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Fitness Company Peloton and Beyoncé Partner HBCUs to Give Students Free Memberships

Fitness company Peloton and award-winning musician Beyoncé are partnering with 10 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to provide memberships to students so that they can use the Peloton app to learn yoga, meditate and exercise at home while listening to inspirational music.


“I’m proud to celebrate the students at HBCUs with this donation, to encourage them to find and embrace their own wellness regimens,” said Beyoncé, adding that she has been a Peloton member for multiple years.

The ten schools getting Peloton memberships include Morehouse College, Bennett College, Clark Atlanta University, Grambling State University, Hampton University, Howard University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Spelman College, Texas Southern University and Wilberforce University.

“Many of our students cannot afford local gym memberships because they live in households with an income of $40,000 or less,” said Monique Dozier, vice president of Morehouse College’s Office of Institutional Advancement. “This donation will make it easier for them to maintain a healthy lifestyle as they pursue their degrees.”

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