What You Need to Know About the Peloton Class Schedule

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Do you have burning questions about the Peloton class schedule? New to Peloton and trying to make heads or tails of what live classes versus encore classes versus on demand classes mean? Don’t worry. I’ve got you.

This article on the Peloton class schedule will get you up to speed on everything you need to know on the topic. In addition, it will answer many of the most common questions Peloton users have, such as “How do I add Peloton classes to my calendar?

Where can I see the Peloton class schedule?

There are five places where you can see the Peloton class schedule. And that all depends on how you take your Peloton classes or which Peloton equipment you own.

For example, if you have the Peloton bike or the Peloton Tread, you can always find the live class schedule on the tablet. Usually, when you log into your profile on the equipment, you’ll see any upcoming live classes or classes that are already underway.

On the bike that appears in the upper right hand corner of the tablet. You’ll also see a horizontal list of recently broadcast classes or classes that are popular with people you follow.

Keep in mind that on the Peloton bike, you’ll see the Peloton cycling class schedule only. Similarly, on the Tread, you’ll see the Peloton Tread class schedule only.

One Peloton website class schedule

Another place to see the live class schedule is on the One Peloton website. That is onepeloton.com. Here you’ll see the live and recorded class schedule online for all of the Peloton disciplines, including bike and treadmill.

To get to the schedule, you’ll need to navigate to the “My Membership” section of the website. Look for the person icon in the upper right hand side of the screen and click on that. Then, you’ll come to a homepage that offers you links to classes (already recorded), the live schedule, collections (of similar classes) and challenges.

Joining a live class

This is what the live Peloton class schedule looks like on the One Peloton website. You’ll notice it says “Join Class.” When you click that button, you’ll be taken to the live class, even if it hasn’t started yet. It’s similar on the Peloton app and on the Bike and Tread.

Usually, you can join a live Peloton class about five minutes before the start time. Usually at two or three minutes before the start time, the instructor appears on camera. They’ll chat with you–even though you can’t answer back–until about 60 seconds before the class begins. At that point they’ll do their introduction, which will be what appears in the On Demand version of the class.

Why would you want to get to a class a few minutes early? Because some instructors will do most of their shoutouts for milestones and birthdays in those pre-class minutes.

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Peloton live class schedule on the app

In addition, the fourth place you can see the Peloton class schedule is on the Peloton app. Just like the Peloton website, you’ll see class options for everything coming up live, in all disciplines and for all equipment.

For example, I do not own the Peloton Tread. Instead, I have a Nordic Track treadmill. So, when I want to do any Peloton Tread classes, such as bootcamp or walking, I’ll do them using the app and my own treadmill.

Here is my review of the Peloton app.

Also, there are plenty of people who own “regular” exercise or stationary bikes, and take all of the Peloton cycling classes with the app. I know that when I was traveling, if my hotel didn’t have a Peloton in the gym, I would do my cycling classes on whatever bike was there.

Looking for a nationwide list of hotels with Pelotons in them? This blog post can help.

Peloton classes on a Smart TV

Finally, the fifth place you can access Peloton classes. If you own a Smart TV, such as a Roku TV, then you can get the Peloton “channel.” It’s just like any other channel you might stream on your Smart TV.

Through the Peloton channel, you can take live and On Demand classes. That’s a picture of my Roku TV, below, showing the Peloton channel.

There’s another benefit to having a Smart TV–you can cast your bike to it. So, if your bike is in the same room as the TV, you’ll have a bigger screen to look at while working out.

What is the Peloton live class schedule?

Regardless of where you see the Peloton live class schedule–on a piece of equipment, the app, the One Peloton website or the Peloton channel on a Smart TV–it’s important to keep these three things in mind.

1. Classes versus schedule

When you log into Peloton, you’ll see two options. They are classes and schedules.

Classes are, well, classes that have already been recorded and/or broadcast live. Schedule is the schedule of live classes coming up. Usually, Peloton reveals the live class schedule in two-week blocks.

2. Encore class on the live schedule

An Encore is a class that’s previously recorded but is being rebroadcast like a live class. Like it will show up on the Peloton schedule like a Live class does but instead it will say “Encore” underneath instead of “Live.”

3. On demand classes

I knew the term “on demand” from having cable TV. Basically, something you want to watch that was recorded previously but you can queue up and press “play” when it’s convenient for you. On Peloton it’s the same.

Every class that is broadcast live is recorded and placed in an On Demand library. Sometimes instructors record classes exclusively for On Demand. These are the classes you’ll find in the “Classes” category.

