FITNESS: WORKOUTS, ARTICLES, REVIEWS

WORKOUTS TO FOLLOW

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Tye4 Mini Leg Workout – 10 min

Tye4 Mini Pilates Workout- 10 min

Tye4 Leg Workout – video

Customized Tye4 “Pick a Stick” Workout

Tye4 Inner Thigh Workout – video

Lunge and Lift Workout

Skateboard Workout - video

Zig-Zag Workout

Quick Home Workout 

PREVIEW WORKOUTS

Tye4 Fusion Demo

Tye4 Stability Ball Demo

Tye4 Pilates Demo

Tye4 Chest/Tricep Workout

EXERCISE DEMOS

Bridge on Ball - video

 

ABOUT TYE4®

TheMethod Pilates Official Tye4 Launch, Chelsea Studios NYC 2013

Tye4 Workshop, NYC July 20, 2013 – quotes, photos 

TheMethod Pilates Standing Pilates Training, NYC June 2014

Classes, Workshops, Links for Tye4

About My Tye4 Classes

Fusion Fever Story:  Pilates Style Magazine

NewsChannel5 – Nashville News – Tye4 Fusion in Gold’s Gym

What to Wear on Your Feet

Photos & Quotes from Tye4 Fusion Class

When I discovered Tye4, Feb. 2012 – Prototype 

NEW from TheMethod Pilates 

 

POSTS ABOUT FITNESS

History of Pilates

Muscle Injury Rehab

Staying Fit on Vacation

Running & Pilates = BFF

Fitmark Guest Blog:  Pilates for Runners

Fitmark Guest Blog:  The NEW Tye4

Fittmark Guest Blog:  Confessions of a Trainer 

Sand Workouts

Outdoor Fitness:  Tools & Tips

Pilates Rocks!

Pilates Style Magazine:  Tye4

TheMethod Pilates

Interview with ‘Real Into’

Look Back:  Fitness Vacation 2012

Weight Training Facts for WOMEN

A Little Anatomy:  Find Your Anchor

 

WORKOUT FOODS

Pre- and Post Workout Food

 

FITNESS REVIEWS

About.com – Tye4 Review

HeadFloater™

Hyperwear Sandbells 

Nike Free 5.0 Shoes

Colosseum Fitness Apparel 

Aquagear Filter Water Bottle 

PowerICE

H3O Aquatics

Mung Bean Pasta – 24 Day Challenge Food!

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I’m pretty pumped about this new food thing I’ve found.  I actually want to thank my Sis-In-Law, Amy, for introducing it and sharing some for me to try!  So, this is “pasta” that is really beans – and it’s great for all you 24 Day Challengers!  Many of us are doing the challenge this time of year to boost our immune system and see to it that we have control going into the holidays.  Ok, calm down.  I know… beans???  That doesn’t sound so yummy… so that’s why I decided to fall on my sword, try it first, and THEN give an honest assessment of it.

Today I cooked this one.  I cooked it like normal pasta, then seasoned with salt and pepper, sprinkled with parmesan cheese and drizzled with olive oil.  Kept it simple and I LOVED it!  Really really LOVED it!  I’m not lying.  Nothin’ wrong with this.

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It’s made of Mung Beans.  I’m sure I’ve eaten them before and just didn’t know it.  In all honesty, I really didn’t know what that was, so I googled it.  Good stuff!!!  Read about it here.

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Pretty cool.

There are other kinds of this “pasta” that I will try out and report back on!

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In the mean time, you really should get this food in your pantry ASAP.

You can order it below ::
Fettuchini, Mung Bean, 7.05 OZ Set of 6

 

TYE4 CHEST/TRICEP WORKOUT PREVIEW

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We just spent a great week in the cool little German town my parents live in – New Braunfels, Tx.  It’s a tourism town and a GREAT place to visit!  There are two rivers that run through the town, and I couldn’t help but use both of them as a backdrop for your next workout videos :).  First, we filmed behind Bubba’s Big Deck at Gruene River Co., right on the Guadalupe River.  It’s a gorgeous location with it’s huge old trees, the river rapids and the interesting wildlife all around.  In the summer months, this is an awesome place to tube the river, kayak or just hang at the bar and watch all the river traffic pass.

