It was love at first playlist! Adam Keller, a JoyRide cycling instructor, took this Valentine’s day to create a wedding proposal to end all proposals! Adam planned this top-secret, expertly choreographed, flash mob, cycling class proposal, asking his boyfriend, Jared Marinelli, also a Joyride Instructor, the magic question.. WILL YOU MARRY ME!
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Adam and Jared, now known as “Team Jadam,” first met last March when Adam arrived at JoyRide’s Ridgefield, Connecticut studio, looking for an instructor job. Jared was responsible for training Adam, and they instantly connected. They admit they both had crushes on one another from the moment they met, and everyone who witnessed the two of them together, agreed there was instant chemistry.
It was only a week before they had their first official date. With their undeniable chemistry, it is no surprise they were mean to be! As Adam likes to say, “It was love at first JoyRide!”
Adam organized the top-secret, choreographed, flash mob cycling ride at the Westport, Conn. studio to propose to his boyfriend of one year, Jared, a fellow JoyRide instructor. He asked the co-founder of JoyRide, Rhodie Lorenz, if he could plan it at the Westport studio, and she and instructor Alison Vitolo immediately started planning and choreographing. After three rehearsals to practice the flash mob ride and key friends’ and family members’ roles, as well as Hooplaha.com’s production team to film the meaningful moment, the day finally came.
Jared thought he and fellow instructors were at JoyRide to film a promotional video, but instead it was the perfect backdrop for Adam to gather their friends to participate in his surprise proposal. The video shoot began, but instead of Jared teaching a song from the instructor bike, the whole room took over and started their own routine. Friends and family entered the cycling studio with signs, including their parents expressing their support and wish for another son, and then Adam got off his indoor cycling bike and popped the question. When Jared said yes, cannons sprayed confetti from the back row of the cycling room and their friends, family and fellow instructors erupted in cheers.
Jared says of Adam, “He helps me be more organized and motivated in every way. I am now actively trying to plan for our future, now that we’re a family and are going to grow together.”
Now the real question is, do they take each other’s JoyRide classes? Jared claims Adam is his favorite JoyRide instructor!
#TeamJadam is now planning their spring or fall 2017 JOYWedding in Connecticut.