The Peloton app has become the go-to home workout for a lot of people who can’t make it to the gym or just prefer to sweat without leaving the house (see: naked Christopher Meloni). Personally, Peloton has given me the means to work out my stress and get stronger at home, while offering a sense of comfort from its warrior trainers. Peloton’s instructors are some of the best in the industry, with inspiring personal stories, top-notch credentials, incredible workout playlists, and energy that’s absolutely contagious through the screen. Whether you’re taking classes with legends such as Robin Arzón, Jess Sims, and Cody Rigsby or newcomers such as Camila Ramón and Logan Aldridge, the magic of every single Peloton instructor is that they’ll fill you with pride and motivation while making you sweat, helping you grow stronger from the inside out.
That said, each Peloton instructor has their own vibe. Some are better for tough love or nonstop motivation, while others are gentler when you’re having a tough day. Some are serious about the workout they’re throwing down, whereas others turn every sweat sesh into a party. So depending on what you need from your workout, you might be wondering which Peloton instructor is best for you.
To help, I asked some of my fellow Peloton-lovers from POPSUGAR about their favorite trainers on the app. Together, we’re giving you a short list of the best Peloton instructors — because we could have gone on and on. Hopefully, you’ll find this list of the best Peloton instructors handy if you’re new to the streaming service or just looking for more instructors to try. As avid members, we’re eager to share our advice and personal faves, so here are our picks for the best Peloton instructors, and when you should turn to each one.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Mazzo