By: Alexa Shabinsky By: Alexa Shabinsky | October 12, 2021 | People
Miami’s very own, Camila Ramón (@milamariana) was just named Peloton’s first-ever Spanish-speaking cycling instructor. Ramón referred to this opportunity as, “a dream” and said she danced her way around her living room in shock when she first heard back from Peloton.
Ramón made her Peloton premiere on October 5 with a 30-minute Premiere Ride in Spanish and has since been taking over the fitness platform in both Spanish and English. From Latin artists to EDM, Ramón is truly unapologetically herself on the bike, putting on a high-energy but difficult spin class.
She is not new to the fitness scene as she was a former cycle instructor at Flywheel and most recently founded her own, Power By Camila fitness platform where she walks her followers through at-home workouts.
We caught up with Ramón to hear all about her Peloton journey and of course, talk about some of her Miami favorites.
How do you feel as Peloton’s first-ever Spanish-speaking cycling instructor?
I am so happy to have joined such an amazing company that I can proudly back. I feel an immense honor to be representing the Latinx community and to continue the work that Robin Arzon and Jess King have done as Latinas on this platform. I am excited for the opportunity to have real conversations with the community and shift the narrative from one that is focused on aesthetics to one focused on strength, performance, and happiness in movement. I feel very humbled. In my eyes it's just little old me, you know? An immigrant from Villa Ballester, Argentina - and to be leading the Spanish front for a company and community like Peloton feels monumental.
See also: Best Boutique Fitness ClassesBest Boutique Fitness Classes
How do you think the Spanish-speaking community is going to react to this new addition to the Peloton family?
Well, I was just announced and taught my premiere ride and the Peloton community has embraced me with open arms. First, everyone freaked out, then we partied on a bike, and now I feel like the entire Latinx community is cheering me on, supporting me and wanting to see me succeed. It feels like we are doing this together.
View this post on Instagram
What are you most excited about for this new journey with Peloton?
I am excited to connect with our community and for the opportunity to help people feel seen, and find their power! I hope to inspire other immigrants, Latinx people or anyone, in general, to chase after their dreams. It does not matter where you come from or where you are starting from - if you work hard, you will reach your goals.
Do you have a song that you're expecting to be a staple on your rides?
I tend to change things up but I really love Bad Bunny, Diplo, Pitbull and EDM music with lyrics en español... you know... Miami vibes! And some of the classics of course!
View this post on Instagram
How has growing up in Miami shaped you?
Growing up in Miami absolutely shaped who I am today. I am proud to have grown up in Miami and to have been able to share so many cultural experiences in one place. I feel like I grew up in a place where our differences as Latinos are celebrated in such an authentic way. That's the only thing I know how to do! The essence of Miami celebratory, and its inclusivity is what I want to bring to the bike and into people's homes.
Do you have any favorite Miami healthy spots?
I love Tacos & Tattoos in West Kendall - they have healthy swaps for tacos for lunch! Some of my other favorites are Aguacate Sanctuary of Love if you want to hang out, Fit Pastry Miami & Cielito artisan pops for vegan dessert, and My Roots Juice Bar for quick lunch or snack.
Photography by: Courtesy Peloton