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Is anyone else completely annoyed at instructors (especially when doing a tough class) who stop pedaling to talk? They do it during some of the toughest parts of the ride. It’s disheartening to see and makes me want to stop when they stop!!
The talking also needs to be scaled back. We don’t care about your life stories. I’d rather hear things related to accomplishing fitness goals and positive energy. Don’t make this into a podcast with some cycling speckled in please. Super annoyed today about this and then just got the email with the fee increase. Why? What overhead and price increases are you experiencing Peleton for an online class?
 

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I see your point but personally, it doesn't bother me if they take a quick break. The only exception is Matty Macciacomo in his strength classes. I stopped taking them, because I feel like he is just playing around and not really doing the exercises himself - to a point where I got turned off and called it quits.
 

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I agree to a certain extent. If the instructors are "cheating" that's not motivating to me and I'm like "you're asking me to push this hard, but you've stopped!?" But at the same time, I understand, cause it's not easy for them to talk/present if they're going all out and you need vocal pushes/encouragement from them.

I almost exclusively take Olivia's classes if I'm doing a tough workout, cause she always pedals along without breaks (and her workouts are some of the harder ones in the catalogue)
 

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Is anyone else completely annoyed at instructors (especially when doing a tough class) who stop pedaling to talk? They do it during some of the toughest parts of the ride. It’s disheartening to see and makes me want to stop when they stop!!
The talking also needs to be scaled back. We don’t care about your life stories. I’d rather hear things related to accomplishing fitness goals and positive energy. Don’t make this into a podcast with some cycling speckled in please. Super annoyed today about this and then just got the email with the fee increase. Why? What overhead and price increases are you experiencing Peleton for an online class?
I agree! I have found a few real instructors that I ride with. I don’t like the constant talking about social life, etc. also don’t like the instructors saying “ you do you, I’ll do me”. They are suppose to be training me. Hopefully they will get some better, age related, instructors with the price increase.
 

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I agree! I have found a few real instructors that I ride with. I don’t like the constant talking about social life, etc. also don’t like the instructors saying “ you do you, I’ll do me”. They are suppose to be training me. Hopefully they will get some better, age related, instructors with the price increase.
There are a lot of older people taking the classes 40, 50, 60+ They have instructors for all ages. If an instructor stops to talk in a ride, it’s not going to affect me. I want to ride to the top of the leaderboard. I also know if I don’t like an instructor, I don’t have to take their class. I’m not crazy about the price increase.
 

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I have often wondered if they really are pushing the numbers they are calling out. I am quietly dying and they are all chatty. But I am sure it is just me not in the shape I want to be.
Sometimes you can see the reflection of their screens in the mirror behind them in the cycling classes. I would say of the instructors I've taken, most are within the middle range of their call outs. Ben Aldis is usually in the high range or sometimes even higher than what he calls out. D'Ercole is usually in the high ranges too. I've never seen anyone lower than their call outs (then again, you don't see the reflection too often - more so in older classes). My favorite, Olivia, is usually mid range, a lot of times calls out where she is, and she very rarely takes breaks.
 

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I have often wondered if they really are pushing the numbers they are calling out. I am quietly dying and they are all chatty. But I am sure it is just me not in the shape I want to be.
I doubt it. Some will have us riding in the 40-50 resistance range and in 70-110 cadence and they never break a sweat. count their pedal strokes - it’s not what they are telling us.
 

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I have often wondered if they really are pushing the numbers they are calling out. I am quietly dying and they are all chatty. But I am sure it is just me not in the shape I want to be.
They are in a room with great air conditioning and fans blowing on them.
you can tell which ones are pushing.
But don’t forget that most of them are not really near their limits when riding to the numbers they are giving us. Their zones are much bigger than most of ours.
 

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Is anyone else completely annoyed at instructors (especially when doing a tough class) who stop pedaling to talk? They do it during some of the toughest parts of the ride. It’s disheartening to see and makes me want to stop when they stop!!
The talking also needs to be scaled back. We don’t care about your life stories. I’d rather hear things related to accomplishing fitness goals and positive energy. Don’t make this into a podcast with some cycling speckled in please. Super annoyed today about this and then just got the email with the fee increase. Why? What overhead and price increases are you experiencing Peleton for an online class?
What classes are you referring to? I tend only take Power Zone classes and then Low Impact or Recovery rides for recovery days. From my experience, the instructors in those classes never stop pedaling until the clock reads all zeros. I am a former competitive road cyclist so I tend to choose classes that are more reflective of that type of bike riding. Maybe that's why?
 

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Seems straight forward. Take note of those instructors you aren't happy with and avoid their classes. Find ones you like and take their classes. Personally, I do mostly scenic rides listening to music or watching YouTube Videos or HIIT with Hills and I pay attention to the instructor. If an instructor annoys me, I won't return. So far I've been lucky.
 
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