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Pilates Unfiltered

A Podcast For Pilates People, By Pilates People. Join your host and Pilates Professional, Jenna Zaffino as she has spirited discussions on the Pilates culture with industry leaders and hidden gems. Time to laugh, challenge, reflect, and hear the pulse of the Pilates community!
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Feb 21, 2019

Our guest this week is Pilates Pro, Jo McDonald. This conversation is rich, eye-opening, warm and thought-provoking. We talk about the origins of Jo's practice, which were initially steeped in a love for movement vs a need for a Perfect Education process. We also explore how curiosity led her to find a professional pathway that continues to provide her with inspiration and growth. Studio Owners - there are LOTS of great tips on running a cohesive staff within your studio environment :).

 

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors: 

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Lesley Logan Pilates - Earlybird Pricing Ends 2/28 

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HOTLINE QUESTION: What's your favorite Pilates Word? 

Call and share your answer: 331.240.1655

 

 

Feb 14, 2019

It's our second Pilates Unfiltered LIVE Event episode.   Jenna interviews Veronica Colwell, the owner of Vero Pilates about the culture in Long Beach, owning a studio remotely and considerations for thinking about opening a studio.  The, we join the community in a spirited discussion about our professional roles, questions we should be asking, and the things that light us up.  We are even joined by clients at the event who drop some pure movement GEMS! 

Join us at our next event at Pure Pilates in New Providence, NJ. Ticket Link Below. 

 

Vero Pilates

Special Thanks to our EPISODE sponsors: 

Pilates Anytime, 360 Pilates, Profitable Pilates

 

Special Thanks to our PUP LIVE EVENT sponsors: 

360 Pilates

The Suburban Monk

Pilates Style Magazine

Carrie Pages Pilates

8th Avenue Rail

Little Shop of Rose Gold 

 

Call the hotline with the answers to your questions: 331.240.1655. 

Pilates Unfiltered CEC's

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Teach From The Heart Registration

 

PUP LIVE TIX - NJ 

Teach From The Heart Membership

 

 

Feb 7, 2019

In this week's opener, we talk about the climb from burnout to fulfillment.  Also, Jenna sings to her coffee... we may need an intervention... 

My guest this week is Heather Erdmann of Pure Body Studio and Pure Body Teacher Training in Houston, TX.  Heather and Jenna get completely unfiltered about business, mentorship, and teacher training. It's a must-listen for studio owners, as well as those looking for perspective about their education, teaching and career pathway.  

 

Community Question: What is your favorite word? 

Call us at 331.240.1655?

 

Special Thanks to our sponsors, Pilates Anytime, Hilary Opheim and Lesley Logan Pilates

 

Workshop of the Week: Juan Nieto, Lower Extremities: 3497

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Teach From The Heart Registration

Survival Skills Free Training

Jenna's New Zealand Event

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE Events

Jan 31, 2019

It's a community episode this week and Jenna is here with some chuckle-worthy tales of when Pilates fails you... We have THREE call-ins this week and a #jennagem about the allure of being "better" and how present-moment-perspective may offer us the best experiences of all! 

Workout Of the Week: Kids Mat Challenge: Precision

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Community Shoutout: Aligned Living Studios

www.tamaraledesma.com

Alabama Summit

Sandy Hinton

 

Hotline: 331.240.1655

Email: coachjz@jennazaffino.com

 

Thank you to our sponsors: 

Pilates Anytime, Profitable Pilates, 8th Avenue Rail 

 

 

 

Jan 24, 2019

Episode 77 opens with Jenna sharing a story of how self-kindness led to a socially awkward encounter with one of her favorite Hamilton actors... You'll have to listen to find out more!

Our guest is Pilates Pro, Clare Dunphy Hemani. Listen in to hear about Clare's journey from the fitness trends of the 80's to finding a "home" within the Pilates Method.

Clare tells some funny anecdotal tales of group exercise trainings and shares about her early days with Romana Kryzanowska at Dragos. Listen to hear an entertaining interview that is full of gems!

