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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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Dec 29, 2016

In this end of year episode, Jenna discusses online etiquette and reminds us that sometimes it's best to Just. Be. Nice.  She also speaks with Assistant Professor of Anatomy at Mercer University, Janine Chalk-Wilayto about life in the cadaver lab. You'll be surprised at how the lab can be a lot like the Pilates studio!

 

This episode is generously sponsored by: McEntire Pilates

Dec 15, 2016

Fa La La La La! Spend some time with Jenna, preparing out thoughts and desires for the new year, announcing our Season 2 sponsors(!!), sharing her 2016 Gift Guide and yes, she sings.....again.  This rousing rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas (Pilates-style) will have you excited for your holiday break this year!

Nov 24, 2016

We are filled with honor and gratitude to bring you this special Thanksgiving Day episode with a special conversation with Jonathan Medros, the author of the web article, "Why Are So Many Pilates Teachers Out of Shape?" Because this is a sensitive subject for most, we believe that this is conversation is all the more important to have. Pilates Unfiltered is all about engaging in respectful and empathetic dialogue and this conversation is no different! Also, Jenna shares a follow up story to her Pregnant Pig encounter (this time it's a monkey), and also shares her latest 'project,' Sounds of the Studio. 

Nov 3, 2016

It's the Season One Finale!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! We are tickled to have Benjamin Degenhardt join Jenna as her co-host for the closing episode of the season. This episode gets into the true spirit of Unfiltered: chock full of sincerity and giggles, Jenna & Benjamin open up about their perspectives about teaching and play a few games including Never Have I Ever! This latest rant sets a record for it's length and they go over every point!

 

This episode is generously sponsored by: Arcus by McEntire Pilates

Oct 27, 2016

The one and only Elizabeth Anderson is with us to share with us her passionate excitement and futuristic thoughts for the industry as well as clarifying the roles, goals, and innovative projects the Pilates Method Alliance is pioneering. Whether you're a member of the PMA or not, Elizabeth brings an informed and enthusiastic voice to the furthering of the method and every voice in it! Jenna explores the concept of the Golden Age of Pilates - whether it's already happened, is happening now, or is yet to come. We also have a frustrated caller who brings up the topic of clients who struggle with body dysmorphia.

 

This episode is generously sponsored by: 360 Pilates

Oct 20, 2016

Pregnant pigs and Pilates is on the forefront of Jenna's mind - she shares a story that ties back into her work in the studio. Shari Berkowitz joins the conversation to share her experience in how having questions without answers bridged her worlds of the classical work with Romana and her study of biomechanics and functional anatomy. She shares with us the background of The Vertical Workshop and she and Jenna relate over their attitudes of 'short hair, don't care' and more importantly, the role of anxiety in their lives. We also have a celebration on our hotline!

 

This episode is generously sponsored by: Teach Happy

Oct 13, 2016

In this episode Jenna explores the idea of "playing nice in the sandbox" as well as what it means to be a lifelong student. Speaking of students, we hear from a panel of 'fresh voices' - Pilates teachers who have been teaching for five years or less. They share with us their unique perspectives about the teacher training process and transitioning into the day-to-day with their clients. The newest generation is speaking..and we're excited to listen! This episode is generously sponsored by: Buff Bones®

Oct 6, 2016

Support is absolutely vital to our work as Pilates professionals. Trent and Jenna get to the heart of the support of equipment, supporting clients with significant considerations, and supporting other teachers in the industry. From confronting his diagnosis of cerebral palsy, to serving as the PMA Board President, to evolution of Arcus - Trent's thoughtfulness about movement and the body's potential will leave you feeling inspired and energized to get back into the studio! We also have a rant: clients who are "experienced" in Pilates, but are clearly lacking in the fundamentals and body awareness. This episode is brought to you by Farm Girl Marketing Solutions.

 

This episode is generously sponsored by: Farmgirl Marketing

Sep 29, 2016
Our fantastic panel of Pilates parents discuss the trials and triumphs of navigating being a teacher and studio owner while raising the next generation of movers! Whether you're a parent or not, these panelists share helpful insights into many of the challenges that all teachers face. From negotiating how time is divided, to evolving a personal practice, to developing a supportive schedule - these moms open up about what they've learned so far as well as everything that's still in process! This episode is generously sponsored by: Jimmy Bars and Teach Happy.
Sep 22, 2016

We discuss the importance of having a spectrum of voices in our industry and how each of them play an important role. Jenna re-"konnects" with Viktor Uygan to reminisce about their days together at The Hartford Ballet, the development of the Konnector®, as well as the unique landscape of the Pilates industry in Turkey. We get to the heart of the purpose of this show diving into the unification of the industry and the inspiration of colleagues around us on top of trying to juggle family and business! Our rant for this episode is about the complications of clients withholding pertinent health information.

Sep 15, 2016

Jenna talks about Dr. Brene Brown's Reckoning, Rumble and Revolution as it pertains to the world of Pilates. Our guest is Carey Sadler of River City Pilates in North Liberty Iowa. Carey tells us about how she educates her small town about the fact that Pilates is a thing and shares some of her social media secrets to connecting to the Pilates world at large.  This week's rant comes from your host as we ask the question "What the heck is a 'Pilates Body' anyway?"

Sep 8, 2016

We're going to Harvard University in our second episode to explore "How To Be Indespensible" as Pilates Professionals.  We hear from the multi-faceted Mariska Breland about her rise to Fuse Pilates Fame in Washington DC, her struggles with MS and her amazing continuing education course, Pilates For Neurological Conditions.

 

This episode is generously sponsored by: Teach Happy

Aug 22, 2016

Our very first episode dives into energy of Pilates Unfiltered, with an interesting introduction where we find out why Jenna is taking on this project.  Our first and very special guest, Taylor Lamanna takes us on a Pilates journey that travels from Chicago to Lake Tahoe with plenty of inspirational "obstacles" along the way.  AND our first rant is featured with a studio owner who is fed up with her new teacher's lack of accountability.  It's a chalk-full episode of mind-opening sentiments and a great start to a fabulous season! This episode is generously sponsored by: Pilates Nerd

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