Certified Pilates Instructor, ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, Vinyasa Yoga teacher, dancer, Jonathan has been a leader and innovator in the world of health and fitness for over 25 years. His physical training background includes skiing, diving, and triathlons, as well as study of various mind/body disciplines. His extensive teaching background and training has allowed him to work with people of all backgrounds, including athletes and professional dancers, to those with spinal misalignments like scoliosis, joint injuries, neurological disorders, osteoporosis, and other conditions that may limit regular movement. Training awareness and function in every movement, Jonathan carefully guides each client with individually designed exercise protocols to help achieve restorative health and higher performance.
He is the creator of Yogilates(R) in 1997, a unique system of training for optimal fitness and health. The popularity and effectiveness of his work has been noted in newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, Newsweek, Shape, YogaJournal, FitYoga, Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Self, Fitness, Allure, as well as international publications. He has given interviews to ABC News, CBS, CNN, and both Lifetime Live and Discovery Health have produced segments about Yogilates. His book on Yogilates titled, Yogilates – Integrating Yoga and Pilates for Complete Fitness, Strength, and Flexibility, was published by Harper Collins in 2002. Since then, it has been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.