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I think the instructors are great, but I really wish they would have classes that have minutes-long periods where you just ride and listen to the music. Some of them feel the need to talk literally the whole time and it makes it hard to get into the ride. Everyone I talk to feels the same way so wondering why there is not a whole section of classes that feature this?
 

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I think the instructors are great, but I really wish they would have classes that have minutes-long periods where you just ride and listen to the music. Some of them feel the need to talk literally the whole time and it makes it hard to get into the ride. Everyone I talk to feels the same way so wondering why there is not a whole section of classes that feature this?
Hi, you need to shop for instructors who have a style that you like. For example Leanne Hainsby is a lot of fun to ride with but she talks a lot and if you really want to concentrate on training it could be distracting. On the other hand, if you ride with Matt Wilpers he tends to provide only what is needed to meet the session training goals and some motivational comments. Note also that some instructors provide very specific instructions such as 10 seconds to be at this cadence and this resistance. Others leave you hanging and unless you are really listing you miss the direction to change cadence/resistance. I keep a whiteboard next to my bike where I write comments about which instructors I like and which to avoid. Just like anything else, some people you like and some you don't :)
 

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I believe in the power zone rides they don't do shout outs which is kind of nice. Also certain rides like the Ally/Emma Prince ride there were no shout outs. This is a controversial topic but I wouldn't mind a new category of rides to filter on with no shout outs.
 

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I'm sure I pressed the screen on a workout the other day and saw the option to have more music and less instructor....or was I dreaming it? :)
 

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I'm sure I pressed the screen on a workout the other day and saw the option to have more music and less instructor....or was I dreaming it? :)
When you change the volume, you will be given the options.

I think I would almost like to pay extra for turning the voice off. Sometimes the music is so good, but they are talking and talking. And all you want is a restful moment.
 

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I couldn’t agree more. I’ve been doing this for about a month, and I’ve done all kinds of different exercise classes. All the talking takes you out of your zone and makes each class feel like a miserable eternity. And then the faux encouragement really starts to get on my nerves. I’d love some recommendations about instructors who talk less.
 

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I don't mind the talking too much but I hate the constant shout outs. I cant remember who it was but all she did was shout out to other riders. It was unbearable and I had to stop.
I get the shout outs, but a whole class of them? No thanks.
 

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I'd like to see a category of no shout out rides. Peloton likes to experiment so it seems it would be worth a try and if it's popular continue it. Mostly I don't mind them but sometimes I'm not in the mood.
 

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I was very excited to see the top 50 songs from 2020 for the bike class. All was going well till the Alex T class. The incessant verbal diarrhea and shout outs! Funny how the, more music / original / more instructors options are basically the same. It’s like the option is there but a joke b/c there is no real difference.

Stop with the psychology self help and just coach.
 

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I was very excited to see the top 50 songs from 2020 for the bike class. All was going well till the Alex T class. The incessant verbal diarrhea and shout outs! Funny how the, more music / original / more instructors options are basically the same. It’s like the option is there but a joke b/c there is no real difference.

Stop with the psychology self help and just coach.
I actually just cancelled my subscription. I like riding an exercise bike and it’s a great workout, but am super disappointed in Peloton. All the talking ruined my workouts I just couldn’t get into it, and I actually like working out. Oh well.
 

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I actually just cancelled my subscription. I like riding an exercise bike and it’s a great workout, but am super disappointed in Peloton. All the talking ruined my workouts I just couldn’t get into it, and I actually like working out. Oh well.
 

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I actually just cancelled my subscription. I like riding an exercise bike and it’s a great workout, but am super disappointed in Peloton. All the talking ruined my workouts I just couldn’t get into it, and I actually like working out. Oh well.
I actually just cancelled my subscription. I like riding an exercise bike and it’s a great workout, but am super disappointed in Peloton. All the talking ruined my workouts I just couldn’t get into it, and I actually like working out. Oh well.
I was very excited to see the top 50 songs from 2020 for the bike class. All was going well till the Alex T class. The incessant verbal diarrhea and shout outs! Funny how the, more music / original / more instructors options are basically the same. It’s like the option is there but a joke b/c there is no real difference.

Stop with the psychology self help and just coach.
I was very excited to see the top 50 songs from 2020 for the bike class. All was going well till the Alex T class. The incessant verbal diarrhea and shout outs! Funny how the, more music / original / more instructors options are basically the same. It’s like the option is there but a joke b/c there is no real difference.

Stop with the psychology self help and just coach.
Amen to this. I took his ride and was stunned not only by the explicativos in the music (I usually have the explicit button on to filter these songs out) but he swore a blue streak through the entire work out. Just now I took a country happy hour ride with Hannah Corbin and found myself telling her to please just shut up for a minute. Oy!
 

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I’ve had my bike since July and use it a lot but the nonstop taking is a bummer. Alex T is the worst but it’s really a toss up. They all talk incessantly and they’re all basically full of shit. The pep talk life affirmation gratitude bs is tedious. I’ll keep at it but wish they’d consider a ride with music and minimal instruction.
 

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I think the instructors are great, but I really wish they would have classes that have minutes-long periods where you just ride and listen to the music. Some of them feel the need to talk literally the whole time and it makes it hard to get into the ride. Everyone I talk to feels the same way so wondering why there is not a whole section of classes that feature this?
I enjoy the banter. Have you tried adjusting volume and then setting to emphasize music over instructor?
 
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