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Ep. 73 | Amy Hershey; Pilates for Lyme Disease

This week, Jenna poses the question to the community: "How do YOU introduce a new exercise into your client's practice?" Call me and let me know how you strategize, consider, and implement new movements with ease into your client's practice! My guest this week is Pilates professional, Amy Hershey. Amy has developed a program that's specifically geared toward educating Pilates Teachers about Lyme disease and the effects it can have on a client's movement practice. Jenna and Amy discuss...


Ep. 72 | Community Episode; Podcast CEC's Are HERE!!!

A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE PODCAST TODAY! Pilates Unfiltered is now offering PMA CEC's for a select number of our guest interviews. To access the page to listen, take a quiz and receive your CEC's, visit www.pilatesunfiltered.com and click on the menu link labeled "Get Your CEC"s." This week's episode is an exciting one with call-in answers to our question of the week - "What do you do when you don't know what to teach?" We also hear a #jennagem surrounding getting to know the best version...


Ep. 71 | Elaine Economou; The Beauty Of Collaboration

We're back after the holiday with a question for the community, a workshop of the week and a fantastic interview with one of the hidden gems of our industry: Elaine Economou of Move Wellness in Ann Arbor MI. In this episode, we discuss supported serendipity, which is the process of preparing yourself through hard work to meet the opportunities that are presented to you in your business. This one is a must-listen for studio owners, teachers, and entrepreneurs. Get your pens ready!!! You'll...


BONUS EPISODE - "Listenerpalooza"

Happy Thankgiving to our US listeners. This week is a replay of one of our favorite BONUS episodes from 2017. It's our Listenerpaloooza! We'll hear our listener's answers to our "questions of the week!" Topics like firing clients, raising prices and non-pilates conversations in a session are at the top of the list. We even have our very first CLIENT RANT! It was so interesting to go back and hear the show from over a year ago. Please excuse the overuse of the phrase "guys" - I've since...


Ep. 70 | Community Episode; The Limitations of "Enough"

In this week's community episode, Jenna discusses the wildfires in California. Please see links below to donate to the victims and members of the Pilates Community. In our #jennagem, Jenna discusses the limitations of being told "You are enough." It's an interesting conversation that we hope you'll weigh in on through the hotline: 331.240.1655. Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Lesley Logan, 8th Avenue Rail, Keep Simple Design Charitable Donation Links For The California...


Ep. 69 | Ken Gilbert; Integrating Pilates

This week, Jenna gives a recap of the Live Life Motherhood Conference. Her guest is Ken Gilbert, MA, is a Somatic Educator and Theatre Artist. Ken has practiced Body Contrology since 1994 to support his desire to be fully expressive through his body. Ken brings a multi-faceted, evolved perspective to his Pilates practice in his program of “Integrating Pilates” based on the fundamentals inherent of the work of Joseph H. Pilates, The Ron Fletcher Work™, and Nia® (Movement arts fitness,...


Ep. 68 | Community Episode; Jenna's PMA Annual Meeting Recap

Jenna takes you on a behind-the-scenes trek through her personal experience attending and teaching at the 18th Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. You'll hear about some of the sessions she attended as well as her mat classes and MATAPALOOZA! There's also a #jennagem for teaching empowerment and a special shoutout to a community member! Congratulations to all presenters, attendees and the staff and board of the PMA for a memorable experience! All episodes referenced in...


Ep. 67 | Leah Stewart; Motherhood and Life!

This week, Jenna shares about a "chaos-y" Monday (it's calming down - she promises!!) We hear a recap of the 10th anniversary of Pilates On Tour in Chicago and receive a reminder about the community questions that you can answer - see the notes below for more info. Our guest this week is Leah Stewart of Live Life Pilates. The conversation between Jenna and Leah extends beyond pre and post natal Pilates and into the realms of empowerment, confidence and community amongst women. You can join...


Ep. 66 | Community Episode; Uncovering Your Teaching Beliefs

This week Jenna announces a major milestone of the podcast. She also sings her praises for the Runity Program and gives some insight into her thoughts and feelings about continuing education. There is a special #jennagem this week that includes an assignment for YOU! You'll be completing an exercise to help you identify your beliefs surrounding the role of the Pilates Teacher and determine whether or not those beliefs are currently serving your teaching practice. Don't forget to check out...


Ep. 65 | Jill Hinson; Core Compassion Project

This week Jenna shares some upcoming events, including the first Pilates Unfiltered LIVE recording in Long Beach, CA. Her guest this week is Jill Hinson of Core Studio in NC. The conversation spans downsizing her studio, centering in on the community she wanted to serve and forming a non-profit company called The Core Compassion Project. You'll hear some real talk about creating inclusive environments in both the pre-commentary as well as the interview. Special Thanks to our Sponsors:...


