Ben Alldis

Peloton Instructor
Ben Alldis (Photo: Ben Alldis / Instagram)
Ben Alldis (Photo: Ben Alldis / Instagram)

Ben Alldis is a Peloton instructor who teaches cycling and strength classes on the fitness app.

Ben Alldis

• Date of birth: 22 January 1993
• Age: 30 years old
• Place of birth: England
• Nationality: English
• Height: 6ft 2 ins
• Partner: Leanne Hainsby
• Profession: Peloton instructor

• Instagram: @benjaminalldis
• Twitter: @benjaminalldis

Alldis started his professional career in the world of finance in London before he was scouted by Peloton and recruited to teach cycling classes at the fitness company.

Ben is one of their seven power zone instructors, calling upon his experience as a former track and field athlete to educate and guide the Peloton community during their workouts.

At the time of writing, Alldis has over 500 cycling classes, 100 strength classes and 50 stretching classes available to take on the Peloton platform.

Ben is currently engaged to fellow Peloton instructor Leanne Hainsby.

Away from Peloton, Alldis is a passionate Chelsea FC supporter and is a huge fan of travel and food.

So, how much do you know about Ben’s rise to prominence as a fitness instructor and journey on the way to becoming one of Peloton’s most popular trainers? This is his story.

Early Life, Parents And Upbringing

Ben Alldis (Photo: Ben Alldis / Instagram)

Ben Alldis (Photo: Ben Alldis / Instagram)

Ben was born in England and raised by his parents alongside three siblings. Ben was the second youngest member of the family.

Aptly, Alldis started to learn to ride a bike when he was just two without the help from any parents. His mum Alison revealed in her interview with Reasons To Be Cheerful:

“Remembering the joy of cycling, I made it my mission to teach them all to ride as soon as possible. However, Ben, my number three (in age order, not in scale of favourite children) beat me to it. We live in a cul-de-sac and being a lax mother, allowed my very young children to play ‘out front’ with frequent glances out of the window.

“The pedal car, scooters and two pink bikes, one with a dolly tied precariously to the back, were strewn on the drive and road. I had to double take as Ben at two years old was riding the ‘dolly’ bike without stabilisers round the cul-de-sac, without a care in the world, his sisters watching in disbelief. He continues to surprise us, not as a circus performer, but by finding his own way as he continues along his lifetime of learning (and teaching others) to ride a bike.”

He continued to show a keen interest in sport from a young age and Ben enjoyed being outside playing in the sports field whenever he got the opportunity.

Alldis was a versatile athlete in his teenage years and he participated in football, rugby, cricket, athletics, hockey, karate and tennis but he didn’t make it to a professional level.

Ben was part of Chelsea FC’s academy until the age of 15, while he participated in track and field events such as 100m and 200m events.

Speaking to the Monday Mile, Alldis revealed a conversation with his father when he accepted a professional sports career was unlikely to become a reality.

“I was 100 per cent one of those kids who had a dream to be a professional footballer or run track and field. My dad and I had a chat when I was 15 and he was like, ‘you’re probably not going to make it pro, so just do what you love, play the sports that you love and build skills and relationships’.”

Life Before Peloton

Ben Alldis (Photo: Ben Alldis / Instagram)

Ben Alldis (Photo: Ben Alldis / Instagram)

Alldis studied Economics at Leeds University as he looked to follow his father’s example by joining the world of finance. He spent time in Paris and Shanghai as he completed a course in International Business degree alongside his Economics degree.

It wasn’t long before Ben landed a job at a prestigious American firm in London working as a Private Equity Investment Analyst. His job quickly became his life and he stopped working out during a demanding first year in the finance industry.

But Alldis soon got the urge to return to fitness and began to teach classes as a part-time job as he balanced life in finance and fitness.

In a Q&A on Reddit in 2021, Alldis went on to further explain his transition from finance to fitness, following in the footsteps of his Peloton colleagues Matt Wilpers and Olivia Amato.

“I’ve always been into fitness and played different team sports to a high level from an early age, including football, athletics, cricket and rugby.

“Before joining Peloton I was working in the City as a Private Equity Investment Analyst but, my passion for fitness remained strong and so I was a PT and was teaching classes at a boutique studio in my very limited spare time.

“On a busy week, I would be teaching two classes three days a week before work and then head straight to the office, as well as teach classes across weekends.”

Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby attended one of Ben’s classes in London and urged Alldis to audition to become an instructor at the online-based fitness company.

Speaking in the same Q&A on Reddit, Ben revealed how the opportunity to join Peloton arose:

“It all started when Cody reached out to me on instagram to discuss a potential opportunity at Peloton. Funnily enough I didn’t actually see his original message, but he was persistent and decided to turn up to one of my classes while I was teaching at a boutique studio in London to see me in person.

“After class he stopped me and asked me if I would go for a coffee with him. Given I had never met this guy, I wasn’t too sure, but we went to the coffee shop and during the meeting, he told me he had an opportunity that would ‘change my life’. At the time, I had no idea that this would actually become a reality.

“The interview process was a six-month process for me. Lots of interviews and auditions flying back and forth to New York. But well worth the wait. I love working at Peloton and quite literally have the best job in the world as an instructor at Peloton.”

