Born in Japan, Jim is the son of a career Air Force Sergeant. His family moved from place to place, but his growing up years were spent in Hawaii. Attending Berkley College of Music in Boston and then piano tuning school, most of his career has been as a Piano Technician and musician. After many years of back problems caused by the physical demands of his job and being out of shape, the summer of 2016 was a fateful time. A severe back injury threatened to put him in early retirement. In August of that year he started classes at Club Pilates Klein in hopes of returning to full time piano work. Pilates literally saved his career and gave him strength that he had never before experienced. Finding a love for Pilates, Jim decided to advance his passion by entering into the Club Pilates Teacher Training Program and completed the certification process in 2017. A strong technical instructor, Jim looks forward to helping others discover how Pilates can change their life!