Jon Zimmerman was born in 1970 in the United States. He was a very active child and studied and played every sport that he could lay his hands on, such as Gymnastics, Swimming, Diving, American Football, Soccer, Baseball, Wrestling, High Hurtles, Pollvault and the High Jump. By the time he graduated high school he was beginning to be interested in human anatomy and the physics of motion. In college he discovered Dance which became his focus and his first career. While studying Dance he had classes in Physics, Bio-Mechanics, Kinesiology, Anatomy, Feldenkrais ATM, Bartenieff Fundamentals and the basics of Body Mind Centering.
At the same time he discovered the Korean Martial Art of Tae-Kwan-Do, the Okinawan Martial Art of Go-Ju and later on Akido. After receiving a certification as a massage therapist in Pittsburgh he moved to New York where he worked as a dancer with two different dance companies; Isabel Gotzkowsky and Friends, and The Carolyn Dorman Dance Company. In New York he was exposed to Pilates for the first time and immediately immersed himself in it. He studied with Fran Lehan, who herself was a student of Master Teacher Carola Trier and got certified in the Pilates Mat work with Kelly Kane. For 12 years he worked at Groundfloor Exercise on Manhattans Upper West Side where he taught primarily 1-1 sessions. Since moving to Berlin in December 2011 he teaches Private Pilates sessions as well as partnering for dance at Tanzakademie balance1 in Tempelhof, Berlin.
Jon holds the internationally recognised PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) certificate and is a member of the German Pilates Association (DPV)