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JZ Unfiltered (Formerly Pilates Unfiltered)

Jenna returns after a pandemic-induced hiatus to present a show for movement enthusiasts, passionate entrepreneurs and human beings who love a good conversation that comes with a side order of inspiration. Episodes consist of short-form "Jenna Gem Talks" and long-form story-based interviews with innovators who are creating movement in health, wellbeing and social growth work. Through their stories, we'll learn how they are using their unique talents and visions to help create lasting movement in the lives of others.
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Nov 24, 2022

On the eve of a holiday where gratitude is the theme, Jenna speaks with Troy Anderson, founder and International Director of Speak Up For The Poor, an organization that sponsors the education of 1,560 girls in 35 villages and urban communities in the Khulna area of western Bangladesh. These girls are predominantly Dalits, descendants of the Hindu untouchables, or very poor Muslim girls. They are among the poorest and most marginalized people in an already impoverished country and without intervention can suffer unimaginable fates.  

In this episode, we discuss the founding of Speak Up, the great advocacy and activism work they've been able to accomplish over the years and Jenna shares her experience of being a long-time sponsor of students within their GEP program. 

A note from Jenna:

In expanding our content to humanitarian issues and ways to help, I hope that we as movement professionals remember that we are humans first, teachers second and when we pool our resources together, we can create great impact across the world. 

To sponsor a student or make a donation, visit https://www.speakupforthepoor.org/

To contact Troy directly, email him at tanderson@speakupforthepoor.org

 
 
JZ Unfiltered Resources:
 
JZ MVT PRO COMMUNITY INFO & APPLICATION
 
Jenna's Website
Nov 3, 2022

Learn about the concept of the "Prison of Specialness" and how we can inadvertently become involved in professional situations that cause us to lose our autonomy. 

 

JZ Unfiltered Resources:
 
JZ MVT PRO COMMUNITY INFO & APPLICATION
 
Jenna's Website
 
GURU ARTICLE
Oct 28, 2022
Jenna opens the show with advice for the season, a special shout out, and a list of some GREAT books to add to your library. 
 
Then, in our expert chat, she speaks with lawyer, Cory Sterling of Conscious Counsel, who's primary focus is supporting movement pros!  Cory and Jenna have a ROBUST conversation that covers considerations for insurance, contracts, licenses and more!
 
You'll definitely want to take notes on this one! 
 
Scroll for a list of both free resources from Cory.  

Cory's Resources:
Cory's Website:
https://consciouscounsel.ca/
 
Free Wellness  Legal Checklist
https://consciouscounsel.pages.ontraport.net/wellnesschecklist

Free Pilates  Legal Checklist
https://consciouscounsel.pages.ontraport.net/pilateschecklist

Free Pilates Workbook
https://consciouscounsel.pages.ontraport.net/pilateslegalworkbook
 
 
JZ Unfiltered Resources:
 
Fall With Grace Challenge
 
JZ MVT PRO COMMUNITY INFO & APPLICATION
 
Jenna's Website
 
Books & Resources In This Episode: 
 
The Joy of Sweat
 
The Gospel Of Wellness 
 
The Book Of Boundaries 
 
 
 
Oct 20, 2022

In our first miniature TTFT (Tasty Teaching Food For Thought) episode, Jenna discusses the concept of Movement Affinities and how they can help you better approach your client's sessions.  We'll discuss the concept and you'll receive a simple assignment to put into your client practice right away.

Apply To Be A Part Of The JZ Mvt Pro Community

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Join The Teach From The Heart FREE Affirmation Immersion

 

Oct 13, 2022

Last week's episode with Ashlen Hilliard brought about lots of response fro our community as well as many feels from JZ.  In this episode, we discuss the origins of resentment, how they relate to burnout and how to set boundaries that help.  Also we breathe a lot with trains....because abusive power dynamics? 

