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Pilates Unfiltered

With an emphasis of supporting Pilates Professionals in 2024, Jenna Zaffino presents episode topics that marry practical business advice with real-world applications for the Pilates profession. Hungry for insider conversations? Listen to past interview episodes that explore human-related topics in the Pilates profession.
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Now displaying: 2024
Apr 10, 2024

Let's dive into the transformative power of visual cueing in Pilates. Jenna shares insights from her own teaching experiences, highlighting the challenges and triumphs of communicating movement to her clients. From her initial struggles with the roll-up exercise to a client's breakthrough in weight shifting post-hip replacement, Jenna illustrates the impact of demonstrating exercises and using tailored imagery to enhance learning. She advocates for a teaching strategy that empowers clients, promotes autonomy, and respects individual backgrounds. Tune in as Jenna also talks about her upcoming discussions on feedback fundamentals, her extensive Pilates resources, and the blend of humanity with instruction in a Pilates practice. Whether you're an instructor or a Pilates enthusiast, this episode will equip you with the techniques to deepen your practice and connect more profoundly with your body's journey. 

 

 

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Apr 3, 2024

In episode 147 we delve into the intricate relationship between language and movement. Join us as we explore the fascinating world of neuroplasticity, motor learning, and the art of cueing that enhances body awareness and movement accuracy.  Jenna brings fresh perspectives on creating playful and relevant cues that resonate with clients on a personal level, while emphasizing the importance of clear instruction in fostering skill retention. This episode is rich with practical advice, including 79 prompts for elevating your communication in Pilates classes and sessions. Whether you're a Pilates professional or enthusiast, you'll find invaluable knowledge and actionable tips for achieving effortless movement through effective cueing. Plus, get a sneak peek at our next episode on "show, don't tell" and claiming a free resource to enhance your teaching toolkit. Join us for an enlightening discussion on transforming the way we teach and experience Pilates.

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Mar 27, 2024

Jenna's on Spring Break this year so we're sharing her latest episode of the Working Well Podcast - her new show! In this heartening episode, Jenna welcomes the visionary Taylor Elyse Morrison to unpack the complexities and joys of self-care in both personal and professional realms. Taylor offers a refreshing look into how she’s sculpting a space for genuine well-being through her company InnerWorkout and its forthcoming app. You'll learn about the strategic choices she’s making to connect with her audience, from the deliberate move towards platforms like YouTube to the considerations in marketing to maximize reach. Prepare to be inspired by Taylor’s dive into the importance of emotional intelligence, her passion for dance as a form of joyful movement, and the pursuit of presence in simple home projects. Be sure to check the show notes for links to InnerWorkout’s resources, including their self-care newsletter, podcast, and information on the eagerly anticipated app!

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Mar 20, 2024

In this episode of Pilates Unfiltered, Jenna digs into the transformative power of public relations within the Pilates industry. With a personal track record of utilizing both retainer and trade agreements to gain media traction, Jenna shares her journey from securing features in upscale publications to actively pitching to companies and women's groups. Tune in as Jenna challenges you to identify a media outlet or influencer, craft a value-driven message, and take actionable steps to elevate your studio's visibility. Discover the art of relationship-building, the magic of a 'hook,' and the strategy behind effective pitching.

Remember, it's not just about the one-time transaction—Jenna dives deep into the essence of reciprocity and long-term partnerships. Get ready to harness the strength of PR and social proof to create a lasting impression and fill those Pilates classes to the brim! 

 

 

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Mar 13, 2024

Dive into the essentials of creating a user-friendly and brand-representative website for Pilates teachers and studios. Learn what content to feature front and center, how to avoid common homepage pitfalls, and why your website is the digital storefront that reflects your studio's culture and teaching style. Explore the latest in web platform features, simple SEO strategies for increased visibility, and the power of engaging visuals. Whether you're tech-savvy or seeking professional help, this episode is packed with tips to enhance your site's visitor experience and optimize calls to action. Don't miss Jenna's advice on being authentic in your messaging to attract your ideal clientele. Upgrade your Pilates website savvy with Episode 144! 

