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Ep. 107 | LaBriece Ochsner; The Many Languages Of Pilates

We're joined this week by Pilates Pro, LaBriece Ochsner for a diverse conversation about teaching, moving and culture. LaBriece, as unique as her name symbolizes, is identified by her Pilates clients as a role model for healthy living. She approaches teaching with a full heart, extraordinary insight and precise attention to detail that not just personalizes your exercise experience but allows you to achieve your full potential. After studying at the University of California, San Diego where...


Ep. 106 | Community Episode; What IS Pilates?

In this episode Jenna tackles two challenging questions from listeners: 1. What is Pilates? 2. What's the deal with certification and fighting about who's better? Not a small task to take on, but we're going "there" this week. We also have some Gems for branding your own style of teaching as well as a community shout out! COMMUNITY SHOUT OUT: Yunny Bisserette/Harlem Strong Pilates RESOURCES: Jenna's Project Manager Resource Teach From The Heart Membership New York City Movement...


Ep. 105 Carol Monaco; The Truth Behind The Magic

This week we feature Carol Monaco, a long-time teacher with an extensive background in dance who began her Pilates journey working with master teacher Ron Fletcher in 1976. Later she became a teacher and co-owner of the Ron Fletcher Studio. In 1986 she opened Monaco Studio Pilates, which is one of the largest and most renowned Pilates facilities in Los Angeles. This generational conversation gets "unfiltered" about teaching, trends and longevity in the Pilates Profession. Listen to...


Ep. 104 | Community; Synthesizing Continuing Education

In this week's community episode, Jenna shares a gem with strategies and tactics to make your continuing education efforts truly work for you. If you are struggling with the story that you "don't know enough" this one is for you! We also have a special shout out to the Passion Project crew for completing their project management course! See links below for more info on upcoming events and programs. SPONSOR OFFERS: Pilates Anytime.com - Workout of the week: #3715 Stability Challenge...


Ep 103 | Erin Myers; Owning Your Scoliosis

Erin Myers is an international presenter on scoliosis and founder of Spiral Spine, a company designed to enrich the lives of others with scoliosis. She owns Spiral Spine Pilates studio in Nashville, TN, which allows her to actively pursue her passion for helping those with scoliosis through the practice of Pilates. Erin began her career as a professional dancer with the Radio City Rockettes and was trained in Pilates at the Kane School of Core Integration. She is a Balanced Body Master...


Ep 102 | Community Episode; The Value Of Asking For Feedback

In this week's community episode, Jenna shares the story of the passing of her furry BFF, Horatio. We also learn about the importance of self-talk along with some strategies to practice grace with yourself. Our #jennagem surrounds the act of asking for feedback, when it works, how it works and when it's missing the mark. Please submit your comments surrounding ideas for including professionals and topics outside of the Pilates Profession by email Jenna at coachjz@jennazaffino.com or calling...


Ep. 101 | Taralyn Nunziata; The Human Connection

In Episode 101, we speak to @taralynpilates about her love for connecting with humans through movement. Her work developed from a classical pedigree in NYC and has spanned a spectrum of clientele. Tara-Lyn’s passion is teaching Pilates with a purpose. That purpose always depends on the clients’ needs and what journey they are on. The common purpose is to help clients find the power they have inside themselves through movement, purposeful thought, and intention. Tara-lyn works with the...


Ep. 100 | Pilates Unfiltered Celebrates 100 Episodes

Join us for a trip down memory lane as we relive some of the highlights of the last 100 episodes! SPONSOR OFFERS: Workout of the week: #3601 Conditioning Reformer with Ed Botha Use code COMMUNITY for a free 30-day trial! Join Lesley Logan for her business coaching group: AGENCY - DM visit profitablepilates.com to learn more. Use Code UNFILTERED to receive 15% off of your entire order from 8th Avenue Rail! Visit www.8thavenuerail.com today! LINKS: Pilates Unfiltered...


Ep 99. | Pilates Unfiltered LIVE; Momentumfest 2019

We went LIVE for Momentumfest 2019 in Colorado and got to the heart of the matter. In this episode, Jenna interviews a panel of some of the presenters at the festival including: James Crader, Carrie Pages, Delia Buckmaster, Marimba Watts, Grace Hurry, Debora Kolway, Anula Maeberg, Chantil Lopez, and founder Jessica Valant! We spoke about issues concerning burnout, purpose, generational conflicts, the aging process of a teacher, the joy of moving for yourself, connection to community and...


Ep 98. | Katie Tomaszewski; Getting Real About Being Sober Curious

If you've ever wondered about your relationship with alcohol, this episode is a must listen. Katie Tomaszewski and Jenna dive into a deep conversation surrounding sobriety and being "sober curious," a new-ish term coined by author, Ruby Warrington. Katie is a seasoned Pilates Pro, who found herself questioning her own relationship with alcohol after some life changes. Today, she runs a group called "Drynamics" that helps others go through this process of investigation with support. This...


