As I reflect on 2017, I am overwhelmed from the growth and opportunities. This past year I found myself growing with not just one team, but multiple teams. The mission is still the same, but it’s a lot more fun and moves a lot faster together!
—» 2017 HIGHLIGHTS «—
FEBRUARY – Release of my first Pilates DVD → also available for digital download ashleybensonfitness.vhx.tv ← find them here! I’m closing out the year with 6 videos and will be adding more in 2018.
APRIL – I was contacted by Pilates Style Magazine for an interview.. my story was published in the May/June issue
Core strength/core stability is the ability of the abdominals, back muscles and pelvic floor to support the spine and keep the body stable, safe and balanced. This is a fundamental in any physical activity and is key to preventing injury and performing at full potential in sports.
We have to be intentional to gain awareness of and develop the powerhouse muscles. It requires us to slow down, get quiet and concentrate. It’s difficult to feel and control deep muscles, but when you do, your perspective on movement changes. The hands and knees demo below is an exercise our clients do to help build a strong core base.
We add TYE4 to help understand and feel the body positioning. It also requires more muscles to fire from the start 🔥 I made Kelsey Feltman try it with and then with out TYE4, and this was her feedback:
► WEARING TYE4
gives feedback to help with form
resistance (much harder work for abs, triceps, quads, and hamstring)
arms and legs reach longer
feel muscles firing immediately
brings you back to home base automatically
► NO TYE4
easier but less controlled
harder time telling if hips are tucked
have to do more reps to feel muscles
easy to not be aligned
TYE4 • PARASETTER • MINIS • HEADFLOATER workshop coming to the Nashville area! Details will be posted soon. Perfect for chiropractors, massage therapist, trainers, coaches, instructors and everyone else who helps people improve their body. Also great for individuals. Let me know if you want early bird info.. comment below, message or email email@example.com
Check out this new video in my warm-up/ recovery series. This one is for FEET… a highly neglected, yet extremely important area of the body. You can repair and avoid common feet and ankle problems with a pair of MINIS™ and these simple exercises.
I did a product review last fall and have NOT STOPPED using them!!, PLUS my clients testimonies after prepping the feet before workout/ running or after long days on their feet are insane! I’ll share the testimonies soon, but for now you can trust me and get your hands on a set of MINIS™ $24
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.
Today I made a new batch of my DIY AFTER SUN LOTION and I thought I’d share what I do with you! This is absolutely the best solution for my skin after spending a glorious day in the sun. It’s kinda obvious and it’s super easy and cheap. This AFTER SUN LOTION works better than any store brand I’ve tried. I made it for the first time after getting a chemical burn from using a chemical sun screen.
BOOOOO OUCH NOOOOO NEVER AGAIN
I normally use a natural sunscreen brand ♥Alba Botanica♥ is my ALL TIME FAVORITE ♥ but this particular pool day I was without it and used my friends sun spray.
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.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!!!
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 😳