In older classes you might hear instructors refer to these On Demand classes as being “in the stream.” It means the same thing.

Count me in on the live Peloton class schedule

When you find an upcoming class you want to take on the live Peloton class schedule, you’re given the option of tapping the button to “count me in.” This is how it appears on the Peloton cycle, the Peloton Tread and the Peloton website.

On the Peloton app, there is a blank circle to the right of the Live class you’re interested in. Tap it and you’ll be brought to another screen that shows the class that you’ve just opted into. At the bottom it will say “You’re In.”

Or, just tap on the class itself, and it will bring you to that second screen. Look at the bottom and there is a white oval that says “Count Me In.” Tap it, and it turns gray and says “You’re In.”

Benefits of counting in on the Peloton class schedule

There are two benefits to counting yourself into an upcoming class. First and foremost, if that class is canceled, Peloton will send you an email to let you know.

This is helpful if you’ve planned a workout around that live class. Wouldn’t it be good to know that the class was canceled hours ahead of time, instead of when you go to log in and suddenly the class is gone?

Adding Peloton classes to your calendar

Second, you’ll have the option to add the class to your calendar. Here’s how that works.

When you opt into a class on the One Peloton website, you’ll get the same “You’re In” confirmation in a pop-up box.

peloton class schedule when you opt in

However, underneath it will say “Add to Calendar” and then give you these four options

  • iCal
  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • Outlook

This is what it looked like when I added a live Peloton yoga class to my Google calendar. It even included a brief description of the class.

peloton class schedule added to google calendar

I don’t have an Apple Watch but I imagine this “add to my calendar” functionality works with the Apple Watch, too. If I’m wrong about that, please post a comment and let me know.

Bookmarking Peloton classes

You have four options for taking Peloton classes: the bike/Tread, on the Peloton website, the Peloton app or through your Smart TV. With each of these options, there is a slightly different way to bookmark classes.

Also, you can’t bookmark upcoming live classes, per se. You can only count yourself in or add them to your calendar schedule.

Bookmarking and finding bookmarked classes on the Peloton bike/Tread

When you’re searching for classes on your bike or Tread, you’ll notice a rectangular “flag,” if you will, at the top of the screen. Tap that to bookmark the class. The flag will turn white, showing that the bookmark has been saved.

Later, when you want to find your bookmarked classes on your bike or Tread, these are the steps you’ll take . One, from the home screen, tap classes on the bottom of the tablet screen. Two, tap the “Filters” button on the top right of the screen. Three, toggle the “Bookmarked” button to the on position. Then, you’ll see all of the classes you’ve bookmarked.

Finally, you can bookmark a class after you’ve taken it. For example, when you finish a class on the bike, the “end” screen offers a number of options across the top of the screen. One option is “Bookmark.” So, tap that to bookmark the class so you can find it easily again in the future.

Bookmarking classes on the Peloton app

To bookmark classes on the Peloton app, start by opening the Peloton app on your phone or tablet. Tap Classes if it doesn’t automatically bring you to the screen where you can find On Demand classes.

Choose which kind of classes you want to bookmark. Once that discipline of classes opens, you’ll see screenshots of the most recent classes. Also, you’ll see the same rectangular flag coming down from the top corner of that screenshot. Tap to bookmark. The flag will turn white.

Finding bookmarked classes on the Peloton app

To find bookmarked classes on the Peloton app, you’ll need to go back into the discipline or category of class you’re interested in searching for. Then, one inside, look at the bubble that says “Filters” at the bottom of the screen. Tap that.

At the very top you’ll see “Bookmarked.” Tap that, and you’ll notice that the Red Classes button at the bottom of the screen has changed to show you how many classes you’ve bookmarked. Tap that red button to reveal your bookmarked classes.

FYI, bookmarked classes will stay bookmarked until you untap the flag. They don’t clear after you’ve taken them.

How to find live classes on Peloton app

Here are the steps to find live classes on the Peloton app.

  1. Open the Peloton app
  2. On the top of the screen, look for Schedule
  3. Tap Schedule
  4. Across the top, choose the kind of class you want to take.
  5. Scroll down to see the upcoming live and encore classes in the next two weeks.

Bookmarking classes on the Peloton website

On the Peloton website, go to “Take Classes.” Scroll down to choose the category of classes you want to take or bookmark. Click on that category.

