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A year into riding my Peloton, one thing still holds (and has since I was a beginner): the bikes are a pain in the butt, literally. Sitting on a bike is uncomfortable enough, but mix in your favorite Peloton instructor’s intense workouts, and my glutes and the rest of my muscles are constantly sore. Ironically, this is exactly what motivates me to throw on a pair of Peloton-friendly workout shoes and 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 or logging a workout in two days in a row, 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 since they’re all available on Amazon, these workout essentials are super-easy to shop, too. This way, they can be at your door before you know it, especially if you’re a Prime member.
These bike seat cushions are all about comfort and won’t sacrifice your form or make your workout any less challenging. In other words, your next best (and significantly more comfortable) workout is just around the corner. Keep reading to shop our picks for the best Peloton seat cushions and get closer to those buns of steel.
— Additional reporting by India Yaffe, Kyley Warren, and Lauren Mazzo