Whether you work the gym into your weekly routine, attend exercise classes, work with a trainer or workout at home, you have intentionally added fitness to your routine. I hope you have found a workout program that is efficient in getting you to your goals, is safe in preventing injuries and building your body stronger, not tearing it down and is something you enjoy doing. Even still, it’s part of your routine. In normal life, we workout to reach a goal – weather it’s to decrease body fat, strengthen muscle, improve cardiovascular system, or provide a “home” we can live in that will support our lifestyle and help us to live to the fullest… and the list goes on. When I’m on vacation, however, you will not find me in a typical hotel gym or visiting a familiar health club to get in a workout. Nope. The essence of vacation is to pause all (or as much) of life that produces stress and requires diligent focus, right? You know, all the routines and demands of life. It’s a time to rest, gain new perspective and refresh the soul. I believe this to be good and true for you physically as well as mentally. Now if you de-stress and “relax” at the gym – more power to ya!
I am NOT implying that vacations need to be lazy. NOT. AT. ALL! Vacation should also include adventure, and this is where activity happens. Staying ACTIVE on vacation can be a lot of fun and will push your body in ways it’s not use to! At the end of the day, this mind set will remove the guilt that accompanies “missing a workout”. Guilt can be replaced by fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment knowing that you’ve challenged your body beyond it’s norm. I like to think of this like a “free” workout”! And you will be able to return back to your normal routine once you get home without missing a beat.
CREATE YOUR OWN WORKOUT ROUTINE USING TYE4® AT HOME!
Write a single exercise on a stick. Customize your workout
If you will be at home most of the day, pick 2 sticks every hour between 7 am and 7 pm and spend 5 minutes performing the exercise… or
On a busy work day, pick 5 sticks in the morning and 5 in the evening… or
You get the idea. Make this work for you! The goal is tostay active, challenge your body beyond its normal load and have fun!
EXERCISES USING TYE4
Chair Squat – front or side Tye4 triangle … add bicep curl and tricep press pack at top of move Plie’ Squat – side triangle … hold squat and add heal raises Reverse lunge – side triangle … add leg kick Tye4® Legs – demo video here Bridge – lay on back holding leg bungee … add leg lifts … add hip lift
Tricep press – standing, arm bungee back cross Tricep dips – arms inside leg bungees ~ demo video here Arm circles – standard Push-ups – leg bungees crossed, arm bungees front cross Plank – arm bungees front cross Gluteus & Hams – hands & knees, leg bungee triangles under hand ~ demo video here Side series – use bungees for either assistance or resistance Side crunch ~ demo video here
Pilates roll up – use either leg bungee cross, front or side triangle ~ demo video here Diagonal roll down – standard, loop 2 Leg circles Tye4 Pilates Series ~demo video here Tye4 Mat Series
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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.
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Last July I did an interview with Carli from Real Into on Fitness Transformations. It was fun to look back at what got me focused and inspired on this journey, why I chose Pilates and how I’ve integrated my passion for health into my family. Take a few minutes and head on over to her blog to read the FULL INTERVIEW.
Since doing this interview, a lot has happened with Tye4! I’ve been to NYC 2 times – once for the training and then back again for a Pilates Style Photo Shoot 🙂 – look for it in March! I’ve also started teaching Tye4 classes and leading workshop to train the trainers. I had an interview on Channel 5 Talk of the Town on Tye4 classes and will begin training athletes with the Tye4 later this month. This is an exciting season! AND we’ve started planning for our next HEALH & FITNESS BEACH VACATION! We will be using Tye4 AND you will take it home with you to continue using. Plus, you will be coached in the kitchen by Holistic Chef Laura Lea and be encouraged and educated on feeding yourself and your family better in the busyness of life. It’s pretty fantastic and we have room for you!
TheMethod Pilates has some amazing new products that we all should take advantage of.
This is a brilliant, simple looking headband with bungees that you pull to create compression around the head. It’s hard to explain until you’ve tried it, but it feels so good and does so much good for the neck, shoulders, and spine when it’s used. Short term use: It relieves neck pain and shoulder tension! After using it, my head feels lighter. Long term use: It will correct “Head Forward Syndrome” Pre-Workout use: I use the HeadFloater in the morning and before bed, but this week I found a new need for it… right before I workout! Occasionally I will do kettlebell swings in the morning for a quick, muscle confusing, full body workout. I usually do 100 swings and then eat breakfast. Well, on this particular morning I thought it would be good to use my HeadFloater after my swings. So I did. When I stood up after using it, I thought, “NOW I feel like I’m ready to do swings.” My posture felt right and my back felt more engaged (very important for kettlebell swings), so I did a few more swings… 100 more because I felt strong and balanced – more so than the first set.
I already knew that HeadFloater sets your head correctly above your body after the use, but this experienced opened my eyes to its value along side exercise. No matter what type of exercise you do, good posture is important to keep the body safe and to work the muscles you are intending on working! Oh, I should tell you: This takes less than 5 minutes to use and fits in your purse or desk drawer. Could not be easier to get an adjustment whenever you need! So there. PURCHASE HeadFloater TODAY!- $35 Take it to the gym and use it before your next class or session or pull it out after a long, stressful conference call or hours bent over at the computer… or after an uncomfortable flight or a bad night sleep. HeadFloater in Pilates Style Magazine – Full Article HERE
The other SUPER EXCITING THING hitting fitness now is the TYE4. The more I use it, the more I LOVE it… and so does everyone else!
My kids have been begging to use it and I kept saying (especially to my 8 yr old) “It just won’t fit you.” Well he really wanted to try, so I thought I’d show him I was right…. OOOPS, I was wrong and it did adjust to his size! I had to grab my camera becasue my kids were having so much fun playing with it and being creative. Watch this 40 sec. video and remember, I gave them NO instruction! (Of course they have watched me use it)
PURCHASE TYE4 wearable resistance system HERE. Workout at home and add momentum to your workouts for faster results!
FULL TYE4 VIDEO WORKOUTs ARE AVALIBLE IN THE 840WEST ONLINE COACHING GROUP!
Join our Online Coaching Group ($10/month) and get more full workout videos, coaching, encouragement and a fun social online space to connect with others in this game to be more healthy and fit! Click HERE for more info!!