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The Workout Playlist That Doubles as a Stress Reliever

Courtesy of Peloton Cycle

Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Peloton Cycle shares one of its recent playlists.

While dozens of riders get sweaty on the ground-floor studio at Peloton Cycle in New York City, a video producer works in the basement, switching between camera angles to give home riders the best view possible of the instructor. “Our studio in New York is a place where we teach dance-type classes, but we also have five different cameras in the room that are live-streaming our classes to people at home,” says Stephanie Nieman, head coach at Peloton Cycle. Riders who purchase the company’s bike ($1,995, pelotoncycle.com) and pay the $39 per month subscription fee can stream live rides or take them on demand. They’re exactly the same as the bikes used in the studio, but with a 21.5-inch high-def touch screen.

Fans of the brand who want to use a different bike—say, one at their gym—can tune in via the Peloton Cycle app (which currently doesn’t charge for class streaming). “All of our instructors are great at connecting with the clients, whether it’s their first time or 100th time [riding],” says Nieman. “Even if they’re not in the studio, we call out their names at home and get with them on Twitter and Facebook.”

The high production quality is part of what sets Peloton’s videos apart from a lot of the other fitness class-streaming services out there—and a top-notch playlist is part of the Peloton experience. “Music is a huge motivator,” says Nieman. “I really focus on creating a journey: I have a method where I start with a song that gets you focused, and then I’ll play a song that teases you. And then the third song is always a banging party song.” Here’s a mix she created for a recent class:

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You can download the playlist on Spotify. Not ready to sweat this second? Sample some of the songs:

Peloton Cycle is located in New York City.

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