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Michelle Tyer Heines received a Master of Fine Arts degree and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Modern Dance from Texas Christian University. She is a Master Pilates Instructor certified in the Classical Pilates Method under The Physical Mind Institute of Santa Fe.

Mrs. Heines has been owner and director of Balance Pilates since 1997 and Optimal Performance Group (OPG) since 2013. Michelle continues her career instructing athletes of the NFL, MLB and Division 1 NCAA. Mrs. Heines has proudly taught players Josh Hamilton(2012), Ron Leary(2015-current), Jermey Parnell (2014-current), Aaron Ross(2015-current), Mackenzy Bernadeau(2015), Chris Hackett(2010-current) and many others.

Presently Mrs. Heines is employed at Tyler’s Texas Spine and Joint Hospital where she continues to teach her Athletic Stability Management techniques for professional athletes.

Mrs. Heines is married to Mayor Martin Heines and has two children.

Training Experience
Personal
Mrs. Heines instructs many East Texas professional athletes continuing their work in strength, agility and performance, rehabbing injuries and teaching her methods for post-surgical rehabilitation. 
Education
Certifications
Training Skills
  • Flexibility and Strength 100 %
  • Functional Movement 100 %
  • Physical Rehabilitation 100 %

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