Community Question: How do you manage your own teaching agenda AND satisfy your client's desires in their session?  Call me and share: 331. 240.1655

 

Workshop of the Week: 34 Mat Exercises With Benjamin Degenhardt

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Links: 

Pilates Unfiltered CEC's

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE

Teach From The Heart Registration

 

 

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors: 

Pilates Anytime

Lesley Logan Pilates

Fuse Ladder

Jan 17, 2019

It's here! Our very first LIVE event is now on the pod! I visited Katie Girardi, owner at Core Pilates in Hilton Head, South Carolina and talked about the beautiful community at her studio, what keeps her turning the key every day and then we turned it to the audience......let's just say, things got UNFILTERED!!! Make sure to play along in our "Never Have I Ever" game and enjoy going behind the scenes in this fun and interactive episode! Check out the link below to get your tickets to the next event at Vero Pilates in Long Beach, CA! 

 

Shout Out: Sabine James of www.wuenderball.com 

Workout Of the Week: #3610 Improving Circulation With Sally Anderson

 

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The best way to support the podcast, in addition to listening is to leave us a review on iTunes.  Thank you for the support!!

Tune in to listen to this rich conversation and remember to call the hotline with the answers to your questions: 331.240.1655.

 

Pilates Unfiltered CEC's

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE Tickets

Teach From The Heart Registration

 

 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Pilates AnytimeProfitable Pilates, Good Citizen LA

 

 

Jan 10, 2019

Weeeeeeee'rrrrrrreeeee BACK! And we're coming in hot with Pilates Pro Andrea Mitchell of The Mitchell Method. 

Andrea is a multifaceted professional who brings an individualized approach to her teaching philosophy and overall outlook on life. In our conversation, we speak about energy, reiki, akashic records, suicide, infertility, parenthood and of course, teaching Pilates! It's a juicy episode that you won't want to miss!

Subscribe and listen on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Tune in. OR visit our website at pilatesunfiltered.com.

The best way to support the podcast, in addition to listening is to leave us a review on iTunes.  Thank you for the support!!

Tune in to listen to this rich conversation and remember to call the hotline with the answers to your questions: 331.240.1655.

 

Pilates Unfiltered CEC's

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE

Teach From The Heart Registration

 

 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Pilates AnytimeLesley Logan Pilates, The Neuro Studio 

 

 

Dec 20, 2018

In the last episode of 2018, Jenna shares about realizing a shift in her Pilates career paradigm.  We hear from community members about introducing new exercises to a client's repertoire and enjoy a special #jennagem about setting intentions for the experiences we wish to have as opposed to goal-based expectations.  Oh! and in true PUP style, there is a Christmas Parody to share :). 

Thank you to all of our guests, sponsors and especially our listeners for another wonderful year of Pilates community conversation! We look forward to many more years to come! 

Tune in to listen to this rich conversation and remember to call the hotline with the answers to your questions: 331.240.1655.

Pilates Unfiltered CEC's

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE

Teach From The Heart Registration

Community Shoutout: Heather Holloway McCash 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Profitable Pilates, Lesley Logan, 8th Avenue Rail Hilary Opheim

Dec 13, 2018

This week, Jenna poses the question to the community: "How do YOU introduce a new exercise into your client's practice?" Call me and let me know how you strategize, consider, and implement new movements with ease into your client's practice! 

My guest this week is Pilates professional, Amy Hershey.  Amy has developed a program that's specifically geared toward educating Pilates Teachers about Lyme disease and the effects it can have on a client's movement practice.  

Jenna and Amy discuss owning a studio in a rural area, the benefit of working with animals as well as people and all things studio ownership, motherhood and education!

 

Tune in to listen to this rich conversation and remember to call the hotline with the answers to your questions: 331.240.1655.

 

Pilates Unfiltered CEC's

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE

Teach From The Heart Registration

 

 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Profitable Pilates, Farm Girl Marketing, Inspired Wellness SPARKLE Program 

Dec 6, 2018

A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE PODCAST TODAY! Pilates Unfiltered is now offering PMA CEC's for a select number of our guest interviews.  To access the page to listen, take a quiz and receive your CEC's, visit www.pilatesunfiltered.com  and click on the menu link labeled "Get Your CEC"s." 