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00:00 Consider website feel, not just look for clients.

06:33 Web platforms evolved to offer variety of features.

10:34 Engage in website design, have a plan.

13:00 Consolidated content, clear navigation for effective website.

18:17 Avoid stock photos to truly represent diversity.

22:56 Consider class goals for website SEO strategies.

24:04 Find unique studio by highlighting differentiators.

30:08 Regular website maintenance essential for user experience.

32:44 Be bold and true to yourself.

34:54 Focus on experience, simplicity, and connection for success.

 

Mar 6, 2024

In this empowering episode of Pilates Unfiltered,  Jenna takes us on a branding boot camp journey specifically tailored for Pilates businesses. Step into the world of effective marketing as Jenna delves deep into strategies for showcasing your studio's unique experience on social media and making your brand stand out from the crowd. She shares personal insights on the influence of integrity in branding, reflecting on her niece's therapy journey and the poignant lessons drawn from it. Jenna also unpacks the process of developing a compelling brand voice, offering practical tips for capturing your studio's essence through clear messaging and authentic interactions. Whether you're seeking to refine your studio's identity or establish a new one, this episode is a treasure trove of ideas to help you articulate and embody the values that make your teaching style distinct. 

 

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📚 Timestamped overview

00:00 Apologies for missing the episode, amazing trip.

04:20 Woman with hearing impairment supports brother in therapy.

10:17 Connecting with kids, patience, and powerful experiences.

12:43 Pilates brand not about Pilates, but experience.

16:45 Owner faced conflict between popularity and values.

19:03 Regular brand check-ins refine and adapt.

25:00 Selecting names and brand voice for studio.

26:11 Creating a brand can be challenging. Consider personality, tone.

31:44 Regularly showcase studio operations, integrate, involve clients.

36:00 Craft clear message, differentiate, define value proposition.

37:11 Unique value essential for attracting clientele. Differentiate.

43:10 Creating a strong brand for Pilates business.

44:37 Business coaching, join mailing list, inspiring stories.

Feb 21, 2024

In this episode of Pilates Unfiltered, we explore the art and strategy behind impactful Pilates content creation. From the virtues of video production to the concise power of blog posts, Jenna guides listeners through a myriad of ways to tell stories that resonate. With a focus that shifts between SEO savvy blog writing and heartwarming, meme-inspired narratives, this episode offers an array of tips to help Pilates professionals connect deeply with their audience. Immerse yourself in Jenna's expertise as she discusses everything from pre and postnatal Pilates practices to myth-busting in the industry.  

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00:00 Series on avoiding session pitfalls, digital download.

04:16 Constructive interactions amid opposing professional opinions are possible.

06:56 Advocating for diverse perspectives and avoiding judgments.

12:27 Engage in meaningful online interactions for connection.

16:18 Pilates forum, inspiration, client engagement, content delivery.

18:06 Platforms, video, storytelling, and Pilates considerations.

24:15 Creating engaging and enriching movement-related content.

26:24 Inspire clients, share journey, debunk Pilates myths.

30:14 Use niche keywords in first 200 words.

33:46 Use conversational tone for better readability impact.

39:13 Get audience input, choose high potential topics.

40:03 Engage community, tailor content, embrace unexpected creativity.

43:09 "Podcast launching with inaugural episode in 2 weeks."

Feb 14, 2024

In this week's episode, "Building Online Community," Jenna delves into the world of online Pilates communities. She explores the pros and cons of online community building and provides valuable insight into determining if it's the right fit for you. With engaging questions, personal experiences, and practical considerations, Jenna guides listeners through the thought process of whether to embark on this endeavor. Join us as we navigate the exciting possibilities and potential challenges of building an online Pilates community. Stay tuned for valuable insights, personal anecdotes, and practical tips from Jenna's journey in the online community space.

