357: Peloton Adds Guidance for Used Bike Purchasers plus our interview with Dana Wexler

TCO 357 Dana Wexler | Peloton

  • Peloton unveils Peloton History Summary for the secondary market.
  • CNBC reports on Peloton dropping the free tier.
  • Is Peloton adding the ability to share classes from the bike?
  • Peloton updates delivery times for Tread+.
  • Why was the studio closed this week? Instructor Summit.
  • Ally Love and Robin Arzon are heading to PSL for their summit.
  • 2024 studio closure dates.
  • Dr. Jenn – Staying focused while in school.
  • Ben Alldis and Leanne Hainsby share wedding updates.
  • Matt Wilpers and Jeffrey McEachern complete the Boston Marathon.
  • Hannah Frankson is running the London Marathon.
  • Ash Pryor was featured in Women’s Health.
  • Matty Maggiacomo had a special visitor in the studio.
  • The latest artist series features Lauren Daigle.
  • C. J. Albertson is the top U.S. finisher at the Boston Marathon.
  • TCO Top 5.
  • This Week At Peloton.
  • Sam Yo takes you to the video store.
  • Peloton had a Latinx Celebration last weekend.
  • Peloton Apparel has a new collaboration with Hatch.

All this plus our interview with Dana Wexler!

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Peloton Adds Guidance for Used Bike Purchasers plus our interview with Dana Wexler

Let’s start by talking about you. You are going to be running the New York City Marathon.

I’m so excited. It is happening on November 3rd. It is official. I have the email finally. I’ve been waiting for a very long time.

You have the marathon in your future. My marathon is happening right now, which is dealing with your stress about the marathon.

I haven’t even started stressing about that yet. Have I? What am I doing? What am I stressing about?

You’re like, “I need to add to this run,” and then something happens and you got to come home a little early, and then you’re like, “I didn’t get going in.” 

That’s true. The thing is I’ve done a lot of different steps to make myself faster. I don’t feel like any of it is working that dramatically. I know you don’t go from week 1 to week 10, and then you made your pace 10 minutes faster per mile. I get that, but I have been seriously working on this since last August. I did make a big jump and now I feel like I can’t seem to go any further than that. That was it. That’s all I got. It’s driving me crazy because I’m trying to follow what they tell me to do with the heart rate training, so it’s just like, “Go slower.” It is so counterintuitive. Go slower to go faster.

That can’t be a thing.

The thing is I don’t have a coach. I have somebody that I check in with everyone once in a while, but I don’t have somebody saying, “Add this, try this, or do that.” If anybody out there wants to coach me for free, let me know. I am using Strava programs and I feel like that has helped me, but I also was running inside for a few months because it was so cold. Now I’m back outside and I can tell a difference in that because there wasn’t as much incline and we are surrounded by hills. When I go out for a run, there is no flat run. It’s impossible to do that around here. You have to go to the Katy Trail to find a flat.

That’s pretty flat. That’s because that was largely like a railroad. 

That was designed that way on purpose, but not for running and I don’t want to drive that far. I’m too lazy. I already spent so much time. I don’t want to drive a half hour before I start working out. 

You drive 20 or 30 minutes just to get there because it’s right behind where I work. 

Anyway, I’m excited though. I’m very excited. 

You should be, and I’m excited to stand there and watch.

I don’t know how you’re going to navigate the whole city because there are 26 miles and there are all the different burroughs that I go through. Where are you going to meet me, because there are 50,000 people?

I guess at the end.

You can’t just wait till the end. Aren’t you going to see me pass by a few times?

I don’t even know how that works.

You’re just going to sit in the hotel room till I’m like, “I’m almost there.” You’re going to be tracking me on the tracker and wandering down five minutes before I show up.

Take a little nap. See if I can find any comic book stores open in New York City.

You have plenty of time. We all know I won’t be finishing super early.

I did that at the Big Sur.

In Atlantic City, you watch me in multiple spots. You were in multiple spots there.

I had someone that knew what was going on. I had Fred, so I just went where Fred went. I didn’t do anything. That’s all different. I don’t know how to get around New York like that, especially in the middle of a marathon when the city shut down. I have no idea. That seems like that would be a business opportunity for people.

I think it’s called the New York Subway.

You can get from point A to point B.

You can’t because there’s no traffic.

Also, everybody you’re following is presumably running at a different pace. You have some people that are like, “I got to go now,” and I’m like, “I can catch the next one or the next next one.” Still doing better than me though. Let’s do our Bingo call-out before we forget.

Our Bingo call-out this week is Chelsea Jackson Roberts.

There we go. What pray tell do you have in store for people this week?

We have our interview with Dana Wexler and we are also going to be talking about Peloton just released this new history summary and all of their little tips for the secondary market. We’ve got all the details on that. We also have a recap of what we reported on two weeks ago about Peloton dropping the free tier, and now the rest of the world has decided it’s a story.

We’ll be talking about a few interesting comments that did come out of that article. We also will be talking about the new ability to share classes from the bike. We will be talking about the studio closure and what’s going on there, as well as a recap of the Boston Marathon, and who was the newest instructor to announce they are running the London Marathon. We have artists series and past guest updates, as well as lots of other content.

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We shall.


Peloton has created a history summary for the secondary market.

They unveiled bike tips for buying a used bike. Number one on that list was their new history summary, which is like Carfax, but for your bike. It’s a great addition. I know that there are people who think this is a silly thing, like unnecessary. There are people out there that will try to sell bikes that are being rented and you can’t turn them on if that’s the case. You can’t do anything with it. 

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You can’t tell it until you get home. People think this is unnecessary. If you think something is unnecessary, then it doesn’t affect you. Just don’t you use it.

Have you met people?

My appendix is unnecessary, but I am not on the internet complaining about its existence. 

I got mine taken out. 

We’ve seen so many horror stories from people who have purchased bikes on the secondary market, only to find out that it is a rented bike and that person was not authorized to sell it, and then that person goes poof. They spent $1,500 on a breath.

Plus they tell you how many hours that the bike has been ridden. They also tell you about the service visit history, if they’ve been out to service the bike, and what was wrong with it. Very similar to Carfax.

Does this only work on bikes at the moment? 

It’s Bike and Bike+. 

What about Treads?

We haven’t done that yet. We’re not there yet.

You got to think that that’s coming.

It’s beta mode. Yes, there will be. I have no doubt.

How do you beta-mode that? 

I don’t know. 

“Hey, somebody who might be buying a tread, we have this thing over here.”

I think it’s like not all bikes are in the database just yet. If you put it in. it may not show up just yet. They’re still rolling it out. It’s been three days. Give it a second. I thought that it was also interesting. I like to read the fine print on these things. There was some interesting little asterisk at the end. 

