The best Peloton instructors for a killer workout—no matter what your fitness level

With so many Peloton instructors out there, it can be hard to know who's right for you

The best Peloton instructors no matter what your level
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Peloton has taken the world by storm in recent years—and it’s easy to see why. 

The world-famous fitness regime has gained a cult following ever since it launched back in 2012, and it looks like its popularity isn't going anywhere. 

Promising an intense cardio workout from the comfort of your own home, it’s no surprise it became a go-to gym alternative during the height of lockdown. With its extensive library of cycling and running classes, this online platform will have you moving nonstop—making it one of the best workouts on the market for burning calories and toning up. 

The Peloton app features thousands of videos covering all different categories, including strength, cardio, running and walking, cycling, boot camp, yoga, and even meditation. With class lengths ranging from a mere five minutes to half an hour, you can even specify the duration of your workout.


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While some people have no problem getting started, others need a little motivation—and that’s where the masters come in. Peloton instructors have become the hottest type of fitness guru in the past few years, offering expert guidance and much-needed good vibes from their certified studios in London and New York. Some have even reached bonafide celebrity status, signing up to appear on hit reality shows like Dancing with the Stars 2021

With so many to pick from though—there's over 40!—it can be hard to narrow it down, so we thought we'd do the research for you. 

Without further ado, here’s our list of the best Peloton instructors out there. 

1. Marcel Dinkins

Looking for a military-style workout? Look no further—Marcel Dinkins has you covered. This former Army woman brings a wealth of experience to the saddle, promising to help clients reach their full potential with her top-quality knowledge and infectious enthusiasm. 

2. Kirsten Ferguson 

Kirsten Ferguson is a proud Peloton instructor—and an even prouder mom. This certified cycling and running coach knows how challenging it can be to juggle motherhood, work, and fitness, and that’s why she’s committed to supporting fellow parents to find that healthy balance. 

3. Emma Lovewell

Nature enthusiast Emma Lovewell (yes, her name says it all) is the Peloton instructor for those who like to exercise at their own pace. Preferring friendly encouragement over aggressive drills, this Brooklyn-based fitness fanatic has inspired millions of people all over the world with her holistic approach to cycling and strength training. 

4. Leanne Hainsby

If you’re looking for a Peloton instructor who knows how to nail a playlist, Leanne Hainsby is where it’s at it. Hailing from a professional dance background, this UK-based athlete will have endorphins pumping through your bloodstream with her banging tracks and uplifting motivation. 

5. Adrian Williams

Arguably one of Peloton’s most famous instructors, Adrian Williams is known for his humorous nature and empowering classes. With a competitive sprinting background, there’s nothing slow about his sessions—so come prepared to sweat. 

6. Olivia Amato 

Olivia Amato is a Peloton triple threat, teaching cycling, running, and strength training. This certified run coach and fitness model might sound intimidating on paper, but don’t be daunted—she just wants to help others to tap into the best version of themselves. 

7. Christine D'Ercole 

For those people who want a science-driven Peloton instructor, Christine D'Ercole's your best best. This accomplished track cyclist brings on-the-field experience to the studio, empowering clients to reach their fitness goals by understanding the hard facts behind the workout. 

8. Ben Alldis 

If you can't enjoy a workout without some killer tunes, then Ben Alldis could be the coach for you. The London-based bike instructor has earned a cult following with his reputation for bangin' playlists, which are often packed with fast-paced beats from the likes of Rudimental and Jax Jones. He's also known for his dry humor, offering a slightly more lowkey vibe than many of his fellow Peloton instructors. 

9. Camila Ramón 

Calling all Spanish speakers! Camila Ramón is one of the newest additions to the Peloton cycling team, bringing an infectious attitude to the studio that'll have those endorphins pumping in no time. The Columbian native is also bilingual and offers classes in both Spanish and English. That's right, your next exercise session could leave you with a few handy words of Español. Sign us up. 

10. Jenn Sherman 

She's last on our list, but definitely not least. As the oldest Peloton instructor, Jenn Sherman brings a decade of cycling experience to the studio—as well as a contagiously motivating attitude. Her motto is to "Leave the bulls**t outside the door" and just embrace the workout—something we all need to hear from time to time.

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.