This week's episode is an exciting one with call-in answers to our question of the week - "What do you do when you don't know what to teach?" We also hear a #jennagem surrounding getting to know the best version of disagreements that you have with people who don't think like you do - it's a thinker... but a good thinker! 

Big things are happening over at Pilates Unfiltered - Be sure to visit the website and join our mailing list for all podcast happenings in 2019!

 

LINKS: 

Pilates Unfiltered CEC's 

Teach From The Heart Registration 

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE Event Tickets

New Zealand Event With Jenna 

Arm Chair Expert Podcast

Workout of the week: Building Up to the High Bridge With Kathy Corey

Shout out of the week: Leilani Miller

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Profitable Pilates, 8th Avenue RailGood Citizen

Nov 29, 2018

We're back after the holiday with a question for the community, a workshop of the week and a fantastic interview with one of the hidden gems of our industry: Elaine Economou of Move Wellness in Ann Arbor MI.  In this episode, we discuss supported serendipity, which is the process of preparing yourself through hard work to meet the opportunities that are presented to you in your business.  This one is a must-listen for studio owners, teachers, and entrepreneurs.  Get your pens ready!!! You'll get an insider's peek into the journey of a successful business owner with some wonderfully useful tips to enrich your business! 

 

Community Question: What do you do when you don't know what to teach? See our social media on FB and instagram for more details. 

Hotline: 331.240.1665

Email: coachjz@jennazaffino.com

Links to upcoming courses below!

 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Pilates AnytimeLesley LoganFarm Girl Marketing, Hilary Opheim

 

Teach From The Heart Registration

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE Event Tickets 

 

Nov 22, 2018

Happy Thankgiving to our US listeners.  This week is a replay of one of our favorite BONUS episodes from 2017. It's our Listenerpaloooza!  We'll hear our listener's answers to our "questions of the week!"  Topics like firing clients, raising prices and non-pilates conversations in a session are at the top of the list.  We even have our very first CLIENT RANT!  It was so interesting to go back and hear the show from over a year ago. Please excuse the overuse of the phrase "guys" - I've since shifted much of my language to be more inclusive.  SO much has changed, and yet, I still enjoy a good musical parody.  Enjoy a flashback to my musical stylings and just picture me blushing furiously as I listen to the playback of this episode.  We'll be back on track with an all-new episode next week! 

 

References:

 

The People Code By Taylor Hartman PHD - submitted by Kerri Ann Bixby

Website: www.pilatesunfiltered.com

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Nov 15, 2018

In this week's community episode, Jenna discusses the wildfires in California.  Please see links below to donate to the victims and members of the Pilates Community. In our #jennagem, Jenna discusses the limitations of being told "You are enough." It's an interesting conversation that we hope you'll weigh in on through the hotline: 331.240.1655.

 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Lesley Logan, 8th Avenue RailKeep Simple Design

 

Charitable Donation Links For The California Wildfires: 

Purchase Pilates Classes to Support the Hawkins Family

Support For Ken Heitzman

Chanda Hinmans Support For North Valley Community

Support For Tula and Bob Cope

Support For Paul and Susie Ernest

 

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Nov 8, 2018

This week, Jenna gives a recap of the Live Life Motherhood Conference. 

Her guest is Ken Gilbert, MA, is a Somatic Educator and Theatre Artist. Ken has practiced Body Contrology since 1994 to support his desire to be fully expressive through his body. Ken brings a multi-faceted, evolved perspective to his Pilates practice in his program of “Integrating Pilates” based on the fundamentals inherent of the work of Joseph H. Pilates, The Ron Fletcher Work™, and Nia® (Movement arts fitness, training, and lifestyle). Ken is also a Visiting Instructor on Pilates Anytime. 