Give us the mouse print.

First of all, when they talk about the different screens, they say there are only three different generations of screens available; older generation 1 and 1.1 may not include all software updates. I think most people know that, and then all Bike+ have generation 1.2.

If you’re buying a used bike, you have no idea.

Maybe you’re not obsessed with learning everything about Peloton.

You’re presumably new to the ecosystem unless you’re buying a second bike or something. 

The date of first activation is the first month that the bike or Bike+ has an active all-access membership attached to it. It’s not how long that the bike has existed but how long it has been active.

It might have sat in a Dick’s Sporting Goods for two months before someone acquired it.

Also, if you buy a certified refurbished bike, then it is the first month after refurbishing that it was activated. This I found super interesting. Number of Peloton workouts completed, only cycling or cycling bootcamps that were longer than 10 minutes, or if the class is 10 minutes or less, over 50% of the class must be included. These are instructor-based rides, just ride, scenic, entertainment, and Lanebrake classes. No yoga, meditation, strength, cardio, or stretches.

Those things where you’re not using the bike.

The number of Peloton workouts includes the number of workouts the user may have deleted. Good try, people.

That was going to be my next question. What if you deleted classes?

It doesn’t matter. Also, it does not include any workouts completed when the bike or Bike+ was not tied to an all-access membership. They only used an app. I don’t know why you would if you had the bike.

It seems weird, but I guess it could theoretically occur.

None of those would count. The number of rides ridden during Peloton workouts. It’s exactly the same thing as what I said. You’re only going to see when it’s the workouts we listed if it’s turned off or if it’s not on an active membership. It doesn’t count. Just things to remember. Also, if there was a full-frame replacement or self-help service, it does not get included in the service visit history. I thought those were some very interesting things. I’m very impressed that Peloton called all this out. They’re not the best at thinking through things on the front end. Usually, they yelled at the ad. This is a lot of information on the front end.

I think this is a great tool to put out there. It gives them something to point to if somebody does buy a rented bike. They can be like, “You didn’t do your due diligence,” and they added a thing at the bottom of every page on their website that’s like, “Purchase a used bike.” If you click on that, it takes you right there. It’s on every page of their website. It’s not like it’s some weird tool that is buried on one page that you have to go hunting for. It’s on every single page of their website.

The tips that they have in general are all great tips. The only thing I would add to their tips is to check to make sure the bike connects to the internet. Just because it all turns doesn’t mean it works. It should and it’s probably fine, but you don’t want to get it home. Also, if anyone tells you they’re going to ship a bike, run. It’s not going to work. They can’t pack it well enough. It’s going to fail, run. Those are the two big things.

Trust us, we tried. It was an absolute shit show. 

That was done by a professional, and it still failed.

A bike store in LA. It was a nightmare. I think this is great. I also think this is a fascinating window into the fact that they’re more concerned about memberships than selling products. They’re actively helping people buy equipment on the secondary market.

There are a lot of things on the secondary market to be careful of. I think it’s a great tool too. I am not complaining about it. I am happy about this tool. I’m glad to see it out there. I think people will use it. They also pointed out right on the website that this is also good for people who are selling their bikes. Include this information when you post it, “Here are the details.”

That’s a good point. I honestly can’t think of another company or product that has made resale this easy and added this layer of protection for people.

We’re not saying it doesn’t exist, but I sure don’t know of one.

Nothing is coming to mind. That’s for sure.

That’s an excellent point as well.

CNBC had late-breaking news.

Obviously, they don’t follow me, but it happens. They don’t catch every little thing, but it was two weeks later. I was surprised.

It took a full two weeks. CNBC is reporting on Peloton dropping the free tier level from their app membership, and it’s a story reported two weeks ago on March 30th.

It cracked me up. I also thought it was funny that then every news outlet picked it up because they trust MSNBC.

We had the screen grabs.

If you ever feel like when a woman talks, no one listens, this is a great example. I’m okay. I’m not that mad about it. I was mad but I’m not mad anymore. There is a lot in the world to be mad at, so I quickly moved on. I also wanted to point out that I thought it was interesting that they pulled a couple of quotes specifically from Liz Coddington. She was at a conference at Morgan Stanley. She said specifically that the free tier was cannibalizing efforts to convert free trial members to paid subscribers. That’s what led them to shift to the free trial model. The interesting thing is that they already had a free trial and they reduced it.

From 30 to 7 days, right? 

Yeah, and what McCarthy said during the last earnings call was that he thought that people would fall in love with it and then go for the paid membership, and they weren’t getting that at all. They started focusing on the paid membership and people were doing it. We’ve talked about that before as well. I thought that was an interesting quote because it’s a slightly different take on the exact same thing. I felt like Liz added a little more color to what Barry said. 

People were taking the free level, which only gave you three classes a month.

It was actually three classes or something. It might have been more than that, but they then would rotate those classes.

It was a limited library and you got three a month. Those people weren’t converting, but people with the free trial were converting.

The way I heard it was people with the mid-tier, like the app one that you had to pay some amount of money. You got three classes a month for $12.99 on two different kinds of cardio. I think it was bike classes or tread. Anyway, those people converted, but the zero-dollar people did not convert.

I guess the free people were only there for the free. I see this with concerts if I have a show where I’m giving away lots of tickets because it’s not doing well, which only happens once every 4 or 5 years. The prize pigs come out, and then they come at you for every show.

They expect it more and more.

It’ll be like, “I don’t want these free tickets to Foghat. Can I trade them in for free tickets to Taylor Swift?” I think that they were probably getting the price pigs. 

I would agree. I remember we saw this on dating apps, like the free ones there. There are so many disgusting people on the free apps.

We’re not even saying physically disgusting. We mean they’re garbage human beings. 

Also, I remember when I was married to my ex-husband, he was quite a gamer. He would try to play free games. Whenever you played free games, it was a very different experience than even the $10-a-month games. The difference in the quality of people that you interacted with when MMO RPGs first came out was incredible with just a few dollars a month. It didn’t take much. I think that’s what Peloton is seeing. They’re not going to convert because they never were going to convert. They have no interest. They just want something for free. They’re not there because they like Peloton.

I’d be also interested in how many of those people are even using it or they just signed up because it’s free and then they never touch it again.

It’s hard to say.

If you make them pay $12 a month or $12.99 a month, they get some skin in the game. That makes a difference.

It does make a difference. I also thought it was interesting that the world tried to implode and everyone is saying that’s why the stock is down despite the fact that the entire tech sector has been shit this week. It’s like, “It’s because Peloton dropped the free tier.”

