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Join your host and Pilates Professional, Jenna Zaffino as she has spirited discussions on the Pilates culture with industry leaders and hidden gems. Time to laugh, challenge, reflect, and hear the pulse of the Pilates community!

Join your host and Pilates Professional, Jenna Zaffino as she has spirited discussions on the Pilates culture with industry leaders and hidden gems. Time to laugh, challenge, reflect, and hear the pulse of the Pilates community!


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Join your host and Pilates Professional, Jenna Zaffino as she has spirited discussions on the Pilates culture with industry leaders and hidden gems. Time to laugh, challenge, reflect, and hear the pulse of the Pilates community!




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Ep. 10 Body Image & Bunny Lessons - JZ Unfiltered

It's a Long-form episode to round out the last 10 before I take a summer break and prepare for an interview series to launch in the fall. We're talking about the shelf-life of a fitness pro, body changes, the leap from self-criticism to self-love and the real-talk behind it all. Content Warning: Body Image, Disordered Eating, Aging, Body Ideals are all discussed in this episode. In addition, I share a story about a rabbit being attacked by my dog. If this content feels like it won't serve...


Ep 9. We're Not Good At Gurus - JZ Unfiltered

In this episode, we discuss the concept of "role incredulity," which is defined in the following way: Role incredulity is a form of gender bias where women are mistakenly assumed to be in a support or stereotypically female role — a secretary, assistant, or nurse — rather than a leadership or stereotypically male role, such as CEO, lawyer, or doctor. Harvard Business Review This topic is so important in the age of GURU-ISM and especially in the fitness/wellness realm. It will challenge you...


Ep 8. Is Pilates All I Am - JZ Unfiltered

TW - This episode is an emotional deep dive and covers the topics of body dismorphia, disordered eating, alcoholism, abusive teaching/coaching techniques, and infertility. If you are in a space where listening to these stories would be triggering, please skip this episode. For those who listen, my deepest gratitude. I hope we can all learn from these shares and start the important conversations that are LONG overdue. xx JZ References: Devotions by Mary Oliver LINKS Register For The...


Ep 7. Broken Wing Syndrome - JZ Unfiltered

We're diving deep into the concept of Broken Wing Syndrome and how it applies to our client relationships, teacher training relationships and even the industry at large. This one is juicy! (and there's a little singing too) References: Broken Wing Syndrome (“BWS”) refers to non-resilient individuals, and specifically to those working in a family business, where their weaknesses (broken wings) attract well-meaning support from parents and other family members, in ways that are...


Ep 6. When Mentors Disappoint You - JZ Unfiltered

In this week's episode, we talk about the condition of "Adult Disappointment" and how, when we are disappointed with a human who was supposed to be there to help us, we are allowed to feel grateful for the learning we received and also....disappointed in the ways they chose to behave. Listen in for some relateable stories, train breathing 😂 and tips to move forward. References: Small Business Boss Podcast - DUPED Mike Birbiglia's Mention of Pilates 🤦 - The mention happens at 44:15 This...


Ep 5. Brick By Brick - JZ Unfiltered

Professional progress in the world of teaching movement is about choosing the right "bricks" to provide a strong foundation as well as a structure worth building upon. In this episode, we break down some of the myths about professional pathways and use a whole bunch of brick metaphors to get there.


Ep 4. When you feel like you have no idea what you're doing - JENNA UNFILTERED

I'm diving deep into expanding the perspective surrounding the moments where we feel like we have no idea what we are doing. We'll look at this spiral moment of self-doubt, fear and critique and discuss strategies to help navigate through it. We're also introducing a new feature for the new year - Red Lights and Green Lights. (yes - this is borrowed from the popcast - I love this show and love the concept. We're looking at it from a movement perspective) This weeks GREEN🚦: Bala Suite Of...


Checking In With JZ At The End of 2021

Hello Everyone, I'm dropping in with some big "mom" energy to remind you that it is ok to walk away, not start an online studio, eat nourishing food, have beliefs and stand behind them, teach what you love and not do it all in 2022. Also, you're doing a great job. Love you, Jenna


Ep 3. | To Cite Or Not To Cite? A Conversation About Creation

In this episode, we're talking about citation and progressing the work that we teach to meet the needs of this time. If you love listening and find value in my work, consider supporting it in the following ways: *Buy Me A Coffee - Make a Donation to Support My Work *Join the Teacher's Reformer Series - LEARN MORE * Join JZ Studio - JOIN HERE * Book A Coaching Session - LEARN MORE AND BOOK HERE * Check Out Current Online Courses - LEARN MORE


Ep 2. | What Draws Us In Is Not What Keeps Us In {Jenna Unfiltered}

Fresh off a marathon meeting with my book-keepers about 2020, the mood is REAL. In this episode, I share a story about "round pets," talk about what brought me into Pilates - Hint: it was superficial, it's not anymore and it's all OK! - and drop an "assignment" for you that opens the space for client empathy and why it's important. I also sing a little. It's no Hamilton parody, but it drives the point home. If you love listening and find value in my work, consider supporting it in the...


