It doesn’t take you long, as a Peloton owner, to become familiar with Peloton instructor quotes. For example, every ride with Christine begins “Drop your shoulders, drop your baggage.” And even though I’ve heard it hundreds of times, every time I smile. That catchphrase brings me comfort, because it’s become so familiar.
I don’t know if each Peloton instructor actively created their quotes or whether they came out organically. But these catchphrases have quickly become a part of their identity.
I mean, if you are Pelo obsessed and you hear Peloton instructor quotes with the term “boo” in it, immediately you would know it was Cody Rigsby. Or Peloton instructor quotes saying something like “Just f&*king do it” or “This ain’t daycare,” you would know that this tough love comes courtesy of Peloton instructors Jenn Sherman quotes and Alex Toussaint quotes, respectively.
Peloton Instructor Quotes Gift Ideas
What’s really fun about the growing body of Peloton instructor quotes is the fact that you can find gifts for Peloton lovers inscribed or printed with these quotes from their favorite Peloton instructor. These make amazing Peloton milestone gifts, or gifts for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.
One of the best places to find these unique Peloton instructor quotes gifts and other Peloton gift ideas is on Etsy. Recently, I went down an Etsy rabbit hole searching for the best Peloton instructor quotes on all different kinds of gifts, and, wow, the selection is just spectacular. I’ve already highlighted some Peloton-related gift ideas in this blog post “Peloton Gifts: A Gift Guide for Peloton Users.” But focusing specifically on Peloton instructor quotes, I was blown away at how many items you could buy on Etsy for yourself or someone you love who loves their Peloton.
Peloton Instructor Quotes on Etsy
Below I’ve listed a few of my favorite Peloton instructors along with their most common Peloton quotes. I know there are many more Peloton cycle instructors than the list below. I know that. And this article is a work in progress. So that as I discover other well known Peloton instructors and Peloton instructor quotes–and gifts on Etsy they may have inspired–I’ll add them to this article. Instructors are listed in alphabetical order.
Also of note: right now shopping on Etsy is a great way to support small business owners. Keep scrolling here to find some of my favorite picks for Peloton instructor quotes.
Finally, after shopping around on Etsy, I found a few cool Peloton instructor quotes products on Amazon. So I’ve added those links here, too.
Robin Arzon Peloton instructor quotes
When we got our Peloton in 2016, Robin Arzon was one of the first instructors whose classes my husband and I rode. I loved her take-no-prisoners attitude. My husband found her terrifying.
Let’s be honest–Robin is all about the tough love. I mean, one of her famous Peloton instructor quotes is, “But did you die?” Yup, that’s Robin getting really real.
She also likes to call her riders “hustlers” because she knows we’re all busting our butts and hustling to get our sweat on. Another of the best Robin Arzon quotes? “What’s 30 seconds to a hustler.” In other words you can do anything for 30 seconds, so crank the resistance or increase your cadence. Thirty seconds won’t kill you.
Let’s be honest. With Robin Arzon–or any of the Peloton instructors–you either love them or hate them. And if you hate them, you don’t ride with them. However, if you love Robin like I do or know someone who does–like maybe they’re started calling you a hustler or are always talking about their crown–these gift ideas featuring Robin Arzon Peloton instructor quotes are da bomb.
Christine D’Ercole Peloton instructor quotes
So many people I know–myself included–who ride regularly with Christine talk about how she speaks to their soul. For me, riding with Christine is often part therapy, part exercise. I’d never really understood the term of ugly crying until I found myself doing just that on a Christine ride. Who cries during exercise without being in pain?
I know that one of the reasons I love Christine as an instructor is she is so real. First, her attitude is real. Next, her body is real. Finally, her story is real. How many of us dreamed of being a ballerina, only to be told that we were too short, too fat or our thighs too big?
A world-class cyclist in her own right, Christine continually shares the story of how, when she embraced her body, she started winning gold medals, not hiding in the back row of dance recitals. We can all relate to Christine’s story.
It’s why her catchphrases like “I Am, I Can, I Will, I Do” and “Hands on Your Back” and “You Are Bigger Than A Smaller Pair of Pants” really resonate. Because she is just so real. If you ever get the chance, take one of her Wordshop classes. They’re all about changing your negative, internal chatter.
Ally Love Peloton instructor quotes
There are two things I know about Ally Love. She loves purple and she’s the person to ride with if you’re looking for a more spiritual experience on the bike. In fact, her series “Sundays with Love,” which debuted in 2019, has become hugely popular with riders looking for a more soulful workout.
OK, there are more things I know about Ally Love. She’s got great hair. And a great attitude. And she’s all about giving her your best, even if you don’t think your best is good enough. It’s like she’s your best friend and no matter what you do, on or off the bike, you’ll never disappoint her. She’ll always be there for you, cheering you on, supporting you. We all need a best friend like Ally Love.
When it comes to Ally Love and her Peloton instructor quotes, they are all about the affirmation. “Yes or Yes.” Or, “Let’s Go Boss.” How could you not love Ally Love!
