Seasoned under Kathi Ross Nash & Jay Grimes’ watchful eyes, Jon Owen began his Pilates journey in 2000 working as an AEA Actor in the Music Theatre Industry. After a friend suffered a major dance related knee injury and was referred to Pilates by the NYC Ballet Physical Therapists, Jon was dragged into a Mat class for moral support. Over time the poignancy of the work shone through and he was inspired to make the career transition to become a keeper of the Pilates flame.
Initially certified by Linda Farrell of “LindaFit Pilates” & then Ray Kurshals of “Pilates Santa Fe”, Jon is a member of the 2014 Class of “The Work”, First Generation Jay Grimes’ Masters Certification at Vintage Pilates in Los Angeles. In addition to his formal training, Jon continues to further his knowledge of the Pilates Method studying privately with Jay Grimes, Chris Robinson, Larry Gibbas, Sandy Shimoda, Karen Frischman, and Kathi Ross Nash.
When not traveling, Jon resides in New York City where he mentors under Ms Ross Nash doubling as her Assistant for KRNNY Pilates, LLC at American Body Tech Pilates Studio. He can be seen scooping alongside Kathi in several workouts for Pilatesology. You can find him teaching at Pilates Challenge & Six Degrees of Wellness. For more information visit Jon on the web at www.jonscottowen.com