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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 %

Meet Other Trainers

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas

Training Style As a classically trained ballerina and retired modern dancer, Kira Tutaki is intimately aware of the foundational principles of movement found in the Pilates method.  Kira has been practicing Pilates for over ten years and continues to enjoy coaching her clients to better health.  Kira’s passion for movement is realized through the work of Joseph Pilates, and she finds it a joy to facilitate others in experiencing freedom of movement through his work.
    Nick comes from the fitness business world. Previously co-owning a gym that specialized in functional movement, he knew he wanted to pursue a management career. During his time at that facility, Nick also completed his Masters of Business Administration. Having previously completed an internship in Tyler, Nick was contacted in 2015 to return as the Director of Sports Medicine for Texas Spine & Joint Hospital. Balance was purchased by the hospital and is now part of the new Sports Medicine program. Nick is excited to see where this amazing facility can go in the future.
      Training The love of movement led Stacie Walker to Pilates as a student of the method almost 15 years ago. Because of her love of training, she became a Pilates instructor and has been with Balance Tyler for 2 years. As an instructor, Stacie combines her two passions: movement and her love of teaching. Stacie’s early classical training as a ballerina gives her a deep understanding of the principles of movement that are the foundation of the Pilates method. She uses her knowledge to help clients achieve their physical goals.