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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!

JZ Unfiltered (Formerly Pilates Unfiltered‪)‬ Jenna Zaffino

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 86 Ratings

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!

    Ep. 11 | Self & Other With James Crader - JZ Unfiltered

    Ep. 11 | Self & Other With James Crader - JZ Unfiltered

    We're back for a Fall season with a series of Expert Chats that kicks off with James Crader!  Not only is James a good friend & colleague, he also brings a breadth and depth to the movement space that I believe offers us all permission to be more ALIVE in our work. In the excerpt from the longer session, we talk about the roller coaster ride of the movement professional's career along with what it means to be truly human-centered in your teaching. 
    With the new format of JZ Unfiltered, you'll receive topic-based episodes from Jenna, co-hosted episodes from members of the movement teaching community, and short-form excerpts of the Expert Chats that happen in the JZ Mvt Pro Community. 
    Live attendance as well as full-length recorded Expert Chat episodes are available exclusively for members of the community.  There are also currently over 100 guest episodes of Pilates Unfiltered to enjoy on your favorite podcast platform, free of charge. 
    The intention for this shift is to bring you audio & video experiences that help form connections amongst peers.  The ability to invite more voices into the conversation in an organized space/virtually is an important step in expanding our professional network. 
    Thank you to all who have joined the community thus far and know that the doors are wide open for you, too! 
     
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    • 46 min
    Ep. 10 Body Image & Bunny Lessons - JZ Unfiltered

    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 you're well being, please skip this episode.
    Resources:
    Aesthetic Labour Study
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Ep 9. We're Not Good At Gurus - JZ Unfiltered

    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 to investigate some of the ways you are celebrating the masters without investigating if their actions truly align with your values. 
    It's definitely an episode that will stoke your progressive fire! 
     
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    • 48 min
    Ep 8. Is Pilates All I Am - JZ Unfiltered

    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
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep 7. Broken Wing Syndrome - JZ Unfiltered

    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 inappropriate, and ultimately unhelpful, to the family and the business. - Family Business United
    The persistent need to help those who are damaged and broken, whether they ask for help or not. Also, the undeniable attraction that those who are damaged and broke have towards you. - Imperfectly Edie Blog
     
    This weeks GREEN🚦: 
    Julie Wiebe PT
    Vivo Movie
    This weeks RED🚦:
    The name Washer Woman - Let me hear your new ones!
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    • 56 min
    Ep 6. When Mentors Disappoint You - JZ Unfiltered

    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 weeks GREEN🚦: 
    The Witcher On Netflix
    This weeks RED🚦:
    Not Knowing Pilates History/Pilates has a branding problem - This is not what you think... 
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Doxie295 ,

Refreshing

Loving the brutal honesty and dedication to staying true to yourself. Questioning why we do what we do is always good. Thank you for keeping us all inspired and thinking.

coloradograndma ,

Liking this even more

I’m grooving on your fresh frame of mind and I hope this gives you some relief and a sweet road into the future. You’ve been quiet for so long I was shocked there was a newly released podcast.

ChuckE6025 ,

Manna from Pilates Heaven

Jenna’s podcast is Manna from Pilates Heaven. It never fails to inspire and move me...not just in my Pilates journey, but in my life journey. It is a true gift to the world and I am deeply grateful to Jenna, her sponsors, and all who participate in her programs.

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