February Pilates International Meeting, the best Pilates appointment within the biggest fitness event in Spain
Alan Herdman studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance and was working as a teacher and dancer when, in the late 1960s, he was invited to New York to learn about the Joseph Pilates Method. There he worked intensively with Carola Trier and Bob Fitzgerald, two instructors who had been trained by Pilates himself.
Brett Howard is the Director of Education of the United States Pilates Association™ and a Senior Teacher of Teacher of the New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program. The United States Pilates Association™ is a licensee of the Authentic Pilates™ Method of Body Conditioning, as well as the New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program- the first and oldest Pilates professional training program in the world. He is a Guest Teacher Trainer for the Authentic Pilates Education Teacher Training Program Australia. He is a Co-Founder and is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Pilates Youth Organization. He is an Owner and Director of the Pilates Studio the Pilates Haus.
Jean-Claude Nelson was born in Munich. At the age of 8 he began to study at the Music Academy in Munich classical and modern ballet. After 10 years he graduated with the diploma and was engaged by the Bavarian State Ballet. Soon he moved abroad and danced as a soloist with the London City Ballet, the Ballets de Monte-Carlo and the Ballet of the Opera of Lyon. After intense international tours in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Jean-Claude suffered a serious knee injury that forced him to interrupt his career. In this difficult period of life he was introduced to the Pilates method. He was so impressed by the positive results of the training, that he decided to devote all his energy in a two-year study of the authentic Pilates method.
Ricardo Jaramillo (PMA® CPT No. 11130), is a Pilates Teacher Trainer, and teaches both in his homeland Spain and abroad. He is also founder and director of “Nature Pilates Studio” and “Nature Pilates Education” located in the heart of Madrid (Spain). His Teacher Training Program is taught in Spain, Portugal and Perú both by Ricardo himself and his faculties. Healso teaches Seminars internationally, including countries such as Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Peru and Chile. He graduated in Physical Education, got a Degree in Structural Osteopathy and later received his first Pilates Certification by Power Pilates, being his teacher trainer Javier Bseiso (PMA Gold Certified / PMA Pioneer). Before long Ricardo Jaramillo became a Pilates Teacher Trainer and teacher of human anatomy at the Pilates Wellness and Energy, PW&E, education program. So far he has never stopped learning. He has attended seminars led by prominent teachers such as Jean Claude Nelson, Brett Howard, Kathy Corey, Alan Herdman, Rael Isacowitz, Mary Bowen, Ron Fletcher, Kyria Sabin, Madeleine Black, Deborah Lessen, Rebeca Leone, Brent Anderson, DawnMarie Ickes, Sherri Betz and Lolita San Miguel. Today, his personal understanding of Pilates is recognized by professionals as a renewing perspective that takes a step further into the understanding of the human body movement, providing students with analysis tools for their development as professionals of Pilates.
Getting to FF2018 | Hotels
León is a special city that has hosted the February Fitness for 11 years. With a strategic location in the North-East of Spain, many visitors pass through León for business, tourism and / or the Camino de Santiago.
February Fitness has an agreement with the main hotels in León so that your stay in the city and in the congress is the best possible.
Except for people traveling via Barcelona (they have 6 direct weekly flights through Iberia Air Nostrum), the best means of public transport to get to Léon is the train (Renfe). There is communication with all the north of Spain, and fundamentally with Madrid, having a total of 11 daily trains, of which 6 are of high speed (less than 2h 30min the Madrid-León route).