Peloton iOS App Update – Personalized Daily Course Recommendations

The Peloton iOS app has a new update available for select members and it includes a complete overhaul of the class tab layout (now called “Workouts”) and a brand new feature that provides personalized daily content recommendations .

The “courses” tab in the bottom menu has been renamed “workouts”. For years, members have seen Modality cover pages with photos of instructors – now they are completely gone.

When you go to the Workouts tab, you will now see options for Classes, Collections, and Programs. There are shortcuts at the top that can easily take you to your marked courses, view your stack, and view your upcoming personal schedule. These icons first appeared on the revamped homepage that debuted on the iOS app in August.

The default view will be the Classes view, and below that are all the different modalities you’ll need to browse to get to that class category.

New workouts tab layout.

In the list of recent classes, you should see a prompt to set your preferences so you can “get personalized workout recommendations”.

Button to set your personal preferences.
Button to set your personal preferences.

Selecting this button will take you to a series of questions about your personal training habits and preferences, described below.

The first question is in relation to the class modalities that interest you the most. All available disciplines are listed and you can click on a modality to receive more information about what it entails.

Selection of modalities.
Selection of modalities.

You can then select your preferred workout intensity, with three options to choose from: low, medium or high intensity.

Preferred training intensity.
Preferred training intensity.

Next comes a question about your music preferences, with a number of options to choose from: alternative, classic rock, country, electronic, hip hop, indie, latin, pop, R&B, rock and others.

Favorite musical genres.
Favorite musical genres.

The next question asks about the total duration of your typical workout, with a number of ranges to choose from:

  • 5-20 minutes
  • 20-30 minutes
  • 30-45 mins
  • 45-60 mins
  • 60-90 mins
  • 90+ minutes
Typical training duration.
Typical training duration.

You are then asked what equipment you have access to, with an option to indicate that you do not have access to any equipment. The other options are:

  • Any Indoor Cycle
  • Any treadmill
  • resistance bands
  • foam roller
  • Light dumbbells
  • Medium Dumbbells
  • Heavy dumbbells
  • Training mat
  • yoga blocks
  • yoga mat
  • yoga strap
List of equipment available.
List of equipment available.

The next step is to state your fitness goals, with a number of different options available:

  • Improve strength
  • Improve stamina
  • Train for a race
  • Feel good
  • gain muscle
  • Losing weight
  • Recover from an injury
  • Improve performances
  • look my best
  • Increase flexibility
  • To manage stress
  • Other
Fitness goals.
Fitness goals.

Once you have entered all of your preferences, you will receive a number of personalized recommendations tailored to your responses.

Personalized cycling lesson recommendation.
Personalized cycling lesson recommendation.

Recommendations cover different modalities and highlight some of your entered preferences that have been incorporated into class selection, such as music, gear, and duration. There is also a quick preview of the class reading list provided.

Personalized resistance class recommendation.
Personalized resistance class recommendation.

You can start the course directly from the recommendation or bookmark it for a later date. You can also change your preferences after viewing your recommendations.

Personalized running lesson recommendation.
Personalized running lesson recommendation.

Once you’ve completed your preferences, you should see an option to display your daily recommendations next to the standard class list in the future.

Button to display your daily recommendations next to the class list.
Button to display your daily recommendations next to the class list.

This new preferences feature is somewhat similar to the “find your class match” tool that Peloton launched in July. The quiz is designed to help new members select their first class or a class of a new type of workout they’ve never tried before. The quiz can be accessed at https://www.onepeloton.com/first-class. You can read more about this feature in our overview article.

Peloton has made a number of updates to the iOS app this year, most recently with the addition of the home screen.

This appears to be a slow rollout – so not all members will see this update right away. Will you be using these new features?


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Katie Weicher

Katie Weicher is a writer for Pelo Buddy. She bought her Peloton bike in 2016 and has been practicing horseback riding, weight training and yoga ever since. You can find her in the ranking on #kweich.

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