Connor Heckert for NPR
John Foley started climbing the rungs of the corporate ladder at a young age, first as a fast food server and eventually as an e-commerce executive.
Still, at 40, he couldn’t climb out of bed fast enough to make it to his favorite spin class.
John couldn’t understand why there wasn’t a way to bring the intensity and motivation of a boutique fitness class into the home.
Having never worked in the exercise industry, he teamed up with a few friends to create a high-tech stationary bicycle called the Peloton Bike.
Today, Peloton has sold close to half a million bikes, with a valuation as high as 4 billion dollars.
Recorded live in New York City.