions are designed to be grueling yet fun muscle-and-endurance builders.
You can stop in to buy a bike or treadmill (they arrive mostly preassembled) or register for a digital membership—or do an actual workout in one of the in-store studios. Running outdoors? Coached workouts are streamed to your phone. 58 Main St.; onepeloton.com
A few authentic gear picks for those who ride “Team Peloton”
Breathable, indoor shoes with built-in cleats for added grip. $125
Pump up your ride with one- to three-pound weights that attach to the bike. $25
Go ahead, get sweaty—this insulated water bottle has a nonslip grip. $25
Place this mat under your bike and never worry about scuff marks. $59
HEART RATE MONITOR
This ANT+ and BLE strap tracks your heart rate as you go, go, go. $49
“Since many of our EARLIEST ADOPTERS ARE IN THE TRI-STATE AREA, we felt launching in the Westport market was a natural extension for our brand.”
—JEAN PARKER, SVP, RETAIL
All images contributed by Peloton.