Peloton to hike monthly fee for on-demand fitness content

A stationary bicycle inside of a Peloton store is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, US, January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

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April 14 (Reuters) – Peloton Interactive Inc (PTON.O) said on Thursday it is raising the monthly fee for its on-demand fitness content in the United States and Canada, while cutting the prices of its Bike, Bike+ and Tread machines in all markets as it looks to attract more customers.

The move comes a day after shareholder Blackwells Capital said the exercise equipment maker has failed to deliver on promises to transform the business. read more

The hike, first reported by CNBC, will be effective from June 1 and comes after eight years without a price increase.

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The price of Peloton’s all-access subscription plan in the United States will go up to $44 per month, from $39, whereas in Canada the fee will rise to $55 per month from $49, the company said in a blog post.

Pricing for international members will remain unchanged. It did not elaborate on the equipment price cuts.

While Peloton became a pandemic-era darling its stock price came under pressure as people returned to gyms, with shares falling about 30% since December last year.

Peloton has been exploring various pricing models in select US market as it looks to return to profitably with the company launching its strength training product, Peloton Guide earlier this month at a starting price of $295, about 40% lower than what it had originally planned. read more

Peloton shares jumped as much as 6% before reversing course to trade down 1.3%

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Reporting by Kannaki Deka in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber

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