If there’s one thing the stock market hates, it’s when you stop giving away your product for free. Peloton is adding the ability to share classes from the bike.

Yeah, directly from the bike. This is been quite a while on the app, where you could send class invites to people that you were following. You could pick one or two people or selective people or you could say all followers. That’s a lot of fun especially if you have a milestone and you’re celebrating. Now you can do it straight from the bike and you are also able to plan your schedule and then share that. If you’re like, “I’m going to be taking five classes this week,” and maybe you always workout with Betty down the street, you can then send your schedule every class to Betty so you guys can work out at exactly the same time. That’s pretty fun. You never could do that directly from the bike before.

There have been some adjustments made to the delivery times for the Tread+.

I’m sure somebody will pick up on this in a few weeks and start reporting on it. For now, you’re hearing it here. Tread+ delivery had been on or before March 1st. They were saying was 8 to 10 weeks and that’s what it was going to be. Now it says that most tread orders are delivered in 2 to 3 weeks. Big change. 

What do you think caused that change? 

I don’t know. I have theories though. Perhaps it has something to do with the number of service people they had to have out in the field replacing the rear guards on Tread+. That’s one of my theories. My other theory is that perhaps we are getting close to the end of what they had in stock on the Tread+.

Wouldn’t that allow them to deliver them faster if they already had a pre-existing stock?

In my head though, that meant that more had been created somewhere, but they never said that they did that. If they did, it’s never been announced. That was where my head went. Nothing to back that up. I think it’s probably more likely it had to do with the amount of service technicians and who they had to contract to get those people to come out and do that. 

By the way, I feel like I should let everybody know that I had my rear guard installed on the Tread+ and it was a super easy process. The guy that came was from a company I’d never heard of, but it was local to Saint Louis. They work on exercise equipment exclusively. He had never seen a Tonal. After we got done wowing and aweing over the Tonal, we got back to that and he brought his little handy dandy machine thing to unscrew and screw the screws to make it a lot faster because currently where they are if you have to hand do it, that takes longer. He had it in and out in 20 minutes. It was super easy. I had a very good experience with it and others do as well.

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If you were wondering why there were so few live classes this week or if the studio was closed, it was because of the Instructor Summit.

They tell everybody that it’s studio maintenance and I’m sure that is one reason. This is when they make sure that all the chords are dust and stuff, but they also have an Instructor Summit. That happened this week in New York City for the New York instructors, but they are also having an Instructor Summit over in London. Robin and Ally, at the very least, were headed over to that Summit as well. That is part of what is going on this week as well.

While we’re talking about studio closures, we should probably talk about studio closures, which is it happens throughout the year and those dates are posted but don’t necessarily rely on them.

Never rely, double check. This week, for instance, they had said that it was going to be back open on the 22nd, and then last minute, they changed it, so it was going to be closed on the 22nd of April. You always want to double-check. You want to make sure that you are looking into that. As far as what is coming up going forward, Memorial Day holiday, they are saying they are only closed on 5/27. I don’t know. It seems to me in the past, it’s been the whole weekend. We will see, but be aware. That’s going to be a closure, as well as a pause and reflection on June 19th and on 7/4 through 7/7. We will also have a summer studio closure from 8/6 through 9/2 and a holiday closure from 12/23 through 11/25. That’s right. We’re talking about ‘25.

Stick around because coming up after this, we’re going to talk to Dr. Jenn. We got a question from a listener who was in grad school and needed help on how to stay consistent when their schedule was that busy. Stick around.


Joining us once again is Dr. Jenn Mann, a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist and sports psychology consultant. She was a five-year national team member in rhythmic gymnastics and sports psychology for USA Gymnastics. It’s Dr. Jenn.


This I thought was an excellent question for you specifically. This comes from Stephanie Lattos. She is a graduate student right now, working on a research project. She said that she is struggling to stay consistent in her workouts. She goes on to say that she would appreciate Dr. Jenn’s thoughts on this as she was probably once in this position as a grad student. That’s so true.

I remember those days. The first thing is to be realistic. To go through grad school and expect yourself to workout every day is not realistic, and finding that balance. We all love the blue check mark on our little Peloton calendar. I recommend making sure that if you want to get that check mark to do a meditation, do a five-minute stretch class, to do a five-minute yoga class, which also serves you connected with your workout.

I recommend looking at your schedule. Visually look at it like a week in the life of, and obviously, different classes have different assignments. One week will vary from another. Look at, “Where can I fit my workout in?” Again, I caution as I always do, don’t be all or nothing. If you can get in a 20-minute workout or nothing, get in that 20-minute workout.

Don’t think to yourself, “If I don’t do a full-hour workout or, we all have these certain classes in mind or certain targets that were like, “If I don’t do 30 minutes on the bike, it doesn’t count.” it all counts and it’s important to come from that mindset and to keep in mind that anything you do that keeps you moving is also good for you because that oxygen keeps you thinking more clearly. It keeps you more creative, especially if you’re doing any writing or research or anything like that.

You want to utilize your workouts not just for what people traditionally think of them but for your mental health, your cognitive ability, and all that sort of stuff. When I got to grad school, I think I worked out 2 or 3 times a week. Now I work out 6 or 7 days a week, but it was a different phase in my life. I think that it speaks to there are certain times in your life when you’re not going to be able to workout the same way, when you’re in grad school, when you first start college, when you have children, or when you have a second child. There are a lot of times in your life when you have to alter what you’re doing and also work on acceptance and not beating yourself up about it.

That can be difficult. 

It’s easier said than done. 

I don’t know about other people, but I struggle with that, as you know.

Yes, I do. I did about 21 miles with you chatting away.

I accepted that I was going to do it.

I knew it was an intense conversation when at the end of the marathon, she charged you a copay.

What we always say is what happens in Big Sur stays in Big Sur. It’s very important to be able to let it all come out when you are walking or running 21 or 26.2 miles. It’s key, but I do think that what Crystal is saying about beating herself up is something that a lot of people feel. Crystal is such a great example of someone who achieves so much but beats herself up so much.

I think that we all have room for forgiveness of ourselves and also for flexibility and being able to say, “This is where I’m at in this moment in time. I’m going to push myself and I’m going to continue to grow but I’m also not going to take for granted where I’m at right now and how hard I work to get here.” I think that if you’re someone who’s in grad school or who has other obligations that are keeping you from your ideal workout, you have to reassess what your ideal workout is, given this phase in your life.

I think it’s hard, like in Crystal’s case, for her to not beat herself up because she feels like she is accomplishing things because she beats herself up.

I think that’s true. 

