Every Monday, we ask the Clip Out community to share their favorite class from the last week. Your stories of love, sweat, and tears always inspire us to keep moving. We are excited to share the five most enthusiastic nominations (in no particular order) and a quick review of each class. Read on for our weekly dose of motivation!
This week’s favorite Peloton classes:
- 11/12/23 15 min Diwali Row with Alex Karwoski
- 12/1/23 30 min World AIDS Day Run with Jeffrey McEachern
- 12/1/23 45 min Full Body Strength with Rebecca Kennedy
- 12/3/23 30 min Holiday Walk with Jess King
- 12/2/23 45 min Power Zone Endurance Ride with Matt Wilpers
Why you loved them!
Sometimes it’s hard to pick just one favorite, but these reviews make it easy! Here’s what the TCO Community had to say about their favorite classes from the last week.
1. Favorite Peloton Row
11/12/23 15 min Diwali Row with Alex Karwoski
Sarah Lester lit up her week with this class inspired by the Festival of Lights.
“I was really impressed with Alex’s 15min Diwali row. He explained how he came to experience Diwali and being open to learn and celebrate different celebrations and traditions. A great class for the beginning of the holiday season.”
Alex introduces the class as a celebration of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. He shares that his connection to Diwali stems from his relationship with his mother-in-law, who is from India and whose stories from her childhood continually inspire him. And even beyond his family connection, Alex’s love for the values of Diwali shines bright in this class.
The class plan includes three builds from easy to moderate then challenging, back down to easy, and then up to challenging again. The class playlist is high-energy and includes one his mother-in-law’s favorite songs, It’s the Time to Disco by Shankar Ehsaan Loy, and Yeh Jawani from the hit Indian rom-com Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, which translates to This Youth Is Crazy.
Add this Row to your stack for a dose of love and light this holiday season!
2. Favorite Peloton Run
12/1/23 30 min World AIDS Day Run with Jeffrey McEachern
A few listeners nominated this Run as their favorite this week. Cindi Stuart especially loved it for the very personal story Jeffrey shared.
“I also loved Jeffrey’s World AIDS Day run. He shared about his uncle who survived an HIV diagnosis in the 80s and mentioned that even though they are close, he has never met him in person and would like to do so. He also shared how to help support those with HIV, especially women and children who need support to extract themselves from unhealthy situations by helping women become independent. Very moving.”
This class is sure to inspire, with a heartfelt playlist including Fighter by Christina Aguilera, One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, One by Mary J. Blige and U2, and Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen. The run itself is moderate in intensity, with an uphill jog to raise your heart rate a bit followed by more than sufficient recovery time before finishing with a progressive run.
3. Favorite Peloton Full Body Strength
12/1/23 45 min Full Body Strength with Rebecca Kennedy
This class came up quite a bit too. Multiple listeners agreed that if you like Rebecca’s split programs, or just lifting heavy in general, you’ll love this class.
Stefanie Waller (stefspins4cake): “This completely fried my legs and triceps in the best way! If you like her 5 day split this is a lot like it. Heavy lifting, long rest in between.”
The class plan includes deadlifts, chest presses, squats, rows, pushups, lunges, skull crushers, and more, with rests of almost a full minute between each set. With over 10k members having taken the class so far, the difficulty rating is sitting at 8 out of 10.
The playlist is an eclectic mix of rock, hip-hop, and pop, with hits from Run-D.M.C., Nirvana, AC/DC, Troye Sivan, and Eminem that will be sure to keep you moving your heavies around like a pro.
4. Favorite Peloton Walk
12/3/23 30 min Holiday Walk with Jess King
Jennifer Bentz (JGeezy): “Jess King’s 30 min Holiday Walk from 12/3. Was feeling a tad under the weather so wanted something a little lighter than a run. She somehow found some Christmas-y EDM music and between her outfit, her playlist, and her usual spunky self, the whole thing was just what I needed to kick off December!”
This class features a song from my family’s favorite Christmas album, Kaskade Christmas, a crowd-pleasing electronic take on holiday classics. In addition to Kaskade, the setlist includes Christmas offerings from Hanson, Pentatonix, Alanis Morissette, and of course Britney Spears and Mariah Carey. The class is easy-to-moderate with the second half designed to be progressively harder but still perfect for customizing to fit your intensity needs.
Santa spoiler alert! A member in another Peloton Facebook group shared that Jess… how should we put this… questions her faith in Santa during this walk. So if you have young believers in the room, consider wearing headphones, or be prepared to have a potentially tricky conversation about the guy in the big red suit!
5. Favorite Peloton Unstackable Ride
12/2/23 45 min Power Zone Endurance Ride with Matt Wilpers
Sometimes we want a class that leaves us in a puddle and washes all hope of a stack of extra classes away with it. We call those classes Unstackable, and we love hearing about our listeners’ Unstackable experiences.
For this week’s Unstackable recommendation, we heard from David Stember (Psychodoc):
“Matt’s 45 minute power zone endurance ride on 12/02/23 was a symphony of suffering on pedals. Three 8 minute intervals in zone 3? On a 45 minute ride; really? 3-4 instructors chose the music for him which added to the fun. More motivating than usual. If you enjoy a Power Zone ride; give it a try.”
Given that Endurance Rides are often considered the easiest of the Power Zone variety, this tip is especially useful! In any other context, 8 minutes may not sound like much, but sustaining a steady cycling effort for 8 minutes not once, not twice, but three times might actually be a form of torture. So if it’s torture you’re looking for, give this class a try and let us know how it goes!
Thank you to all of our listeners for sharing your recommendations and enthusiasm. To see the full list of this week’s classes and add your own to the conversation, check out the post from Monday, Dec. 4, 2023, here. To see past weeks’ Top 5 classes, visit TheClipOut.com and search TCO Top 5! If you try any of the recommendations and find a new favorite, we’d love to hear from you!