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Ep. 46 | Karen Shiel Ellis; The Power of Connection

This week we talk about celebrating milestones and finding inspiration in our surroundings. Our guest this week is the Pilates Nerd herself, Karen Shiel Ellis. Karen and Jenna talk about the balancing act of motherhood and business ownership, managing thyroid conditions, and the unexpected gem of her clothing line, The Pilates Nerd. References Hip Sobriety Stop the Thyroid Madness by Janie A. Bowthorpe The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution by Aviva Jill Romm How I Built This Podcast by Guy...


Ep. 45 | Lucie Bécus

Jenna talks about the power of words, the nocebo effect and references a viral post from future guest, Nick Hannah. She also interviews Pilates Professional Lucie Bécus about a viral blog post that she wrote about her experience with surviving an emotionally abusive marriage, moving and rebranding a studio, and working with the teacher or client in front of you. Carrie Pages Website Pilates Props Webinar with Jenna & Brent Anderson Jenna's Continuing Education Weekend in Eden Prairie,...


Ep. 44 | Chuck Rapoport

This week we talk about Jenna's trip to the opera and how it brought a new lesson about judgement to the classroom of life (and Pilates.) We'll also hear from the man behind the photographs that many of us have hanging in our studios: Mr. Chuck Rapoport. We're going to take a trip back in time to that fateful day where he shot photos of Joseph Pilates in his natural habitat. We also have a rant from a caller who makes a hard choice to leave a studio where she feels gratified by the work, but...


Ep. 43 | Juan Nieto: We Are All Designed To Run

Jenna shares a client fail and a "jennagem" about substance and shine. Jenna and Juan have a passionate talk about working with clients who are experiencing pain, the role and purpose of running, Juan's Runity program with Brent Anderson, and the role of movement in your daily life!​​​​​​​ Special Thanks To: Pilates Anytime, Profitable Pilates, Pilates Education Institute, Health IQ, Pure Body Teacher Training. References: Runity: Workout of the...


Ep. 42 | Elizabeth Larkam

Jenna explores the idea of considering sensations vs. positions and warms up her singing voice to introduce this week's guest: Elizabeth "E Lark" Larkam. Jenna and Elizabeth discuss everything from being an educational presenter, the evolution of becoming a teacher, working with new clientele, and of course, her new book Fascia in Motion! 15% off Fascia in Motion at Handspring Publishing with discount code PilatesEL18. Free shipping to all US addresses. Starting Jan 28th, all of...


Ep. 41 | Cloe Bunter, Cat Webb, Alice Scott; The Aussies Talk Fearlessness, Empowerment, and Evolution!

It's Season 5!! Jenna gives 'The State of the Pod' address, welcoming us into the new year of 2018 and a new season of the show. She fills us in on her upcoming events and shares a story on perspective. She is then joined by a trio of Aussie Pilates Teachers: Cloe Bunter, Alice Bebe Scott, and Cat Webb. We get a glimpse into the Pilates culture down under, and talk Pilates history and working with pain. Special thanks to: Pilates Anytime, Pilates Education Institute, Articulate Bodies,...



Happy Holidays to our global audience! In this episode, Jenna shares a special, Pilates-inspired Christmas Carol, speaks about her professional trip to New York, tells us about her 99 yr old grandmother's squatting prowess and even offers a "jennagem" for the new year. You'll also hear about some of her favorite gifts for the holidays and we even have a listener call in with message of thanks! From our families to yours, have the happiest holiday...


Thanksgiving *BONUS*

A special Thanksgiving Day BONUS episode! Just like your holiday dinner table, Jenna has a variety of topics - for all your tastebuds! Everything from the continued conversation of her PMA episode rant, to a response to a hotline call about the pains of making space, as well as a call to all listeners to participate in the Season 5 premiere! Community Shout Out Sponsor: Profitable Pilates


Ep. 40 | Carrie Pages; Season 4 Finale!

It's the Season 4 Finale with Carrie Pages! Special thanks to our sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Profitable Pilates, The Suburban Monk, Keep Simple Web Design


Ep. 39 | PMA Unfiltered; The Annual Meeting 2017

Jenna went to the 2017 Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, CA with microphone in tow. Hear her mini interviews with conference attendees, a call to action from the community, how second chances can hold the best gifts and get a sneak peak inside of the costume prep for the Pilates Anytime All Access Party! Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Profitable Pilates, Pilates Education Institute References: McEntire Neuro-Movement, OPTP PFProp, Joann Graser,...