Jenna, Unfiltered | Ep 1. Baby Steps, Get On The Mic

I'm dropping in after a long hiatus. Our world has changed, our profession has changed, and I've changed - I'd like to think for the better. To those who listen to this episode, know that I'm still in process with the next steps of this show, however, this felt like an important step. I've missed you and I love you xoxoxo


BONUS - Checking In With Jenna

I'm dropping in with some food for thought about the next steps of your business as well as a special invitation to be with me at Brink! xo Jenna Purchase Tickets and Recordings at: www.brinkvirtual.com


REPLAY: Mari Winsor Tribute

The Pilates Community received news this past week that Mari Winsor had passed. In a re-release of this episode, originally recorded in 2018, we hear listener call-ins, tributes from students and friends and even a series of questions that Mari herself graciously answered for the listeners. Thank you for the road you paved for all of us in the Pilates profession, Mari. You are greatly missed.


Ep. 125 | Stephanie Benton; Effective, Authentic Marketing

I've got a personal message for you this week to open the show and I'm thrilled to share my interview with Stephanie Benton. If you were confused about marketing your services before quarantine and aren't sure where to start now, this episode will answer all of your questions. Stephanie is a passionate Pilates teacher and marketing + branding coach for wellness entrepreneurs. She is passionate about helping the industry learn how to leverage their marketing efforts to create a brand that...


Ep. 124 | Kelly Hale; Digestion, Integration and That 4-Letter Word

Kelly Hale is one of my favorite resources for all things integration and gut health. In this conversation, we discussed so many simple and effective strategies to use to improve your digestive health and movement practices, both as humans and . We also dove deep into the subject of elimination! Kelly is an Occupational Therapist , Mind Body Integration Specialist, and Gut Health coach! Kelly brings a refreshing mix of experience and insight, as she combines rehab, holistic healing and...


Ep 123. | Lily Matson; A New Teacher's Paradigm

We all could use an enlightening episode right now! Lily Matson first reached out to me to see if I would be interested in interviewing someone who was just completing her first year of teaching to explore this very sweet spot in a Pilates Teacher's journey. I was a full YES! At the time of this interview, Lily was a newer Pilates Instructor in Portland, OR. with about 1 year of teaching under her belt. Her relationship with Pilates started when she was in high school, watching Mari Winsor...


When Sh*t Gets Real, We Go Basic

I'm dropping in for a chat about how we can care for ourselves, our clients and our environments during this time of major stress and uncertainty. Thinking of all of you right now - You are doing a GREAT job - now let's get serious about the basics. xo Jenna


Ep. 122 | Maggie Downie; Asking Challenging Questions

The conversation with Maggie Downie is full of "Teacher Talk!" Working with clients with chronic pain, quality of movement, quality of teaching and whether or not Joseph Pilates would have a huge following on instagram today are covered in depth. If you've ever asked yourself what really matters in your work, this interview will give you a lot of food for thought! Maggie Downie is the founder of Personal Euphoria, a fitness and wellness company, where she has been helping her clients reduce...


Earn PMA CEC's By Listening to Pilates Unfiltered

We've just released two new CEC series on pilatesunfiltered.com! Visit the link, click on "EARN PMA CEC's" and choose from the Historical Series, The Therapeutic Series or The Business Series. Listen to the interviews with some of our best industry pros, take a quiz and receive your certificate directly into your inbox! Visit www.pilatesunfiltered.com today and earn those credits from the comfort of your earbuds ;).


Ep. 121 | Amy Rost; Pilates Fest North

Meet Amy Rost, a Mom of 4, Founder of ARC Pilates and the creator behind Pilates Fest North. Amy uses Pilates to empower and heal people so that they can lead a healthy and happy life! With over 10 years of Pilates experience, Amy brings passion, tenacity, and experience to the table for her clients and community. She is a woman on a mission and Pilates North Fest is Amy’s newest adventure. Her unshakable commitment to growing Pilates culture in Canada has been the driving force for this...