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Aug 30, 2023

YMCA Partnership Spotlight: Peloton

No matter where you are in your fitness journey, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is here to support and empower you — and we’re teaming up with Peloton to help you reach your goals!

If you haven’t already heard, the Y and Peloton recently launched a strategic partnership to advance health and wellbeing and close racial health and opportunity gaps across Chicagoland communities by increasing access to best-in-class fitness programming and resources. 

“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.’” 

Four YMCA of Metro Chicago locations — Fry Family Y, McCormick Y, Sage Y, and South Side Y — have been outfitted with Peloton Bikes in specially designed, co-branded, experiential spaces. Additionally, members and guests at the Lake View Y can now access designated spaces to try free workouts on the Peloton App. 

In celebration of our partnership, Peloton and the Y also hosted a special Adult Day Camp on August 19 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.

Peloton is an innovator in the health and wellbeing sphere, empowering millions of members to connect, bond, inspire, and grow into the best versions of themselves. Through technology and design, Peloton and the Y are committed to meeting the needs of every individual and helping our communities gain strength and grow confidence!

Read more about the YMCA of Metro Chicago and Peloton’s partnership via our press release