By Alex Toussaint
Alex Toussaint is Peloton’s newest coach on the roster, but he certainly isn’t new to indoor cycling, logging in many years at Flywheel before making the switch. Alex’s positivity and motivation rubs off on everyone he teaches, and his military school background guarantees that you will get a killer workout. So what’s a Day in the Sweat Life like for Peloton’s newest addition? Read on...
1. What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Check CNN, check ESPN, then check my email.
3. What does a typical day of meals and snacks look like for you?
For snacks, I’m big on fruit. Oranges and bananas are my go-to. When it comes to meals, chicken and broccoli is a must!
4. What is your favorite indulgence?
Cookie Dough ice-cream.
5. What is your healthy living philosophy?
You feel good, you look good, you do better.
6. Do you meditate?
No, but I should definitely start!
7. What can we find in your gym bag?
Macbook, phone charger, Lululemon shorts and briefs, water, cocoa butter, toothbrush, extra pair of Nike socks.
8. What is your favorite active wear brand?
Nike & Lululemon
9. What is the last thing you do before you go to bed?
Drink a glass of water, watch NBA highlights.
10. What or who inspires you?
Two things inspire me. Simply waking up and thanking God for another day inspires me (I am blessed). Also my mother’s passion and work ethic for what she does is another true inspiration for me.
Alex Toussaint got into the indoor cycling scene in 2013 thanks to the help of Marion Roaman and idolizing Holly Rilinger. Born in New York and raised in East Hampton, Alex always kept active and fit with the help of his two older brothers Martial and Philip. At the age of 12, Alex attended a military academy in Lexington, Missouri, where his fitness path began, and he played football, basketball, and ran track.
After attending college in Providence, Rhode Island, Alex joined Flywheel sports as a facility coordinator. In 2013 he started to take indoor cycling classes, and was inspired and motivated to take a leap at as a cycling instructor with the help of Marion. Soon moving to Brooklyn and teaching in NYC for a year, Alex started to make a name for himself in the fitness industry. He decided to join the Peloton team at the start of 2016 and couldn't be more excited to teach there. Alex loves Peloton because the technology allows you to connect with home riders around the world, while still having the connection of a live audience. The main goal he wants people to get from his class is to “Feel good, look good, do better.” Stay positive and always progress.