"My mom said, 'Oh, this is just a phase. It will pass.' I said, 'It's not. It's pretty real and I want you to take me seriously.' At one point, she said, 'This was not the Cinderella story I had for you.'
She came to New York. We sat at a table with (my now fiancée) Sophia and had a conversation about intention. My mom said, 'This is just so weird.' Sophia said, 'Look, I get it. I think it's weird, too. But we're so happy. And this is how it's going to be, and we'd love to invite you along to be part of the journey. It's healthy and vivacious and fun.' Slowly my mom opened her heart to the idea. Six years later, we're all very close."
-Jess King, 36, Peloton instructor, in New York City