Jimmy did two dance educations at the Amsterdam School of the Arts, first with the Teacher Department and second in Jazz Dance education. During those years he endured several injuries and had the opportunity to recover with Pilates equipment, mat and Floorbarre classes. His enthusiasm for the effectiveness of Pilates began there. Because of his injuries and passion for movement Jimmy wanted to go deeper into teaching others to have strong, flexible and functional bodies. Jimmy became a certified instructor in BASI Pilates Mat (2014), AALO Fitness Master (2012) and Essentrics (2014). In 2015, Jimmy became a BASI certified Comprehensive Teacher Trainer for Pilates apparatus.