Peloton Instructor Quotes

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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. First, I know there are many more Peloton cycle instructors than the list below. I know that. Second, keep in mind that this article is a work in progress.

Finally, that means this: 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.

Robin and her hustlers

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.

Robin is also big into talking about being a queen and how a queen with fix another queen’s crown if it slips. You know, supporting one another. (This is similar to Christine D’Ercole talking about hands on your back.)

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.

Robin Arzon crown quotes

I know that Robin Arzon crown quotes are super popular these days. So I’ve added in some new products I found featuring those crown quotes. 

Peloton Instructor Quotes: Robin Arzon

Peloton trainer and instructor Robin Arzon, aka Robin NYC, scared me at first. But even though her catchphrases like "Add it Back" and "Yes You Can" sound tough, they are also motivational and inspirational.

She also likes to refer to riders (and herself) as royalty or a queen or as wearing a crown or simply as hustlers. So, I've found a number of fun items on Etsy--leggings, apparel, posters and more--that feature her quotes and fit all the Robin themes.

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?

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I was lucky enough to ride last summer with Christine D’Ercole at the Peloton studios and then take this picture afterwards.

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.

I’ve found a number of items that include these sayings, including Hands on Your Back, which is so supportive within the Peloton community.

Peloton Instructor Quotes: Christine D'Ercole

I'll admit it: Christine D'Ercole is one of my favorite Peloton instructors. I appreciate her very real approach to fitness, body image and more. Her mantras, sayings and quotes always resonate with me. From "I am I can I will I do" to "What if you can?"

And, dare I say, she's made me cry on the bike. So has Jenn Sherman, another favorite.

Christine has her own website where she sells her line of IAICIWID products and you can register for her Wordshop classes, too.

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!

Peloton Instructor Quotes: Ally Love

Last year, Ally Love debuted her inspirational and motivational rides called "Sundays with Love." It was a way for riders to feel "present" on their bikes.

In addition, she's all about empowering people, which is why she calls everyone Boss or tells them to "Boss Up."

Here are some of my favorite Ally Love-inspired products from Etsy.

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.

Peloton Instructor Quotes: Denis Morton

Peloton instructor Denis Morton might be, in my opinion, the kind of funny quotes and sayings. He is an admitted dad joke teller and that's one of the reasons I love taking his cycling and yoga classes.

Here are some Etsy items featuring the best of Denis--who by the way spells his name is one "N"--not Dennis.

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. 

Peloton Instructor Quotes: Cody Rigsby

Cody Rigsby has been known to have many funny sayings. Things like "Fix your wig" to "It's not that deep, boo" to "Get your life together."

Some of his quotes are even explicit but still funny and, dare I say, inspirational: "Be like Elsa. Let that shit go."

I found a number of items on Etsy that the "boo crew" is sure to love. This includes posters, leggings, t shirt apparel, coffee mugs and more.

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.

Peloton Instructor Quotes: Jenn Sherman

I have to thank Jenn Sherman and her epic sing-a-long rides for showing me that I could ride for 60 minutes on my Peloton. I also have to thank her for being real (swearing and all) with her motivational quotes and sayings. Perhaps her best known catchphrase is JFDI--Just Fucking Do It. Here are a few favorites I found on Etsy.

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.

Peloton Instructor Quotes: Alex Toussaint

Here is a collection of items I found on Etsy featuring the best Alex Toussaint quotes. They include a t shirt with "Feel Good. Look Good. Do Better" on it as well as items with his probably best-known saying "This Ain't Daycare."

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.”

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“Together We Ride Far,” on my shirt, is one of the Peloton instructor quotes I’ve heard many times. I was definitely “wilpered” after this ride in studio with Matt Wilpers.

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.

Peloton Instructor Quotes: Matt Wilpers

Power Zone creator and instructor Matt Wilpers has a few catchphrase quotes and sayings. One of them revolves around the importance of training smart.

Also, after a hard ride with him, people often say they've "wilpered."

Here are some cool Matt-themed items from Etsy.

Jess Sims Peloton Instructor Quotes

If you’re a Peloton cycle rider, you’ll need to boot up the Peloton digital app to get to know Tread instructor Jess Sims. She’s become one of my favorites for strength work and the outdoor walking classes. She may not have as many catchphrases as the other instructors, but you can find some fun Jess Sims swag gifts on Etsy.

Peloton Instructor Quotes: Jess Sims

Jess Sims is one of the many Peloton Tread instructors. In addition to running and walking classes, Jess also teaches strength classes. I came to fall in love with her teaching methods when Peloton was offering "Live from Home" classes.

I especially love her saying "You Don't Have To. You Get To" about the joy and blessing of being able to move your body. Also, "Last Set. Best Set" as you're grinding through a workout. Two other good ones: "No Ego, Amigo" and "How you do anything is how you do everything."

