Peloton companions with Beyoncé to create themed lessons with the artist’s music

In case you bought a Peloton bike or treadmill to train with in the course of the pandemic, you’ll quickly have a brand new assortment of lessons to take from a well-known artist. This week, Peloton introduced a multi-year partnership with cultural phenomenon Beyoncé — the artist will assist curate lessons for the health firm’s subscription service, beginning with a collection of Homecoming-themed lessons in honor of traditionally Black faculties and universities. Peloton says that Beyoncé is without doubt one of the most requested artists for its playlists.

Based mostly off the announcement, its unclear what Beyoncé’s “curation” entails, however should you’d prefer to see for your self, Beyoncé-themed lessons have already begun. There are meditations, outside runs, and bike rides scheduled for the rest of this week and extra lessons to come back.

Peloton’s Beyoncé-themed class schedule.
Picture: Peloton

In case you’re already a subscriber by the Peloton app for $12.99 a month or by Peloton’s Bike, Bike+, Tread, and Tread+ gadgets for $39 a month, it is best to be capable to attend. If not, Peloton is providing a 30-day free trial so you’ll be able to see if these Beyoncé lessons are worthy of the artist’s identify.

It’s considerably fascinating that Peloton is signing Beyoncé instantly as an alternative of by a writer; the Nationwide Music Publishers Affiliation (NMPA) sued Peloton in March of final yr for illegally utilizing 1000’s of songs in video health lessons provided by its subscription service. After some authorized back-and-forth and the removing of some songs from Peloton’s playlists, the corporate settled the lawsuits in February of 2020. Whereas Peloton stated in its Q3 earnings that it’s added 1000’s of publishers since, it additionally clearly has a path for artists to affix Peloton instantly.

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