Ep. 97 | Pilates Unfiltered LIVE; Ann Arbor Michigan, Part II

We continue our event in Ann Arbor Michigan with a panel of esteemed studio owners. In this episode, we speak about some of the challenges that the Pilates Profession faces and how, as studio owners, we navigate these challenges. We also talk about the exercises we would bring with us if there was a Zombie Apocalypse. It's called balance :). Thank you to Elaine Economou and Move Wellness for hosting this live event as well as to our panel including Lynette Rasmussen, Tamara Aprea, Melissa...


Ep. 96 | Kelly Kane; On Ego, Professional Growth And Dancing Vaginas

Conversations where hands are thrown up in the air, tears are shed, snorts of laughter are abundant and the connection is strong are my reason for podcasting. My conversation with Kelly Kane was more like a rebirth of purpose and reaffirmed why I started Pilates Unfiltered. Kelly Kane studied Pilates with Romana Krazanaska & Hila Paldi, completing her certification with The Pilates Institute. She has studied BodyMind Centering™, Continuum Movement™, Iyengar Yoga, and has done extensive...


Ep. 95 | Pilates Unfiltered LIVE, Ann Arbor Michigan Part I

It's a community episode week and we're bringing you part one of a beautiful panel of studio owners in Ann Arbor, Michigan! In this spirited conversation, we take a deep dive into inquiry surrounding the Pilates community in Ann Arbor, the challenges within the role of owning a studio owner, changes we'd like to explore in the profession and setting examples by working together. Thank you to Elaine Economou and Move Wellness for hosting this live event as well as to our panel including...


Ep. 94 | Kira Lamb; The Evolution of Our Practice

From the cacophony of working in big cities to teaching Pilates in Turks and Caicos, Kira Lamb's story is a multifaceted adventure in teaching, moving and life! In this beautiful conversation, Jenna and Kira connect through a deep dive of inquiry behind some of the stories that formed the driving forces behind Kira's gifts as a teacher of movement as well as many of the ways that our practices shift to meet the different stages of our lives. Get ready to think, laugh and be...


EP. 93 | Community Episode; Meaningful Mistakes Part 2: When Bringing My Work Online

In this week's community episode, Jenna gives away some impactful secrets regarding her journey to becoming an online entrepreneur. If you've ever dreamed of bringing your teaching online through an online studio or program that lives on the interweb, this episode will surely offer you some #jennagems! (In fact, Jenna was reprimanded by her online colleagues for giving away SO much in this episode, but she loves her PUP audience so much and therefore, you're getting all of the...


Ep 92. | Beth Sandlin; Trauma Informed Care For Pilates Professionals

This week's episode is a must-listen for all teachers of movement. Beth is a Pilates pro who works within the world of academia, teaching university-level movement, health education, and Pilates classes and coordinating the Mind-Body Fitness programs at the Auraria campus in Denver, Co. She works in collaboration with the LGBTQ Student Resource Center and the Phoenix Center at Auraria, an office dedicated to assisting people who experience Interpersonal Violence. Because of the unique nature...


Ep 91. | Gary Calderone; The Pilates Path To Health

In this week's passionately inspired episode, Jenna shares a helpful reminder for scheduling in breaks to your professional life. Her interview with Gary Calderone, author of The Pilates Path To Health, goes deep about how the method carries us beyond the boundaries of the studio and even the body itself! Be prepared to be challenged in your beliefs about just how far Pilates can take you in this charged conversation! Remember to leave us a review on iTunes to help people find...


EP. 90 | Community Episode; The Most Meaningful Mistakes I've Made Part I

This week I get raw and honest about some of the most meaningful mistakes I've made as a Pilates studio owner. I'll share the mistake as well as the lesson I learned from the experience. I know that many of you will relate! Stay tuned for Part II in a few weeks where I'll cover the same subject with regards to taking my work online. It's my hope that sharing these stories will help you with your own journey through business ownership and teachers, not to worry - this episode is universal to...


Ep. 89 | Mary Peacock; Getting Honest About Teaching

This week we welcome Mary Peacock to the pod. After years of weight training and pursuing the traditional fitness path, Mary found that she was just not doing her body justice. In 1999, she began dabbling in Pilates and a year later was studying in studios across the U.S. with trainers from all over the world. Mary trained for over a decade under Romana Kryzanowska, her daughter Sari, and granddaughter, as well as Romana’s carefully selected Master Teachers and Teachers. She has also studied...


Ep. 88 | Pilates Unfiltered LIVE, New Jersey - Part 2

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,...