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Jess Sims X The Wall Street Journal
Peloton Instructor: ‘We Are Treated Like Professional Athletes’

Te-Ping Chen

Jess Sims’ job would give many people nightmares: It requires working out in front of thousands of people.

Ms. Sims is a fitness instructor for Peloton, the buzzed-about company 

selling exercise bikes and treadmills equipped with screens that stream live workout sessions from the firm’s New York studios to people’s home exercise equipment around the world.

Te-Ping Chen

Jess Sims’ job would give many people nightmares: It requires working out in front of thousands of people.

Ms. Sims is a fitness instructor for Peloton, the buzzed-about company selling exercise bikes and treadmills equipped with screens that stream live workout sessions from the firm’s New York studios to people’s home exercise equipment around the world.

Jess Sims X The Boston Globe
How Peloton instructor Jess Sims came to run the 2022 Boston Marathon for bombing survivor Michele Blackburn

Shannon Larson

Michele Blackburn went nine years without attending the Boston Marathon after the bombing in 2013 nearly claimed her legs as she stood outside Marathon Sports on Boylston Street. She was cheering with exuberance for her best friend participating in the race until the pulsing sound of the crowd was met with deafening silence.

But on Monday, she returned.

She stood exactly where she had been on that fateful day, when one step forward moments before the explosion saved her limbs. Her cries of support were reserved for the woman running in her honor: Jess Sims, a Peloton instructor who grew up in Peabody.

Jess Sims X Oprah Daily

Take a Peloton Class with Oprah and Gayle

Sofia Lodato

The Peloton craze is more alive now than ever before—and it’s about to get even better. You'll soon be able to take a Peloton class with our favorite duo, Oprah and Gayle. This exclusive workout class, which will launch