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Other bikes have Netflix and other apps built into the tablet. I love the instructors in general but I wouldn't mind watching shows occasionally during a "just ride" and it sounds like for some people they would like the option to do that as well. A category of classes with no shout outs would also be nice.
 

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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 am about to do the same thing! The talking is non stop. It’s grueling to try to workout and someone just talking the whole time. I even tried a yoga class today and again... the whole class! Not one break of talking and loud too. I can’t believe they don’t offer a quiet option. Even the more music less instructor is still awful. I want to hear the music and can’t. Super disappointed
 

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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.
We all got on the cycle.. We don't need them to tell us to "show up" We're on the damn bike.
 

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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 :)
That's a good idea about the whiteboard. I don't mind talking, as you say, in a workout motivational way. Helps pass the time. And I love Cody because he's goofy and dances. I just don't need someone to tell me they love me, that they believe in me, that I'm beautiful, that I can get everything I want in life, that I just need to believe. It's a lot of psychobabble. Someone just suggested Ben, and I am writing down Matt.
 

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One thing I've noticed is that there tend to be little to no shoutouts on the music celebration rides like the Prince ride or the recent Denis Bob Marley ride. There are a bunch of them.
 

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Just did a tunde ride. She’s a badass to say the least but incessant chatter. “Everything that you do not know has led you to everything that you know.” Really? I think she said that a a dozen times mixed in with a litany of other motivational nonsense. I realize I’m in the minority but it would be so nice if there were classes where taking just focused on elements of the workout. There’s plenty to say there.
 

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Totally agree. Just took a class where the instructor essentially talked the ENTIRE time. Why? It’s so freaking annoying. Considering returning this and canceling membership. Maybe have some classes where instructor talks entire class and some with limited talking? Literally the ENTIRE time. Couldn’t even hear the music

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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Its not just the talking - even though much is meant to be inspirational. Many instructors spend too much time karaoke singing to the music or doing their dance moves on the bike. All very distracting. What makes this worse is that they are all such studs and generally give great classes in all other aspects.
 

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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 could not agree more. I just did Matt Wilpers class and he literally talked the entire time. Gave background on every song and all I wanted to do is listen to the music. So annoying. Plus every power zone class has 1 min intro for people who don’t know zones. Then they proceed to talk about power zones for all the new people the entire class. What about the people who aren’t new and dont want to hear it over and over???? Ugh!
 

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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?
Same here, just joined some 3 classes and it’s driving me up the wall ! Today found Emma’s class which was a little better but she liked to dance and sing a bit. I’ll stick with it for a few more classes and try the instructors people have recommended from your post and if no good switch to Les Mills. Far less talking. Shame really. But I totally agree puts me off my ride.
 

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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’m thinking of doing the same. Only joined for cycling and can’t stand it. Searched google to see if was just me and found this forum and joined. Thought I was just being overly critical !! Heard so many good things about peloton. Hey ho. There are others !
 

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Just did a tunde ride. She’s a badass to say the least but incessant chatter. “Everything that you do not know has led you to everything that you know.” Really? I think she said that a a dozen times mixed in with a litany of other motivational nonsense. I realize I’m in the minority but it would be so nice if there were classes where taking just focused on elements of the workout. There’s plenty to say there.
 

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So funny, the psychobabble is a deal killer for me. I think Ben (Aldis?) and Matt Wilpers focus mostly on the workout and training. Someone just mentioned below that she did a class with Matt and he talked about the songs he played and the artists, but I'll take that narrative any day. It's the self-helpery that makes me crazy. I was pretty turned off when one very popular instructor said more than once, how she loved me. Seriously? My one guilty pleasure is Cody. He never stops talking, but it makes the time pass, and it's not psychobabble or self helpery. It's just like having lunch with your friend on a bike who makes you laugh. But I totally get not wanting to hear talking.
 

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Kendall Tool by far one of the worst at non stop talking. By they did I mention she’s from the West coast? Did a 30 min.class with her last week it was just horrible. Did I mention she’s from the West coast? Talked for the whole 30 minutes. Crushes she had in high school , to the history behind some the awful playlist she had for this class. Did I I mention she’s from the West coast? Talk talk talk and talk some more but no value to pretty much anything she said . Did I mention she’s from the West coast? Yep she’s from California and she made sure to let you know. I rate all my classes this was by far the lowest rating I’ve ever given an instructor. I will never take another class given by Kendall Tool I thought Hannah Corbin was bad well she’ll found her match My top cycling 3 favourite instructors
1) Hannah Frankson 🇬🇧
2) Leanne Hainsby 🇬🇧
3) Tunde Oyeneyin 🇺🇸 ( talks a little too much but her quality as an instructor makes up for it)
 

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That's hilarious! :) I like their personalities, but I am surpised you are a fan of Leanne and Tunde. They talk too much for me. Have you tried Ben Aldis or Matt Wilpers or Sam Yoon?
 

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That's hilarious! :) I like their personalities, but I am surpised you are a fan of Leanne and Tunde. They talk too much for me. Have you tried Ben Aldis or Matt Wilpers or Sam Yoon?
I have tried Ben Aldis once or twice I found him okay actually. Haven’t tried Matt Wilpers. My wife has , said held really good on technique and all. Leanne does talk but I’m a sucker for the British language. Tunde on the other hand is bad ass. Classes are good and somewhat tough.
 
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