Interview with Peloton’s Spanish-speaking cycling instructor

Peloton has just introduced its first Spanish-speaking cycling instructor, Camila Ramón! Born in Argentina and raised in Miami, Ramón arrives on the bike ready to share his culture, personal journey and swag lessons with members of the Peloton.

POPSUGAR had the opportunity to chat with Ramón about how it feels to join Peloton and all that she is excited to bring to the bike, including some of the Latinx artists you can expect to hear while you roll with it.

Keep reading to learn more about the former pro dancer who’s ready to bring some great music and party rides to Peloton ahead of her first Spanish-speaking ride tomorrow, October 5 at 8 p.m. ET.

Meet Camila Ramon

POPSUGAR: What does it mean to you to bring Spanish lessons to the bike and share your culture with the riders of the Peloton?

Camila Ramon: I feel so lucky and honored to be the first Spanish speaking cycling instructor and to have the opportunity to connect with our community in this way. Personally, I think this is a monumental moment for the Latinx community – not because I teach in Spanish, but because we get to control the narrative and train for health, happiness, and performance, rather than the aesthetic pressures present in our society. I look forward to celebrating our members and hopefully inspiring other Latinx people to pursue their own dreams, because that is definitely what it is for me: my dream. I’m so proud to be an immigrant – of my culture and my roots, and I’m thrilled to be able to share that with the world.

PS: How do you hope to connect with members of Spanish-speaking Latinx communities?
CR: I will share my personal stories for sure! There are so many things that I love about my home country, Argentina, but also so many shared experiences with other cultures that I love growing up in Miami. I want to celebrate fellow Latinx and non-Latinx members and create an inclusive environment that promotes growth and positivity. I also really know how to throw a party.

PS: Are you going to include Latinx artists in your class playlists, for English and Spanish speaking rides?
CR: Absolutely. Whether I teach in English or Spanish, my love for Latinx artists and music does not change!

PS: Who are your favorite Latinx artists to ride the bike at the moment?
CR: Some of my favorites are Bad Bunny, Anitta, Chimbala, Rosalia, Tego Calderon, Nathy Peluso, J Balvin and El Alfa – can we count old school reggaeton as one artist?

PS: Have you thought about ranking hashtags for the people who will ride with you?
CR: I haven’t given it too much thought, but I know my #pelatinos will definitely do some reps in the leaderboard!

If you’re ready to connect with Ramón, head over to your Peloton bike or the app to plan your first ride with her on October 5 at 8 p.m. ET.

Image source: Courtesy of Peloton

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