Denis Morton Peloton instructor quotes
Denis Morton may not be a dad but he’s the kind of dad jokes on the Peloton stream. I mean, every stupid dad joke your father ever told–and waited for you to laugh at–Denis probably has in his joke arsenal. It’s what makes riding with him such a joy. You just never what crazy, face palm but funny stuff is going to come out of his mouth. He is just plain silly.
Despite being silly he is an amazing instructor who not only kicks your butt on the bike but also the yoga mat. People have come to associate Voltron (a cartoon character) with Denis. Why? Because when he is explaining how the Peloton bike works–cadence, resistance and output–he usually will say, “Cadence and resistance come together like Voltron to create output.” You have just got to love that pop culture reference. I guess it should come as no surprise that Denis’ fan club refer to themselves as Denis’ Menaces–another cartoon reference.
Finally, he signs off of every ride, every stretch, every bike class, “If you can’t be good, be careful.” We will, Denis, we promise.
Cody Rigsby Peloton instructor quotes
Those who cycle with Cody Rigsby refer to themselves as the Boo Crew. That’s because Cody’s favorite term of endearment is boo. Used in context, “Love Ya Self, Boo.” Or, “It’s Not That Deep, Boo.”
Not surprisingly members of the Boo Crew love anything that reflects Cody’s unique personality, his quotes or just his fun self. When you’re working out with Cody, it’s one part entertainment, one part kickass workout. And 100% fun.
Cody was one of the first instructors that I recall counting out the cadence as “One, two, one two” to make pedaling easier. It really did. Not surprisingly some of his Peloton swag that you can find on Etsy is a t-shirt that literally says “One, two, one, two.” Any other Peloton fan that rides with Cody and sees you wearing this shirt on social media will know exactly what it means and who it is referring.
In case you didn’t know, Cody first arrived in New York to be a professional dancer. He also did some professional modeling. He joined the Peloton family #pelofamily in 2014, right about when the company started.
If you have kids interested in trying out the Peloton, you’ll find two Cody Rigsby teen rides. I mention them in my blog post about Peloton for Kids.
Jenn Sherman Peloton instructor quotes
One of the features on the Peloton is the ability to screen for explicit classes. You know the ones where an instructor might drop the eff bomb or play a song with racy lyrics in it. If you turn on that filter, then you’ll miss out on Jenn Sherman classes. Yes, she has a potty mouth but it is so worth it
Jenn has a great taste in music, she tells funny stories and, like Christine, she’s just real. She talks about her kids, she talks about her love for Bruce Springsteen, her Philadelphia Eagles and her alma mater–Syracuse. But she also gets real when talking about her dearly departed dad, especially if you happen to talk one of her Father’s Day rides. Be. Prepared. To. Cry.
One of my favorite Jenn rides are her epic sing a long rides. They are therapy on the bike. The point is to sing a long and sing at the top of your lungs. The fact that you’re also working out is a secondary benefit.
Another favorite of Jenn’s? Her catchphrase with the initials JFDI. That stands for Just F*&King Do It. In other words no complaints, just ride the damn bike. This Jersey girl, the very first Peloton instructor ever, definitely has a special place in my heart, and I love her Peloton instructor quotes.
Alex Toussaint Peloton instructor quotes
When one of the Peloton executives first took a spinning class with instructor Alex Toussaint, he knew this guy could be a star. Not only was he a great teacher, but his voice was out of this world, he told the New York Times.
So I guess it’s no surprise that even though Toussaint isn’t even 30, he’s collected quite a following. Like professional athletes. And why Alex Toussaint quotes like “This Ain’t Daycare” have become exceedingly popular.
For example, last year Cam Newton rode with him live at the Peloton Studios. And recently pro athletes including Baker Mayfield, Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy have been getting together on the Peloton Leaderboard to challenge each other during Toussaint’s classes.
Alex famously tells everyone that rides with him that he’s serious about working them out. As I mentioned, “This ain’t daycare,” is the best-known of the Alex Toussaint quotes. It’s also probably the best-selling of his Peloton swag on Etsy. I know that many people who are looking for gifts for Peloton lovers often end up getting something with an Alex Toussaint quote on it.
Matt Wilpers Peloton instructor quotes
I’ve been lucky enough to ride live in the studio twice with Matt Wilpers. Ever since he introduced me to Power Zone training, I’ve been hooked. While I may not always love Matt’s music choices, I love his professional, straightforward demeanor as a coach. He’s downright adorable because he’s so squeaky clean.
So clean that one time he used the word SHIFT in a ride–like shift your focus or attention or whatever–and then thought, live on camera, did he just say the word SHIFT without the F? OMG, Matt Wilpers curse? Say it ain’t so.
Anyway, that has now become a joke among the Power Zone community and appears on some of the fun Peloton swag I found on Etsy. Other swag includes Wilpers catchphrases like “Consistency is key” and “Train hard, train smart but always have fun.” But, no, Matt, I will never give Zone 5 a hug! That’s sadistic! Finally, when Matt has kicked your butt–all the time with a smile on your face–people have resorted to calling it being “wilpered.”
He is the quintessential professional when he is coaching on the bike or the Tread. In case you didn’t know, Matt ran Division 1 track in college. He also loves his mom, Rita, who often rides live with him from their home in Georgia. It’s just so adorable. And right on brand for Matt Wilpers.
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