Peloton partners with TikTok to put workout content on platform

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By Dan Sears

Struggling fitness equipment maker Peloton Interactive will bring its workout content to short-form video platform TikTok in an exclusive partnership, the companies said Thursday.

The partnership comes as Peloton is pivoting from hardware and transforming into a software-focused company, leaning on its exclusive content to drive subscriber growth.

Peloton shares jumped 7% on the news.

Demand for the company’s connected home fitness equipment has plummeted after a surge during the pandemic. That, along with expensive bike recalls, delayed a return to positive cash flow by fiscal 2023.

The New York-based company has been working to re-brand itself to make its services accessible by introducing new plans that will allow subscribers to workout with or without equipment.

Peloton will have a dedicated hub on TikTok, dubbed #TikTokFitness Powered by Peloton, that houses its content, marking the first time the fitness company partnered outside of its owned channels.


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The partnership comes as Peloton is pivoting from hardware and transforming into a software-focused company, leaning on its exclusive content to drive subscriber growth. REUTERS

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Peloton will have a dedicated hub on TikTok, dubbed #TikTokFitness Powered by Peloton, that houses its content. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

The content will include live Peloton classes, content from Peloton’s instructors and celebrity collaborations, among others, curated on the Peloton hub, the companies said.

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The company in November forecast revenue below estimates for the all-important holiday quarter and posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss.

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