In the entire globe, over 50% of people are said to be working out. It has now become one of the most enjoyed hobbies by many. To make it even better, equipment like Peloton started popping out with great instructors like Jess King, making the whole working-out process even more enjoyable and easier.
Peloton is an American exercise equipment that has grown in popularity, reaching even the US President himself, Joe Biden. So it’s really no surprise that the company behind it, Peloton Interactive Inc., has grown due to the wave of consumers buying their products.
It is said that the company has a humble beginning, from investing thousands of dollars to now being worth over a million dollars. But other than their equipment, what set Peloton off from other brands and companies is their talented instructors.
Jess King is one of the company’s most known instructors who has grown her admirers online. As her popularity rose, many now have wondered more about her. So, here are some facts about Jess King that you might want to know.
Jess King Early Life, Childhood, and Education
Jess King is an American fitness instructor born in 1985. She is a fine arts graduate of Coastal California University but has now fallen in love with fitness and working out. It is known to many that King grew up in Myrtle Beach, South California, but she is currently residing in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.
King didn’t grow up with a complete family due to her parents getting a divorce when she was just four years old. But, based on reports, she is mostly close to her mother, a professional bodybuilder who also owns a boutique.
Fame Is What Got King into Peloton
Sources say that the Peloton CEO, John Foley, promised fame to King on their first meeting. King revealed in an interview that during the said contract signing, Foley made her sign the papers immediately while promising that he would make her into a celebrity.
It definitely became her sole motivation to do the job. However, she never imagined that it was a different type of fame. Ultimately, she is still thankful that even though she and her other co-instructors have experienced a whole new category of fame, it was still enjoyable as she felt something that hadn’t existed before.
What Sets King from Other Instructors: Her Diet and Beliefs
As King slowly enjoys her work, she has slowly grown popular with all the love and support the company’s consumers show her. But what sets King apart from other instructors is that she sticks to what she believes works best, giving her a sense of uniqueness.
That’s why many Peloton users love her so much for her wisdom and insights on staying healthy and working out. Aside from that, she also promotes mindfulness as a crucial part of staying healthy, which even gives her an edge over many.
She also couldn’t stress enough that people should come to appreciate the importance of rejuvenating and revitalizing themselves since they are also crucial parts of taking care of our physical and mental health.
She has shared her very specific Sunday self-care routine with her class, which she refers to as her ‘resting and recharging’ ritual. Aside from that, King also believes that numbers aren’t really that important in staying healthy.
King has revealed in an interview that she is less concerned with counting calories like many people out there or even balancing carbs. Instead, she believes in taking a more holistic approach, fueling her body with what she intuitively thinks it needs.
King further explained that she doesn’t like keeping track of her diet and prefers enjoying the food she likes rather than stressing herself out about it. But she quickly explained that she doesn’t necessarily recommend her diet to anyone other than herself.
In her explanation, she stated that she has been in this relationship with her body for so many years and already knows how to nourish herself more than anyone. That’s why even though she has already tried and tested this particular method, she can’t possibly say that any of this would work for anyone other than herself.
She Fell in Love with Dancing First
King made her first appearance on TV when she joined a dance competition series ‘So You Think You Can Dance.’ She had gained quite a fan base during her appearance on the said show as she made it to the top 10.
However, she was forced to withdraw due to an injury after she broke two ribs and fractured one. Even though she wanted to stay longer on the show, her doctors told her she could not dance for weeks. As a result, her time on the show has been cut short.
Despite that, in an interview, she stated that her dancing career somehow made her who she is today. Before she transitioned into the fitness industry, she had made quite a productive career in dancing. Either way, she seems to enjoy both jobs, but it is quite apparent that she is now enjoying her fitness instructor career.
She Is Already Engaged
King is also a part of the LGBT+ community. Fans are so happy to hear she is officially engaged to her girlfriend, Sophia Urista. In February 2020, King announced on Instagram that she and Urista had decided to take their relationship to the next level.
As they celebrated their five years together last 2020, they made it even more romantic and unforgettable as they also made their engagement official.
In a message, King revealed that her relationship with Urista is special and full of love. She had come to find herself and a soulmate who could join her on the same page, someone she could be committed to writing an original love story together with.
Most people may only know Jess King for being a popular Peloton instructor, so hopefully, the information here was able to help you learn more about her now. If you want to stay updated, follow her on Instagram or try getting her service on Peloton.