Ep. 64 | Community Episode; Chaos, Full Moons and Mentorship

On this week's community episode, Jenna shares about some major shifts for her family as well as her business and how she's managing some BIG changes within these realms. We catch up on current events, learn about how to discern whether the person who you thought was your mentor is actually the right fit for the job, and also hear the answers to our community questions! Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Profitable Pilates, 8th Avenue Rail, Fusion Pilates EDU Links (in order...


Ep. 63 | Rael Isacowitz; Creating Space For The Mind, Body, and Spirit to Thrive!

This week's episode welcomes esteemed teacher, Rael Isacowitz of BASI Pilates. Jenna and Rael share a conversation about the influence that one's physical environment has over the mind, body, and spirit of the Pilates Teacher. They take a deep dive into the untapped resource of the mind and how a connection to to the principles from a place of mindfulness can yield the largest impact that the Pilates Method has to offer. You'll definitely want to have your notebook handy for the gems that...


Ep. 62 | Community Episode: Navigating Transitions

It's our first Community Episode of the new format! Check in with upcoming Pilates events, listener call-ins and a special #jennagem to help you navigate through times of transition with grace. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Lesley Logan, Naboso Technology, Fusion Pilates EDU Links: Hundred Handshake Book a Session With Mariska Breland POT Chicago Pilates Unfiltered Live Events - Book at team@jennazaffino.com


Ep. 61 | Benjamin Degenhardt; 360's New Home

This week we kick off the new format of the show with an interview with Benjamin Degenhardt! You'll hear all about the arrival of 360 Pilates online - the brand new home to the 360 Pilates catalogue. Jenna brings everyone up to speed on our new format, and gives the listeners a callout: call our hotline to answer the question "Where in the world is your Pilates studio?" Call 331-240-1655. References: 360 Pilates Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Sustaining | Pilates Anytime Interview |...


*BONUS* The Story of Jenna's Hysterectomy

TRIGGER WARNING: The subjects of menstrual cycles, infertility, pregnancy, childbirth and hysterectomy are discussed in this episode. Jenna drops in for a bonus episode to share the story of her recent surgery. After a long battle with infertility, resulting in the birth of her son via emergency c-section, Jenna found pain to be riding side-car to her life. Thinking this was her "cross to bear" she sought out to manage pain through Pilates, bodywork and meditative practices. It was a...


Words With Friends BONUS!

Jenna has a candid check-in call with Carrie Pages, Anula Maiberg, Jessica Valant, and Lesley Logan. They discuss everything from setting your rates, to traveling, to social media. It's an insiders take on how professionals discuss their work and support each other's lives!


Admin BONUS! Jenna & Melanie Discuss Owner and Administrator Relationships

We're pulling the curtain back on our own office! Jenna has a conversation with her Administrator, Melanie Neumeier, about the development of their working and personal relationship and share their secrets to growing successful, and collaborative support team in any business! Special Thanks to our Sponsor, Yoga Anytime


Ep. 60 | Meredith Rogers; Big Phones and The FINALE OF SEASON 6

In the finale episode, Jenna is joined by Pilates Anytime fixture, BASI faculty and friend, Meredith Rogers. The duo reminisce about how they cultivated a long-distance friendship, the importance of creating a space for client discovery and the future of the Pilates industry. In true finale fashion, there is also a game! Listen in as these two pros get personal about having an in-person and online career in the field of teaching Pilates! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors: Pilates Anytime,...


Ep. 59 | Jeana Pfeifer; Creating Inclusivity Within Our Studio Community

This week, Jenna takes us on a recap of the first ever Momentum Fest, and shares her experience of a paradigm shift in the world of Pilates conferences. She is joined by Pilates Pro, Jeana Pfeifer for a raw and exposing conversation that builds awareness about teachers and movers in the LGBTQIA community. This talk helps us all assess how we may be practicing exclusivity without even knowing it and also offers simple tips to easily create inclusivity within our own studio...


Ep. 58 | Saul Choza; The Dark Horse of Pilates Is Bringing The Light

This week Jenna recaps the Polestar Experience with Dr Brent Anderson and shares a #jennagem on cultivating your message and teaching philosophy. Our guest is Saul Choza, of Winsor Choza Pilates. Jenna and Saul share their love affair with teaching, how they keep their inspiration going and talk about finding your voice within an established method of movement. This episode is inspiration on high! Roll Up Video Jenna & Saul Discuss Special Thanks to Our Sponsors: Pilates Anytime,...