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Pilates Unfiltered

In this second generation of the original, we explore questions and experiences shared by listeners, students and teachers. Jenna shares her expert perspective along with actionable steps and a great does of empathy. This series will have you nodding your head in agreement and committing to shifting the profession towards one that is kinder, more inclusive and puts the lens back onto the human experience.
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Dec 7, 2023

In this episode, Jenna discussed abusive power dynamics within the Pilates profession and large group awareness trainings. She explores the need for awareness and accountability in addressing these issues and advocate for a shift in the paradigm and normalization of positive power exchanges. The conversation also covers challenges in the Pilates professional culture, including advocating for sustainable change rather than finger-pointing.  The episode also touches on topics such as the importance of education and culture change in the fitness industry, and the importance of creating normalized, safe movement experiences. Throughout the episode, there are personal anecdotes and calls for action to drive positive culture shifts within the industry.

 

LINKS: 

Jenna's Website - Special Programs

You're Doing A Great Job Book

 

Key topics: 

 

  1. Abusive power dynamics in Pilates - Awareness and accountability needed
  2. Sustainable change in Pilates industry - Cultural shift necessary
  3. Building trust and loyalty - Culture of belonging
  4. Individual leadership and positive culture shift - Taking action
  5. Importance of Embracing change 
  6. Safe and normalized movement experience - Client-centered approach
  7. Advocating for hands-on queuing consent - Creating a safe space

 

Timestamps

 

00:00:00 - Introduction and Recap of Previous Episodes

00:05:00 - Jenna discusses Pilates profession and power dynamics

00:15:00 - Jenna's personal anecdote about podcast theme song and new show

00:20:00 - Jenna discusses challenges of finding a suitable theme song

00:25:00 - Details about The Working Well podcast and reflections on the Pilates profession

00:30:00 - Discussion on abusive behavior in Pilates profession and fitness industry trends

00:35:00 - Importance of building defined culture in studios and grassroots approaches

00:40:00 - Gratitude and requests for engagement from the audience

00:45:00 - Jenna's spoof of the 100 as a podcast 

00:50:00 - Discussion on origins and popularity of podcasts and Pilates podcasts

00:55:00 - Emphasis on education, accountability, and culture change in the Pilates industry

01:00:00 - Meditation on clarity of mind and fostering change within the industry

01:05:00 - Discussion on driving business forward and rejecting cookie-cutter approaches

 01:10:00 - Encouragement for listeners to take action and connect with chosen actions for the year

01:15:00 - Speaker's advocacy for safe and respectful movement experiences in class and industry challenges

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