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
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!!!
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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