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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: December, 2023
Dec 15, 2023

In this episode of Jenna reflects on the past year and shares insights into her business, coaching endeavors, and personal experiences. From transitioning her business post-COVID to embracing health coaching, Jenna provides a candid look into her journey, including financial challenges and the impact of health issues. She also discusses teaching philosophies, impactful tools like MoveMate and Seg B, and the importance of embracing chaos in Pilates. Jenna's advice on coaching, self-compassion, and self-encouragement makes for a thought-provoking and inspiring episode. Tune in for valuable lessons and engaging anecdotes from Jenna's eventful year.

 

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📚 Timestamped overview

00:00 Exciting podcast interviews, focusing on skill building.

07:50 Career transition from COO to digital startup.

12:54 Job search was a learning experience.

19:10 Coaching focuses on process, support, and partnership.

23:21 Positive collaboration in health and business realms.

27:37 Lack of sleep affects appetite and hormones.

35:52 Change is now inherent and persistently present.

38:16 Explore, find, adopt, practice, rest, support.

45:43 AI models speed up processes, Zoom AI captures conversation.

49:47 Reflecting on purpose and encouragement in Pilates.

56:49 25 years to mentoring, coaching, supporting teachers. Spread wings in 2024 for teaching.

01:01:17 Check out show notes; support and engage.

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.

 

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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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