Peloton star Leanne Hainsby is engaged
Rishi Sunak’s glamorous fitness guru is engaged! Leanne Hainsby reveals how fellow Peloton cycle instructor Ben Alldis proposed in a VERY romantic Ibiza setting after 3 years of dating
- Engaged to fellow Peloton cycle instructor Ben Alldis after 3 years of dating
- London-based fitness stars announced their happy news on Instagram yesterday
- Co-workers including Cody Rigsby rushed to send their congratulations
Rishi Sunak’s glamorous fitness guru Leanne Hainsby has announced she’s engaged to fellow Peloton cycle instructor Ben Alldis after a very romantic Ibiza proposal.
The Chancellor recently revealed he starts his days with a 6am Peloton workout – and among his chosen ‘spin doctors’ is fresh-faced beauty Leanne, 33, a former professional dancer from Chislehurst, Kent.
Taking to Instagram yesterday, Leanne revealed how hunky Ben, a 27-year-old University of Leeds economics graduate who was working in private equity in 2018 before he gave it up to become a Peloton instructor, popped the question after three years of dating.
She captioned the adorable post: ’31st July 2021 [white heart emoji] I can’t believe I get to be your wife @benjaminaldis x.’
The photos revealed Ben got down on one knee at sunset on a cliffside overlooking the sea near the luxury five star Hacienda Na Xamena resort on the Spanish island.
Bride-to-be Leanne Hainsby posted an emotional selfie in which she held up her stunning oval stone ring beside new fiance Ben Alldis, looking teary-eyed
The photos revealed Ben got down on one knee at sunset on a cliffside overlooking the sea near the luxury five star Hacienda Na Xamena resort on the Spanish island
Two chic white stools had been placed among white rose petals scattered on the ground, with a bottle of Champagne chilling in a silver ice bucket.
Ben looked dashing in a white shirt and black shorts while Leanne donned a cool rust velvet crop top with matching wide-leg trousers. Thankfully Ben had orchestrated a photographer to be on hand to capture the special moment.
The bride-to-be also posted an emotional selfie in which she held up her stunning oval stone ring beside Ben, looking teary-eyed.
Ben shared the same set of photos to his Instagram account, captioning his post: ‘31.7.21 – He’s only gone and done it. The future Mrs A – @leannehainsby,’ followed by a diamond ring emoji.
Two chic white stools had been placed among white rose petals scattered on the ground, with a bottle of Champagne chilling in a silver ice bucket. Ben looked dashing in a white shirt and black shorts while Leanne donned a cool rust velvet crop top with matching wide-leg trousers. Thankfully Ben had orchestrated a photographer to be on hand to capture the special moment
Fans and fellow instructors including Cody Rigsby rushed to send their congratulations to the happy couple. Kristin Mcgee wrote: ‘OMG!!!! I am SOOOO Happy for you both!!!!!’
Kendall Toole added: ‘I had a feeling,’ while fellow London instructor Becs Gentry commented: ‘OMG OMG OMG hyperventilating here!! Huge congratulations to you and @benjaminalldis you’re the cutest pair ever.’
Fans had previously speculated that the couple had got engaged after they shared -and later deleted – a photo of Leanne sporting her engagement ring during their trip.
Leanne is among the Brit cycle instructors with a global following and officially joined the Peloton team as one of the first two UK instructors in November 2018.
Leanne previously told how she gets recognised in public, recently at the top of Snowdon after climbing it with Ben, a 27-year-old University of Leeds economics graduate
She is a firm favourite of the Chancellor’s daughters, who introduced their dad to her classes, luring him away from his regular ‘go-to’ Cody Rigsby.
Leanne spent two months training with Cody in New York – where she met her boyfriend, fellow instructor Ben Alldis – before she began teaching on the platform, the UK’s first female to do so.
Fans love her 30-minute classes for their high energy, uplifting mood and eclectic music – with tracks ranging from Cher to The Beatles, and even the odd track from Bob Marley and the Wailers and Johnny Cash.
Sales of the modern stationary £1,750 bike, which requires a £39-a-month membership, boomed by 172 per cent during lockdown. It’s now so popular that its instructors are effectively celebrities.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has revealed he starts his days with a 6am Peloton workout – and among his chosen ‘spin doctors’ is fresh-faced beauty Leanne Hainsby, pictured
Leanne previously told how she gets recognised in public, recently at the top of Snowdon after climbing it with Ben.
