Jess king was a dancer before becoming a Peloton instructor. She was featured in the famous tv dance competition series “So You Think You Can Dance.” Jess later found her career in the fitness industry, following in her mother’s footsteps.
Her mother mentored her into the fitness world as she educated and introduced her to so many things in this field. She later met with john foley, the Peloton co-founder who introduced her to spin bike spinning, something she had never done before.
She is currently one of the best Peloton instructors and amongst the company’s most famous personalities. Jess uses various teaching styles in her classes and ensures everyone enjoys incorporating engaging music. She also encourages her students to stay honest with themselves and work smarter to achieve their goals.
Jess King: Hometown, Height, Weight, Net Worth, Profession, Birthday, Instagram, Biography, and More
|Full Name/ Real Name||Jess King|
|Birthplace/ Home Town||Southern united states|
|Birthday||May 29, 1985|
|Height||5 feet 5 inches|
|Likes||Cooking, reading, fashion|
|Marital Status||Engaged (Sophia Urista)|
|Current Profession||Peloton senior fitness instructor, life coach, plus-size model and social media influencer|
|Previous Profession||Dancer, actor, teacher|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube|
|Net Worth||Approximately $1.2|
Jess King Early Life and Family
Jess was born in 1985 in Myrtle Beach in the southern USA, and she grew up here. She started her fitness journey as a young girl since her mother was a competitive bodybuilder and the training boutique fitness studio founder. Her mother taught her about fitness and wellness, which made it easier for her to penetrate this industry.
Jess’s mother, Ximena Bernales, is still active in the fitness industry, enabling her to maintain her great shape despite her age. She is one of her daughter’s supporters and is part of the sweat/steady ride workout session. Ximena wrote in one of her Instagram posts that her daughter is her inspiration and light showing how she adores Jess king.
However, there is no information about Jess’s siblings or father. She also shares little information about her relationship with Sophia Urista (her fiancée).
Jess King Relationship
Jess got engaged to her long-time fiancé Sophia Urista in 2020. The proud LGBTQ member posted her fiancée in her social media accounts for years until February 2020, when she publicly declared they were engaged. She wrote that they were celebrating their five years together and accompanied it with romantic photos. Jess also wrote that she had found a true soulmate they were on the same page with and determined to write an original love story together.
Jess King Career Before Joining Peloton as An Instructor
Before becoming a Peloton instructor, Jess king was a dance and performed on the dance tv competition series So You Think You Can Dance. She made it to the top 10 during the 2008 season but later had to drop off the competition because of an injury. Jess broke her two ribs with another fracture in one of her other ribs and lived in pain for some time. Her doctors told her not to dance for about a month and above to heal better.
She later landed another job which saw her tour the world teaching and performing each night, especially in Sin City. This position saw her land a lead role in a cirque du Soleil production in Las Vegas.
Jess King Journey to Becoming a Peloton Instructor
Jess king’s journey to being a Peloton instructor began after she met Peloton co-founder John Foley. John foley gave her the offer of being an instructor with their company and even sealed the deal right there. He told her that they would make her a celebrity, something she gladly accepted and readily picked the offer.
At that time, she had no experience using a spin bike. But she took it upon herself to learn and speed with a spin bike and everything about Peloton. According to Jess, she learned the bike’s metrics, the number pairings, cadence, and resistance. She was also taught how to structure the ebbs and flows of each bike ride and to maintain top form when riding the bike while giving instructions to her students.
Jess King as A Peloton Instructor
After accepting the offer, Jess never took long before becoming a famous Peloton instructor, just as john foley promised her. This was unbelievable and allowed her to speak directly to her students, motivating them. She ensures not to make the class look like some exciting thing they’d see on tv or a movie. Jess says she does this with realness, excitement, and caution since she believes this has never been done before. So, she tries to bring a moment of newness to her class and her students.
Jess King Peloton Classes and Teaching Style
Jess does incorporate different teaching styles to enable her students to reach their fitness goals. Her style favorite is the old standby: the push-up with back straight and body in full plank position. In addition, she ensures that her classes are exciting and full of surprises to make her members enjoy the workout sessions.
Her main goal is to help people from the inside out and yearn to partner with motivated individuals who want to change their lives and burn calories together. She incorporates various music in her classes to make them enjoyable as she helps individuals transform their lives. She believes that everyone is whole now, and everything they need to get through the ride or day is inside them already.
However, she also has a customized wellness transformation program that mainly deals with nourishment, movement, and process. She says this will help you design the life you’ve been yearning for and should lead. In addition, Jess believes in honesty and encourages her members to copy the same to stay truthful to themselves.
How Jess King uses her social media Following as A Fitness Instructor
Jess uses her platforms to promote Peloton and her special one weekly dance party workouts known as ‘the Jess King Experience’ as a social media influencer. By 2020 February, she got a huge following on Instagram of more than 288,000 new followers. She says she uses social media platforms to share and connect more about her passion.
Jess King Life Outside Peloton
Apart from being a Peloton senior instructor, Jess has a life outside physical fitness. She invests her time in mental health which involves undergoing therapy. She says she has to take care of her mental health and does everything possible to heal. She has a strict mental fitness routine and also does journaling which she admits helps her a lot.
Additionally, she says she doesn’t watch her carbs or fats intake but feeds her body what it needs. She says, “I’m a feeling person and not a numbers person.” However, Jess has a self-care Sunday routine where she finds time to rejuvenate and revitalize herself. She believes this helps her to maintain the proper spirit she sets for herself. During this day, she reads a hard copy of the New York times to be updated on the latest news while not sitting on a couch all that time. But Jess also fixes time to draw and sketch during the Sunday routine.