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
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.
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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or if you want to build a strong, lean, balanced body for yourself… get connected. Check out the training programs that offer the most cutting edge curriculum for the 21st century.
“If Joseph Pilates were alive today, he would applaud the innovation we have brought to his original exercises. As he created the original movements as a response to the needs of a population almost a century ago, we at the Institute have developed a coherent, no nonsense program for addressing the needs of the 21st century client.” TheMethod Pilates
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, YOU NEED TO COME!!!
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
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!
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