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PILATES stripped down

PILATES stripped down

By Kit Matthews
Join Master Trainer, Kit Matthews and other top Pilates industry guests to discuss the Pilates industry and how to most successfully navigate the current environment and more!
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Season 2 Episode 2
Finding your fit: What to expect when looking for a job in Pilates. Ana Macias of MNT Studios in the Bay Area of California joins me to chat about what to look for in a studio, what to expect and the best ways to prepare. You can reach Ana at or leave me a message on Enjoy and thanks for listening!
December 26, 2020
Season 2 Episode 1 - Heartful living: how nutrition, movement and self-worth effect overall health
Welcome back! As we look to the new year (goodbye 2020!) and a fresh start, my goal is to provide you with tips and resources to help you move forward and thrive. In episode 1, Jen Bellanger joins me for an in depth look at how nutrition effects our daily lives and wellbeing. Contact Jen at  or leave a message for me after the podcast. 
December 07, 2020
Episode 6: The Importance of Education and Continuing Education: There is room for us all
What can I say about education of any kind? How important is it really? Heather Willer, Owner of Axis Pilates in Denver, CO, and I discuss how education shapes us as people as well as our potential to grow in our field. Is there really room for all of us? I think so. Listen to hear why.  Have a comment or question? Is there a topic you'd like to hear more about? Leave me a message on the landing page. 
August 24, 2020
Episode 5: The Joy of Movement with Erika Quest
What do snowflakes and humans have in common? We are all UNIQUE. Not one snowflake is like any other and no one human is like any other. We all have our own personal attributes. Exploring what makes us unique is part of the joy! Join me and Erika Quest as we talk not only about joyful movement, but other Pilates things that spark joy and success.  Happy listening. 
August 10, 2020
Episode 4: Studio Types, Cuing and More: How to find the perfect fit for you with Vaness Johnson (Huffman)
Welcome to the funniest episode yet! Vanessa Johnson, Director of International Training at Club Pilates, and I go way back. She was my boss while on the corporate education team at Club Pilates and remains one of my favorite people to this day! In this episode we discuss different types of studios. From a home based studio to boutique studios to larger group class studios. What is the difference? How do you know which is right for you? Listen as we disect a few of the main atributes of each.  Additionally, you'll hear us dicuss different suing styles and education. Note that we get just a little sassy ;) So, enjoy and laugh along with us!  Happy Pilates bodies all! Thanks for listening. - Kit
July 27, 2020
Episode 3: Staying Ahead of the Game with John Garey
If you don't know John Garey, you should. John is a pioneer of Pilates in the digital age. Today, due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are forced to move our teaching to a virtual platform. John has done that, and quite successfully I might add. The difference is that he has been doing this for YEARS! Well before any of the rest of the Pilates community even gave it a thought. Join me as I talk to John about how to successfully teach via a virtual platform and how to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to Pilates.  You can find John on YouTube: or at Be sure to listen to the end to recieve your discount from John! Enjoy.
July 13, 2020
Episode 2: Movement in Motion with Anula Maiberg
Have you ever wondered why you have difficulty with an exercise when your neighbor seems to easily master it? Do you struggle with fining the time to keep up with your own education and continuing education? Join me and @AnulaMaiberg for an in-depth conversation.
June 23, 2020
Episode 1 - Color blind? with Tasha Edwards
Welcome to episode one of Pilates Stripped Down. In this episode I chat with fitness professional and all around wonder woman, Tasha Edwards (@hiphealthychick on all social media). We discuss her experiences as a black woman in the fitness industry.  Enjoy!
June 16, 2020
Welcome to PILATES Stripped Down
Welcome to PILATES Stripped Down. This is an all inclusive dep dive into all things Pilates. Whether you are a Pilates lover or a Pilates professional, I hope you'll join us to hear more about instructors, Pilates education, workshops, discussions on movement and what make this incredible movement method so special.  We have a great line-up for our inaugural season and can't wait to hear what these leaders in the Pilate industry have to share.  Thanks for joining me!
May 29, 2020