From: Drexel Hill, PA
Favorite City: Paris, France
Favorite Lithe Workout: Rock Steady!
Favorite Lithe Exercise: Spread Eagle or Rockette Kicks
How'd he land a spot on the Lithe team: Jonathan is commanding, talented, fun, funny, energetic, and strong. He's both a Sage on Stage, and a Guide by your Side type of teacher. You'll love his classes!
Other Job: Full-time Drexel undergrad, studying International Business and Economics
Enjoys: Biking, dancing, singing (badly), animals, playing piano, red wine, going to the movies, trying new restaurants, red wine, going to the beach, red wine, Lithing, walking home from work, fashion, laying out, interior design/architecture, and just staying in on the couch!
What you wouldn't know by looking at him: I'm a left-handed Libra that is actually quite shy; I'd choose staying home over going out when it involves meeting a lot of new people. I place a lot of value in family and enjoy spending time at home with my parents and dog. I'm an OCD cleaner and actually like devoting a day each week to clean my apartment top to bottom. I can't live without some alone time and prefer to live by myself because of it.
Born with a heart condition known as a "coarctation of the aorta", I was told since a child that I was not allowed to take part in any strenuous physical activities (no sports!). Because of this, I devoted much of my childhood to the performing arts, beginning with singing, piano lessons, and theater. At 8 years old, I found my passion in dance and began taking classes in ballet, jazz, tap, broadway, contemporary, and lyrical. In high school, I joined a competition dance team - think Dance Moms - Except definitely not that crazy. I've been a die-hard dancer since, and love that I can continue to dance with Drexel's company while focusing on a different major. It was actually the close similarity between competitive dance and cheerleading that attracted me to Lithe! And on that note, I LOVE teaching Lithe (cardio is definitely my thing)!
Image of Jonathan wearing Nike via Dom