WESTPORT, Conn. -- In the day since it was posted, a video of a flash mob marriage proposal -- with the unique detail of indoor cycling, at Westport's JoyRide Cycling Studio -- already has over two million views, by one count.
Adam Keller, 29, is an indoor cycling instructor at JoyRide Cycling Studio. He organized a top-secret choreographed flash mob at the studio, to propose to his boyfriend of one year, Jared Marinelli, 31, who is a fellow JoyRide instructor.
It took three rehearsals to practice choreography, the sequence of events and the roles of key friends and family members -- and a production company to film the moment.
Marinelli thought he and fellow instructors were at JoyRide to film a promotional video, but it was a backdrop for Keller to gather their friends to participate in his surprise proposal instead. The video shoot began, but instead of Marinelli teaching a song from the instructor bike, the whole room started its own routine.
Friends and family entered the cycling studio with signs, and then Keller got off his bike and popped the question. When Marinelli said yes, cannons sprayed confetti from the back row of the cycling room and their friends, family and fellow instructors erupted in cheers.
The video can be seen here.
The couple first met when Keller arrived at JoyRide's Ridgefield studio, looking for an instructor job last March. Marinelli, who had quickly become a popular instructor after only working at JoyRide a year, was originally tasked with training Keller, and they instantly connected.
"It was love at first JoyRide!" said Keller.
The video is also posted on JoyRide's Facebook page.
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