Peloton Users Can Spin Along With The Winter Olympics
Their partnership with NBCU offers live streaming classes from Pyongyang
Cycling is not an event at the Winter Olympics, but that won’t stop amateur athletes from competing on their bikes in Pyongyang, South Korea—provided those athletes are Peloton members, that is.
Through a partnership with NBCU, Peloton users will get four exclusive workouts streamed to their stationary bicycle’s screens from the NBC Olympics broadcast headquarters in Pyongyang. It will be the first time Peloton classes have been broadcast away from the company’s New York City studios, according to a press release.
To get in on the live action you’ll need to be an early bird, though. The sessions will air daily from Feb. 16-19 at 6 a.m. EST before dropping into the Peloton on-demand library of workouts.
Peloton bikes sell for about $2,000 before a $39/month membership fee, which includes live spin classes streamed to a display on the bike.
Celebrity instructor Robin Arzon will lead the classes from South Korea, and NBC has teased that special guests—including NBC on-air talent and former Olympians—will drop in during the sessions.
“Partnering with NBC to stream live classes from Pyongyang, led by our inimitable Master Instructor Robin Arzon, is a historic event for Peloton that our members are going to love,” Peloton President William Lynch said in a press release.
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