Peloton’s Jess King on Training for the Tread, Her Family Goals, and More

Peloton has been one of the buzzwords of the pandemic, but the attention is nothing new to Jess King. A lifelong performer with a resume that includes Cirque du Soleil and So You Think You Can Dance?, King’s charisma was so magnetic that when she was recruited by Peloton, it didn’t matter that she’d never even been on a spin bike before. The fact that she was a natural performer was what made her attractive to the Peloton team—and last year, she took that same beginner’s mentality as she embarked on a two-year long journey to train as a Tread instructor.

Listen to this podcast episode to hear:

  • How King found her start in fitness at a young age
  • What she loves about being a beginner
  • How she took the initiative to become a Tread instructor in training
  • What the Peloton team did to help her succeed
  • Plus, a super-personal family goal she and her new fiancée, Sophia Urista, are moving towards

Find Jess King on Instagram @jesskingnyc (that’s where you can find her most up-to-date schedule, PS), subscribe to her YouTube channel here, and learn more about her motivational style and playlist choices here.

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About Kristen Geil

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Kristen moved to Chicago in 2011 and received her MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse from DePaul while trying to maintain her southern accent. Kristen grew up playing sports, and since moving to Chicago, she’s fallen in love with the lakefront running path and the lively group fitness scene. Now, as a currently retired marathoner and sweat junkie, you can usually find her trying new workouts around the city and meticulously crafting Instagram-friendly smoothie bowls. Kristen came on to A Sweat Life full-time in 2018 as Editor-in-Chief, and she spends her days managing writers, building content strategy, and fighting for the Oxford comma.