JUST LAUNCHED… the latest online Pilates training course from Pilates PhysicalMind Institute!
It is such an honor to be involved with the teacher training program for the original and leading Pilates training center! This project has stretched and challenged me, I have learned so much from working with the Institute.
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.
2016 is going to be an exciting year for TYE4@ wearable resistance system… New classes are popping up all over the world in a variety of locations – from YMCA facilities to elite Dance and Pilates studios to Crossfit gyms. The New York City Ballet trains in TYE4 and this past season, we had a few of the Washington Wizard NBA basketball players using TYE4 to assist with physical therapy and to keep themselves stretched and warm on the sidelines during games. This is so exciting and there is much more to come! Many more instructors are working towards their TYE4 certifications and many people will see life changing benefits from using TYE4! Interested in becoming a TYE4 coach or instructor, visit TheMethod Pilates.com for more info.
It’s so fun to see how diverse this training system is. More people are using TYE4 at home to help them loose weight, build strength, gain flexibility, improve posture, develop better balance & coordination and also rehab their body (specifically ankles, knees and shoulders). It can be worn while doing your regular workout or put it on and clean your house!! Seriously, this is happening!!! Busy moms are now wearing TYE4 while they clean and cook… and they are seeing results!!! When you have it on, the muscles that line and support your spine are engaged, along with your abdominals!!!! It also activates the stabilizer muscles around your ankles, knees, and hips so they are support and strengthened. It’s easy and it’s smart!
Look for the NEW Bone Up™ TYE4 classes coming to the Nashville area in 2016!
Bone Up is a safe and beneficial class designed specifically to those individuals with Osteoporosis, Osteopina, or any condition which limits spinal flexion in exercise.
This class focuses on improving balance, building bone mass, and increasing overall strength, flexibility and endurance with an emphasis on body alignment to ensure safety, regardless of your ability level. read more… Riverbrook Regional YMCA
It was a year ago this week that I was flown out to NYC for the Pilates Style Magazine photo shoot that introduced Tye4® to the Pilates world. This is an experience I’ll never forget. The shoot lasted 5 hours and I was sore in EVERY SINGLE MUSCLE afterwards … so I know exactly what muscles are engaged while using Tye4!!! I now KNOW exactly where my CORE is – I was even sore in my intercostal muscles (the one’s in-between the ribs)! LOL
The atmosphere during the photo shoot was relaxed and it was a lot of fun.
I stayed in the most beautiful room with a view at the Hotel on Rivington.
This was a perfect place to rest, relax and focus on the upcoming shoot.
And of course, I cherished the time with my friend Monica Mendes Bittenbender (also featured in the story), as well as Yuu Fujita-Toews, PhysicalMind Institute Lead Teacher and the most valuable time spent with Joan Breibart – Founder of the PhysicalMind Institute, started the Pilates boom in 1991 and inventor of the Tye4.
Ashley Benson and Joan Breibart
The story was featured in the March/April 2014 edition of Pilates Style Magazine!
A few months after this, I was back in New York for TheMethod Pilates Tye4 Standing Pilates training – see here.
We are still discovering new ways to use the Tye4 and I am more in love with it today as I was the first time I got my hands on a Tye4 prototype Feb. 2012 – a year and a half before it was even released! See my original 2012 post here.
Thanks for taking a trip down memory lane with me. I’m grateful and humbled by this experience, and SO EXCITED for what’s to come!!!
While I was in New York City in December for the Pilates Style Magazine photo shoot, I passed by this adorable shop I just had to check out called MastihaShop. I was so excited to meet the owner, Artemis Kohas. We chatted a while and she told me about the amazing Chios Mastiha…. “Mastiha is the natural and rare tree resin of the pistachio lentiscus var Chia tree. Scientific research has shown that this resin has anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory qualities. It has been documented from antiquity for its health benefits, its use as the first natural chewing gum and as a cooking spice. Today, it is still chewed as well as used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and in the culinary world. Chios Mastiha contributes to a healthy gastrointestinal system and has beneficial effects for both oral hygiene and skin care.” So cool! I love this.
MastihaShop highlights and promotes the Mediterranean lifestyle of health, well-being and natural products stemming back centuries. Read more of their story and incredible vision for the shop here.
MastihaShop carries all kinds of products,
most of which contain Mastiha and lots of quality greek products!
TOOTHPASTE & MOUTHWASH
CHEWING GUM & MINTS
JAMS & MARMALADES
SAUCES & SEASONINGS
SPREADS & MUSTARD
OIL & VINEGAR
BATH & BODY
… and much more!
GREAT PLACE TO GET COOL, UNIQUE, HEALTHY, LOVEY GIFTS!!!
I just completed the PhysicalMind Institute 2 day E401 Standing Pilates Workshop held at the Chelsea Studios in New York, NY taught by Yuu Fujita, Institute Lead Teacher. Traditionally, Pilates is practiced on large equipment like the Reformer and Cadillac and is not always accessible to everyone. Mat Pilates is less expensive, does not require a lot of space, and can be followed by video or live streaming. Often Mat Pilates classes will involve small equipment like a ring, bands or balls. Still, performing Pilates exercise standing has been challenging to master.
For this training, we used the NEW Tye4® wearable resistance system from TheMethod Pilates. It’s a harness that fits over the shoulder and connects higher on the chest, or lower depending on comfort. It’s easy to put on and can be adjusted quickly. It has loops that connect to each foot anchoring the single leg bungee and hand loops that anchor the single arm bungee. While standing, the bungees function like a “bar” and gives support to movement that require balance. Because it’s not as stable as an actual bar, it requires the body to work harder to balance. This type of work is great for developing strong stabilizer muscles and a strong core. The bungees can also be used to assist in movement and of course we used them to create resistance in the standing position – up to 40 lbs depending on how the bungees are used! We also worked through Pilates fundamentals and traditional exercises on the mat. In this case, the Tye4 functions like a Reformer by providing assistance and resistance. Mat Pilates is much more effective when using Tye4. It can also be used on different Pilates apparatus – see here
It is such an honor to be on thePhysicalMind Institute website showing Tye4®. This is the original and leading Pilates Certifying Institution. The latest from the Institution is Standing Pilates, Circular Pilates, Tye4®, HeadFloater™ and 80Bites – a weight loss program that is comparable with the Pilates principles: less is more.
If you are a Pilates instructor, want to become a Pilates instructor, a physical therapist, a dance instructor, gym owner or athletic coach …
or if you want to build a strong, lean, balanced body for yourself… get connected. Check out the training programs that offer the most cutting edge curriculum for the 21st century.
“If Joseph Pilates were alive today, he would applaud the innovation we have brought to his original exercises. As he created the original movements as a response to the needs of a population almost a century ago, we at the Institute have developed a coherent, no nonsense program for addressing the needs of the 21st century client.” TheMethod Pilates