Recently signed up for the Peloton app or purchased yourself a Peloton bike?
If you answered yes and you’re eager to get involved in the Peloton world, then it only makes sense that you should be interested in learning a little more about the different types of instructors available for you to choose from.
Just like with attending your local gym’s workout classes, you’re bound to find that as you become more familiar with Peloton, you find yourself clicking with certain instructors more than others.
While there might be one instructor that helps you unlock your potential and really push you, there might be another instructor that’s perfect for those days when all you want to do is get moving and enjoy a low-impact workout.
This is the wonderful thing about Peloton! Besides offering you a vast array of classes and different exercises to choose from (with that figure growing daily, might we add) Peloton also has a huge catalog of instructors for you to choose from.
Today we’re going to be talking about some of the best instructors that both Peloton newbies and long-timers can’t get enough of.
Before we jump any further into this guide, though, it’s very important to note that all Peloton instructors are worthy of praise, highly skilled professionals, and simply awesome at what they do.
So the instructors that we list below might not necessarily be who you deem to be the “top” instructors – as that’s entirely subjective and up to you to decide as you begin to take classes and get a feel for each instructor.
Nevertheless, to get you started in the world of Peloton and help familiarize you with some of the senior instructors – we’re going to be talking you through some of the most celebrated and loved instructors below.
So, without further ado, ready to discover your new go-to instructor who’s going to help you achieve all of your fitness dreams and then some? Just read on!
Best Beginner Yoga Instructor: Denis Morton
Do you fancy harnessing your energy, improving your flexibility, and helping to level up your overall body strength? Kicking off our list of top Peloton instructors we have selected Denis Morton – who offers classes in both cycling and yoga, but more so beginner yoga.
Born in the sunny state (otherwise known as Florida) Denis Morton has over 14 years of fitness leadership experience and he applies this to each and every one of his carefully planned classes – regardless of whether he’s showing you how to work a yoga block or hit a new personal best on the bike.
One of the most distinguishing features of Denis’ classes is his ability to encourage and inspire with his fun and energetic personality.
He’ll make you laugh with a joke when you need a distraction from the burn (his yoga classes are known for gradually increasing in intensity throughout the duration of them) and uplift you with words of encouragement when you feel like throwing in the towel and quitting.
Not only that, but a huge part of vibing with a Peloton instructor is the type of music that they like to play during their classes! Some of Denis’ top tracks to play during his classes are a mix of classics and throwbacks including Africa by TOTO and Wish You Were Here by Wyclef Jean.
One thing’s for sure, no matter whether you’re unwinding with a yoga class or gearing up for a spin session on the bike – you’ll find yourself grooving along with Denis’ crowd-pleasing playlists!
Best Advanced Yoga Instructor: Aditi Shah
Next up on our list, we have crowned Aditi Shah as our top choice for advanced yoga classes. So, if you’re already a yogi looking to make the most of your practice while in the comfort of your very own home or yoga studio – Aditi Shah is your girl!
Truly passionate about yoga, Aditi believes that yoga is a sacred practice that will allow you to blend together with your outside world with your inner world, while also providing you with the opportunity to merge a physical workout with an emotional and spiritual one, too.
Ideal for yoga fans of all abilities but particularly well-suited to those who already have experience in yoga, Aditi takes a “can-do” approach to all of her workouts and will instil you with a drive to succeed and better yourself – class after class.
Just take it from Aditi, this is what she has to say about the way that she likes to motivate her yoga students:
“Yoga is a direction – you are aiming for a posture. You don’t have to get there today, but you do have to start, you do have to try. When I began practicing, I could not get my hands to the ground.”
Just like her bold personality, you’ll also find that her playlists are a reflection of the enthusiasm that she brings to each and every one of her classes.
So, if you plan on taking an advanced yoga class with her, then you can expect to enjoy rhythmic bops such as Do It by girl duo Chloe x Halle and more relaxed, laid back tunes such as What They’ll Say About Us by FINNEAS.
Best High-Intensity Spin Instructor: Alex Toussaint
The man who simply needs no introduction – even if you’re yet to take your very first Peloton cycling class, we’re sure that you’ll have already heard about Alex Toussaint and his next-level cycling classes!
A true “no-frills” instructor, Alex Toussaint is the type of instructor that doesn’t like to play any game – or waste any time of your workout, for that matter.
As soon as you begin a class with Alex, you’ll be met by his infectious enthusiasm and energetic playlists that are filled with throwback tunes and catchy rhythms that will help you maximize your spinning session.
If you’re on the hunt for a spinning instructor who’s going to be able to guarantee that you see results – take it from us when we say that Alex is the perfect instructor for you to go with!
Plus, thanks to his drive to succeed and his military background, Alex will instil within you a discipline that you never even knew you had, while also uplifting you with his words of encouragement.
One thing’s for sure, Alex Toussaint is one of those rare instructors who will be able to help you exceed your expectations time and time again, while also ensuring that you have a great time and truly enjoy yourself while up on that bike.
Try a class with him when you want a workout that you’re going to feel the next day – you won’t regret it!
Best Uplifting Spin Instructor: Robin Arzon
Are you in need of some motivation while up on that spin bike? If so, then we recommend that you take a few classes with Robin Arzon… she’ll see you through each class with energy and confidence, time and time again!
Described by Peloton as being their Vice President of Fitness Programming, it should come as simply no surprise to hear that Robin Arzon is an instructor that believes that sweat, dedication, and the willingness to try are key to transforming a person’s life!
So much so, that Robin Arzon is extremely passionate about helping Peloton members unlock their abilities and push themselves to reach new levels of fitness heights – all while ensuring that they have plenty of fun and fulfillment along the way, too.
