NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Peloton, the most high tech and socially connected fitness bike on the market, today announced a groundbreaking new partnership with celebrated yoga instructor Colleen Saidman Yee. For the first time, Peloton introduced streaming yoga content—taught by Yee—through a new Beyond the Ride | Yoga video series, marking another milestone for a company that offers a world-class indoor cycling experience while at home. Peloton has revolutionized the at-home fitness experience by merging high-design with modern technology to provide consumers access to live and on-demand cycling classes taught by some of the best instructors in the world.
"Peloton is thrilled to collaborate with Colleen Saidman Yee, dubbed the 'First Lady of Yoga,' to launch this new video content to our members," said John Foley, co-founder and chief executive officer, Peloton. "Colleen's values and philosophies are closely aligned with that of our company. We are collectively passionate about fitness as a motivating and empowering experience for all."
"Peloton has re-energized the concept of at-home fitness and brought together an avid, engaged community of riders," said Colleen Saidman Yee. "I'm excited to teach yoga to Peloton's extensive member community nationwide and ultimately help people better connect with their bodies."
Peloton launched Beyond the Ride in 2015 as a way for members to complement their on-bike workouts with exercise and stretching routines targeted to all areas of the body. The new yoga series includes a range of practices from beginner to advanced levels, and is meant to both accompany the bike workouts and offer standalone routines for Peloton's home bike owners and app users.
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About Colleen Saidman Yee
Colleen Saidman Yee, who has been called "The First Lady of Yoga" by the New York Times, brings nearly 3 decades of experience to the Peloton community in Peloton's first-ever yoga programming. She first began practicing yoga in 1987, graduated from Jivamukti's yoga teacher training program in 1998, and opened her Sag Harbor studio, Yoga Shanti, in 1999. Yoga Shanti has since expanded to include a Manhattan location not far from the Peloton Studio. More recently, together with her husband Rodney Yee and world-renowned fashion icon Donna Karan, Colleen helped to create Urban Zen's Integrative Yoga Therapist Program, which has been transforming care in hospitals around the world since 2010. Additionally, Colleen counts among her many accomplishments a long and storied career as an international fashion model, having graced the covers of New York magazine, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar Italia and more.
As one of the most revered and recognizable faces in the world of yoga, Colleen has been featured in Vanity Fair, Oprah, New York magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Allure, Yoga Journal, and more. In 2015, she published Yoga For Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom (Simon & Schuster), which elegantly blends practical yoga instruction with an inspiring autobiographical account of her life. She currently lives in Sag Harbor, New York, with her husband Rodney and is the proud mother of four children.
Peloton represents the evolution of the at-home fitness market by merging innovative design with modern technology to provide access to live and on-demand fitness group classes by the best instructors in the world. Peloton offers a completely immersive fitness experience, with the technology, performance metrics and social connectivity to make every workout both effective and addicting. Equipped with a 22-inch high-definition, sweat-proof touchscreen, this is the first and only fitness bike to fully integrate a home workout machine with live group cycling classes, allowing for interaction and competition with fellow riders across the country and real-time instructor feedback, while monitoring an array of output metrics. Peloton is sold online and in their growing number of showrooms. For more information, visit: www.pelotoncycle.com
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