Ep. 38 | Brent Anderson; Taking Responsibility

Did you know that Jenna isn't a Pomeranian Puppy? She shares a story of self-awareness with some useful takeaways for all. We are honored to have Brent Anderson of Polestar Pilates on the show sharing his insights on giving back through Pilates, progressing clients beyond the order of your teacher training program, and the relationship between Physical Therapy, insurance and Pilates. Brent also answers some live questions from our Facebook Forum and even puts a special challenge out to...


Ep. 37 | Raven Mardirosian; The Mechanic of the Soul

Jenna finally reveals the secret project she's been working on and it inspires a thought process of the relationship between knowledge, wisdom, and insight. Our guest is author, spiritual mentor, and coach Raven Marderosian. She and Jenna discuss everything from the power of women, to spiritual growth as a professional, using unexpected tools (tarot cards) to access your gifts and confidently raising your rates. Gratitude for our sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Pilates Education Institute,...


Ep. 36 | Chelsea Streifeneder; The Pilates Family Business

Jenna shares a behind the scenes tease about her exciting trip out west to the Balanced Body headquarters. Chelsea Streifeneder joins to candidly discuss the joys and stresses of owning and directing your own Pilates studio as well as her experience as a Pilates Style Magazine cover model. Shout out to Ali Breen/Pilates Royalty Thanks to our sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Profitable Pilates, Keep Simple Design, 360 Pilates. References: Chelsea's Studio Shape Up Program


Ep. 35 | Emilee Garfield; Cancer Saved Her Life

We've called in the cavalry! Jenna is a bit down for the count, so her behind-the-scenes team has stepped up to the mic! Jenna does briefly speak on how teachers can manage their energy during trying times and this week's interview is with Emilee Garfield. Emilee is a warm and magnetic teacher who has not only battled cancer and beat it, but is also sharing her Cancer Core Recovery with the world! Sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Profitable Pilates, Pilates Education Institute, Farm Girl...


Ep. 34 | Trina Altman

Today's episode is about an unexpected schnauzer and what it means to be in the Pilates community. We have guest, Trina Altman, take us through the ins and outs of deconstructing and reconstructing Yoga and Pilates and what the modern Pilates career looks like. Thank you to our sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Profitable Pilates, Keep Simple Design, Good Citizen References: Jay Grimes


Ep. 33 | Sonja Herbert

This week Jenna shares about the launch of her new online course, Teach Happy Virtual Classroom. Her guest is Sonja Herbert of Commando Core Fitness and Black Girl Pilates. This conversation gets to the root definition of "unfiltered" with a candid and honest talk about racism as well as the lack of representation of Pilates Teachers of color in the industry today. We shout out to Amanda Kindschy in Mignon, WI and Jenna shares her workout of the week on Pilates Anytime: Class #3122 with...


Ep. 32 | Stephanie Behrendt & Theo St Francis

This week's episode has Jenna asking the question, "What are you doing with the rest of your life?" A full teaching weekend and a close encounter with a moving vehicle has her reenergized and inspired to be doing the work she wants to be doing right now. Our guests are Stephanie Behrendt & Theo St Francis of Zebrafish Neuro bringing the work of spinal cord injury recovery into the Pilates world. We shout out to Eurona Tilley of Epiphany Pilates in Fairfax, VA and Jenna brings you her...


Ep. 31 | John Garey

We're back for Season 4! It's been a busy summer for Jenna and the Pilates Unfiltered team, but we're ready for our most unfiltered season yet! We kick it off with John Garey this week - he and Jenna discuss everything from his incredible energy level, to managing sessions, to the role of online media in the industry. References: Moving from Good to Great, Article: Gossip. What I Know For Sure by Oprah, FAMI - Anatomy Workshop Gratitude for our Sponsors: Pilates Anytime, Lesley Logan...


BONUS EPISODE - The Insider Track of Selling a Pilates Studio with Jenna and Erin Johnson

It's our first bonus of Season 3! In this special episode, Jenna discusses her motivations for selling her studio. We hear from a special caller who is going through the same thing and Jenna sits down with the new owner of her studio, Erin Johnson. The two get candid about the process, complete with the anxiety they went through, how they chose to see this as a collaboration rather than just a transaction and share advice for anyone who may be considering selling or buying a Pilates...


Ep 30 | SEASON THREE FINALE! With Kevin Bowen

Another season, another amazing finale!! This episode follows the trend of finale's past with a special line up. You'll recap the highlights of the last ten episodes with some expanded wisdom from your host, Jenna. Listeners receive a HUGE gift of a musical-call-to-action to RISE UP through learning, teaching, sharing and supporting each other. Our season finale guest, Kevin Bowen keeps it real in a no-holds-barred conversation about the industry, working with men, and the future of Core...


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