Welcome to Workout Wednesdays! Each Wednesday, we will be providing you with the inside scoop on all things fitness! This week read about how we EVOLVED our fitness.

 In honor of Bike to Work Week, this Workout Wednesday is dedicated to the only cycling studio we have ever wanted to go back to. We are, of course, talking about Peloton Cycle in Chelsea. Peloton’s studio is the definition of a sleek, trendy New York fitness studio. The only indoor cycling studio that streams online classes (so, no matter where you are, you can experience that coveted group fitness class experience). When you first walk into the studio, you are immersed in a streamlined store offering everything from clothes to fitness accessories ( in case you forgot anything for class). Then you head into a HUGE cafe/waiting area offering spin devotees a pre & post-workout fix. Before you know it you, it is time to head into class (with complimentary shoe rental, water bottle, and towel). We were fortunate enough to take, Jennifer Jacobs’  45-minute class as she uses her real life experience from living in the South of France to motivate students up those intense hills.  Her fun, motivational vibe and cool-girl music will keep you connected to class and allow you to push yourself to your best results yet. Read our conversation with her below to learn more about her passion for Peloton.

Image via Peloton

Image via Peloton

What makes Peloton stand out?

Peloton is more than just a bike. It’s more than just a “spin class” or a “spin studio”.  Peloton is innovation.  Peloton is the future of fitness.  What Peloton does through its innovative technology is literally bring people around the world with a common interest all together at the same time. It allows those who cannot experience a live ride with their friends, experience it at a later time.  As an instructor,  it goes beyond anything I could have dreamed of.  As an instructor at Peloton, I have the ability to reach out and touch so many people lives over and over again.  The on-demand features allow me to coach all these people, so they can  reach their fitness goals or to just have a great time!

 What’s the one thing you always do when planning a class?

I always try to make sure that the music in my playlist is fun and motivating but that it also makes sense to the cadence and resistance I ask the class to follow.  I also make sure the music progresses in the right way to follow the type of class I am teaching whether it be an interval, endurance or a recovery ride.

Image via Peloton

Image via Peloton

Describe the atmosphere? Ideal demographic?  All levels?

 The atmosphere  is collegial and ,most of all,  fun and motivating!  I don’t have any ideal demographic and I welcome all levels to my class.  It’s great to be able to teach everyone.  Each and every student always has something they bring with them to the class and the entire peloton.

What is your go-to pre & post workout snack?

Bananas are the perfect form of energy both pre and post workout for the quick energy beforehand and the replenishment of potassium after.

What is your ultimate health/fitness tip you swear by?

Never forget to do some dynamic stretching before your workout.  Many people either skip or just forget to warm up their bodies before jumping into a workout. You’d be amazed at how just a few minutes of dynamic stretching helps prevent so many potential injuries.

I always tell people who are intimidated to take my class to?

Don’t be intimidated.  This ride is not about me- it’s about them.  I am their instructor, guide and motivator.  I may be there to help guide them but in the end, it’s their ride.  Ride how you want.  Ride how you feel.

When I’m teaching.I am most impressed by a student who?
Gives it their all especially when they hear a song they really like.  It’s amazing how motivating a favorite song can be even during the last 5 minutes of a class -somehow a song can make you dig deeper than you never have before.

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