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00:00 Advance growth, receive feedback, commit time, collaborate.

06:16 Learning from online community engagement experiences.

09:01 Create a nourishing space for community connection.

13:45 Engage with experts, build interactive online community.

17:46 Feedback offered in question form fosters connection.

19:59 Using GPT chat to think of episode names. Appreciates community outreach during busy season.

22:23 New wellness show, interviews, advice, support. Follow! Like!

Feb 7, 2024

In this episode, titled "Social Media Sizzle," your host Jenna Zaffino shares her invaluable insights into the world of social media and online business. Jenna examines her experiences with targeted ads, YouTube, TikTok, and the evolving landscape of online platforms. She emphasizes understanding audience behavior, creating engaging content, and providing valuable resources for Pilates professionals. With a focus on the practical strategies of sustaining an online business, Jenna offers a grounded perspective and actionable advice for navigating the challenges of the digital world. Join us as we explore the intersection of social media, wellness, and business on Pilates Unfiltered.

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📚 Timestamped overview

00:00 Diving deep into online business and personal anecdotes.

04:44 Online opportunities limited, especially for women entrepreneurs.

10:00 Early Instagram user becomes Pilates unicorn sensation.

11:36 Social media's early timing shapes success.

15:12 Podcast and Pilates bring in sales.

18:57 Ask them why they use social media.

23:06 30 creative post prompts for Pilates teachers.

25:10 Engaging social media over quantity of likes.

28:42 Instagram is a communication and marketing tool.

33:58 YouTube content creation is rewarding and evolving.

37:41 Early TikTok community, supportive and random discovery.

41:28 Seek inspiration, avoid copying, showcase expertise. Be authentic.

44:19 Tips for creating valuable, engaging content at home.

48:30 Engage audience with specific Pilates questions. Inform content.

51:55 Focus on key platform for content distribution.

55:44 Strategy is key for successful social media.

57:37 Jenna Zaffino presents Pilates Unfiltered and Working Well.

Jan 31, 2024

In this breakaway bonus episode of Pilates Unfiltered, host Jenna Zaffino dives deep into the theme of power dynamics and client empowerment in the Pilates industry. From discussing the impact of power on personal relationships to reflecting on her father's unexpected journey as a movie star, Jenna provides a thought-provoking exploration of power, empathy, and human connection. Join us as we unpack the influential movie that shifted Jenna's understanding of her role as a human being and her transition into coaching. Whether you're a Pilates enthusiast, wellness coach, or simply curious about human dynamics, this episode offers valuable insights and engaging storytelling that you won't want to miss.

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Jan 24, 2024

Join Jenna Zaffino as she delves into the essential topic of financial management in the Pilates industry. Jenna emphasizes the importance of understanding the unique financial needs of Pilates professionals, offering valuable insights into budgeting, financial forecasting, and revenue stream management. With a focus on planning, stability, and growth, this episode provides practical strategies for business owners and independent instructors to thrive in the Pilates landscape. Don't miss this insightful and empowering conversation on Pilates Unfiltered!

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📚 Timestamped overview

00:00 Assuming, swimming in money, clueless about businesses.

05:04 Scaling your business means working smarter, not harder.

07:09 Forecasting budget, predicting financial landscape, considering expenses.

09:41 Track fixed expenses consistently to manage finances.

13:09 Plan income and expenses to accommodate vacations.

17:04 Paid teachers, steady income, reduced stress.

19:26 Developing a client pathway is crucial.

23:57 Pilates oversaturation in 2024 and pricing.

26:14 Utilize whiteboard for strategic planning and visualization.

30:38 Gradually save money for future financial security.

33:39 Teaching workshops diversified and stabilized business income.

38:41 Plan for roadblocks, build a thriving practice.

40:28 Recap of monthly episodes and resources available.

43:09 Please support and follow, I appreciate it.

