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 four 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 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.
This is what the live Peloton class schedule looks like on the One Peloton website.
Peloton live class schedule on the app
Finally, 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.
In addition, there are plenty of people who own “regular” exercise or stationery 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.
What is the Peloton live class schedule?
Regardless of where you see the Peloton live class schedule–on a piece of equipment, the app or the One Peloton website–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 schedule. 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 re-broadcast 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 to 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 cancelled, 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 cancelled 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. However, it’s only available on the One Peloton websites. 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.
However, underneath it will say “Add to Calendar” and then give you these four options
This is what it looked like when I added a live Peloton yoga class to my Google calendar. It even included the brief description of the class.
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.
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 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!”
Stacking your class schedule
Recently, Peloton introduced a new way to organize your Peloton class schedule. And that’s 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 introduce 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
In order to create a stack of Peloton classes, you have to do this on the Peloton hardware (Peloton bike or Peloton Tread), or on the Peloton website. You cannot create a stack on the Peloton digital app.
But don’t despair. Once you’ve created a stack of classes, you can access them from any Peloton device, including the app. So, dear reader, while you cannot create a stack of classes on the app, once you’ve created them on the bike, Tread or website, then you will be able to see them and access them on the app. However, the one place you cannot access your stack is the Peloton digital channel on Smart TVs.
Getting started organizing your class stacking
Here are the steps to organize your workout through stacked classes. First, find the class you want to take. You’ll noticed 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 is what it looked like when I recently stacked classes on my Peloton cycle. I’d included a warm-up ride, the Power Zone class I wanted to take, the cool-down ride afterwards, and then a post-ride stretch.
Actually starting stacked classes
Next, to start your stacked classes, on the Bike or Tread, look at the lower right side of the screen for the boxes with the plus in them. Tap on that to access your stack. Start your first class.
Finally, when your first class is over, you’ll see a gray box on the top right of your screen. It will ask if you want to continue with your stacked classes. Tap on that to bring up your next class. Start the class as you would any other class on Peloton.
Accessing stacked classes on the Peloton app
Like I said you cannot create a stack on your iPhone or in the Peloton digital app. But once you’ve created it elsewhere, you can access it.
First, open the Peloton app on your phone.
Second, the first thing you’ll see come up is the notification that says “Up Next in Your Stack.” Tap on it.
Next, it brings up the first class in your Stack. Finally, there is a notice on the bottom of the screen that says this:
“Wish to view and modify your Stack? Modify at members.onepeloton.com”
See? You really can create a class list on the bike, Tread or website, access it on the app on your phone, and then go back and fix it on the website, if you don’t have Peloton hardware.
This video explains how you stack 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 and Germany. This is helpful for a number of reasons.
First, when the weather is bad in New York City and the live class schedule is cancelled, you can still find live classes. That’s because Peloton London and Peloton Germany are likely still broadcasting live, albeit at different times.
For example, recently New York was hit with a huge snowstorm. The city was shutdown for days. Not surprisingly, there were no live classes coming out of New York. Not in any disciplines.
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 Germany or London.
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 American and you want to ride on the live class schedule, you’ll likely find classes being broadcast from either London or Germany.
Speaking of London, if you haven’t tried any of the London instructors, here are their names:
- Ben Alldis
- Hannah Frankson
- Leanne Hainsby
- Sam Yo
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 from Germany
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 hi German or see how much he remembers.
By the way, in case you didn’t know, here are the Peloton German instructors:
- Cliff Dwenger
- Erik Jager
- Irene Scholz
- Mayla Wedekind
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 recently 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 riders options stopped as well.
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 2021. That class pack was supposed to expire in early 2020 but I appreciate Peloton extending the expiration date, given our current circumstances.
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.
Organize your Peloton class schedule…on paper
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.