Peloton instructor Sam Yo is a force to be reckoned with. His workouts are intense, his personality is infectious, and he has become one of the most beloved Peloton instructors in the community. What many Peloton members may not know is that Sam was a Buddhist monk before becoming a phenomenal fitness instructor.
Sam recently shared an Instagram video of his ordainment ceremony from several years ago. This ceremony marks the formal acceptance of a student to the community of Buddhist monks.
In a prior post on Peloton’s Output, Sam shared his experiences as a monk and how his time at the monastery ingrained in him a sense of service to others. This desire to serve others ultimately led Sam into the world of fitness and eventually to Peloton, where he now combines his passions for service and fitness to help his cycling students achieve their very best.
Last year, Sam shared an earlier Instagram video of his first visit to his former monastery in over 7 years, where he shares a beautiful look inside the temple. His love for the place and the people there really shines.
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