Ken's words: "My work as a Pilates Teacher can be intense for the client as I am "client-based" (rather than material or program based) in the work that I do with each individual."


In this episode, Jenna and Ken dive deep into the realms of integrated movement, pilates, dance and life!

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Pilates AnytimeLesley LoganFarm Girl Marketing, Hilary Opheim

 

Links: 

 

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE Events: 

Core Pilates - Hilton Head, SC - 12/7/18 TICKETS 

Vero Pilates - Long Beach, CA - 2/9/19 TICKETS

Pure Pilates - New Providence, NJ - 3/30/19 TICKETS 

 

Teach From The Heart Weekend Registrations

Register For A Teach From The Heart Course Near You! 

Nov 1, 2018

Jenna takes you on a behind-the-scenes trek through her personal experience attending and teaching at the 18th Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.  You'll hear about some of the sessions she attended as well as her mat classes and MATAPALOOZA! There's also a #jennagem for teaching empowerment and a special shoutout to a community member!  Congratulations to all presenters, attendees and the staff and board of the PMA for a memorable experience! 

 

All episodes referenced in this episode can be found at pilatesunfiltered.com  under the "episodes" tab. 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Lesley Logan, 8th Avenue Rail

Hotline: 331.240.1655

Email: coachjz@jennazaffino.com

Oct 18, 2018

This week, Jenna shares about a "chaos-y" Monday (it's calming down - she promises!!)  We hear a recap of the 10th anniversary of Pilates On Tour in Chicago and receive a reminder about the community questions that you can answer - see the notes below for more info.  Our guest this week is Leah Stewart of Live Life Pilates. The conversation between Jenna and Leah extends beyond pre and post natal Pilates and into the realms of empowerment, confidence and community amongst women. You can join both Leah and Jenna at the Live Life Motherhood Conference or November 3rd, 2018 in Huntington Beach, Ca.  See the link below for details. 

 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Pilates AnytimeLesley LoganFarm Girl MarketingHilary Opheim

Links: 

Live Life Motherhood Conference 

Teach From The Heart, Vero Pilates, Long Beach, CA 

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE

Community Questions: 

Answer any or all of the questions below by calling our hotline at 331.240.1655 or emailing team@jennazaffino.com

Where in the world is your Pilates Studio? 

What's your personal definition of the Pilates Teacher?

What's an effective way you've taken Pilates outside of your studio to gain new clients and/or serve the community? 

Oct 11, 2018

 This week Jenna announces a major milestone of the podcast.  She also sings her praises for the Runity Program and gives some insight into her thoughts and feelings about continuing education.  There is a special #jennagem this week that includes an assignment for YOU! You'll be completing an exercise to help you identify your beliefs surrounding the role of the Pilates Teacher and determine whether or not those beliefs are currently serving your teaching practice.  Don't forget to check out our links and mark your calendar for Pilates Unfiltered LIVE, happening in Long Beach on February 9th, 2019! 

 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Lesley LoganGood Citizen

 

Links: 

Pilates For Runners Workshop, Pilates Anytime

Teach From The Heart, Vero Pilates

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE - Long Beach

Uncovering Your Beliefs Blog Post

Live Life Pilates Motherhood Conference

Oct 4, 2018

This week Jenna shares some upcoming events, including the first Pilates Unfiltered LIVE recording in Long Beach, CA.  Her guest this week is Jill Hinson of Core Studio in NC.  The conversation spans downsizing her studio, centering in on the community she wanted to serve and forming a non-profit company called The Core Compassion Project.  You'll hear some real talk about creating inclusive environments in both the pre-commentary as well as the interview. 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Pilates AnytimeLesley Logan, Farm Girl MarketingKeep Simple Design

Hotline: 331-240-1655 


Upcoming Events With Jenna: 

Live Life Motherhood Conference, Huntington Beach CA - Nov 3, 2018

Teach From The Heart, Teacher's Immersion Weekend, Vero Pilates, Long Beach, CA - Feb 9 - 10, 2019

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE Event, Vero Pilates, Long Beach, CA - Feb 9 -10, 2019