Wondering how she’ll motivate you to take your fitness goals and break through them? Well, according to the lady herself, Robin will motivate you to unleash your potential and unlock your amazing potential by giving you plenty of tough love while on that cycling bike.
Unlike other instructors, Robin lives by the motto of, “The pride of hard work lasts longer than the discomfort. So, no matter what, just keep showing up and trying” – and we don’t know about you, but we think that that sounds like a recipe for fitness success. If you’re interested in taking out a class with Robin… you won’t regret it!
As for her music taste? We’re sure that you’ll love it. As eclectic as her infectious personality, you’ll find a variety of different crowd-favorite tracks on her playlists, including classics such as 9-5 by Dolly Parton, and Lean on Me by Club Nouveau. Robin brings the energy!
Best Tread Instructor: Adrian Williams
If cardio is your thing and you want to push yourself to reach new running heights – then we strongly recommend that you take a class with Adrian Williams!
Known as being a “powerhouse” of an instructor with a sensitive side that you might not have expected upon first impressions – Adrian brings a lighthearted sense of humor and his unmistakable Bronx-influenced personality to ensure that you’re able to reach your fitness running goals and then some.
Here’s what Adrian has to say about the way that he likes to teach his running/tread classes:
“Working out should feel good! My goal is to empower people to form healthy habits to carry with them for the rest of their lives. I will challenge you, then hit you with positivity. At the end of the day, I want to bring you joy!”Adrian Williams
Not only that, but besides wanting to ensure that you feel uplifted and full of happiness after each and every workout that you take with him, Adrian also prides himself on his passion for pushing his clients and class attendees to unlock their potential by pushing themselves to hit new goals.
Even though he’s friendly and known for his tendency to crack a joke or two, you can bet your bottom dollar that Adrian will encourage you to fight through the desire to throw in the towel and enjoy the feeling of being uncomfortable.
Because that’s where the growth happens, and how you’re going to begin to see real and tangible results that you can be proud of!
Alongside his infectious personality that will keep you coming back for consistent lessons with Adrian, you might also be interested to learn a little more about the type of music that he likes to include in all of his playlists!
To give you an idea of what you can expect from Adrian, some of his favorite tracks are God’s Plan by Drake and Safaera by Bad Bunny, Jowell and Randy, and Nengo Flow – need we say more? You’ll love taking a tread class with Adrian!
Best Strength Tread Instructor: Jess Sims
Regardless of whether you’re well acquainted with the world of Peloton or you’ve just recently started out in the community, we’re sure that you’ll have heard of Jess Sims!
Known as being both a successful athlete and natural-born leader – Jess Sims was the captain of her college basketball team for 3 years before she decided to swap out the court in search of another goal to reach.
After she left college, she spent time as a school teacher and even went so far as to open up brand new schools in areas of NYC and Boston that desperately needed them.
However, after that was achieved Jess was ready to spread her wings in search of something new to conquer – which is when she found herself a tread instructor for Peloton!
Providing her with the opportunity to get back to her athletic roots, Jess will put you through your paces if you decide to take a class with her!
With a focus on fun and discipline, Jess Sims will help you to break through your blocks and reach new fitness heights by helping you strengthen both your physical fitness and your mental stamina – all while ensuring that you hop off the treadmill feeling like you’re on top of the world. Don’t believe us?
Here’s what Jess has to say:
“I want everyone to feel like an athlete while working out, so I coach in the mindset of being in a game. I love mental breakthroughs because when we get out of our own way, out of our own head, that’s where the magic happens.”Jess Sims
As for her music taste? We think that you’ll love that too!
In order to ensure that you feel fired up, motivated, and ready to breakthrough and unleash your potential up on that treadmill, Jess will combine her tough-love approach with a variety of energetic and bold song choices.
Tracks such as Hip Hop Hooray by Naughty by Nature and Murder She Wrote by Chaka Demus and Pliers. One thing’s for sure, it’ll feel like you’re at a party!
Best Peloton Instructor for Fun & Good Energy: Cody Rigsby
Last but certainly not least, if you’re currently on the search for a Peloton instructor that’s going to be able to instil you with good energy and positive vibes – then you’ll be making an excellent choice to decide to take a class on the spin bike with Cody Rigsby!
Known for his impeccable music taste and words of wisdom – Cody Rigbsy is the instructor for you when you’re in need of a great workout that’s going to feel like you’ve just spent the past 30 minutes partying with a good friend.
As a former professional dancer, Cody is known for his larger-than-life personality, as well as his high-energy workouts that are full to the brim with good energy, positive vibes, and a whole lot of sweat!
According to the man himself, Cody aims to motivate those who participate in his cycling classes by celebrating his truth and encouraging everyone else to do the same.
Plus, alongside giving you a killer workout that’s going to bring in the results and help you become your very best self, Cody also puts the fun into everything he does – so you can bet that you’re going to have a ton of it if you decide to take a class with him!
Here’s what Cody has to say:
“Success happens when you allow yourself to be in the present moment — when we truly let go of any regret of the past or fear of the future.”Cody Rigsby
As for his music taste? If you’re already a part of the Peloton community, then you’ll know that Cody is known for having one of the best music tastes out of all the instructors.
With no two classes being the same, Cody likes to incorporate a variety of different music genres into his workouts and is even known to create themed playlists from time to time, too.
To give you a better idea of what type of music you can expect to hear being played in one of his classes, some of Cody’s favorite tracks right now are Mannequin by Britney Spears, and INDUSTRY BABY by Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow. You’ll have a blast!
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