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TYE4® LEG WORKOUT VIDEO

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Here’s a quick TYE4 LEG sequence you can add to an existing routine or use it as a stand alone, mini workout you can squeeze into your day. These mini videos were inspired from multiple requests I’ve been getting for “lunch break” workouts. It’s short, but I promise you WILL be feeling your legs and core when your done!!!

 

HISTORY OF PILATES & MY PILATES BEGINNING

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I fell in love with Pilates and committed to study it and share it with others after I experienced life-improving results from it 12 years ago.
Out of college, I earned my AFAA Group Fitness Certification and began teaching fast pace, high energy, sweaty group fitness classes at Memorial Hermann Wellness Center in Houston, Tx.  I loved it!  After some time my boss, Joetta Dickerson  [opened the first Pilates studio in Houston] told me she wanted to start training me in Pilates through the PhysicalMind Institute because she was wanting to add Mat and Reformer Pilates to our schedule there at the Wellness Center.  I originally thought, “Sure, that will be an easy class to teach.”
First order of business, take a Pilates class. At this point I had NO IDEA what this even was… and I was probably pronouncing it wrong as well!  So, first class,  I set my mat up in the back of the room and was ready to memorize these exercises.  I remember the lights were dimmed and the atmosphere was quiet and calm.  I was afraid I would fall asleep… after all, we were laying down… with the lights out…  Joetta had us breathe and she led us into the first exercise.  WOW… it was really hard!  I could’t do a lot of them, and what I could do felt very sloppy, tight and uncoordinated.  Ugh, what was happening??? I was an athlete and a group fitness instructor!  I thought I was strong before and what I quickly learned was that my strength was extremely imbalanced.
My takeaway… I NEED TO PRACTICE!!!  I started practicing Pilates every night just so I could build strength to perform the exercises.  I started reading materials that Joetta gave me to study and began observing her sessions.  At this point Joetta was working with the Houston Rockets Basketball Team. An impressional moment I will never forget was watching Joetta work with Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon on his Roll-Up.  It was CRAZY!  This giant man could hardly do it… and his flexibility was not great.  At all.  This was the moment Pilates got my attention.
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Photo credit: Memorial Hermann Wellness Center

Joetta Dickerson and Hakeem Olajuwon
 So after a month of daily practice, my hubby started noticing changes in MY body!  My shape was changing!!!  Now, I didn’t start doing this for my own benefits.  This was my job.  I wasn’t looking for results but the results found me!  I gained flexibility I’d NEVER had before.  I felt great.  My shape completely changed and I rehabbed my shoulder that I was suppose to have had surgery on 5 years prior and didn’t.   This happened during the time I was studying Reformer Pilates.  I COULD NOT BEIEVE THIS!
As I studied this Method, I began to identify with Joseph Pilates… being that we were both sick kids and wanted nothing more that to be strong, fit and healthy.
I enjoy and see the benefit in a variety of fitness methods, but Pilates will ALWAYS be a part of what I do and what I teach.  This is something that will keep my body young and add value to my life as long as I live.
So now watch this cute little video and get a peek of the History of Pilates.

TYE4 VIDEO – WORKOUT ON STABILITY BALL

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HAPPY WEEKEND TO YOU!!!
 
Take a few minutes and check out how we used the Tye4 in class this week.  You can totally do this anywhere and get a more intense, supported workout.  We used the arm bungees in back cross position and it supported the lower back and felt great!  Wow, our legs were screaming after this set!  
LOVE IT!!!!

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Soon we will have a series of 10 minute workouts up so don’t miss out!  
 
 

DIY TOOTHPASTE VIDEO

Take a few minutes and see how incredibly easy it is to make toothpaste at home.  We’ve been doing this for a year and love it SO MUCH MORE that the store brands.  
P.S.  It also whitens the teeth!
Score.

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It’s on SALE right now!!!  Yay
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MUSCLE INJURY REHAB… WHAT I DO

“Hamstring strain injuries are very common in sports.  They can become chronic, nagging injuries due to scar tissue formation with up to a 63% chance of re-injury.”  
Dynamic Physical Therapy & Sports Enhancement

In high school – long, long ago – I injured my hamstring playing sports and have re-injured it many times since.  It’s SO frustrating.  

Five months ago I developed a pinched bursa in my left hip —> which led to spasms in my gluteus medius  – a TRUE pain in the butt! —> and then the problem trickled down into my hamstring… because it will take any opportunity to cause me grief.

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