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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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Apr 18, 2019

We continue with the recording from our LIVE event in New Jersey this week.  In this episode, we hear from the audience members, both teachers and enthusiasts, and even some former guests! We're joined by longtime podcast sponsor and friend, Ellen Atkins to hear her story of how she brought her business, "The Suburban Monk" to life.  We also discuss the spirit aspect of the mind/body/spirit trifecta with former guest, Raven Marderosian of Shivaya Wellness.  

In the second part of the episode, we get honest with the members of the audience about the "Pilates into life" lessons we teach, what we fear in teaching, and what we wish people understood more about Pilates.  It's a rich discussion that will surely have you nodding your head in agreement as you listen.  

Big thanks again to Pure Pilates in New Jersey, as well as the LIVE event sponsors:

Workout of the week:#3685 Wunda Chair Partnership

Shoutout of the week: Take a Break!!

Big thanks to our LIVE sponsors:

Pilates Style Magazine

360 Pilates

Little Shop Of Rose Gold

The Suburban Monk

8TH Avenue Rail

Carrie Pages Pilates 

 

Big thanks to our EPISODE sponsors:

Pilates Anytime - use code COMMUNITY for free 30-day trial

Lesley Logan Pilates

360 Pilates 

 

 

We are SO SUPPORTED!!!

Tune in to listen on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify or say "ALEXA! PLAY PILATES UNFILTERED PODCAST!!"

You can also visit our website for all sponsor and guest info at www.pilatesunfiltered.com

 

Got a rant, celebration, shout out or question?  Call our HOTLINE: 331.240.1655

Apr 11, 2019

In Episode 87, we dive deep into the subject matter of our relationship with ourselves - in movement, in teaching, and in life with Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle. It's one that you will want to get the pen and paper out for and possibly the tissues, too.

Wendy is an international leader in embodied movement. Her "movement pedigree" includes working with top leaders in both the Pilates realm as well as somatics and structural integration.  The culmination of this rich background of work is a tapestry of truth in movement that is informed through curiosity, play, listening and of course, moving the body! 

In this episode, Jenna was fortunate enough to not only receive the gift of a conversation through the interview but also a full life treatment in the best of ways!

Huge gratitude to Wendy for this auditory gift. We know you will all receive so much from this episode!

 

Thanks to our sponsors:

Pilates Anytime, Lesley Logan Pilates, Keep Simple Design

 

COMMUNITY QUESTION: What's the strangest place you've ever taught Pilates? Call and share your answer: 331.240.1655.

Workshop of The Week: #3660 The Cervical Powerhouse

Cord Cutting Meditation From Gabby Bernstein

 

Pilates Unfiltered CEC's

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE Events 

Teach From The Heart Live 

Momentumfest 

Pure Movement Summit

 

Apr 4, 2019

It's PUP LIVE in New Jersey!!! We traveled to @purepilatesnj for a special @teach_from_the_heart_live and Pilates Unfiltered LIVE weekend! Jenna spoke to owner, Carol Crincoli about the ups and downs of owning a studio, making changes to the business model and launching a product to serve the Pilates Profession.

We also played an energetic game of "Never Have I Ever - Pilates Style!" and the conversation was so rich that we split the episode into two parts. Stay tuned for our next community episode where we hear from Suburban Monk founder, Ellen Atkins as well as former guests of the podcast, Raven Marderosian and Jeanne Reilly as well as future guest Tara Lynn Nunziata. The community also gets involved to talk about our struggles, fears and triumphs!

 

Workout of the week: #3603 Strengthening Mat

Shoutout of the week: Lori Watson

Big thanks to our LIVE sponsors:

Pilates Style Magazine

360 Pilates

Little Shop Of Rose Gold

The Suburban Monk

8TH Avenue Rail

 

Big thanks to our EPISODE sponsors:

Pilates Anytime - use code COMMUNITY for free 30-day trial

Lesley Logan Pilates

360 Pilates 

Fuse Ladder

 

We are SO SUPPORTED!!!

Tune in to listen on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify or say "ALEXA! PLAY PILATES UNFILTERED PODCAST!!"

You can also visit our website for all sponsor and guest info at www.pilatesunfiltered.com

Thank you to all who attended the LIVE event and stay tuned for Part Two in 2 weeks!

Mar 28, 2019

This episode has been a long time coming. Chantill Lopez is a movement explorer, educator, and mentor and has made a 20-year career teaching Pilates; it still makes her smile. Her work focuses on teaching from the whole-person and whole-body perspective, drawing from brain-based learning frameworks, motivation and communication science, somatic and humanistic psychology, and other emerging models such as the polyvagal theory. She is the founder of the education company, Skillful Teaching, the creator of the Thinking Pilates Podcast and author of the book “Moving Beyond Technique”. She is also the creator of one of Pilates Metrics’ original movement libraries and a featured presenter for Fusion Pilates EDU. 

In this rich conversation, we strip away the layers to discover what really needs to happen in order for us to create a teaching scenario where our students embody autonomy, choice, and empowerment.  HINT: It starts with YOU!

If you've ever wondered about the next steps for your teaching practice, whether teaching was for you in the long term or how you might help your clients gain more responsibility for their practice, this conversation goes there and then some. 

This is one of those conversations where you'll be nodding along - even if you haven't considered making a shift in your teaching or career yet.  A true GEM! 