Listen to Episode 12 for context and be sure to connect with JZ @ coachjz@jennazaffino.com

LINKS

How to connect with Cult Interventionist, Ashlen Hilliard:

 

https://www.peopleleavecults.com/

https://linktr.ee/peopleleavecults

https://www.instagram.com/peopleleavecults/

https://www.facebook.com/peopleleavecults

https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leave-cults-llc/

Email address: ahilliard@peopleleavecults.com

The Book Of Boundaries By Melissa Urban

 

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Oct 6, 2022
DO YOU KNOW IF… 
 
You’ve experienced coercive control, undue influence, authoritarian environments or power dynamics that are problematic? In this episode I share an expert chat from the JZ Mvt Pro Community with People Leave Cults founder Ashlen Hilliard.
 
We'll learn aspects of power dynamics that can be present and harmful and/or may hold the potential to become harmful without the right support systems in place.  We'll also hear about cultic dynamics, coercive control and what we can do if we've been victimized by those in power.  If you've been affected by any of these issues, please scroll down for resources.

These expert chats are held live within the JZ Mvt Pro Community and are a part of one’s membership. We aim to create a space for learning and unlearning with experts both in an outside of the movement profession. 
 
Large Group Awareness Trainings (LGATs)

Large Group Awareness Training (brief overview article)

Presentation: "MIND FIXERS: The History of Mass Therapy With its Roots in Mind Dynamics Institute, Misuse of Zen Insights, and Hyping the Positive Thinking of New Thought Religion." (Joseph Kelly, Joseph Szimhart, Patrick Ryan)


The title for this presentation, “MIND FIXERS: The History of Mass Therapy With its Roots in Mind Dynamics Institute, Misuse of Zen Insights, and Hyping the Positive Thinking of New Thought Religion,” covers a vast arena for specialized workshops that range from one day to several weeks. Borrowing techniques from encounter group formats, military boot camp training, and the mindfulness movements, these specialized groups operate as unregulated mass therapy businesses and are not licensed as mental health professions. The stated purpose of these “large group awareness training” is to increase self-realization and success in life. The outcomes, however, are problematic with some critics claiming that a form of “brainwashing” is taking place that emphasizes promotion of the workshops while any real-life gains are highly questionable. Some participants report psychological and social harm. The speakers will guide a discussion to address the criticisms.

 
Readings
Cult Recovery Readings
From CultRecovery101.com
 
How to connect with Cult Interventionist, Ashlen Hilliard:
 
https://www.peopleleavecults.com/
https://linktr.ee/peopleleavecults
https://www.instagram.com/peopleleavecults/
https://www.facebook.com/peopleleavecults
https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leave-cults-llc/

Email address: ahilliard@peopleleavecults.com
 
 

LINKS

Apply To Be A Part Of The JZ Mvt Pro Community

Visit Jenna's Website

Join The Teach From The Heart FREE Affirmation Immersion

Aug 25, 2022

We're back for a Fall season with a series of Expert Chats that kicks off with James Crader!  Not only is James a good friend & colleague, he also brings a breadth and depth to the movement space that I believe offers us all permission to be more ALIVE in our work. In the excerpt from the longer session, we talk about the roller coaster ride of the movement professional's career along with what it means to be truly human-centered in your teaching. 

With the new format of JZ Unfiltered, you'll receive topic-based episodes from Jenna, co-hosted episodes from members of the movement teaching community, and short-form excerpts of the Expert Chats that happen in the JZ Mvt Pro Community. 

Live attendance as well as full-length recorded Expert Chat episodes are available exclusively for members of the community.  There are also currently over 100 guest episodes of Pilates Unfiltered to enjoy on your favorite podcast platform, free of charge. 

The intention for this shift is to bring you audio & video experiences that help form connections amongst peers.  The ability to invite more voices into the conversation in an organized space/virtually is an important step in expanding our professional network. 

Thank you to all who have joined the community thus far and know that the doors are wide open for you, too! 

 

LINKS

James Crader Dot Com

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Join The Teach From The Heart FREE Affirmation Immersion

May 6, 2022
It's a Long-form episode to round out the last 10 before I take a summer break and prepare for an interview series to launch in the fall. We're talking about the shelf-life of a fitness pro, body changes, the leap from self-criticism to self-love and the real-talk behind it all. 