Once the classes pop up, you’ll see a home screen based on the most recently released classes. In the top right corner, you’ll see the bookmark flag. Click on it to turn it white and bookmark the class.

Finding bookmarked classes on the Peloton website

Now to find classes that you’ve bookmarked, you have a great option on the website that doesn’t seem to exist elsewhere. Instead of having to choose a category of classes, you can choose “All” from the far left across the top.

Click on all, then look to the far right of the top of the screen. You’ll see Filter. Click on that. Scroll town to toggle on the Bookmark button to show you all of the classes you’ve bookmarked in all categories. I love this new feature!

Bookmarking Peloton classes on a Smart TV

On your Smart TV–I have a Roku–open the Peloton “channel.” Choose the profile of the person who will be working out. Then, on the left hand side of the screen, choose the category or discipline of classes you want to take. 

To bookmark an On Demand class, move the arrows on your remote to the class you want. Press OK.

When the home screen for that class comes up, you’ll see you have two options. One, Start. Two, that bookmark flag.

Use the right arrow on your remote to get to the flag, then press OK. The flag turns white to show you’ve bookmarked it.

Finding bookmarked Peloton classes on a Smart TV

Now to find classes you’ve bookmarked on your Smart TV, here’s what you need to do. On the top right of the screen, you’ll see the word Filter. Move the cursor arrow over to Filter and press OK on your remote. 

Your filter options appear. Look to the very bottom for the words “Bookmarked.” Use the down arrow on your remote to get to “Bookmarked,” then press OK. Press the left arrow to hide the filtering menu. Then you’ll see all of the classes you’ve Bookmarked.

Final thoughts on bookmarking Peloton classes

One of the great things about Peloton is how seamlessly you can work between the four different options–hardware, website, app or Smart TV. This includes bookmarked classes.

That is, if you’ve bookmarked a class on your bike, you’ll see that class as bookmarked when you open the app, go to the website or turn on your Smart TV. The converse is true, too. Bookmark a class in one Peloton ecosystem, and it appears in another. Let me know if you have any other questions about bookmarking classes on the Peloton.

Organizing your Peloton class schedule

There are two ways you can organize the Peloton class schedule to plan your workout for the day or for the week.

First, with live and On Demand classes, I would recommend this Home Cycle Workout that I created. It’s available on Etsy.

You can download it as a PDF and print it out to write in your workouts.

Or, like some of the people who bought it, you can download it as a digital planner. Here is what one person, who gave the planner five stars, said in her review:

“I prefer to use planners digitally and this downloaded into OneNote easy peasy. Thanks!”

Peloton-Inspired Workout Planner Schedule Calendar PDF Printable

I designed this Peloton-inspired workout planner calendar because I found that I was great at getting my cardio on my Peloton--through cycling classes or walking on the Peloton app, for example--but I was neglecting the rest of my fitness routine, meaning strength and stretching.

Once I created this planner, which is now available on Etsy, and could fill in which classes I was going to do each week, I got better at actually following through. This is from someone who has had the Peloton since 2016.

I find that writing down my workout plans as my fitness tracker on this calendar works better for me than putting them in a digital calendar, where I can simply ignore the notification.

Page 1 of this PDF is Monday through Wednesday.

Page 2 is Thursday through Sunday.

This comes in a version that is pink and red and another that is blue. Download once and print forever.

If you want to follow me on the Leaderboard, I'm #Leah_is_Pawsome

Here is my blog post that explains more about this calendar.

Stacking your class schedule

Next, you can organize your Peloton class schedule through the stacking feature. Right now you can only stack On Demand classes or classes that have already been recorded. You cannot stack live classes.

Peloton stacked classes

In early 2021 Peloton introduced the option to stack classes or workouts. What does that mean? That you can create a workout or exercise plan that organizes your classes in one place.

Basically, once you create a list of stacked classes, then you have preloaded classes that you can access on the bike, Tread, website or the app. Then your stacked classes flow one into the other so you never have to stop in between and search for your next workout.

How to stack Peloton classes

Here are the steps to organize your workout through stacked classes. First, find the class you want to take. You’ll notice a + sign inside a box. Tap that to add to your stack. 

Second, find the next class you want to take. Look for the plus sign inside a box in that class’ description. Tap to add to your stack of classes. Continue for as many classes as you want to add to the stack.

This video, below, explains how to stack classes. Also, check out this blog post devoted entirely to stacking Peloton classes. 

Peloton NYC studio class schedule

The lion’s share of live classes you’ll see on the Peloton schedule are broadcast from the Peloton

NYC studios. However, Peloton also has cycling broadcast studios in London. This is helpful for a number of reasons.

