HEART WALK 2017

American Heart Association

It was such an honor leading the ‘Pilates style’ warm-up this weekend for the American Heart Association Rutherford Co Heart Walk!  We had a great turnout and beautiful weather.

Highlights from the day ↓ Follow me on Instagram!! @ashleybensonfitness

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PILATES QUOTES

PILATES PRODUCES RESULTS

“I wish I could zap you with how good I feel after I go to Pilates! You would understand why I love it and encourage you to go!”  Jean Hill

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 “Finally a workout I can look forward to. But is it really a workout?! I don’t even break a sweat!  I had noticeable results in flexibility and posture after only a few classes.”  Collette Ashley

Nashville Fitness

 “Pilates is a workout but it’s not exhausting. I usually feel relaxed and less stressed after class. It involves stretching, balancing and I have noticed my posture has been better, others have notice too. My shoulders aren’t scrunched up underneath my ears either, they’re more relaxed. Ashley is an awesome instructor that loves what she does & helping people. Each person in the class is different not only in age, shape and size but also in levels of flexibility and fitness. Exercises are well explained & shown. She can modify the exercise for everyone’s need, as a beginner or to make it more difficult, your choice. It’s for anyone.”  Jennifer Fopiano

We love using the TYE4 apparatus to provide assistance to overstressed areas like neck and hip flexors.  We also use it to add resistance through full range of motion to add intensity.

Check it out!  PhysicalMindInstitute.com

Purchase TYE4 here

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FUSION PILATES ONLINE WORKOUT LAUNCHED!

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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.

 

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Pilates Certification

TYE4® TRAINING – CLIENT WITH POLIO

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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!!

PILATES with TYE4®

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!

TYE4® 2016

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

Purchase TYE4® – $80 BUY NOW

Subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel for TYE4 workouts and ideas.

Join the TYE4 COACHING GROUP for content and support!

• HERE’S TO A STRONG START TO OUR NEW YEAR •

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FOOTBALL PRE-SEASON CONDITIONING WITH TYE4

 

Football Pre-season strength and speed conditioning using TYE4@ to speed up and enhance results – with Coach Lyle Haywood

Fit Specialist at Fleet Feet Sports
Group Fitness Manager at Gold’s Gym
Les Mills GRIT Coach
Les Mills Bodyattack Instructor

Academic Scholarship to MTSU,
NJCAA All American XC and Track Athlete
NJCAA National XC Champion

More info on TYE4 Wearable Resistance for Sports Performance, visit

840 West Sports Training 

Contact jeremy@840west.org to talk about TYE4 conditioning for your athlete!

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Left: Speed/Strength/Agility Training Coach Lyle Haywood

Right: Flexibility/Mobility/Core Training Coach Ashley Benson

Center: Athlete Austin Henderson

[Football Quarterback, Whitworth Buchanan Middle School- Murfreesboro, Tn]

↓ Quote from Kim Henderson, Austin’s mom ↓

“Parents of Athletes…..This has been a GAME CHANGER for Austin…..strengthening Stabilizer muscles, increased mobility, improved accuracy, flexibility, & speed….. No more back pain, minimal knee pain in knees that were bone on bone w/Osgood Slotter….after 2 football practices daily!! Can’t say enough about AshleyBensonFitness…..LIFE CHANGING!!!”

6 WEEK TYE4 BOOTCAMP – CLASSES STARTING THIS WEEK!!!

CLASSES OFFERED

TYE4 FUNDAMENTALS [Monday 7:00 pm, Crossfit Murfreesboro]
learn how to use Tye4 in more complex variations to maximize results, learn how to apply it to a variety of different exercise styles and get an awesome workout at the same time

TYE4 PILATES [Tuesday 5:15 pm, The WareHouse, Murfreesboro]
build long, lean muscle, increase flexibility & mobility, and strengthen your entire core

TYE4 HIIT [Wednesday 7:00 pm, Crossfit Murfreesboro]
high intensity interval training – using Tye4 will increase intensity, burn more calories and protect the joints while working harder

TYE4 FUSION [Friday 8:45 am, Murfreesboro KettleBell Gym]
cardio, barre, strength and Pilates

Space is limited.  Once you purchase your class you spot will be held.

*** You will need to bring a mat to class. For Pilates, non-slip socks or ToeSox are preferred. For more on what to wear with Tye4, check out this post.

LOCATIONS

CrossFit Murfreesboro
831 Park Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN 37128

The Warehouse
730-A Middle Tennessee Blvd. Suite #14
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Murfreesboro Kettlebell Gym
(Stronghold Fitness)
730-A Middle Tennessee Blvd. Suite #9
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

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PURCHASE TYE4 WEARABLE RESISTANCE — SHOP NOW

FULL VIDEO WORKOUT 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!!

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Questions, email me!

ashley@ashleybensonfitness.com

 

TYE4® FIT & INSTRUCTION VIDEO

Tye4 wearable resistance/assistance system is an incredible tool to add to many different exercise and athletic programs.  From Pilates/Dance to Physical Therapy and Sports Training

PURCHASE TYE4 WEARABLE RESISTANCE — SHOP NOW

FULL VIDEO WORKOUT 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!!

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Questions, email me!

ashley@ashleybensonfitness.com

HISTORY OF PILATES & MY PILATES BEGINNING

new Pilates classes launched!

Check out this fun crash course on the History of Pilates


NOW FOR MY PILATES STORY

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.

And now the NEW Tye4® System from Pilates PhysicalMind Institute is the latest in the Pilates evolution.  It’s a wearable Reformer that can go anywhere!

More TYE4 videos and workouts on my Youtube Channel:

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New classes and programs at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Wellness Center, Murfreesboro Tennessee.

Pilates Classes

Check 840west.org for more info.

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