Content Warning: Body Image, Disordered Eating, Aging, Body Ideals are all discussed in this episode.  In addition, I share a story about a rabbit being attacked by my dog.  If this content feels like it won't serve you're well being, please skip this episode.

Resources:

Aesthetic Labour Study

LINKS

Join The Waitlist 6 Week Programs

Join The End Of Month Recall

Join The JZ Community

Visit Jennazaffino.com

Join My Text Community

Join The Teach From The Heart FREE Affirmation Immersion

Mar 24, 2022

In this episode, we discuss the concept of "role incredulity," which is defined in the following way: 

Role incredulity is a form of gender bias where women are mistakenly assumed to be in a support or stereotypically female role — a secretary, assistant, or nurse — rather than a leadership or stereotypically male role, such as CEO, lawyer, or doctor. Harvard Business Review

This topic is so important in the age of GURU-ISM and especially in the fitness/wellness realm.  It will challenge you to investigate some of the ways you are celebrating the masters without investigating if their actions truly align with your values. 

It's definitely an episode that will stoke your progressive fire! 

 

LINKS

Join The End Of Month Recall

Join The JZ Community

Visit Jennazaffino.com

Join My Text Community

Join The Teach From The Heart FREE Affirmation Immersion

 

 

Mar 10, 2022

TW - This episode is an emotional deep dive and covers the topics of body dismorphia, disordered eating, alcoholism, abusive teaching/coaching techniques, and infertility.  If you are in a space where listening to these stories would be triggering, please skip this episode.  

For those who listen, my deepest gratitude. I hope we can all learn from these shares and start the important conversations that are LONG overdue.  

xx JZ 

References: 

Devotions by Mary Oliver

LINKS

Register For The Jumpboard Clinic

Join The JZ Community

Visit Jennazaffino.com

Join My Text Community

Join The Teach From The Heart FREE Affirmation Immersion

 

 

Feb 24, 2022

We're diving deep into the concept of Broken Wing Syndrome and how it applies to our client relationships, teacher training relationships and even the industry at large.  This one is juicy! (and there's a little singing too)

References: 

Broken Wing Syndrome (“BWS”) refers to non-resilient individuals, and specifically to those working in a family business, where their weaknesses (broken wings) attract well-meaning support from parents and other family members, in ways that are inappropriate, and ultimately unhelpful, to the family and the business. - Family Business United

The persistent need to help those who are damaged and broken, whether they ask for help or not. Also, the undeniable attraction that those who are damaged and broke have towards you. - Imperfectly Edie Blog

 

This weeks GREEN🚦: 

Julie Wiebe PT

Vivo Movie

This weeks RED🚦:

The name Washer Woman - Let me hear your new ones!

LINKS

Register For The Jumpboard Clinic

Join The JZ Community

Visit Jennazaffino.com

Join My Text Community

Join The Teach From The Heart FREE Affirmation Immersion

Feb 10, 2022

In this week's episode, we talk about the condition of "Adult Disappointment" and how, when we are disappointed with a human who was supposed to be there to help us, we are allowed to feel grateful for the learning we received and also....disappointed in the ways they chose to behave.  Listen in for some relateable stories, train breathing 😂  and tips to move forward. 

References: 

Small Business Boss Podcast - DUPED

Mike Birbiglia's Mention of Pilates 🤦  - The mention happens at 44:15

This weeks GREEN🚦: 

The Witcher On Netflix

This weeks RED🚦:

Not Knowing Pilates History/Pilates has a branding problem - This is not what you think... 

LINKS

Join The JZ Community

Visit Jennazaffino.com

Join My Text Community

Join The Teach From The Heart FREE Affirmation Immersion

 

Jan 27, 2022
Professional progress in the world of teaching movement is about choosing the right "bricks" to provide a strong foundation as well as a structure worth building upon.  In this episode, we break down some of the myths about professional pathways and use a whole bunch of brick metaphors to get there. 
Jan 14, 2022

I'm diving deep into expanding the perspective surrounding the moments where we feel like we have no idea what we are doing.  We'll look at this spiral moment of self-doubt, fear and critique and discuss strategies to help navigate through it. 