First, when the weather is bad in New York City and the live class schedule is canceled, you can still find live classes. That’s because Peloton London and the German Peloton classes filmed from London are likely still broadcasting live, albeit at different times.

For example, one time New York was hit with a huge snowstorm. The city was shut down for days. Not surprisingly, there were no live classes coming out of New York. Not in any discipline.

But anyone who really wanted to ride live on their bike or do a strength class could likely find something on the Peloton live class schedule coming from German-speaking instructors or the English-speaking instructors in London.

More about the classes filmed out of the Peloton London studios here.

Different Peloton class times on the schedule

Second, if you’re a night owl or live on the West Coast, European class times can help. For starters, if it’s the middle of the night in America and you want to ride on the live class schedule, you’ll likely find classes being broadcast from London.

Fun fact: London instructors Ben Alldis and Leanne Hainsby are getting married. OK, back to our regularly scheduled programming or blog post.

Secondly, if you live on the West Coast and find the Peloton evening class times coming out of New York City don’t work for you, there’s always the European classes that will be live streaming. Granted, they would be still pretty late in the evening for you–like 10 or 11 p.m. Pacific Time. However, that’s better than the latest New York city class times, which are usually no later than 9 p.m. Eastern–right in the middle of dinner on the West Coast.

Peloton live class schedule in German

It’s true that the German instructors mostly do their classes in German. But, hey, my husband took German in high school. Sometimes he’ll ride with them to brush up on his German or see how much he remembers.

However, these classes are not filmed in Germany. Instead, the German-speaking Peloton instructors are all based in London. And that’s where they film their live and On Demand classes.

Peloton classes in English

If you’re interested in riding with some of the European instructors, you can always do that. However, if you don’t speak German, did you know that you can filter On Demand classes by language? This is something you can do on the bike only. The filtering is not available on the app or Peloton website. Also, it’s not available for the Live streaming class schedule.

On the bike, tap on “Classes” on the bottom of the screen. Then, you’ll come to a screen with the most recent classes. Across the top you’ll find filtering options, by instructor, length of class and type of class. You’ll also see a filter called “Subtitles.” Click on that.

It is under “Subtitles” that you’ll have the option of filter for classes in English only or classes in German only. Add on the instructor filter and you can find the German instructors who have taught classes in English.

Riding live at the Peloton studio

It used to be that you could ride live at the Peloton studios. This was true in both New York City and London. But the lemons that 2020 threw at us also meant that the live rides options stopped as well.

In fact, I was in New York City in late February 2020 to a live Power Zone ride with Matt Wilpers. However, Matt hurt himself and that class was canceled. A few weeks later everything shut down, and all in-studio classes with other rides stopped.

I wrote about my experience riding live in New York city in this post about finding free Peloton classes. In fact, since for my last time at the studio, I bought a five-pack of classes, I still have a credit to ride through the end of 2024. That class pack was supposed to expire in early 2020 but I appreciate Peloton extending the expiration date, given our current circumstances.

peloton gifts

I hope that one day we’ll be able to get back to riding live in the Peloton studios with our favorite instructors. It was always great to ride a milestone there.

I’ll never forget the time I did that for my 450th ride. In the middle of a 45-minute 80s class with Christine D’Ercole, she stopped pedaling and shouted out, “Where is Leah is Pawsome?” That’s me! Sadly, that ride was lost in the great purge of 2020.

Final thoughts on what you need to know about the Peloton class schedule

One of the changes I hope that Peloton makes to the class schedule is the ability to stack your saved classes. Or rather the once you’ve already checked into.

Also, I know that West Coasters have a hard time with the existing Peloton class times. They really aren’t convenient for people who want to exercise before work.

For example, on the Peloton live class schedule, there tends always to be 6 a.m. Eastern classes live. However, I’ve yet to see a 9 a.m. Eastern live class–which would be 6 a.m. Pacific. Most of the ones of late have been Encores. So, if you’re hoping to ride a milestone or on your birthday for a shout out, you’re SOL.

Have I answered all of your burning classes about how to make sense of the Peloton class schedule? If not, what did I miss? Please post a comment and let me know.

2 thoughts on “What You Need to Know About the Peloton Class Schedule”

  1. Thanks for this! I use the app and I noticed yesterday a new icon on some of the classes – a little outline of a person and a number beside it. Is this showing me that a friend has taken that class?

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