In 2016 Leanne began working in the fitness industry as a cycle and HIIT instructor at a boutique studio in London. She’d grown up dancing, having taken lessons from the age of three, and attended the Royal Ballet as a junior associate aged eight to 11.
She preferred pop and commercial, so enrolled at a performing arts college in Essex at 16, where she went on to work as a backing dancer for 12 years for the likes of Taylor Swift, Steps and Katy Perry.
She appeared on The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing as well as events like the Victoria’s Secret show in London, the Summertime Ball, the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics closing ceremonies and the Royal Variety Show.
In 2016 Leanne began working in the fitness industry as a cycle and HIIT instructor at a boutique studio in London. She’d grown up dancing, having taken lessons from the age of three, and attended the Royal Ballet as a junior associate aged eight to 11
Leanne is now engaged to fellow Peloton instructor Ben Alldis (pictured together) who gave up his high-flying City job to become a fitness guru
As she approached her 30th birthday, Leanne – then in a ‘really unhealthy relationship’ and ‘falling out of love with dancing’ – decided she wanted to make a change, reports The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine.
Everything changed one day when Cody Rigsby, on the hunt for Peloton talent, walked into one of her fitness classes and asked her to go for a coffee afterwards.
The classes that put Rishi through his paces
Leanne’s style of teaching ‘motivates you to step up, and step outside of your comfort zone’, according to Peloton, with mood-boosting playlists and a mantra of ‘sweat, smile, repeat’.
She believes that growth comes from areas of discomfort, and through her guidance and support, she’ll get you to the finish line with a smile on your face. Her top picks include tracks by Cher, Dua Lipa, Urban Cookie Collective, Sophie Ellis Bexter and Years and Years. She usually includes a ‘classic’ that everyone knows and will want to sing along to, a tune to ‘provoke emotion’ and one that makes people want to dance or ‘lose themselves’.
Leanne breaks up classes according to music genre, offering a 2000s Pop Ride, a 20 minute Punk Rock Ride and a 30 minute 80s or 90s Ride.
Given her dance background, Leanne likes to think of every ride as a show, telling Pop Sugar: ‘If it’s a music ride, there’s usually two sections: we warm up, we start slow, we’ve got a big finish midway. There’s a little reset moment in the middle, and then we finish with a banging track, and then we’re chilling out for a descend-and-recovery moment. In my head, it’s a complete journey.’
She flew out to New York to audition, and got the job.
During the 10-week training she struck up a friendship with fellow trainee Ben, and the pair became an item when they got back to London, keeping their relationship private for a year until they were rumbled during lockdown, when Peloton instructors had to deliver rides from their homes.
Eagle-eyed members spotted that Leanne and Ben’s flat looked suspiciously similar.
Leanne joked: ‘We were conducting classes from our tiny spare room where we struggle to get a bed in! At one time there were 10,000 people in that bedroom!’
Despite having ‘never been a morning person’, Leanne is at the London Peloton studio by 5.45am to record classes.
She told You mag that the most difficult thing while running a class is the need to namecheck members who have reached certain milestones – and motivating herself on days when she’s exhausted.
Leanne also goes to great lengths to ensure her music appeals to everyone who takes her classes, telling Pop Sugar: ‘It’s important to me that there is a song for everybody, and a song that isn’t a typical choice for a workout might reach one person who hasn’t worked out yet.’
Leanne, who has amassed an incredible 224,000 Instagram followers, previously told Metro that dance will always be the ‘foundation’ of everything she does and ‘won’t ever leave her’.
‘Dancing was my life, and I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to give it up – but being a Peloton instructor enables me to use so many elements of my dancing and so the change felt quite natural,’ she said.
‘I still get to perform; I get myself ready for a class like I would for a show, I work with cameras, I get to make people feel good and I have a connection with music that I hope gives me such a good level of energy that I pass it on to my riders.
‘Most cycling instructors are teaching to a room of around 50 people max, however as Peloton instructors we reach a much larger audience, often thousands of riders at a time, which is amazing.’
Now, as well as the Peloton classes she teaches, Leanne works out four to five times a week and has hour-long strength training sessions with a personal trainer.
She also does a yoga class for ‘me time’.
And Leanne can now add wedding planning to her already very busy schedule!
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