Female emPOWERED

A podcast for female fitness & wellness professionals like YOU

I'm Christa Gurka, accidental entrepreneur turned CEO of a multi million dollar health and wellness business. Listen to episodes to hear expert insights and real conversations about what it means to show up, thrive, and — of course — get paid.

 You'll learn what works, what doesn’t, and what REALLY happens behind the scenes of a client-based business. All so you can take away advice and actionable steps that help you become a more successful and confident business owner — on your own terms.

 Check out the most recent episode here!

Interested in being a guest? Email me at [email protected]ilatesinthegrove.com

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Happy Friday, everyone! It’s time for another #FemaleFridays chat with a fellow female professional. In this new episode, I talk to Kerry McGinn, physical therapist, personal trainer, and yoga instructor based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Welcome back to another episode of Female emPOWERED! Do you want to know what I learned the hard way when I first started (and then tried to grow) my business? Not all Google advice is good, and not all free strategies apply to your business.

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Time for another #FemaleFridays chat to end the week! In my latest episode, I got to speak with Theresa Pride, physical therapist and Pilates instructor. Theresa is also the CEO and founder of Pride Physique, a Pilates studio based in Atlanta that went virtual during the start of the pandemic in 2020.

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Welcome back to another edition of Female emPOWERED! Today I have my COO and CFO, Steve joining me today. Steve has been a big part of Pilates in the Grove growth over the last few years and today we’re talking all about profits, processes and financials. 

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Are you ready for another #FemaleFridays chat? My latest guest on the Female emPOWERED Podcast is Justine Calderwood, a women’s health physical therapist and certified birth healing specialist based in Colorado. Through her private practice called The Healing Spot, Justine helps mainly pregnant and postpartum moms, but also women who deal with chronic pain.

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Welcome back to another episode of Female emPOWERED! Today is all about becoming a better leader  and what it means to really be a CEO in your business. At some point, as a business owner, you have to step out of the role of business owner and into the role of leader and CEO.

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Happy Friday! My newest #FemaleFridays guest on the Female emPowered Podcast is Felicia Alexander, co-founder of Los Angeles-based fitness boxing concept called BoxUnion. Felicia also became one of my closest friends after we met in a mastermind, so I was really excited to catch up with her and share our discussion with you all on the podcast!

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Welcome back to another episode of Female emPOWERED! Today we’re going to be talking about hiring because if you want to grow your business at some point you will be considering bringing on team members.

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It’s everyone’s favorite day of the week! For our latest #FemaleFridays chat on the Female emPowered Podcast, I talked to Jennifer Hutton, a pediatric physical therapist based in Nashville. Jennifer is also the founder of Building Allyship, a community of healthcare professionals who are looking to be better allies for their BIPOC peers. 

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Welcome back to another episode! Are you using email marketing to its best abilities?? Email marketing can seem complex but it doesn't have to be. It’s one of THE best forms of communication you can have with  your customers. Why? Because you OWN that platform!

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Who’s ready for another #FemaleFridays chat? My latest guest on the Female emPOWERED Podcast is Jennifer Maanavi, CEO and co-founder of Physique 57, an international boutique fitness studio and media business headquartered in New York City. Jennifer and I met in a mastermind together, and because she’s always inspired me, I couldn’t wait to have her as a guest on the podcast!

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In this episode I’m sharing tips that  I use to help clients and business owners design their marketing strategy without spending thousands of dollars... 

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Meet Lencola, creator of Black to Pilates

Lencola has been in the business for over 16 years, and recently, she launched a teacher training program online called Black to Pilates. 

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Welcome back to another episode! Have you ever read someone’s website or social media post and thought "Yes.. it's like you're in my head!"? Well, that’s because that company really understands their ideal customers. Do YOU understand your customers like that? Let’s find out in today’s episode!

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Welcome to our #FemaleFridays Feature! This is where I share real and raw conversations I had with fellow female professionals. We’re talking about how they got their start in their business journeys, their challenges that all brings a few laughs and even some tears along the way.

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Hi there! Welcome to the Female emPowered Podcast! I’m Christa Gurka and on the surface, I am an Orthopedic Physical Therapist specializing in Pilates-based rehabilitation. I own, operate and teach at Pilates in the Grove, which serves the Coconut Grove and South Miami communities with...

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