That’s a great point and I think it would be a fascinating experiment to see what happens if you don’t, what happens if instead of beating yourself up, instead of the message, “I can do that,” or “I’m going to do that because I love myself and I want to grow as an athlete,” or “I’m going to do that because I love myself and I want to live a long time and I want to be there to see my kids grow up. I know that that choice of exercise or that that workout plan will help me do that or achieve these goals.” Just saying.

I feel very put on the spot.

If you want to try that experiment, we can make a podcast about it.

A new spinoff.

I’m getting all hot and sweaty. That’s a lot of pressure.

Thank you so much for all of that. Until next time, where can people find you?

You can find me on all social media @DrJennMann.

Thank you.


Ben and Leanne are sharing some wedding updates for those who are interested which is a lot.

There are a lot of people who are interested in their updates. They’re updated now. First of all, they’re getting married next month in May. There will be not one but two ceremonies. I don’t know how they are breaking that up but that is going to happen. They also confirmed that Leanne is going to be adding all this to her name. It will be Hainsby Alldis. 

It sounds like a legal firm.

Leanne Haisby Alldis. Let’s see the other things they are doing. They were saying that everything was totally fine. They are having no problems at all juggling wedding arrangements, home renovations, preparing for the London Marathon, and being a Peloton instructor. They’re fine.

It is a lot to take on a marathon in the middle of all that. Although when we were getting married, I was like, “I think I’ll go ahead and finish my college degree.”

I was like, “Really now? Okay,” It all worked out though. It was fine.

We’re still married and I have a college degree at long last.

Thank goodness it was only the one class. I don’t think you could have taken two. I think your brain would have exploded from the stress because you hate math.

I almost exploded from the math because math is for dumb people. I think this is funny. When you sign up for the math class, it literally says, “This class is a prerequisite for nothing. If you were ever going to take another math class, don’t take this.” They said that. It’s basically like, “This math class is for people with bullshit degrees like Mass Communications.” They’re like, “Those people can take it because we know it doesn’t matter but we have to pretend like we taught the math.” That’s who this class is for. I was like, “That’s me. I’ll take that.”

That’s you.

The Boston Marathon was this week, and both Matt Wilpers and Jeffrey McEachern completed the Boston Marathon.

Overall, Matt finished a little bit faster. He finished the entire thing in 3 hours and 1 minute. Jeffrey finished in 3 hours and 34 minutes. If you’re wondering that was under a 7-minute mile for Matt. I want to reiterate that this was one of the hottest Boston Marathons that there have been in several years at least. Maybe not ever, but in several years.

A lot of people struggled with the heat if they were not able to train in the heat. I was so impressed with these two that they finished in such amazing times. That is so cool. I also want to point out that Jeffrey is running a total of seven marathons this year, and another one this week. He is running the London Marathon this week. He had his legs in those Normatec things minutes after that. He was like, “See you Sunday for the next one.” You poor guy.

Speaking of marathons, Hannah Frankson is running the London Marathon.

The post that she did today cracked me up. First of all, I’m not sure we were aware. I feel like this was new information that she was running. There are a lot of instructors running a lot of marathons, but the tipsters all seem to think this was new information, and they are good, so I’m going to think that is true. Hannah posted this week that she has been the face of two London Marathons, but she’s never run it. Isn’t that amazing?

How did that happen? You would think all the people running would just get a picture of someone who’s actually running.

I guess she looks so fresh and she wasn’t all sweaty and gross at the end of a marathon. I don’t know, but she said, “I guess it’s time to put my feet where my face.” Is that a saying? It’s not a saying, but it is now. We’re here for it Hannah.

I thought it was funny that in her Instagram post, she talks about how the one went up. I guess she must have broken up with someone, and so she’s like, “It was great that that person would have to see my face all over town, on all the buses and all the billboards. I was everywhere.” 

They call it the underground there, like their subway. She was saying that every underground station had her face everywhere. Can you imagine breaking up with somebody and their face is everywhere? That would be terrible.

If that had happened to me, I guess it would probably would have had to have been a mugshot.

That would be a little different for you. That’s amazing and I can’t wait to see how she does.

Ash Pryor was featured in Women’s Health Magazine.

I have thought that Ash is amazing and very brave and vulnerable with everything that she says since the day that she started because I didn’t know of her before then. In this particular article, she talks about how her experience has been and how when she was at Ohio State University, she was never ashamed of her weight. She said that rowing is the power per pound and that as athletes, they knew how to leverage their bodies, and being tall and bold was celebrated. When she got into the real world outside of athletics, she was like, “People think I’m not capable.”

It made her better at rowing when she entered the professional space.

Not in athletics, in the world outside of athletics. The real world. She said, “But I have a championship ring, honey.” I thought that this was amazing. She talked about how when she got a part-time job after college at a big box gym, she decided to focus on strength in that class. When she finished, people came up to her and said, “Thank you for showing us that we don’t have to be a size small to be fit or to be an instructor” Her class went from 5 to 20-plus people coming in because she made it fun and free to be yourself. She says, “That was the moment she realized that people just want a space to be able to exist and exhale. If you create a welcoming environment, they will accept you.” I love this about her and I love that she has added her amazing qualities to Peloton.

Matty Maggiacomo had a special visitor in the studio this week.

His group is called The Gagic Makers and they made some magic happen. There is there’s a little bit of a link here. I don’t understand and I cannot pretend to understand it, but it went from The Magic Makers to making sure that Megan Morrison, who were about to talk about, got to meet Matty, go to the studio, have a class with him, and she got her own private meet and great. It was amazing. I guess she works at Beans and Company. I might have this wrong, third-hand information, but it sounds to me like that is also her parents’ company.

That’s pretty cool. It’s in Avon Connecticut. Go visit them. That is where Meg works. He also said that 80% of the people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are unemployed or under-employed. Bean and Companies’ mission is to change that. Meg is one of those people. This was her first time getting to meet Matty and it was super special. She was amazing. She was like a candle to lit up.

Matty also posted a video that came a couple of days after this. He got her flowers like a potted plant and I believe The Magic Makers also had something to do with that as well. She was like, “This is heavy.” She was so funny, and then Matty asked if they could be friends, and then he wanted to be her pen pal and she was just like, “Okay.” It was so sweet. It was the sweetest thing ever.

It’s a good thing they live in Connecticut so they could drive home. It’s a little hard to fly home with a potted plant.

That’s true. You make a good point. This was a very special moment. It was very cool to see and I love that The Magic Makers made some magic.

That’s why they’re called that. Coming up after this, we’re going to tell you who the next artist series spotlights. I think it will make a lot of people very happy. Stick around.


The latest artist series features Lauren Daigle.