 

 

Pilates Anytime Workshop Of The Week:  
Join for 30 days free with code: PODCAST

Fuse Ladder System - Receive $100 off of your purchase (US Customers Only) when you visit www.fuseladder.com/unfiltered.

Profitable Pilates - LL has new courses up on Profitable Pilates right now!  Are you wanting to raise your rates or get your old clients back- the ones you want, that is! Head over to Profitablepilates.com for more info.

Hilary Opheim  - Access a free video training with teaching tips by using this link

 

Resources:

The Courage to Teach, Parker Palmer

Skillful Teaching

Chantill's Master's Program

 

COMMUNITY QUESTION: What's the strangest place you've ever taught Pilates? Call and share your answer: 331.240.1655.

 

Pilates Unfiltered CEC's

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Teach From The Heart Live 

Momentumfest 

Pure Movement Summit

Mar 21, 2019

It's our first INTERNATIONAL PUP LIVE EVENT, broadcasting from Wellington, New Zealand. In Episode 84, Jenna speaks with the founder of The Healing Place, Lizz Santos about her dream to start a business that serves the Pilates community by hosting educators from across the globe. Lizz is a passionate enthusiast who seeks to fill a niche in the New Zealand Pilates community and was Jenna's host for the weekend. 

We also play a rousing game of "Never Have I Ever" - Pilates-style and dive deep into the blossoming culture of Pilates in New Zealand. The themes that we deal with are universal in our industry and New Zealand teachers have a beautiful outlook on coming together to build community. It was a beautiful event, full of perspective and positivity!

Tune in on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or say "ALEXA - PLAY PILATES UNFILTERED PODCAST!"

COMMUNITY QUESTION: What's the strangest place you've ever taught Pilates? Call and share your answer: 331.240.1655.

Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors:
360 Pilates, Pilates Style Magazine, 8th Avenue Rail, Carrie Pages Pilates

Special Thanks to our Episode Sponsors:

Pilates Anytime, Lesley Logan, The Neuro Studio, Farm Girl Marketing Solutions

Pilates Unfiltered CEC's

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE Events 

Teach From The Heart Live 

Momentumfest 

Pure Movement Summit

Mar 7, 2019

The motivation for teaching as well as life abounds in this beautiful episode with Conni Ponturo, owner of Absolute Pilates Upstairs based in Woodland Hills, California.  Jenna and Conni discuss the behind the scenes processes of the Pilates Teacher's Mindset, how to access and choose joy and everything in between! 

Conni is a leading authority in the field of pain-free living, which includes the power of creating a harmonious connection of mindset, emotions, and body. Respected for her unique approach to Transformational Movement that merges Pilates, Meditation, and Mindset, Conni teaches her clients how to flourish at every stage and age of their life.

As an acclaimed and enthusiastic speaker, her greatest joy is sharing her knowledge, actionable practices and creative ways to keep people living pain and injury free. She has spoken on stages in Canada and the United States. To learn more about the ways exercise is vital in the lives of recognized personalities, Conni has spoken on stage with celebrities including Charlie Sheen and Christie Brinkley.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Pilates Anytime, Profitable Pilates, The Neuro Studio

 

COMMUNITY QUESTION: What's the strangest place you've ever taught Pilates? Call and share your answer: 331.240.1655.

 

Pilates Unfiltered CEC's

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE Events 

Teach From The Heart Live 

Momentumfest 

Pure Movement Summit

 

Feb 28, 2019

In this week's community episode, we discuss changes to our Facebook Forum to bring the communication more into alignment with the purpose of the group and the show.  We'll hear some spirited audio from the toddlers who take classes with Jenna, strategize through a write-in question about working in a class with clients who have special considerations and hear from members of our community who called in to share about their favorite Pilates word - we know, it sounds tame, but you'd be surprised to hear where this conversation goes!

We'll get our workout of the week, community shoutout and hear from our resident lightworker, Syd from The Suburban Monk! The #jennagem is all about using your teaching philosophy as a guidepost for directing your passion.  Don't have a teaching philosophy yet? Don't worry - you'll get a good start on creating your own with this episode.  Thanks to all who show up and contribute to the community episodes - it's so awesome to connect and represent the many voices of our community! 

 

Big Thanks to our sponsors: 

Pilates Anytime, Pilates Nerd, Lesley Logan Pilates

Workout of the week: #3620 Theraband Flow

Use code: COMMUNITY to receive a free 30 day trial

 

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Teacher Talk Webinar With Amy Taylor Alpers March 9th

New Zealand With Jenna  March 15 - 17

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE - New Providence, NJ March 30

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE - Ann Arbor, MI May 4 

Momentumfest  June 22-24

Pure Movement Summit July 25 - 28

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: 

Pilates Anytime - Get CEC's With Membership

Lesley Logan Pilates - Earlybird Pricing Ends 2/28 

8th Avenue Rail - Get 15% Off Of Your Order - CODE: UNFILTERED

Momentumfest - Nominate Someone for a Scholarship

TFTH Membership - Get One Year for $75 - CODE TFTH19 

 

 

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

Pilates Unfiltered LIVE

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

Pilates Anytime 30 Day Trial Code: PODCAST


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

USE CODE: COMMUNITY for a free 30-day trial! 

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

USE CODE: PODCAST for a free, 30 day trial of classes at Pilates Anytime! 

 

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 

 

 

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