Peloton is a home fitness bike that streams live classes, but it’s also a social network where you can follow other riders and talk to instructors. At this point, Peloton has over 200 classes (each class is about 45 minutes), so there are plenty of options for any type of workout—and some are better than others when it comes to burning calories. No matter what your fitness goals are, though, the best way to burn calories is by making sure you’re working at your max heart rate during each session. Here’s how much each class on Peloton burns:
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Power Zone Endurance Ride
The Power Zone Endurance Ride is the most calorie burning class available on Peloton. It’s designed for people who want to improve their cardiovascular fitness and lose weight, but also enjoy a good cardio workout.
The Power Zone Endurance Ride is an hour-long class that alternates between 20 minutes of low intensity pedaling and 10 minutes of high intensity interval training. During the first 20 minutes of the class, you will ride at a pace that feels like an easy jog (70 RPM). During the second half of your ride, you will experience up to 90 seconds of intense effort followed by two minutes in recovery mode before another intense burst begins again.
30-Minute Hill Climb
If you’re looking to burn the most calories in a single class, then look no further than the 30-Minute Hill Climb. This class is ideal for those who want to build strength and improve their VO2 Max, while also increasing speed and power. The 30-minute hill climb is great if you’re trying to learn how to pedal properly because it’s all about having good form, which can help prevent injury or pain when cycling outside of Peloton.
While this class may seem intimidating at first glance because of its name (we mean—it’s called “hill climb”), it’s actually a great ride that will have you feeling sore but elated after each session!
90-Minute Climb National Park
The 90-Minute Climb National Park is one of the toughest rides on Peloton. It is designed to give you a great workout and it’s worth it if you are looking for an intense class. Even though this is not my favorite ride, I still love that I can customize my own workout by choosing different levels of difficulty or even skipping parts of the routine (like doing pushups) if I want!
After just 15 minutes into this class, you will start sweating like crazy! You will definitely feel tired after this class but don’t worry because there are more hills ahead! It takes about 2 hours in total so make sure that you have enough time set aside when trying out this ride because once you start, there will be no turning back until its over!
60-Minute Low Impact Ride
This class is a great way to burn calories. You’ll be riding for 60 minutes, so you can expect to burn around 400 calories. If you want to do a 45-minute version of this class, simply skip the warmup and cooldown or only do one of them. The low impact nature of this ride means that your heart rate will remain lower than if you were doing a high intensity class like an indoor cycling or another intense spin bike workout. This makes it easier on your joints while still providing an amazing calorie burn!
Power Zone Intervals
Power Zone Intervals are an excellent way to burn calories, build strength and endurance, improve your cardiovascular fitness and even increase your power output. If you want to replace one of your weekly spin classes with an indoor cycling class at home then Power Zone Intervals are a great option.
Power Zone intervals work with your body’s energy zones in order to get the most out of each session without overworking yourself or getting injured while still providing enough resistance for you to feel like you’re getting a good workout. There are two main types of intervals: ones where you’re pushing hard against resistance (maximal power output) and ones that help build speed and endurance (maximal oxygen uptake).
90-Minute Endurance Ride
The Endurance Ride is the first class of Peloton’s Live Ride series. This class is designed to be accessible to all fitness levels, and it’s perfect for beginners looking to ease into a routine. The ride lasts 90 minutes, making it slightly longer than many other Peloton classes. While you will be pedaling at a moderate pace throughout the entire ride, there are still several sprints and climbs throughout that will make you sweat!
The instructor provides helpful tips on form and technique during this class as well as motivational music to keep your energy high while working out.
Beat the Heat Ride
If you want to burn as many calories as possible, this is the class for you. The high heart rate and high resistance will give you an intense workout, so if it’s been a while since your last spin class, don’t be afraid to ease into this one gradually—but if you’re feeling up for it and have some extra time on your hands, then by all means go full throttle.
Once the instructor starts playing music, keep your cadence at 80 revolutions per minute or higher throughout the whole ride. You should also try to keep your resistance at 9 out of 10; if it goes any higher than that during certain songs or intervals (it will!), just back off a bit until they pass. Once they do pass and things return back to normal tempo/resistance levels again—you guessed it: crank those pedals!
30-Minute Tabata HIIT Class
Tabata intervals are short bursts of intense exercise followed by short rests, and this class is a good way to get a high-intensity workout in a short amount of time. You can use this class to get in shape or to get back into shape, but it’s definitely not for beginners.
This particular Peloton class has 25 minutes of warm-up exercises, followed by 4 minutes of high intensity intervals (for example: sprinting), followed by 2 minutes rest or recovery. Then you repeat the cycle four times for 30 total minutes. It’s fast paced and challenging but totally doable if you’re ready for it!
45-Minute Tabata HIIT Class
A tabata workout involves 20 seconds of intense exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated eight times. It’s a form of HIIT (high-intensity interval training), which has been shown to be more effective than moderate cardio for burning fat and improving aerobic fitness. The basic idea is that you alternate between periods of high intensity and low intensity, so that your body can’t recover during the short rest period between each set.
The 45-minute Tabata class on Peloton takes place in the same studio as other classes but uses a different bike than usual. This class is set up like other Peloton classes: one instructor shows you how to do it while another person leads you through a warmup, then there’s an optional cool down at the end if you want those last few minutes of recovery before you get off your bike and go on with your day (or maybe take another class).
45-Minute Strength & Stretch Ride
A 45-minute ride that combines strength and stretching, this class is designed for cyclists looking to improve their performance. You’ll alternate between standing and seated positions as you move through exercises that strengthen your legs and core.
In addition to being a great workout, it’s also described as a great way to stretch out after a long ride or race. If you have time before or after class, consider spending another 5 minutes on the floor doing some more stretching (or go straight from class into the shower).
60-Minute Total Body Ride
The 60-minute total body ride works your arms, legs, and core. You’ll move through three different zones for the duration of the class, increasing in intensity (and resistance) as you go. In Zone 1 you’ll be pedaling at a cadence of 130 to 150 rpm on a relatively low resistance setting. Zone 2 has a higher cadence—150 to 180 rpm—and more resistance than Zone 1; it’s also where you do most of your upper body work by lifting your elbows and squeezing your arms together above the handlebars. Finally, Zone 3 has an even higher heart rate than Zones 1 and 2 with a cadence between 180 to 200 rpms on high resistance settings that challenge every muscle group in your body from head to toe!
The most calorie burning classes involve intervals, climbing, and high cadence (spinning).
The most calorie burning classes involve intervals, climbing, and high cadence (spinning).
- High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a workout method that alternates between low-intensity exercise and high-intensity bursts of effort. You can learn more about HIIT here.
- If you’re not sure what “climbing” means or how it affects your burn rate, this article explains it in detail. Basically, climbing will get your heart rate up higher than spinning on flat ground will; therefore, when you include both types of riding in your class lineup for the week it will increase the total number of calories burned per hour.
- Finally, if you’ve ever wondered why some spin studios have only one bike while others have twenty-five or fifty bikes lined up side by side—it’s all about maximizing efficiency! More riders means more sweat equity on each bike and less time waiting around for someone else to finish so they can hop off so that they can get back on again so they can go harder just like their instructor showed them how earlier during an interval session…
It’s important to remember that all of these classes are great for your body, so don’t worry if there’s not one that you love more than the others. Try out each class and see which ones you like best!