Have you heard of Lauren in your day job?


I had a feeling because you guys have a lot of Christian artists.

We do have a lot of Christian artists at the venue I work at. Christian does very well for us. We’ve done over the years some of the biggest artists in Christian music. We’ve done Mercy Me, Casting Crowns, TobyMac, and all that stuff. We have never done Lauren Daigle because, for whatever reason, her tour cycle always seemed to land the same week that we would do the circus, which is in that same week forever and ever and ever. She would go to a different venue and now she has outgrown midsize arenas and she’s in full-size arenas, so absolutely good for her. I know people for years have been saying they want more Christian contemporary music on the platform.

They have and I was going to say I think this is the first artist Spotlight, like the first collaboration they’ve had. Can you think of another one? 

I cannot.

I think this is it. All the way back to 2018 when the music fiasco first was resolved and started doing artist series. I think this is the first one. We will see. I thought it was also interesting that the people who were teaching were Ash, Assal, Kendall, and Kirsten but I thought it was interesting because now Kendall is all like, “Give me all the Christian vibes.” I just thought that was interesting. 

I noticed that as well. Honestly, I’m surprised that they haven’t tried to build anything around TobyMac because the TobyMac is like the Christian Justin Timberlake

Maybe they have. We know that these things take years to build. We also know that a lot of the artists want them to be timed to new releases.

They’re using them to promote tours or albums or whatnot.

The timing may not have worked.

That could very well be, but his music I think would fit the the platform better than anybody’s.

I am very interested to see what people’s feedback is on this. I’m curious to hear.

It’s like anything. If you don’t like Hip Hop, don’t take Hip Hop rides. If you don’t like Christian music, don’t take the Christian music rides.

I’m just curious if it’s popular enough that they keep seeing more come back. I think it will be based on what you guys do at the arena. Nothing else.

I think it absolutely will be. My guess is it will do very well and you will see more.


We have a couple of past guest updates for you. First off, CJ Albertson ran the Boston Marathon and he was the top US finisher.

He was the top seventh male overall. Also, it was his first sub 210 Marathon. He only did it by three seconds, but it does not matter. Just to put that in perspective, my marathon time will be three times that.

While you run a marathon, I could watch all three Godfather movies, and when he runs a marathon, I couldn’t even watch one.

That is mind-blowing fast. I can’t say enough about how talented CJ Albertson is. I am rooting for him. I think he has such amazing huge things in front of him. 

I don’t mean this to denigrate Matt Wilpers, but Matt Wilpers is in incredible shape. Being in shape and running is his job, and he beat him by almost an hour. That’s insane.

It’s hard to fathom that somebody can be that fast. It’s also cool because CJ Albertson is also an amazingly nice guy. There are a lot of athletes who have huge egos, and CJ is not one of those people. He has a special place in my heart because when he was on the show, he could not have been nicer. I know you remember that. He’s just the sweetest guy.

Longtime Peloton users remember Stephen Little. He was I think the first breakout instructor that had a next-level rabid fan base before he moved on. He was on the show a year or two ago. He was also featured recently on the Get Raelled Podcast. It’s a lady’s name Raelled, but he was discussing his sobriety.

He posted about this as well. He did a big post and he talked about how sobriety is so different for so many people. In his post, he said this. He might have said something more profound on the podcast. He talked about how it affects his emotions and it affects how well he treats himself. That’s why he’s been sober he said for 18 months now.

It said 16 in the description of the podcast. He had decided to do I guess the dry January or whatever. He did one month and then he was like, “I’ll just keep doing this,” and then it was three months. Now it’s been 16. He never went back.

I got the impression he might stay that way. He feels he feels great. It’s good to see him in such a healthy happy place. Speaking of people having a special place in my heart, he was my first favorite instructor. 

I’m getting that picture.

I was so giddy. Our first trip to the mothership, back when you could take instructor pictures on the stage. There were no bodyguards. That was amazing. 

Before we dig into the content the new content of the week for people to check out, let’s do our Bingo call-out.

 Bingo number two is Mayla Wedekind.


Now it’s time to take a look at The Clip Out Top Five, where you tell us your favorite classes of the week and then we share them with the class. Item number one, favorite Peloton ride.

It is with Cliff Dwenger from 4/7/24, 30 minutes, Gloriously Gospel ride, Paul Zeke shared, “Cliff Dwenger’s 30-minute Gloriously Gospel ride had four gospel singers in the studio singing live and rocking the house.” That’s cool. This is part of his new signature series and it’s taught in German, but the music is in English and the vibe is universal. Subtitles are available on demand in English.

Hopefully, they don’t try to ride the bikes wearing those robes.

No, they were they were singing on the platform next to him in their beautiful robes. They look gorgeous.

Item number two, favorite Peloton strength.

This was from April 8th and it was with Assa Arian. It was a 20-minute Eid Al Fitr. It was a full body strength. Nadine Armstrong said that this was a gem. She said, “It was a great full-body workout complete with dance breaks and I hope she does more.” That is the festival of breaking the fast if you were wondering what the Ed Al Fitr means. That celebrates the end of Ramadan.

Number three, favorite Peloton hiking bootcamp.

This was a 60-minute hiking bootcamp with Rebecca Kennedy. It was a full-body and it was from April 9th. Melissa Solon and Rebecca Allen both recommended it. Melissa said that there were 10 rounds max incline, and to be sure to grab some heavy weights. Rebecca Allen agreed and said, “I’ve done all her hiking bootcamps. This was the most challenging. It was such an amazing workout, but low impact.”

Number four, favorite Peloton walk.

The 30-minute Broadway Walk with Matty Maggiacomo was on 4/14. People loved it. This is talking about Meg whom we talked about earlier, the special moment. They have created this very special friendship again due to The Magic Makers. They got to meet in person this time. That was cool. Dino Williams and Curvy Knockout were among the people who listened. Curvy Knockout said she loved seeing #EveryoneBelongs. Shout out to Yas Queen and Megan Morrison for being such lights. Matty said, “Everyone belongs. My friend Meg came to visit PSNY today for a Broadway Walk. She unexpectedly proposed to me. I guess I have a new girlfriend now. Thanks for bringing Yaz Queen and for bringing Meg Morrison Into my life. We had the best time today. Special shout out to Beans & Company.”

Finally number five, your favorite unstackable.

It was a run this week, a 60-minute interval run with Becs Gentry. This was from 4/14. I have not taken this one, but it’s been on my list. I’m just waiting for a day that I need to push. Danette Royal Giles says that it was unstackable, “She kept pushing intense intervals until the very end.” There you go.

Let’s take a look at This Week at Peloton. We have a 45-minute Pilates Pulse Hour with Kristin McGee.

