My Daughter TAYLOR has taken over my Youtube Channel!!!

She follows Youtuber Cassey Ho → Blogilates ← and wanted us to try her PARTNER WORKOUT. It was so fun and I was laughing so hard I could hardly talk… But we did it! We mastered almost all of these exercises.


Share with a friend and give it a try!

Subscribe HERE to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss the next videos. I have a feeling this won’t be the last Taylor-takeover 😳



A few weeks ago we filmed the TYE4® FUSION class for the PhysicalMind Institute Certification Program.  I earned my certification in NYC 2 years ago —» more on that here «— and now PMI is creating online training so many more people can add this class to their schedule!  FUSION is a fun class that hits the whole body and provides a challenging, safe and effective workout.


In each section, the music and tone of the class changes so it’s never boring.  TYE4 provides the option for participants to either modify and add assistance when needed, or add different levels of resistance for more advanced clients.  This is every instructors DREAM and it’s honestly perfect!  I’ve been teaching group classes since 1999 (pleeeeezzz don’t do math right now) so I know what I’m talking about!

AND I LOVE THIS PART→ Finally we can train specific muscle groups like the latissimus dorsi, and other hard to target muscles in group exercise settings!!!  By the end of the workout, every major muscle group has been targeted and challenged AND the all important and overlooked stabilizers in the ankles, knees, hips and shoulders have been strengthened as well.  #MicDrop #seriously


It’s exciting being part of the teacher training program.  I love sharing tips, tricks and techniques I’ve learned in my test groups and classes.
—» INSTRUCTORS and TRAINERS… Check out the certification programs being offered by PhysicalMind Institute– they are exactly what we and our clients need for our aging MODERN BODIES.

This FUSION training class will be added to the program soon!

So while you wait for the video to be edited, scroll down and check out the VIDEO SHOOT AFTER PARTY!  After 5 hours of working, we got silly and this happened.  I didn’t even realize what we were doing until I got the pictures and video footage back.  Needless to say, we had a fun, energetic, talented team 🙂  Next post I’ll introduce each instructor, so don’t be a stranger!!

Filmed at GYM5 in Nashville, TN


↑ Official pre-video locker room selfie ↑

↓ Screen shots from the video footage ↓

↓ Attempt to get a group pic ↓




»»» video below «««

Meet my friend and client Kay Walker. She is 72 years old and was diagnosed with Polio when she was 8 months old. I have the privilege of helping her discover that she CAN exercise! Four years ago she bravely attended my St. Augustine Fitness Retreat.  We worked multiple times a day learning her limits, but more importantly discovering what she COULD DO.  Since then we have spent the past few years personalizing her exercise to meet her lifestyle… which is unbelievably active!!

She lives in San Antonio, TX and I live in Nashville, Tn … 1,000 miles away.  The Fitness Retreat set the stage for our trainer/client relationship and we are able to work together, no matter how many miles apart we are.  A concentrated week allowed me to understand her physically, mentally and emotionally so that I can guide and coach her appropriately.. and it built a foundation of trust in her for me as trainer.  She was passing through Nashville a few weeks ago and we were able to get in a few personal sessions.

She uses the TYE4® system to provide assistance when needed and it enables her to perform movements she could not do otherwise.

Watch this video and be inspired! The first few minutes I introduce her and then we let you sit in on one of our sessions.


“Thank you Ashley,

I feel very privileged to know you and to have had you personally help me to find exercises that I can do. I am probably like most people, if I couldn’t do the exercises that I saw on tapes, I would tend to want to give up. From you I have learned to start with the parts that I can do. I don’t have to be perfect!…such a relief! I also learned to start small, start slow, and not overdo but watch for progress over time and celebrate that progress. Already just since last week I am not having to hand move my leg over anymore! I love the Tye4! It multiplies my efforts and helps me make moves that I really can’t do on my own. Maybe it is giving “memory” to muscles that have not been strong enough on their own strength. Thank you so much for working with me. Just after a few minutes of “working out” my body feels all warm, not sweaty but radiant and glowing! I think it is not only from the physical exercise but my heart and mind know I’ve taken a step and am doing something good for myself…body and soul! Thank you. Love you.”

– Kay Walker –

Purchase a TYE4 → PhysicalMind Institute

and use coupon code:  Tye4WithAshley for $5 off!!!!


