Black History Month is coming up fast, and to celebrate, exercise-bike behemoth Peloton is spotlighting the talents of four Black artists with an activewear capsule collection of clothing and accessories.
Launching today, Peloton's Black History Month 2021 line comprises 18 bright, bold fitness pieces that honor Black stories, each designed by the international artists in tandem with Black Peloton instructors.
- Best workout clothes: Activewear from ASOS, Nike, H&M and more
Temi Coker, a Dallas-based artist whose work is inspired by his upbringing in Nigeria and his love for African culture, created a "Light the Way" range for the capsule with Peloton instructors Jess Sims and Chelsea Jackson Roberts. The range includes capri-length leggings, a sports bra, a printed tote, and a unisex pullover hoodie.
Johannesburg-based lettering artist Huston "Hust" Wilson collaborated with instructors Adrian WIlliams and Tunde Oyeneyin on his "Bring Your Whole Self" pieces, including women's leggings, a high-neck sports bra, men's printed shorts, a unisex pullover sweatshirt and a unisex muscle tank.
Hailing from Lexington County, South Carolina, illustrator Sanford Greene tapped into his comics experience for his "Come Into Your Power" range, which feature god and goddess-inspired items like a reusable water bottle, a unisex hoodie, and a baseball hat, created in partnership with instructors Chase Tucker and Alex Toussaint.
And in her "United We Move" section, Los Angeles illustrator Monica Ahanonu was inspired by the unity of Black cultures and used it to create colorful items like a sports bra and leggings set, a printed tote, a zippered hoodie and more. Pricing across the entire capsule extends from $25 for accessories (water bottles, baseball caps) and $82 for apparel pieces, like the gym leggings.
“At Peloton—we recognize that every single person has a story to tell, and as a platform, we are dedicated to amplifying the diverse and powerful Black voices that make up our global community,” said Jill Foley, Peloton's vice president of apparel. “We have always been a members-first organization, and this collection is all about celebrating our community. This collection seeks to shine a light and honor the vast experiences within the Black diaspora through art—something that is of such vital importance during these pivotal times.”
The fitness brand is also putting their money where their mouth is, donating $100,000 to The Steve Fund, a non-profit organization that works to support young people of color and their families with mental health and emotional well-being resources and programming across the country.
What is "Zoom fatigue" and how do we prevent it?
If Zoom makes you sleepy, you’re not the only one. Zoom fatigue is real!
By Naomi Jamieson •
This genius bikini hack is making us excited for summer
Buying new bikinis is so last year. With this bikini hack, it's all about repurposing
By Kudzai Chibaduki •
Reformation’s new line of sustainable activewear is making us want to get back to the gym
The new Reformation collection is online now!
By Sarah Finley •
Everyone is buying these TikTok yoga pants because of their 'butt lift' effect
These TikTok yoga pants are flying off the shelves, and we can see why...
By Sarah Finley •
We’re obsessed with the visuals for Beyoncé's new Ivy Park collection
Beyoncé leaves fans speechless with new Ivy Park x Adidas collection
By Kudzai Chibaduki •
How to clean resistance bands now you’re working out at home
Now's not the time to be letting that sweat fester
By Lauren Clark •
You'll seriously heart Adidas's new Valentine's Day sneakers
Wear your heart on your heels with these holiday kicks
By Christina Izzo •
Best resistance bands for women: upgrade your home workout with these nifty bands
We’ve picked the best resistance bands you can buy to help you build muscle at home
By Victoria Beardwood •
The best black gym leggings you can shop right now
If you need to add a pair of these to your wardrobe, these are the best black gym leggings you can buy right now
By Lizzie Thomson •
Karlie Kloss teamed up with Adidas to launch a new sustainable activewear collection
Karlie Kloss's eco-friendly Adidas collection is an ode to the next generation of women
By Sagal Mohammed •