Jennifer Zumann

Senior Faculty

Chicago IL

International USA


Jennifer has been dedicated to the field of Pilates and movement education since her first class in 1995. By 1997, she had become a Pilates Mat instructor, sharing her passion in gyms and studios around Chicago. In the original style of Pilates training, Jennifer became a private apprentice to a local teacher and taught students until eventually pursuing formal Pilates training through the newly-formed, Physicalmind Institute in 1998. Alongside her Pilates education, Jennifer pursued education in yoga, Japanese acupressure, medicinal herbalism, and Chinese diagnostics.

Always curious, Jennifer has sought out a variety of programs and dedicated to study with master teachers in movement, such as Irene Dowd, Jean-Claude West, and Diane Lee, as well as Pilates focused teachers such as Mary Bowen, Madeline Black, Bob Liekens, Debra Lessen, and Michelle Larsson. With a strong interest in cutting edge anatomical information, Jennifer has attended multiple dissection courses with Gil Hedley and studied with the top Fascia researchers at the International Fascial Research Congress and the University of Ulm’s Fascia Summer School.

Jennifer’s competence in anatomy brought her to develop and teach Experiential Anatomy courses to massage students at The Chicago College of Healing Arts, while simultaneously developing her own Pilates training program, the Pilates Chicago Instructor Training Program, taught along with her husband, Matthew, in 2003. As of 2016, the program has officially launched the first satellite program in Sydney, Australia. Along with her dedication to her studio and training program, Jennifer gratefully embraces the busy home life of 4 active sons.

As an enthusiastic presenter, Jennifer’s expertise has been recognized with features in multiple media outlets, such as Pilates Style Magazine, IDEA Fitness, Yoga Journal, Massage Therapy Journal, Disney,, and She has been a sought-after provider of continued fitness education, as a regular presenter at conferences such as Pilates Method Alliance and Pilates on Tour since 2006. Jennifer provides continued education for both PMA and ACE requirements.

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