Don’t look at this as a workout but a part of your morning routine. It can look something like this… brush teeth… drink coffee//my go-to →Advocare Spark//or whatever makes you nice to people … TYE4 … shower …

This is a PERFECT way to start your day… stretched, moving and the proper posture muscles activated. AND BONUS:: you DO get a workout!!! This tones the back, abs, arms AND legs! #WIN

You can also use this as a warm-up before running or lifting.

If you don’t already have one, purchase your TYE4 here
>>> and use discount code >>> tye4withAshley to save $5!!!

Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more TYE4 videos! Thanks 🙂 Oh, and let me know in the comments below what you’d like to see next!

Take a look at 840WEST for more info on TYE4 Sports and Osteoporosis prevention.

Filmed at: the Garage Barre Studio, Murfreesboro TN
Follow on Instagram: @thebaristas


I love this new TYE4®! Here are a few clips of me playing around in it as I design a new class sequence. TYE4 allows us to stretch deeper, push further and really challenge the stabilizing muscles. I love it!

Learn more at PhysicalMind Institute, NYC – TheMethod Pilates and purchase your TYE4 here

>>> use coupon code: tye4withashley to get $5 off your TYE4!



It’s that time of year when I make the Plantain Tincture.  This will be my 5th year making it and I promise I wouldn’t keep doing this if it didn’t work.  Plus, it’s seriously the easiest thing ever.  This single batch lasts all year and I even have extra to share with friends.  We use it for all the bug bites… spider, bee, mosquito, wasps (those evil little monsters) and also snake bites (not that I’ve ever been bit, but if I do…).  This can also be used for splinters.  The plantain has a pulling agent and it heals the wounded area really good!  I had a small allergic reaction rash on my arm to some grass or something last week.  I sprayed my potion on it and BAM!!!… the itching and bumps disappeared in a few minutes.  Watch the video and make some this season.  Parents, this stuff stinks and can sting a little, but send it to camp this year with your kids.  My kids friends now ask what that weird stuff is I make b’c they want some hehehe.  Check it out and watch the video ↓↓↓


I’m obsessed with COCONUT.  OBSESSED.  It’s just the best… health, seriously tasty, versatile and every time it tricks me into thinking I’m on a beautiful tropical island.


FACT:  I have a jar of coconut oil in almost every room in my house and use it for

  • cooking
  • vanilla coconut ice cream I eat almost every day
  • toothpaste
  • makeup remover
  • lotion
  • lip balm
  • …  It’s just perfect.

A friend of mine wanted to feed my obsession and shared this ingenious recipe with me.  And because I’m so nice I thought I’d pass this beauty along to you!  🙂



If you watch SURVIVOR, you know that when you crack open a coconut, you find the clear coconut water and you will also see the meat.  Coconut milk and cream are made by boiling the meat in water.

• COCONUT MILK: Coconut milk has the liquid consistency of cow’s milk and is made from simmering one part shredded coconut in one part water.

• COCONUT CREAM: Coconut cream is much thicker and richer. It is made from simmering four parts shredded coconut in one part water. The cream that rises to the top of a can of coconut milk is also considered coconut cream.

• CREAM OF COCONUT: Cream of coconut is a sweetened version of coconut cream, and is often used for desserts and mixed drinks. Because of the added sugar, it is usually not interchangeable with coconut cream…read more and find recipes at

This recipe is made with COCONUT CREAM.

I accidentally used CREAM OF COCONUT the first time. #fail


It was EXTREMELY rich. IDK maybe you would like it but it does have added sugar.

So this is where I keep the recipe in my kitchen —» on a cabinet door.  If you come over for a party I will use stuff from the top shelf.


This can be adjusted for your taste and it makes about 7-8 4oz jars.

  • add your favorite berries
  • to make it sweeter, add honey
  • don’t freak out that it has avocado… you won’t even know it’s in there

OH AND THIS::  after you spoon out the coconut cream, separate the water and use it in smoothies or whatever.  It’s COCONUT WATER!!


BLEND all those ingredients and chill.



Give it a try and let me know what ya think!



Take a few minutes and find out how I met the TYE4, why I fell in love with it, how it’s being used all over the world and a few testimonies at the end.


Here are all the links I talked about in this video

••• History and Benefits of Pilates

••• Pilates Style Magazine – TYE4 Story

••• TYE4 Fit and Instructions…

••• Bone Up™
Osteoporosis Prevention Class

••• Gym Guy John’s TYE4 Testimony…

••• BUY TYE4 – $79.50

—» COUPON CODE: tye4withashley

••• TYE4 Sports & Online Coaching

80Bites Program 

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