Ben spent two months in the summer of 2018 in New York City with his future fiancée Leanne as the pair of British instructor learned the ropes and trained to become Peloton instructors. They began teaching classes in November 2018.


Ben Alldis (Photo: Ben Alldis / Instagram)

Ben Alldis (Photo: Ben Alldis / Instagram)

Ben was introduced to the Peloton community in 2018 as one of the English-based instructors.

He quickly became a firm favourite thanks to his high-octane Dance and EDM rides as Alldis shared his passion for music with members.

Ben teaches a mix of cycling, strength and stretching classes at Peloton. At the time of writing, he has more than 500 cycling classes, 100 strength classes and 50 stretching classes.

Discussing what he loves most about being a Peloton instructor, Ben explained to Forbes how feedback from members really motivates him.

“The community. Nothing beats the stories I read from Members who take my rides and how it’s had an impact – it is genuinely life changing – for them and for me.”

Ben added that he hopes to provide members with a challenging but enjoyable experience during his rides.

“My ultimate wish for everyone who joins my classes is for them to find the fun in fitness and to unleash their true potential. My workouts will be challenging, but achievable, testing those who take them both physically and mentally and inspiring them to build healthy habits for lifelong improvements.”

Ben’s initial Peloton leaderboard name was championspirit before he switched to Ben Alldis.

His favourite rides are Dance and EDM rides which are unsurprisingly music orientated for the part-time DJ, while he likes to climb rides if he’s looking to work on his fitness.

Ben’s Spotify playlist is one of the most popular of all the Peloton instructors with more than 2,500 subscribers.

Power Zone

Ben Alldis (Photo: Ben Alldis / Instagram)

Ben Alldis (Photo: Ben Alldis / Instagram)

Ben is one of seven Peloton Power Zone instructors alongside Matt Wilpers, Christine D’Ercole, Denis Morton, Olivia Amato, Sam Yo and Erik Jäger.

Power Zone Training is a method of intentional training based on the metric of output or power, which is a combination of cadence and resistance. Peloton explain that it’s a great tool to improve and track fitness over time.

Alldis joined the Power Zone pack in April 2021, and in doing so, became the British face of the Power Zone training program.

Ben features prominently in the Build Your Power Zones and Peak Your Power Zones training programs on the Peloton app.

“I want to take this moment to say a massive thank you to the Peloton community for welcoming me into the Power Zone community. It’s been a long time coming. Matt and I have been working on it for a little while. I’m so excited to be part of the team.”

Outside Of Peloton

Ben Alldis and Leanne Hainsby (Photo: Ben Alldis / Instagram)

Ben Alldis and Leanne Hainsby (Photo: Ben Alldis / Instagram)

Ben is a big Chelsea FC supporter and sometimes attends matches at Stamford Bridge with his father.

Alldis started dating fellow Peloton instructor Hainsby in 2018 after the pair trained for two months in New York to become Peloton instructors.

The couple became engaged on 31 July 2021 after Ben proposed to Leanne in a romantic sunset setting in Ibiza.

Cancer Battle

Ben Alldis and Leanne Hainsby (Photo: Ben Alldis / Instagram)

Ben Alldis and Leanne Hainsby (Photo: Ben Alldis / Instagram)

Ben was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2018 before the English fitness instructor joined the Peloton team.

The popular Peloton trainer was forced to put a stop to his workout routine while he received treatment.

He spoke about his cancer battle on Instagram in February 2023:

“Health is wealth. If you’ve ever had any sort of injury or illness, you’ll know just how debilitating it can be. Back in 2018 I was diagnosed with skin cancer and the treatment that I received to help me through it meant I had to take a break on working out. Working out had always been my release both physically and mentally and not being able to move my body hit me hard.”

On 27 January 2023, Ben revealed on his Instagram page that his fiancée Leanne has been battling breast cancer.

“You’ve been an absolute inspiration to all of us and have taken every step of this journey so far in your stride, with so much grace and with your head held high. Countless hospital appointments for IVF treatments, chemotherapy, check ups, scans and injections – every second of the way I have been proud to stand by your side and you have demonstrated tenfold to me why I am so incredibly lucky that you said yes to marrying me.”

The couple live in London with their Cocker Spaniel Jags, who they brought home in September 2022.

What The Peloton Community Has To Say About Ben Aldis

Ben Alldis and Jermaine Johnson (Photo: Ben Alldis / Instagram)

Ben Alldis and Jermaine Johnson (Photo: Ben Alldis / Instagram)

A Reddit user explained why Ben is his favourite instructor:

“Best instructor for me. Focuses on the details. Encouraging while prepping you for the next grind. Builds your effort and kicks your ass. Personal Bests are piling up with each week.

“I find his classes difficult, but easy to keep hammering away and keep up. He is challenging and encouraging. Straight to the point. Took me a while to find an instructor I felt matched up well with. Glad I kept looking. I did his 80’s music style too. Thanks Ben.”

Ben’s reputation as one of Peloton’s best instructors was also highlighted by this Reddit user:

“His classes aren’t a hit or miss; they’re all legit excellent! I can just queue up one of his most recent rides, and bam, excellent workout completed 30-45 minutes later with me drenched in sweat and feeling so proud and accomplished!”

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