People in front of the Peloton YMCA signage
Jun 20, 2024

All In on World-Class Health and Wellbeing Opportunities for Anyone, Anywhere

No matter where you are in your fitness journey, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is here to support and empower you — and in 2023, we teamed up with Peloton to help our community members reach their goals! 

Peloton and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago partnered to advance community health and wellbeing, increase member and community access to best-in-class fitness programming, and close racial health and opportunity gaps across communities.  
In addition to designated spaces for Y members to try free workouts on the Peloton App at the Lake View YMCA, four YMCA of Metro Chicago locations were outfitted with a total of 12 Peloton Bikes situated in specially designed, co-branded, experiential spaces. Fry Family YMCA in the western suburbs, McCormick YMCA in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, Sage YMCA in the northwest suburbs, and South Side YMCA in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood were strategically chosen as pilot locations for their geographic and demographic diversity and opportunity for community impact.  
Plus, in celebration of our partnership, Peloton and the Y hosted a special Adult Day Camp at the McCormick YMCA, a day of fitness, food and festivity! In addition to Day-Camp-style activities such as tie-dye and bracelet-making, attendees participated in a morning stretch and run/walk led by Peloton Instructor Ash Pryor, along with a HIIT session led by YMCA of Metro Chicago team member Becky Neal. During lunch, guests heard from Pryor, McWhorter, and others about the importance of accessibility to health and fitness resources for all communities. 
“Both the Y and Peloton are known industry leaders in strengthening our communities’ holistic wellbeing and in working to break down barriers — real or perceived — that members of our communities face in the health, fitness, and lifestyle spaces,” said Dorri McWhorter, President & CEO, YMCA of Metro Chicago. “Through this partnership, we’re going to demonstrate that world-class health and wellbeing opportunities can truly be, in the words of Peloton, ‘for anyone, anywhere.’” 

Learn more about our expanded partnership with Peloton in 2024 via our partnership webpage