- Pelo Talk -The 12 Best Recovery Rides On Peloton For When You Need To Take It Easy
So you started 2022 off with one goal in mind: use your Peloton as a bike and not a coat rack. I get it, the handles allow you to hang multiple coats or dry a sweater too easily. For many of us, the first few weeks of a new year are filled with resolutions, and by the time February comes around — well, it's back to the coat rack.
It's normal to feel your desire to exercise wane after going really hard for a month, but instead of pulling away completely from your goals, I've found it's far more helpful (and important for your body) to intersperse recovery days. They don't make working out feel like a chore, but instead an opportunity to push yourself, knowing that on a recovery day, you can take it easier on the bike.
The recovery rides on Peloton are great for just that, even if they're not all labeled as "recovery rides." Low impact rides, which are done entirely in the saddle, are also great options for days you're resting your muscles. (You'll still get a great workout, don't worry.)
So whether you need a 10 minute cool down recovery ride after a Wilpers Power Zone ride or want to include a mandatory recovery day each week, here are the 12 best recovery rides available on Peloton on demand.
Vibe: If you went a little too hard on NYE or even just a Saturday night, this ride is for you.
Songs you can expect: "Feeling Good," "Dreams," and "At Last"
Vibe: For the days when 10 minutes is all you have the energy for, but you still don't want to break your streak, take this ride.
Songs you can expect: "Where Are You Now," "Treat You Better," and "Pillowtalk"
Vibe: If you're craving something a little longer, a little harder, but still don't want to be working at a full 10, this ride is for you.
Songs you can expect: "Who Are You," "Say It," and "Son Of a Preacher Man"
Vibe: If you want to be soothed by some indie pop and rock (and Emma, she just has a calming presence).
Songs you can expect: "Free Fallin'," "Who Says," and "Light On"
Vibe: Even though it's not labeled as a Broadway ride, it is in fact, a Broadway ride! Even recovery days can be a living breathing musical.
Songs you can expect: "Seasons of Love," "Defying Gravity," and "Hopelessly Devoted to You"
Vibe: The Mental Health Day rides are already going to be the best rides to take when you need a break from everything happening around you. Sometimes, that may mean you need a high-energy class to distract you. But if you are like me, and want something a little gentler, Ben's got your back.
Songs you can expect: "Fighter," "Over the Rainbow," and "This is Me"
Vibe: Christine can absolutely exhaust your legs, don't get me wrong. But she's also one of the gentler instructors on the platform, who knows how to make a recovery day feel so very earned.
Songs you can expect: "Hand in My Pocket," "Come Tomorrow," and "Closer To Fine"
Vibe: If you want to focus on form and technique, while also staying in the saddle, this is a great option.
Songs you can expect: "Push It," "Californication," and "Landslide"
Vibe: For the mamas-to-be, take this 100% approval rated ride to get your blood flowing without any additional stress or strain.
Songs you can expect: "Proud Mary," "Royals," and "When Love Takes Over"
Vibe: Take this ride if you want a short, stackable sweat sesh (with a side of holiday theme).
Songs you can expect: "Blinding Lights," "Joy To The World," and "Castle On The Hill"
Vibe: If you are a Disney lover, just take this ride.
Songs you can expect: "The Circle of Life," "Do You Want To Build A Snowman?," and "A Whole New World"
Vibe: Take this ride if you want to be serenaded by the the acoustic strums of Ed Sheeran's deep cuts.
Songs you can expect: "Lego House," "Photograph," and "Perfect"