Juan has over 16 years of fitness teaching experience having built an extensive client base in both Chicago and NYC. Formally a professional dancer in Chicago, Juan was introduced to Pilates while completing his BA of Dance in Choreography and Performance at Columbia College Chicago. Juan has studied with Master Instructors Romana Kryzanowska, Bob Leikens, Susan Moran, and Alycea Ungaro. Juan joined the Power Pilates team in 2005 under Liv Berger and Linda Spriggs in Chicago and then joined the NYC team in 2006 and became a Teacher Trainer where he began to mentor instructors and certify apprentices from all over the world. Since then Juan has taught numerous Teacher Trainer programs and Continuing Education workshops across the U.S. In January 2014 Juan left Power Pilates to pursue Personal Training and Dance Fitness. Aside from training celebrity clients such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Hugh Grant, Mellody Hobson, Alexandra Neil, Regina Spector, Sofia Vergara, he teaches a wide range of client levels including children, pre and post natal, and senior citizens. Juan has been featured on ABC and WPIX morning workout segments, LA Confidential Magazine, and several Pilates workout downloads and DVD’s.
Juan is excited to be back at Real Pilates.