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A year into riding my Peloton, one thing still holds (and has since the beginning): Pelotons are a pain in the butt, literally. Sitting on a bike is uncomfortable enough, but mix in Tunde Oyeneyin’s ass-kicking HIIT workouts, and my glutes — along with the rest of my muscles — are constantly sore. Ironically, this is exactly what motivates me to hop back on the bike — it’s what the Peloton community calls the “sore bum conundrum.”
But if an uncomfortable seat is holding you back from longer rides, it might be time to invest in a seat cushion. Fortunately, there are a number of Peloton-compatible cushions to help you power through bruised tailbones and achy glutes, and plus, they’re all available on Amazon, which is always a good thing. This way, they can be at your door before you know it, especially if you’re a Prime member. These cushions are all about comfort, and won’t sacrifice form, or make your workout any less challenging. In other words, they’re workout essentials. Keep reading to shop the options and get closer to those buns of steel.
— Additional reporting by India Yaffe