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.
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!
Workout of the week: Building Up to the High Bridge With Kathy Corey
Shout out of the week: Leilani Miller
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.
Links to upcoming courses below!
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!
The People Code By Taylor Hartman PHD - submitted by Kerri Ann Bixby
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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.
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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!
Pilates Unfiltered LIVE Events:
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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.
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.
Answer any or all of the questions below by calling our hotline at 331.240.1655 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
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!
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.
Upcoming Events With Jenna:
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!
Links (in order of mention):
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
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
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.
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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
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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.
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!
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
In the finale episode, Jenna is joined by Pilates Anytime fixture, BASI faculty and friend, Meredith Rogers. The duo reminisce about how they cultivated a long-distance friendship, the importance of creating a space for client discovery and the future of the Pilates industry. In true finale fashion, there is also a game! Listen in as these two pros get personal about having an in-person and online career in the field of teaching Pilates!
This week, Jenna takes us on a recap of the first ever Momentum Fest, and shares her experience of a paradigm shift in the world of Pilates conferences. She is joined by Pilates Pro, Jeana Pfeifer for a raw and exposing conversation that builds awareness about teachers and movers in the LGBTQIA community. This talk helps us all assess how we may be practicing exclusivity without even knowing it and also offers simple tips to easily create inclusivity within our own studio walls.
References: Ballet For Black and Brown Bodies
This week Jenna recaps the Polestar Experience with Dr Brent Anderson and shares a #jennagem on cultivating your message and teaching philosophy. Our guest is Saul Choza, of Winsor Choza Pilates. Jenna and Saul share their love affair with teaching, how they keep their inspiration going and talk about finding your voice within an established method of movement. This episode is inspiration on high!
We're getting weird this week when Jenna dives deep into creating authentic social media feeds, being unapologetic with your weirdness and also unveils a new listener challenge called "MEME MY FACE!"
Our guests, Cara Reeser and Jeremy Laverdure are ready to share the magic that happens when inspiration meets science with their new course offerings, Movement Science Made Simple. You'll hear the duo's history and how their collaboration is paving the way for new ways of considering movement for the future.
References: Greg Lehman
Jenna shares a simple teaching affirmation tool for Pilates teachers and gives us a recap on her NYC pilgrimage. She also discusses your personal movement story as being your greatest teaching device - and YES! There is homework for this #jennagem! Our guest this week is The Hybrid Of Masters, Jillian Hessel. We do a deep dive back to her serendipitous journey of working with some of the most memorable names of Pilates History. We'll hear how her beautiful journey set the foundation for her to create her own body of work, books and techniques.
This week we talk about managing the ego’s hold over our first impressions. Our guest this week is Carolyne Anthony of the Center for Women’s Fitness. We talk about changing the paradigm for pre and post natal movement programs and embracing menopause as a powerful opportunity for growth.
Jenna recovers from her son's 4 yr old birthday pandemonium and reflects on a popular blog post posing the argument that anatomy knowledge is not necessary for teaching Pilates. We discuss the difference between calling out someone on the internet, calling in someone on the internet and the ramifications of both choices. Our guest is the diva, Diane Severino, a movement muse of Ron Fletcher's who ran his studio and laid the foundation for generations of Pilates Teachers to come!
This week we talk about the value of taking a movement sabbatical and the strategies to get back online with your practice. Jenna finally answers the question "How do you do it all?" and we get down and dirty with the biopsychosocial model of physical therapy with physio, Nick Hannah. The conversation covers the importance of client empowerment, updated relevant research and the stories behind Nick's popular instagram feed, @hannahmoves. OH - and there's also a little bit about the pelvic floor :).