I love that they’re having longer and longer Pilates classes. I always wondered about that when they said Pulse Hour and the classes were 10 minutes. I was like, “What are we doing?” The rep was 45 minutes and this is, as they say, a revitalizing full-body experience.

Pre-ride warm-ups with Ally Love and Ben Alldis.

We have some brand new classes from Ally and Ben and they are listed on-demand. You can use them to get ready for your ride.

Tag team row bootcamp with Adrian and Emma Lovewell. It sounds like they’re a married couple. I like that. 

They are not and they are both taken. It was Emma Lovewell’s week to join the row bootcamp with Adrian and it was a special class that dropped this week as well.

You also have a new FTP warm-up and test with Christine.

I mean if you want to put yourself through hell, I’m just kidding, those are great classes. It’s nice to always have additional instructors doing the tests and the warm-up. 

Finally, for content, Sam Yo has a new class that people seem to dig. He takes you to an ‘80s Video Store.

I have to tell you, it’s not a new class. This is why I had it originally listed under instructor news. I didn’t know where to put it, but I felt like we needed to feature it because our Helper Bee Lindsay is writing a special series. She’s going to take each of these ‘80s video classes and she’s going to report back all of the things we need to know about these classes. She has a list of the classes that she has found, starting back in 2021 from 7/31 and then November, and then there’s one in 2022, and then there’s one in 2023, and now there’s one this year. There’s a total of five.

She said that each of them is all about a movie. She’s also asking the community to tell her if there’s any more that she missed because she can’t find them. They deep dive into the movie. Each one is super special in that specific movie. One of the ones that he did was a Ghostbusters one. I know that’s not on the official list. I know it’s a little different. I’m just giving an example, but this is a great series. Lindsay’s creativity was worth highlighting, and Sam’s amazing classes. He is one of the nicest people on the planet. I don’t think he gets enough love.

These classes already exist. She’s just going back and spotlighting them. You could say she’s going to be kind and rewind.

Nicely done, Tom.

Thank you. 


Peloton had a LatinX celebration last weekend.

They celebrated the heritage of the Latin community and also the amazing members. In this particular video, we showed a little picture of different people saying how you get your Latin card taken away. It was funny. Also, some of the instructors who were present, like Mariana Fernandez, did a whole video highlighting the moments that occurred over the weekend. RadLopez did one. It looked like a special time. I just wanted to highlight that because this is all the footage we get to see of it. It’s cool. I want to make sure people don’t miss it.

It’s funny. I was watching the video because I was trying to figure out what it was. They say what it is right at the very beginning but the way Instagram mute the audio, by the time it would unmute the audio, I didn’t realize it’s started with the question. It was people saying things that you shouldn’t do. The first one by the time I got it unmuted was, “Call ketchup a condiment.” I was like, “That’s hurtful. What’s wrong with ketchup?” I finally went back and started over, and I was like, “Oh, okay.” I definitely do not deserve or should have a Latin card. Apologies. You are 100% correct.

Upon further reflection, this particular section would have been a good place to put the Sam Yo article.

I didn’t realize that they were old classes. 

Why you didn’t read the article or anything? Good to know. You always show prep.

I have 30 topics to organize. I don’t have time to stop and read all those.

I know because I put them there. 

Also, Peloton apparel has a new collaboration with Hatch.

It’s it is a company that makes exercise apparel for pregnant women.

Coming up after this, we’re going to have our interview of the week. It’s Dana Wexler. Stick around.


Joining us is Dana Wexler. How’s it going?

I am wonderful. How are you guys?

We’re good. Thank you so much for being here.

Thanks for having me. I’m honored.

I love to start these conversations by understanding how you originally found Peloton and decided it was a good fit for you.

It’s a funny story. I came home one day and my husband said to me, “I bought you something.” I’m like, “What?” He said, “I got you a Peloton.” At that point, I had never heard of Peloton. I had a little elliptical in my garage and I was super happy. I said, “How much did you pay for that?” He told me and I was like, “Return it. I’m not getting it. That is crazy.” He’s like, “Don’t worry. It’s your birthday gift.” I’m like, “Whew,” because it’s a lot. We ended up getting it and I fell in love with it immediately.

A backstory, I’m one of those people who if you give me something, I go for it. I never read anything. I never looked up anything. I never read directions. I never read instructions. I saw there was a power button and a play button, so I just went. It’s been almost five years since I’ve had it. I’m coming up on my fifth anniversary.

It wasn’t until almost my 500th milestone on the bike that someone reached out to me and was like, “I noticed that you have a milestone coming up.” I’m like, “What are you talking about?” I haven’t had a clue. I didn’t know how to do high-fives. I didn’t know that those were real people on the leaderboard. I didn’t know anything. It’s a weird start to my journey, but now I understand a lot more about Peloton, the company, and how connected people can be with it, which has been the best part.

How do you connect with other people?

Mostly through Instagram and Facebook groups. The groups are iffy sometimes, but for the most part, now that I’m past what was and moved on to what is, the groups are amazing. The people, the connections, the camaraderie, the pats on the back, the cheering you on, and the milestone recognitions are all amazing 

It feels like each group has its own vibe.

I always want to talk about it because I’m a positive person. I stay on the side of everything is positive. That’s exactly right how you said that.

It sounds like you’ve experienced the official Peloton page.

I have.

That one’s the worst.

It’s by far the worst.

They kicked me out. They blocked me and I’m like, “I don’t know what I did.” The only thing I can say is that I was too happy and too upbeat. I don’t know. I’ve never experienced that hatred towards someone before. It was confusing to me and iffy and weird.

Did they block you on the official Peloton page?

That was the official one. I haven’t been in that group in almost three years.

That’s run by official Peloton employees. They didn’t tell you? They blocked you and you have no idea why? That’s so weird.

It has been almost three years, so I’ve gotten past that. Everyone that I’m in the groups with now is super nice. That wasn’t the only group. I’ve never done anything. I’m only ever supportive and excited about fitness and helping people.

What has your fitness journey been like? Have you always been somebody who’s been super into fitness or has that been recent for you?

It’s been more recently that I’m more active in it. Growing up, I was a dancer. I always feel like I gravitate toward Christine, the instructor, because her journey is like my journey. We were both dancers living in the studio and never quite fit the tutu body. You hear it all the time. I was a dancer in college. I was a professional dancer for the Marlins. I’ve done Cirque shows. I’ve been around. Dance has been my life. Performing has been my life.