Sep 27, 2018

On this week's community episode, Jenna shares about some major shifts for her family as well as her business and how she's managing some BIG changes within these realms.  We catch up on current events, learn about how to discern whether the person who you thought was your mentor is actually the right fit for the job, and also hear the answers to our community questions! 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Profitable Pilates8th Avenue Rail, Fusion Pilates EDU

Links (in order of mention): 

Pilates Style Vlog

Teach From The Heart Registration - Long Beach, CA @ Vero Pilates (scroll to WORKSHOPS tab and search for Teach From The Heart)

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE - Long Beach, CA @ Vero Pilates

AbsoluteENDEAVOR Program

Momentum Fest

Pilates For Neurological Conditions - Mariska Breland

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina 

 

WEBSITE: www.pilatesunfiltered.com

HOTLINE: 331.240.1655

EMAIL: pilatesunfiltered@jennazaffino.com or coachjz@jennazaffino.com

 

 

 

 

Sep 20, 2018

This week's episode welcomes esteemed teacher, Rael Isacowitz of BASI Pilates.  Jenna and Rael share a conversation about the influence that one's physical environment has over the mind, body, and spirit of the Pilates Teacher.  They take a deep dive into the untapped resource of the mind and how a connection to to the principles from a place of mindfulness can yield the largest impact that the Pilates Method has to offer.  You'll definitely want to have your notebook handy for the gems that are revealed in this episode.

 

Community Question: What is your definition of a Pilates Teacher?  

Call Us With Your Thoughts At 331.240.1655

 

Pilates On Tour

Pilates Method Alliance Annual Method 

Teach From The Heart - Vero Pilates, Longbeach

 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Lesley Logan, 360 Pilates, Lindsay Satchell Designs

Sep 13, 2018

It's our first Community Episode of the new format!  Check in with upcoming Pilates events, listener call-ins and a special #jennagem to help you navigate through times of transition with grace.  

 

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Lesley Logan, Naboso Technology, Fusion Pilates EDU

 

Links: 

Hundred Handshake

Book a Session With Mariska Breland

POT Chicago

Pilates Unfiltered Live Events - Book at team@jennazaffino.com

Sep 6, 2018

This week we kick off the new format of the show with an interview with Benjamin Degenhardt! You'll hear all about the arrival of 360 Pilates online - the brand new home to the 360 Pilates catalogue. Jenna brings everyone up to speed on our new format, and gives the listeners a callout: call our hotline to answer the question "Where in the world is your Pilates studio?" Call 331-240-1655.

 

References: 360 Pilates

 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

Sustaining | Pilates Anytime
Interview | Lesley Logan
Episode | Farm Girl Marketing, Hilary Opheim

Aug 16, 2018

TRIGGER WARNING: The subjects of menstrual cycles, infertility, pregnancy, childbirth and hysterectomy are discussed in this episode. 

 

Jenna drops in for a bonus episode to share the story of her recent surgery. After a long battle with infertility, resulting in the birth of her son via emergency c-section, Jenna found pain to be riding side-car to her life.  Thinking this was her "cross to bear" she sought out to manage pain through Pilates, bodywork and meditative practices.  It was a serendipitous series of events that led her into a surgeon's office to find out that there was, in fact, something wrong that was causing this pain.  The end result was a laparoscopic hysterectomy.  In this episode, Jenna shares the lead up to diagnosis, the decision for surgery and the way she navigated her experience from a place of empowerment and choice.  

 

 

 

 

Aug 9, 2018

Jenna has a candid check-in call with Carrie Pages, Anula Maiberg, Jessica Valant, and Lesley Logan. They discuss everything from setting your rates, to traveling, to social media. It's an insiders take on how professionals discuss their work and support each other's lives!

Jul 26, 2018

We're pulling the curtain back on our own office! Jenna has a conversation with her Administrator, Melanie Neumeier, about the development of their working and personal relationship and share their secrets to growing successful, and collaborative support team in any business!

 

Special Thanks to our Sponsor, Yoga Anytime

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