We're also introducing a new feature for the new year - Red Lights and Green Lights.  (yes - this is borrowed from the popcast - I love this show and love the concept.  We're looking at it from a movement perspective)

This weeks GREEN🚦: 

Bala Suite Of Products

Wave Dezigns

This weeks RED🚦:

Movement-based Memberships - listen to learn why! 

LINKS

Join The Teacher's Support Series

Visit Jennazaffino.com

Join The JZ Community

Join My Text Community

 

Dec 31, 2021

Hello Everyone, 

I'm dropping in with some big "mom" energy to remind you that it is ok to walk away, not start an online studio, eat nourishing food, have beliefs and stand behind them, teach what you love and not do it all in 2022.  Also, you're doing a great job.  

 

Love you, 

Jenna

Jun 21, 2021

In this episode, we're talking about citation and progressing the work that we teach to meet the needs of this time. 

If you love listening and find value in my work, consider supporting it in the following ways: 

 

*Buy Me A Coffee - Make a Donation to Support My Work

*Join the Teacher's Reformer Series - LEARN MORE

* Join JZ Studio - JOIN HERE

* Book A Coaching Session - LEARN MORE AND BOOK HERE

* Check Out Current Online Courses - LEARN MORE

 

Jun 14, 2021

Fresh off a marathon meeting with my book-keepers about 2020, the mood is REAL. In this episode, I share a story about "round pets," talk about what brought me into Pilates - Hint: it was superficial, it's not anymore and it's all OK! - and drop an "assignment" for you that opens the space for client empathy and why it's important.  I also sing a little.  It's no Hamilton parody, but it drives the point home. 

If you love listening and find value in my work, consider supporting it in the following ways: 

 

*Buy Me A Coffee - Make a Donation to Support My Work

*Join the Teacher's Reformer Series - LEARN MORE

* Join JZ Studio - JOIN HERE

* Book A Coaching Session - LEARN MORE AND BOOK HERE

* Check Out Current Online Courses - LEARN MORE

 

 

 

Jun 7, 2021

I'm dropping in after a long hiatus.  Our world has changed, our profession has changed, and I've changed - I'd like to think for the better. 

To those who listen to this episode, know that I'm still in process with the next steps of this show, however, this felt like an important step. 

I've missed you and I love you xoxoxo 

May 28, 2020

I'm dropping in with some food for thought about the next steps of your business as well as a special invitation to be with me at Brink! 

xo Jenna

 

Purchase Tickets and Recordings at: www.brinkvirtual.com 

May 4, 2020

The Pilates Community received news this past week that Mari Winsor had passed.  In a re-release of this episode, originally recorded in 2018, we hear listener call-ins, tributes from students and friends and even a series of questions that Mari herself graciously answered for the listeners. Thank you for the road you paved for all of us in the Pilates profession, Mari. You are greatly missed. 

Apr 16, 2020

I've got a personal message for you this week to open the show and I'm thrilled to share my interview with Stephanie Benton. If you were confused about marketing your services before quarantine and aren't sure where to start now, this episode will answer all of your questions.

Stephanie is a passionate Pilates teacher and marketing + branding coach for wellness entrepreneurs. She is passionate about helping the industry learn how to leverage their marketing efforts to create a brand that feels authentic to them, and attracts their dream clients!

Listen in and be sure to bring your notebook with to capture the many gems of this episode.

 

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Apr 2, 2020

Kelly Hale is one of my favorite resources for all things integration and gut health. In this conversation, we discussed so many simple and effective strategies to use to improve your digestive health and movement practices, both as humans and . We also dove deep into the subject of elimination! Kelly is an Occupational Therapist , Mind Body Integration Specialist, and Gut Health coach! Kelly brings a refreshing mix of experience and insight, as she combines rehab, holistic healing and movement science. She is continually fascinated by the body’s innate ability to heal through movement. Her work is sought out for her unique, synergistic approach that goes beyond the diagnosis and functional deficits to examine the true root causes such as “tripped-up” reflexes, cranial-sacral system disruption, and an un-integrated nervous system. This work has inspired her to create Innate Connections a course for rehab and movement professionals. She opened the first Holistic Rehab and Pilates practice in metro Detroit in 2001. Kelly has enjoyed mentoring and educating many professionals through the years clinically and presenting at various conferences such as PMA, Pilates on Tour Rehab Summit, Rehab Conferences and more. She has had the joy of sharing Inspiring presentations in corporations and keynoting at health care conferences. She was a Principal Educator for Polestar for 11 years, and currently teaches courses for The Center for Women’s Fitness. Kelly holds numerous certifications in Pilates and unique modalities such as Brain Gym and Body Ecology.

