Best Classes from the Peloton App

Sharing the best Peloton app classes, especially since I’ve been using the app for just under three years! There’s a lot of variety in the platform and it can be confusing to sift through all of the options. Here are my very faves! 

Hi friends! How’s the morning going? I hope you’re enjoying the long weekend even though let’s be real, every day feels pretty much the same right now. 😉 We’ll probably grill some black bean burgers and head out for a swim.

For this post, I’m sharing some of my favorite classes from the Peloton app! They have so may great classes and I feel like I’m constantly discovering new workouts and instructors that I love. Here are some of my top picks that you can use to get started, especially if you’re trying out their trial membership. Check out my tips here on how to create a workout plan following Peloton workouts and my favorite instructors!

Sharing the best classes from the Peloton app!

Best Peloton App Classes

The app is divided into categories: strength, yoga, cardio, meditation, running, outdoor (audio), cycling, stretching, bootcamp, and walking.

From here, you can pick your class depending on your goals and mood:

Strength, yoga or bootcamp if you’re looking for strength work

Yoga, stretching, or meditation if you want to zen out

Cycling, running, walking, cardio, or bootcamp if you’re looking for cardio benefits

For the class you choose, you can filter the workout depending on the instructor, how long you want to work out, type of class, etc. 

Sharing the best classes from the Peloton app!

Here are my top choices for each workout mode:

Strength: I like the 20 or 30-minute classes the most, and you can choose whether you want an upper body, lower body, core, total body, or bodyweight workout. To be totally honest, I’m not crazy about the Peloton strength workouts. I often feel underwhelmed and that’s from someone who loves Peloton! I’ve only found one strength instructor that I genuinely enjoy: Jess Sims. I highly recommend her workouts!

Yoga: For these classes, I prefer the 30-minute flows. Aditi is a great instructor and I also like Denis. Their yoga offerings have dramatically improved over the past year and keep getting better and better.

Cardio: I haven’t tried many of these classes, mostly because I usually use the bike for cardio when I’m on the Peloton app. The 20-minute HIIT cardio looks like a solid choice, and Jess Sims leads some of these, so you know her classes will be good. I’ve tried the dance cardio but couldn’t get into it.

Running: For the running classes, I prefer the themed runs (like an 80s run) or HIIT runs. Olivia is my favorite running instructor. She makes it fun and challenging and somehow is never out of breath? If I had to teach a running class WHILE RUNNING, I would be huffing and puffing all over the place.

Cycling: This is the #1 reason why I have and love the Peloton app. I started my Peloton journey using the app propped up on a spin bike and finally bought a bike a couple of years ago. My favorite rides: Live DJ rides (my #1!), themed rides (like Latin Ride or Greatest Showman ride), Sundays with Love with Ally, and Club Bangers with Alex.

Stretching: I feel like the stretching classes are a bit underwhelming, too, but will often do them when I need someone to force me to stretch. They’re pretty basic and they don’t often go into the “why” behind stretching certain muscle groups.

Sharing the best classes from the Peloton app!

Peloton Classes Review

With all of the Peloton classes I’ve taken – 234 and climbing – there are only a handful of ones that I didn’t love. I skipped out on some of the bootcamp/strength workouts (they just felt blah to me) and wasn’t crazy about dance cardio. I feel like sometimes they offer too many things instead of focusing on the modes that they do extremely well, like cycling and running. (I understand why more = better, but also think it’s worthwhile to focus on your strengths, ya know?)

If you’re going to take a class for the first time and you don’t have a spin bike, I recommend starting off with the running or walking workouts. Try out some of Jess Sim’s strength classes and cap it off with a nice yoga stretch from Denis. 🙂

So Peloton friends: what are your top classes on the app? Sundays with Love and Live DJ cycling are my very faves.




My review of the Peloton App

Peloton bike review (and is it worth the money?)

Favorite Peloton instructors

How to PR on your Peloton bike

How to create a workout plan using Peloton

Heads up: this post isn’t sponsored in any way and I’m not affiliated with Peloton. I just really like them. 

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  1. Emily on May 25, 2020 at 7:25 am

    I agree that Jess Sims is the absolute best! Tough, funny and well structured workouts. I also have a love/hate relationship with her workouts that incorporate lyrics into the movements. I did one class where you had to do a burpee every time Usher sings ‘u/you’ in the song ‘U remind me’. I’d never realised how many times that actually happens!

    I also like Denis, and for outside runs I tend to head for Matty’s classes, which usually have fun music. Sadly I’m in the UK so I rarely get to do any of the live classes with the US instructors!

  2. Julie V on May 25, 2020 at 10:04 am

    Yessss Jess is the best! I started taking her classes at other studios in NY long before she joined Peloton and she’s such a gem.

    • Amber S on May 25, 2020 at 4:25 pm

      Jess Sims is definitely my favorite Peloton trainer. I do her bootcamps and HIIT classes a lot. She’s tough, but makes it fun!

  3. Lauren on May 25, 2020 at 10:13 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the Peloton classes and strength. Have the tread. Jess Sims is my favorite..once they resume a true live schedule-please try the Saturday 60 with Jess ….it’s a 60 min bootcamp—basically 6–10 min workouts. Lots of people do the tread portion on the bike! I love Aditi yoga too! Today I am going to try the new tread instructor–Adrian–his 10 min arms was great:)

    Have a wonderful day.


  4. Lisa on May 25, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Emma’s Crush Your Core program is the best! I’ve been doing her core classes daily for the past year.

    • Fitnessista on May 25, 2020 at 2:20 pm

      ok i love emma and haven’t tried this class! i need to check it out

  5. Christina on May 25, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    I CANNOT live without our Gold Medal champ, Christine D’Ercole. Her Climb Rides are #1, her Pink ride is one of the best, so much so that I have taken it 5 times. She is real, funny, a World Champion Cycling Champ and her words resonate like no other instructor..Wouldn’t you want a world class cycling champ teaching you?

    • Trainer AJ on May 25, 2020 at 8:19 pm

      Oh I love all the different type of classes!

      • Heather on May 26, 2020 at 12:04 am

        Andy Speer for stretching is wonderful! Olivia Amato has a few solid, hard core classes. Matt Wilpers by far is my favorite spin instructor . He is the best at creating workouts with structure and purpose.

    • Faye Holloway on June 6, 2020 at 9:07 pm

      How do I find her Pink ride?

  6. Kirsten H on May 26, 2020 at 4:43 am

    I just got Peloton when they were offering the 90 day free trial like a month ago and I’ve been loving their spin classes (I don’t have a peloton, just a cheap spin bike). My favorite instructors are Leanne Hainsby, Ally Love, and Robin. Also, loving their running classes and I normally HATE running! I am going to continue my subscription after the 90 days because there is just SO much content on the app that you can easily incorporate into a routine.

  7. Faye on June 6, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    WOW – I can’t believe Jess King didn’t come up. I take her rides the most and recently I have fallen in love with the power zone rides after taking my FTP test. That is a brutal 20 minutes, but then you know what your training zones are and can keep increasing them. I love seeing that number go up. Matt Whilpers is my favorite for that. I love Aditi and Dennis for yoga, but Dennis on the bike is painful – don’t love the music or the talking. That’s okay though – some people probably do. I’m so excited to try some new stuff from all of these suggestions. The peloton has been my savior through COVID. I also really like Ross Rayburn for meditation.

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