 

 

Jan 17, 2024

On this episode of Pilates Unfiltered, host Jenna Zaffino explores the concept of the "maintenance phase" in Pilates and life beyond business goals. She shares her personal experiences and insights on setting focused goals to support current ambitions rather than constantly pushing for more. Jenna's open and honest reflection on her fertility journey adds a personal touch to the discussion on goal setting and the slow, imperfect nature of behavioral change. Tune in to gain valuable strategies for time management, goal setting, and harnessing the support of a social circle in your journey toward success.

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📚 Timestamped overview
 

00:00 Maintaining balance and well-being, outside weight loss.

04:52 Fertility journey, parenthood, and career struggles recounted.

08:53 Coaching and deep learning bring new challenges.

12:25 Striving for growth, self-care, and selective action.

14:58 Setting boundaries to maintain work-life balance.

18:39 People bail on class in cold weather.

21:46 Recorded audio, mastered and published audiobook. Cut royalties with Kindle, no graphic capability.

26:57 Challenging to reach goals without clear focus.

31:10 Regular Pilates sessions become ingrained in life.

33:40 Reflect on your goals for personal growth.

37:45 Coaching helps clarify goals and values. Listen.

41:42 Careful time management and realistic goals essential.

42:56 Outsource tasks, use technology for accountability.

46:37 Speak intentions, solicit support, use motivational interviewing.

50:55 Jenna Zaffino introduces Pilates Unfiltered and Working Well.

 
 
Jan 10, 2024

In this episode, we dive deeper into the world of goal setting, particularly in the context of Pilates instruction and studio ownership. From the challenges of time management to the importance of setting specific, measurable, action-oriented, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals, Jenna offers valuable insights and practical tips. She shares her expertise on navigating common goal-setting pitfalls and emphasizes the impact of individual choices on achieving personal and professional milestones. Whether you're a Pilates professional or just someone striving to reach your goals, this episode will provide valuable strategies for success.

DOWNLOAD JANUARY'S PDF GOAL SETTING WORKBOOK

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📚 Timestamped overview   

00:00 Jenna Zaffino discusses effective Pilates business goals.

03:48 Experienced Pilates coach, teaching, training extensively.

06:45 Navigating capitalism and pursuing passion in Pilates.

09:52 Overcoming time challenge, breaking down goals.

14:28 Reassess goals, find real purpose, move stages.

19:03 Not a nutritionist or dietitian, but helps with goals.

21:59 Setting specific deadlines can clarify goals' relevance.

25:21 Performance measured by staff and client happiness.

26:29 Focus on values, connect in person, specific action.

32:09 Evaluate goals, gain clarity, and receive support.

33:08 Life has maintenance phases; set smart goals.

 
Jan 3, 2024

Happy New Year! In this episode, we explore the importance of aligning core values with business decisions. Jenna reflects on her own journey, highlighting the impact of core values on studio operations and client relationships. From strategic decision-making to developing a mission statement, Jenna shares insights and offers practical advice for Pilates professionals and business owners. Tune in as she delves into the power of authenticity, intentional decision-making, and the evolving nature of mission statements.  And don't forget to download your workbook! 

JANUARY'S PDF GOAL SETTING WORKBOOK

Use the workbook to focus on goal setting for your Pilates business objectives and plans. 

LINKS: 

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📚 Timestamped overview

00:00 Free download for goal setting and vision boarding.

05:42 Importance of moving beyond one-word answers.

07:49 Authentic values fuel engagement and performance growth.

12:37 Defining core values crucial for strategic decisions.

14:26 Feeling neglected, questioning core values, self-doubt.

19:59 Business owners fund successful trolley tour event.

23:54 Make grounded decisions, reflect on core values.

26:17 Personal evolution leads to changing bio details.

31:18 Identify uniqueness through client research and feedback.

33:41 Evaluate resonance and inspiration in creating community.

35:48 Mission statement: keep it short and actionable.

40:45 Join Working Well community for professional support.

42:53 Check out Jenna Zaffino's new podcast.

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