 

Resources: 

Kelly's Website

Kelly's Giveaway For Essential Healthworkers

What Your Poo Says About You Book

Rewilding Podcast - Daniel Vitalis 

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

www.pilatesanytime.com

Use code GETUNFILTERED for a free 30 day trial

Jenna's got two new classes up right now that are hot off the presses! Search #4011 or #4012 for the latest classes from Jenna! 

www.hellotushy.com

Use code UNFILTERED for 10% off of your purchase

www.verilux.com

Use code JENNA20 for 20% off of your purchase

 

Mar 19, 2020

We all could use an enlightening episode right now!  Lily Matson first reached out to me to see if I would be interested in interviewing someone who was just completing her first year of teaching to explore this very sweet spot in a Pilates Teacher's journey.  I was a full YES! 

At the time of this interview, Lily was a newer Pilates Instructor in Portland, OR. with about 1 year of teaching under her belt.  Her relationship with Pilates started when she was in high school, watching Mari Winsor infomercials in her parents' basement over and over again. After years of organized sports, running and barre classes, she made her way back to mat Pilates. She took her first Reformer class at Cascadia Pilates in Portland and there was no turning back. She joined Cascadia Pilates as a member, completed my 450-hr Teacher Training in May 2019 and started to work as an instructor right away, quitting her full-time job in order to pursue this new career in health and wellness. It was a scary leap with lots of challenges, but one that she's so happy she made.

Lily, asked for some coaching in this interview and you know that I was willing to go there and I know that this perspective expanding conversation is exactly what you need to ignite your teaching with new energy for the weeks ahead! 

 

Resources: 

The Deep History Of Ourselves; The Four Billion Year Story OF How We Got Conscious Brains - Joseph LeDoux 

Cascadia Pilates

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

www.pilatesanytime.com

Use code GETUNFILTERED for a free 30 day trial

Jenna's got two new classes up right now that are hot off the presses! Search #4011 or #4012 for the latest classes from Jenna! 

Mar 11, 2020

I'm dropping in for a chat about how we can care for ourselves, our clients and our environments during this time of major stress and uncertainty. 

 

Thinking of all of you right now - You are doing a GREAT job - now let's get serious about the basics. 

 

xo Jenna

Mar 5, 2020

The conversation with Maggie Downie is full of "Teacher Talk!"  Working with clients with chronic pain, quality of movement, quality of teaching and whether or not Joseph Pilates would have a huge following on instagram today are covered in depth.  If you've ever asked yourself what really matters in your work, this interview will give you a lot of food for thought! 

Maggie Downie is the founder of Personal Euphoria, a fitness and wellness company, where she has been helping her clients reduce pain and keep moving since 2005. She co-founded PEEP’s in Motion, which offers Workshops for Wellness—programs designed to keep people moving and reduce pain. Maggie lives in a historic house in Connecticut and enjoys doing planks in different parts of the world, seeking adventures, climbing mountains, and eating chocolate. Maggie has walked on fire, swam in Jell-O which resulted in a viral video with over 42-million hits, and nearly summited Mt. Kilimanjaro. She has also trained under four of the Pilates Elders. Her book Keep Moving: Take Steps to Relieve Pain & Improve Your Life came out in October 2019. 

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Upcoming Events: 

Pilates Fest North

www.pilatesfestnorth

BRINK 2020: 

www.jennazaffinomembers.com/brink

McEntire Summit: 

www.mcentirepilates.com/summit

 

 

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