The brand has added active amputee athlete Logan Aldridge to its team.
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Peloton is continuing to make strides toward inclusivity. Today, the immersive fitness brand announced that it named Logan Aldridge as its first adaptive training consultant. (He's also a future Peloton instructor, so be on the lookout.)

Aldridge is an active amputee athlete, is the co-founder and director of training at the Adaptive Training Academy, and a philanthropist and professional motivational speaker. A regular at CrossFit competitions, Spartan races, and other intense fitness endeavors, Aldridge loves encouraging other people to move. "My life's purpose now is to motivate others," he told Men's Health in 2018. "We hear inspiration a lot, especially in the case of active amputees. Inspiring is cool — and I'm grateful to do that — but motivation is different [than] inspiring. You can be inspired sitting on the [couch], but when you're motivated — you're ready to take action and still change." (Related: The Best Peloton Instructor to Match Your Workout Style)

His new role with Peloton falls perfectly in line with that aim. "Creating accessible fitness solutions for all abilities and empowering people to pursue their potential has been my primary focus since my arm was amputated at the age of 13," Aldridge wrote in an Instagram post announcing his new position. "Now, I have the opportunity to join the community that has created the most immersive and accessible fitness experience for their members expanding their offerings to all people of all abilities." (Related: Peloton's Tunde Oyeneyin Partners with Nike to Bring More Women and Girls Into Sports)

In a blog post announcing Aldridge's role, Peloton noted that adding an adaptive training consultant to the team is part of a broader accessibility effort. "We are investing in product improvements to create inclusive fitness experiences for Members with disabilities such as incorporating Google's TalkBack screen reader on Bike and Bike , and establishing ongoing research practices that include Members with disabilities to best serve the needs of our Community," the brand wrote. (The TalkBack screen reader provides audio feedback during rides, a useful feature for people who are blind or have low vision.)

Aldridge seems psyched for the part that he'll play in Peloton's efforts. "I cannot wait to empower the 61 million Americans and 1 billion people living with disabilities to discover their potential through connected fitness with Peloton," writes Aldridge in his IG post. "Let's go!"