Sometimes, the coach will pull you aside and say, “We’re going to put you on weight probation for a little bit until you can make sure your love handles aren’t coming out of your uniform.” I can’t even tell you how horrible those moments are, but that’s all in the past. I’m a different human being now, but because of all those struggles, I have a different sense of people’s journeys. Everyone’s journey to where they are now started with something that upset them typically and something that they wanted to change. Usually, it’s mental. Sometimes, it’s physical.

My parents are both physical therapists. My dad was always into fitness. He had a home garage gym, which is what I wanted to have. I knew growing up when I became an adult that I wanted to have a garage gym because that’s what I grew up with. He was always playing tennis. He was always taking walks, working out in the gym, and using the punching bag. Physical therapy and being active was their life, so it became mine.

My dad pulled me aside one day and said, “I think you’d be an amazing personal trainer.” I’m like, “Right. Dad, I’m being told I’m fat. Personal training isn’t for me.” He said, “Because of who you are, your personality, and the way you take care of people, you will do great.” I started in personal training. I worked at a couple of gyms in Miami. I ended up working at a gym here in Naples.

My fitness journey has been one that I’m proud of. I was never a runner before. I taught tread bootcamp classes. I taught aerobics. I trained a lot of people, but I was never a runner. When I got the tread, I became a runner. Suddenly, I went from 0 to 90 in days. Being a dancer, movement is my world. You give me music and an opportunity to move and I can go forever. That’s one of the things why I feel like the One Peloton group kicked me out. It is because, I won’t say I overdo it, but I train every morning for over two hours. It’s not because of a certain way I want to look but because it’s my time frame.

I start every morning at 4:15 AM and I stop every single day at 6:30. If I don’t stop at 6:30, I can’t get ready for work on time. I’m also an educator. That’s my window. That’s my happy place. I am alone. I can go on the bike. I can go on the tread. I can do what I want, listen to music, listen to the instructors, zone out, or whatever it is. That’s my time, throwing high-fives on the leaderboard and doing all the Power Xone rides that I have to do. It’s my happy place. It makes me feel fulfilled. I’ve got energy throughout the entire day to do whatever I need to do to help my students and my family.

I ran a half marathon on a treadmill. That to me, is normal. I ran an ultra marathon on the Peloton tread. That to me was just a thing. I wanted to run an ultra marathon. I wanted to say that I’ve done it, and that’s it. I have no medals. I’ve never paid to run a race. I don’t race outside. I do them all on the tread. For me, it’s fine.

I’m also one of those who lives in I don’t want to say a bubble, but I like my routine. I work every single morning, even Saturday and Sunday. For me, to have to adjust the rest of my day to either travel for a race or to take my family and get a hotel room to do something, then I have to cancel all my tutoring students and my other work schedules to do that, so I do it all in my garage. It works for me.

I’m not sure if I answered your question correctly, but that has been my journey. It’s been an avenue of fun, fitness, and health. I feel great. I’m always motivated to find someone that I want to work out with, whether it’s a Peloton member or a trainer with the fact that they do all these music-first type classes or music-specific type classes. Sometimes, I’ll gravitate toward those. I don’t care who’s teaching the class, as long as the music’s good. It works for me. I feel great.

That’s great. I’m curious. Since you have a history of being a personal trainer, was that difficult to go from being a trainer to a trainee?

No, because there are these moments in your life where you don’t want to work. That’s one of them for me. Every morning, I don’t have to work. When I take dance class, I take dance class twice a week and I’m always asked, “When are you going to teach the class?” I don’t want to teach the class. I just want to be present and want to give it my all. I sometimes just want to zone out and let somebody else do the work for me. We pay a lot of money for Peloton. It’s nice to have somebody else teaching you what to do. I don’t have to think. I don’t have to plan. I push play and go.

That makes total sense. I use Tonal. That’s one of the things I like about Tonal. I don’t have to think about it or worry about what weightlifting-wise I’m at or anything. It knows. I go and I don’t think about it.

It’s the best. It’s one of those where you zone out. It’s one moment in my day when I don’t have to think about anything. I don’t have to parent. I don’t have to teach. I don’t have to train. I don’t have to do anything.

How do you decide what classes to take since you have the bike and the tread? You like to mix them up, so how do you weave them together into your routine?

I have a rower too. Here’s the thing. If I’m doing one of those Power Zone challenges, those are pre-planned for me. I have to make sure I get those in per week. I like to lift weights. I will do that at least four times a week. Sometimes, I feel like I want to run, so I’ll take a couple of classes on running. Typically, I go by trainer first. I’ll usually pinpoint the trainer that I want and then if it’s the music that I like. Sometimes, if I can’t figure it out at all, I’ll go on what they’re wearing.

That’s a new one.

Sometimes, they are wearing something where I’m like, “I’m not sure if I can look at that for 45 minutes.” Sometimes, “It’s cute. I can look at that for 45 minutes or 30 minutes.” I know that sounds so dumb, but when you know that you’re staring at a screen and you know that you need to have your full heart involved or else, you’re going to lose it, you have to go based on what’s going to motivate you. Sometimes, that’s it. Usually, it’s a trainer by time.

When it comes to the rower, that has been a huge humbling piece of equipment. I’m pretty good at most things. You can throw anything my way and I can figure out a way to succeed at it, but the rower has been something I have struggled with from day one. I will only do the row classes when it’s live and the 6:00 AM ones because once my day starts, I can’t workout. I can’t workout in the afternoon. I can’t do an evening workout. I’m still working and I’ve got my kids, activities, and all the other stuff. The 6:00 AM live rows are the only time I’m on the rower. Luckily, that’s almost every morning.

I’ll usually do the Power Zone ride, and then I’ll get on the tread and either do a run or a hike. I’ll then join in either the 6:00 AM row or the 6:00 AM ride. They don’t seem to have the 6:00 AM tread classes. Sometimes, they do, but it’s hard for me. I don’t like it when they put all the equipment out on the live at 6:00 AM because then I have to choose.

Decisions must be made.

That’s hard, but usually, that’s the only time I’ll get on the rower. I go based on the fact that I do need to lift weights at least four times a week. Sometimes, I’ll run or do the Power Zone classes which are already planned.

What is it about the row stuff that makes you only take it live?

It’s because I suck at it.

Why does that make a difference from a training standpoint?

I don’t feel like I get a lot out of it. I’m sure that people are going to hate me for saying this. I like to play around with numbers. I’m horrible at math but I’m good at knowing when numbers are high or low. On the rower, my output is sucky. I’m at the bottom of the leaderboard. Typically, for rides, I’m usually towards the top. For runs, I’m somewhere in the middle. With the rower, I’m always at the bottom. I know we never compare ourselves to others, but I can’t quite figure out why my numbers are so low. I’ve messed around with everything, like the way I lean back or the way I come forward.