She's also well known for saying that you want to get that "glazed donut look" as you build up a sweat. Here are some Jess Sims' inspired products I found on Etsy and elsewhere that feature her quotes or just remind me of her.

Leanne Hainsby Peloton instructor quotes

When Peloton debuted its London studios in 2018, there were just two cycling instructors offering classes. They are Ben Alldis and Leanne Hainsby. Those two happen to be a couple now, but that’s an aside.

I recently became familiar with Leanne’s teaching during the Peloton 2020. She likes to turn nearly every ride into a dance party, which she refers to as being inside a “sparkly bubble.” That makes me think of a disco ball. 

While Leanne doesn’t have nearly as many sayings as other Peloton instructors, you can find some cool swag that she’s inspired.

Peloton Instructor Quotes: Leanne Hainsby

Leanne Hainsby was one of the first Peloton instructors to start broadcasting indoor cycling classes from the company's London studio. A former dancer (like so many Peloton trainers on this side of the pond), I got to know her during the recent Pelothon.

Two of her likely best-known sayings are referring to being inside your "sparkly bubble" (think disco ball) and "done and dusted," when you've finished your workout. I found a few items on Etsy featuring these Leanne quotes.

Emma Lovewell Peloton instructor quotes

Peloton Instructor Quotes: Emma Lovewell

Peloton instructor Emma Lovewell isn't big into the catchphrases and motivational quotes. Sure, she has her trademark sign off: Live. Learn. Lovewell.

But when it comes to aspirational sayings, she tends to keep it simple. You're like to hear her reiterate that practice makes progress or that you should choose progress over perfection. Plain and simple.

Here are a few items from Etsy that encompass the "progress" motto.

Tunde Oyeneyin Peloton instructor quotes

Peloton Instructor Quotes: Tunde Oyeneyin

Tunde Oyeneyin is one of the newer Peloton instructors. Her upbeat personality and megawatt smile--not to mention her to-die-for arms--make riding with her a joy.

Perhaps because she's new, she hasn't had a lot of catchphrases catch on. But the one quote that I've heard repeated is "It's a good day to have a good day." Don't you just love that?

Hannah Marie Corbin Peloton instructor quotes

Peloton Instructor Quotes: Hannah Marie Corbin

When we first got our Peloton bike in 2016, I primarily rode with Hannah Marie Corbin. I love her musical taste and my husband still takes mostly her rides.

Hannah has many super positive, affirmative sayings that she shares with riders. Things like "Treat your body like it belongs to someone you love" and "You can be a masterpiece and a work in progress at the same time."

However, her catchphrase of "Spicy"--which describes when things get tough in a workout--seems to be what's "stuck" as far as products over on Etsy. I've highlighted a few here.

Jess King Peloton instructor quotes

Peloton Instructor Quotes: Jess King

Peloton instructor Jess King is hardly the only trainer who swears on the bike. I've heard plenty of F bombs while riding with Jenn Sherman and Christine D'Ercole.

However, when it comes to well-known quotes and sayings, Jess King is, perhaps, the instructor whose catchphrases are more likely to include a swear word or two. She likes it when things get weird. Not that there's anything wrong with that!

Ben Alldis Peloton instructor quotes

Peloton Instructor Quotes: Ben Alldis

London-based Peloton instructor Ben Alldis has a few favorite sayings. They are all short and sweet. "C'mon team" and "Let's go, team" and "To the top we go." As far as quotes, only "To the top we go" made it onto something I could find on Etsy.

Kendall Toole Peloton instructor quotes

Peloton Instructor Quotes: Kendall Toole

Instructor Kendall Toole joined the Peloton fam at the same time as Tunde. What she's brought to the bike is her love for kickboxing. One of her favorite sayings, which she attributes to her dad, is "They can knock you down but never let them knock you out." No wonder her fan club calls themselves the Knockouts.

Kendall is also known for saying "Light it up." While I couldn't find a lot of her quotes on Etsy, I found a few things about knocking out and lighting up.

Plus, I found a lightning bolt necklace that is very similar to the one that Kendall's wears. You can find it on Etsy in both silver and gold.

Matty Maggiacomo Peloton instructor quotes

Peloton Instructor Quotes: Matty Maggiacomo

When I'm taking an of the Peloton outdoor walking classes, instructor Matty Maggiacomo is one of my favorites to walk with. He's upbeat, fun and has great taste in music.

Matty, whose last name is pronounced Mah-jock-ah-mo, loves to tell you crack a walnut with your glutes when you're walking. As a Tread instructor I imagine is uses this saying with runners, too.

Matty calls his workout time the body party. If you like Cher's music as much as Matty does, you'll love his classes, on and off the Tread. I could only find a few Matty inspired quotes on Etsy, so here they are.

If you’re looking for the best Peloton accessories, here’s a link to my original blog post on Peloton accessories. Plus, I’ve included a new video on the topic, too.

Finally, feel free to shop the products on this blog post and other ones I’ve written by visiting this blog’s Shop page. 

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