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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 Experience
Education
Bachelor of Healthcare Administration- Western Illinois University 2011 / Masters of Business Administration- Lindenwood University 2013
Training Skills
  • Business Administration 100 %
  • Healthcare Administration 100 %

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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

Kelly has worked as a registered dietitian for 16 years.  She received her BS in nutrition from SFASU, where she played soccer, as well.  She went on to get her MS in nutrition from TWU in The Medical Center, Houston, TX.  Kelly has worked in Houston for the Memorial Hermann Healthcare and The Methodist Hospital.  She has worked in several local regional hospitals in the various small towns she has lived.  Most recently, she worked for the VA. Kelly specializes in outpatient nutrition and has a knack for reaching people where they are and helping them overhaul their lifestyle one small change at a time. Kelly knows firsthand what it’s like to be stretched… years of long commutes… married to a coach who is married to his career… having 3 kids within 4 years… 6 towns in the first 12 years of marriage… and all with no local family support.  As a result, Kelly is extremely flexible and empathetic.  She does not believe in a perfect diet or a perfect person.  She works well in the context of real life. With her history of playing soccer at the collegiate level combined with being a high school coach’s wife, Kelly has a passion for working with young athletes to help them use nutrition to improve performance.
    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.
      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.