Peloton just made a big change that’s sparking some buzz. They’ve done away with class ratings, tweaking the post-class experience slightly, and maybe even changing how some users make their class pick. Why the sudden shift? Well, it turns out that, according to a Peloton spokesperson, most classes were being rated a solid 99% or 100%. Impressive, but not very informative. But don’t worry, Peloton isn’t leaving us in the dark.
equipment “member activity” area with no member rating
While they’ve scrapped the ratings, they’re still keeping the essential difficulty ratings intact. These ratings take into account everything from the instructor’s cues and the music to the overall intensity of the workout. In other words, the good stuff is still there!
But what about the app? Some users say they can still spot those elusive ratings lingering in the app, even though they’ve disappeared from the hardware. A little glitch, perhaps… or it just takes time to delete from millions of users?
image from the app showing member ratings
Opinions on this change are all over the place. Some folks found the ratings super helpful in finding the perfect class. One user said, “I always checked the ratings and looked for instructors I love, plus rides with a solid approval of 99.2% or more.” We feel you, David Stember (#Psychodoc).
On the flipside, there are those who never paid much attention to the ratings (that would be me!). For them, it’s all about choosing classes based on what catches their eye. No judgment either way!
Believe it or not, Peloton isn’t the first fitness company to make this move. Back in 2019, Mirror, one of Peloton’s competitors, also ditched the class ratings.
Only time will tell what impact this decision will have on Peloton. One thing’s for sure: they’re always tweaking their features to match what their members truly want and need. Gotta admire their commitment!
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