Live Episode! Peloton: John Foley John Foley started climbing the rungs of the corporate ladder at a young age, first as a fast food server and eventually as an e-commerce executive. Still, at 40, he couldn't climb out of bed fast enough to make it to his favorite spin class. John couldn't understand why there wasn't a way to bring the intensity and motivation of a boutique fitness class into the home. Having never worked in the exercise industry, he teamed up with a few friends to create a high-tech stationary bicycle called the Peloton Bike. Today, Peloton has sold close to half a million bikes, with a valuation as high as 4 billion dollars. Recorded live in New York City.
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Live Episode! Peloton: John Foley

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Live Episode! Peloton: John Foley

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Live Episode! Peloton: John Foley

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John Foley co-founded Peloton in 2012.
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John Foley started climbing the rungs of the corporate ladder at a young age, first as a fast food server and eventually as an e-commerce executive.

Still, at 40, he couldn't climb out of bed fast enough to make it to his favorite spin class.

John couldn't understand why there wasn't a way to bring the intensity and motivation of a boutique fitness class into the home.

Having never worked in the exercise industry, he teamed up with a few friends to create a high-tech stationary bicycle called the Peloton Bike.

Today, Peloton has sold close to half a million bikes, with a valuation as high as 4 billion dollars.

Recorded live in New York City.