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HeadFloater™ WORKSHOP JAN 11 – FREE

I hope you had a Merry Christmas!  
I enjoyed my family so much 
and now I’m looking forward to see what the new year will bring!
This past year I was introduced to 2 new products that are my absolute favorite things:
1. the TYE4® and 2. the HeadFloater™ both invented by
I use them both regularly and when I don’t I misses it greatly!
If you live in the Nashville area, you have a chance to come experience the HeadFloater on January 11!  I am holding a FREE workshop and if you use a computer, drive a car, spend any time on your phone or iPad, read books, play sports, or have any kind of shoulder or neck tension, 
I will do two 30 minute sessions.  One will start at 9 am and the second will start at 9:30.  We will be at 
524 N. University St.
Murfreesboro, Tn
The Workshop is FREE
The HeadFloater is $35
email for questions and to buy a HeadFloater



TYE4 Training Workshop for
Pilates Instructors
Barre Studios
Group Exercise
Dance Studios
Gymnastics Coaches
Martial Arts Instructors
Personal Trainers
Physical Therapist
NOVEMBER 23   2-5 pm
Located at 
Life Fitness Academy South
620 Church St. E
Brentwood, Tn  37027
Register HERE
Limited space so DON’T WAIT!


See what About.com has to say about the Tye4®!

“The Tye4® is resistance training equipment that is worn on the body as a small harness with specially designed thin bungee cords that attach to the arms and feet. Originally developed for standing Pilates exercises, it helps improve balance and posture and has a wide variety of applications.

Balance and Resistance with Tye4®
What is so great about the Tye4® is that the lines of resistance feedback to the core of your body. This is a very Pilates approach to fitness. It’s an effect we get from much of the larger Pilates equipment like the reformer, but getting that direct feedback with something as portable as the Tye4 is unusual. For example, even exercise bands tend to pull oddly at the distant ends of our arms and legs as we use them in resistance training, and we have to use extra focus to make sure we are working from our core. The Tye4® is a more core-direct experience. It is also more stabilizing for the joints this way.This is not super resistance training that we are talking about. We are still in the realm of Pilates where we are more interested in core strength and stability than pumping up our muscles unnecessarily. Therefore, the bungee cords do not need to be very thick and the adjustable lengths are set to give just enough resistance to tone the muscles and activate the core. They can be crossed or held shorter to increase their resistance or stabilizing effect.The feedback the bungee cords provide also help the body figure out where it is in space, and how it needs to organize to maintain balance. There is a whole repertoire of standing Pilates exercises developed for use with the Tye4® to take advantage of the enhanced proprioceptive aspect of it. Dancers and Pilates teachers, of course take to it very naturally, but I can imagine that eventually it will be used to help many people who need extra balance training.”

Read the full article HERE. 
Click HERE to get TYE4® CLASS description

Click HERE to learn more about how awesome the Pilates is.
And Click HERE to take a peek at the Official Tye4® Launch I had the privilege of being a part of in New York July 20th!


Email me  
 for class schedule and sign up
FOLLOW my Tye4® Facebook Page 
Nashville Fitness
Tye4 will be featured and used at the Health & Fitness Retreat 
Email for details.


Baseball and Pilates

I’m loving this season at the baseball field 
cheering on my son and his team.  Aren’t they cute???
  I love watching their hard work pay off as the kids improve in their skills.  They throw, bat and catch over and over and over to develop the muscle memory to perfect the form for each skill.  
Sport specific practice on the field is essential, but it’s not the only way to improve as an athlete.  I love that Coach Tim encourages our boys to take gymnastics.  He understands how important core strength, balance, agility and coordination is for these boys. 
 These skills will make them more efficient!

In addition to gymnastics, 
Pilates exercises should be at the foundation of a baseball players workout.
LIVESTRONG talks about how pilates is a great way to improve specific skills for baseball.  

  • Pilates exercises strengthen the hip flexors that assist in rounding bases and catching balls while off balance and on the move.
  • Pilates exercises increase flexibility that will greatly reduce the chance of injury on the field.
  • A specific example is the single straight leg stretch which can improve core endurance and flexibility of the hamstring.  This in-turn will generate torque in baseball specific movement.
Read more at LIVESTRONG.com

Aubrey Huff of the San Francisco Giants gives credit to Pilates for his great shape and how he felt in 2010 when he was one of the best hitters in the major leagues.

Huff’s wife is a Pilates instructor, and before the 2010 season he did it three times a week. His muscles felt better, his back didn’t hurt as much and his general sense of well-being was enhanced.  

Read more about Aubrey Huff’s Pilates testimony here. 

 “I want to be one of THOSE kind of baseball players… a major league player.”

Iver Benson, age 6