I don’t burn a lot and I don’t feel like I get a ton out of it, although I know I am. I know it’s getting to deeper muscles that the bike, the weights, or the tread can’t get, but you don’t feel it until you’re done. It’s not a piece of equipment that I would go on. I need the accountability of all the family that’s there to go on it.

When you do your weights, are you doing Peloton or do you have a process that you do outside of Peloton?

I sometimes will do the Beachbody workouts because I still have that platform as well. Sometimes, you want to always keep that motivation going. Sometimes, you lose it. Sometimes, you need to change things. Just like you have the Tonal, sometimes you need to break free for a little bit. Sometimes I’ll go back to those workouts, and then I’ll come back to the Peloton ones.

Typically, when I do have to do weights, I like to do a bootcamp class. I love cardio. I am an endurance freak. I could go forever. I like being able to do those bootcamps, whether they’re bike bootcamps, tread bootcamps, or row bootcamps because I know I’m still getting the cardio that I love, and then I have no choice but to do weights. That’s always helpful.

If I didn’t have to do weights and weights weren’t important to feel good and look good, I wouldn’t because I don’t love doing it, but I know it is important. Having those bootcamps there makes me want to do it, and I don’t have a choice. I will sometimes do those Beachbody workouts as well to filter in a little difference every now and then. 

That makes sense. You said that you feel like you found the groups that fit you. I’m curious which groups you tend to gravitate towards.

I love the Power Zone group. I love them. They’re all supportive and loving. No one has been mean or nasty at all. There’s the UK group which has also been wonderful. I know I don’t live in the UK, but they are my leaderboard friends and they have been since I started. Since I’m on at 4:15 every day, for them, that’s the late morning. They’ve always been my Peloton family. I joined that group years ago, and they’ve all been awesome.

The Peloton rave group I was in for a little bit because I did something, but I don’t remember what it was. It might have been the PeloFondo that I did with them. There’s the Jewish Peloton group as well. Being Jewish, it’s nice to have that community as well, so I’m also a part of that one. That’s it. I’m not in any more than that.

 The rave group, is that EDM-based? Is that what the rave means?

Yeah. I was in the Mileage Maniacs group for a while as well. They were another group that booted me out. I’m not sure why. When I was booted out of that one and then the PeloFondo was coming up, I didn’t have a group to go to. I was scrolling on the app, trying to find some group to join. I saw the ravers and was like, “They like music.” I clicked on them, joined their group, and then asked, “Is it okay?” At that point, I don’t know who hates me, who likes me, or whatever. At that point, I’m like, “Is it okay if I join your group?” They were like, “Absolutely.” I’m like, “You’re nice.”

What about your favorite instructors? How do you decide who’s your favorite?

I hate answering this question. I typically will choose Adrian first. I like the way he runs his class. He seems to be very calm but also understands what he is doing. He says things in a way that speaks to you. I love Christine on the bike. I feel like if we were together, we’d be best friends. Everything she says goes straight to your heart. I love her music because it’s music I don’t hear. It’s such a hard question for me to answer. I like them all. There are some that I don’t go to, and a lot of them happen to be the UK trainers, just because they’re not the ones that I started with. As I said, when I first got my equipment, I just click and go.

When I first got my equipment, I would do the 90-minute classes. All I would do is 90 minutes because I didn’t know at that point that the classes racked up to get to milestones. I probably could have hit milestones way earlier in my Peloton life if I hadn’t started with 90-minute classes all the time, but I didn’t know any better.

I also found out later that if you exit a class early and don’t do the cool down, you don’t get marked off for it or something like that. That made one of the groups mad. They were like, “You’re not even finishing the workout.” I’m like, “What are you talking about?” I didn’t know. I’m like, “I don’t need to cool down. I want to get to my next class.” I didn’t know. I like them all.

Do you have any advice for people just entering the world of Peloton?

Don’t overthink it. People get so caught up in the world of Peloton. I’m not in that world. I’ve never gone to the studios. I don’t follow the trainers. I don’t know a whole lot about what’s happening on the business end of Peloton. I use it as fitness equipment. I love to give high-fives. I love to see people on. I’m like, “You’re on. You’re doing great.”

I love it when people start jumping my numbers and we’re playing around with the same numbers on the leaderboard. To me, that’s all I need. I want something that’s going to make me happy. I want people who are kind. I’m not a part of the competition of the Peloton world. I stay away from that stuff. I would say to new members to just have fun. Push play. Mess around with trainers.

I didn’t even know for a long time that you could do programs. I never knew there was the You Can Row program. I never knew there was a Power Zone program. I turned it on and picked a workout. I never read anything. I never knew that there were groups for a long time. I didn’t know that there was an Instagram group. I didn’t know that there were Facebook groups. I didn’t know that there were milestones. For a long time, I was given high fives and they weren’t going anywhere. I come to find out that that’s because those are the people that took the class forever ago and they’re not the people that are on right now. I’m like, “What is everyone talking about?” You’d click a person and it’d bring you back to the main screen on the side. I’m like, “What?”

There is a learning curve.

Some people like that. They like understanding what they’re doing and they want to figure things out. I’m not that way.

Some people learn by immersion. You jump in and figure it out on the fly.

That’s me. You throw me into a pack of wolves and I’ll figure it out. I don’t need to learn about wolves. I don’t need to learn what they like and what they don’t like. I want to go. I’ll figure it out.

What is your leaderboard name?

Goldilox14. It’s spelled as lox because I am Jewish. It’s 14 because I was born on March 14th.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to join us. Before we let you go, let everybody know where they can find you in all the places if you would like to be found.

On Facebook, if you search Dana Wexler, I should come right up. It says Dana Rochelle Cohen Wexler. Cohen was my maiden name. On Instagram, it’s @Sunny_D_Light14. I started a new Instagram as well that is mainly for women. It’s a women’s outlet, women’s support, and women’s posting. That’s @Consistency_Coach.

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate it.

Thank you. This has been amazing. I appreciate it.

Thank you.


I guess that brings this episode to a close. Until next week, where can people find you?

People can find me on Facebook at Facebook.com/crystaldokeefe. They can find me on all social media and the Peloton platform @ClipOutCrystal.

You can find me on Twitter @RogerQBert or on Facebook at Facebook.com/tomokeefe. You can find the show online on Facebook.com/TheClipOut. While you’re there, like the page and join the group. Don’t forget our Patreon where for $5 a month you get ad-free episodes. You get bonus content, which we’re just about to go record. It helps us out. We greatly appreciate it. That’s it for this one. Thanks for tuning in. Until next time, keep pedaling, and running, and rowing.


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