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This is such an exciting time!
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!
More about it HERE.
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!

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!!



 Fitmark has a great blog for fitness enthusiasts written by an impressive list of Fitmark Ambassadors.  I have the privilage of being one of them!  
“We are a group of athletes across the globe coming together to promote health, fitness, style, and success.” Fitmark
I’m excited today because FitmarkBags.com just published my TYE4® Review post!  Come over and read it.  After, you will understand how Tye4 will enhance your workout and how I am using it in my TYE4 Fusion Class and the TYE4 Pilates Class.  
Read it HERE.
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“My shoulders, triceps and glutes are sore… And I like it! Haha.
Feel like my core looks a little extra toned today too. Sweet!” Elise
“Loved your class! You are a wonderful instructor and enjoyed the TY4.
Always like mixing it up and this device definitely did add a boost.” Heather
“My triceps have definitely been sore since Friday. So excited for our next class!” Jenna
“feeling good here…if I contract my triceps and abs, can definitely feel the “love” yesterday’s class put on them…lol…
can’t wait for next week” Shannon
“I’m a little sore but feel great and can’t wait til the next workout!!” Tammie
Follow Nashville Tye4® Fitness on Facebook HERE.
Email to buy a Tye4 $75
And please give me a shout if you have any questions!


all into one class using the Tye4

This is the most innovative, versatile piece of equipment I have ever seen, and I hope you can get your hands on one soon to see for yourself!  They are $70 email ashley@ashleybensonfitness.com to order. 
Get to know more about it on the 
See what instructors are saying about the Tye4® 
and the training that was healed in New York on July 20:
Loved the day, for me it was just good to solidify the movements, going faster and sweating more than I have in a long time. It was energizing for me, and certainly worth the trip. The arm work was killer. I’m really sore but a good sore. The repetitions were great and hard. By the time we started the shoulder plank I had to stop because I thought I was going to get sick!  HOT! I loved it. The young trainers in my studio who are capable of teaching this very hard workout have heard from me, and we will get our game plan in order.” -Jill Balch, Total Pilates of Tulsa; Tulsa, Oklahoma
“Thank you for the weekend. I am excited as to where you are taking the Institute. I think it’s going to be good thing for all of us!” -Lonna Mosow, Center for Mind Body Fitness; Prairie, Minnesota
“Had a blast… great training! I’m looking forward to introducing Tye4 in Massachusetts with my connections in health clubs, Yoga, Pilates and personal training studios starting with a Tye4 class for instructors.” -Kate Blaine; Blaine Pilates, Massachusetts
“It was fun teaching Tye4 Barre/Burn at the Peninsula, but it was even more fun attending the first Tye4 workshop where I was surrounded by enthusiastic Pilates professionals. We went faster, worked deeper, and explored the numerous possibilities of working with Tye4.” -Allison Black; Living Proof Nutrition/Fitness, New York City
“The workshop was both informative and fascinating in that there are going to be many applications for use of the Tye4 in areas that I presently travel in – ballroom, ballet, rehab, elderly strengthening and balance issues. I am creatively thinking of ways it could be used in those genres. Your presentation of the material offered to us at this workshop was outstanding, thorough, and most inspiring! I look forward to progressing in my study of the material and implementing the Tye4 applications with my students. Your humble and obedient Tye4 missionary.” -Bunny Ott, Petersburg, Florida
“Tye4 is a light and versatile apparatus that adjusts quickly and easily on the body. It helps one to better  feel the connection between the shoulders and the center of the body. It is a new idea for all your Pilates courses either on the mat or standing or on the apparatus.” – Claude Masson, Pilates Plaza, Valencia, Spain
“I have been teaching Tye4 classes for around 3 months and my clients are progressing and loving it. Our workshop in NY was a great group of ladies from all over the states and as far away as Spain and Japan. Had a blast with all these talented teachers. By the last run through we were ready for Broadway. Looking forward to all the amazing possibilities with Tye4 and this exciting new training.
” – Michelle Hoyos, Hoyos Pilates Life, Issaquah, Washington
“LOTS OF FUN!!!!“– Gaynanette Sartin, FitRx for Kathleen Weiner, Shreveport, Louisiana
“Tye4 is the most creative and innovative equipment I have ever seen. You can do most of the exercises effectively and this can spread Pilates to masses.” -Canan Gul, Nua Pilates Studio, Turkey
“It was great meeting you in NY!! I had a great time on Saturday.” -Mayumi Ito, Movements Unity Pilates Studio, Minami Chitose, Nagano City
“Using the Tye4® is comparable to having a personal trainer assist me through the movements. The added resistance the Tye4® provides helps me focus on my form.  I’m more aware of my hands and feet and the role they play in every exercise.  With the Tye4® every movement and position is intentional. The Tye4® allows me to feel more graceful. I love the feeling of support it provides behind my back.” -Ashley Benson, AshleyBensonFitness, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
“A new studio just opened in Columbus with those souped up reformers promoting their sweaty workouts and caloric burn. The new Tye4 workout is affordable and just as commercial but still in the spirit of Pilates. Let the games begin!” -Emily Smith, Focused Fitness, Columbus, Ohio
“Tye 4 is revolutionary. Weighing only 5 oz., you feel all the best of Pilates while having a fantastically fun and effective workout in a whole new way. My clients love it. So do I.” – Barbara Mullin, InsideOut Fitness Pilates, Montgomery, NY
August 22, 2013
I’ve now taught 3 Tye4 Fusion classes and we are having a lot of fun with our workout!  
Here’s what a few clients are saying about the class… 



Tye4® Official Launch in New York

Here are some of the pictures from the official Launch of the Tye4® in New York!  Check out more pictures at 
I enjoyed meeting this talented group of trainers and instructors who flew in from all over the world for this training.
Chelsea Studios
This is where we got to know the Tye4®!

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