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Defining the athletes, Improving Performance, Ensuring Longevity.


OPG is designed for athletes of all ages. We focus on Athletic Stability Management to promote a deeper connection between the brain and physical body.

We work with the greatest of athletes, at OPG our first goal is to protect the athlete. We give them the personal code that unlocks their body relieving fear of injury, and insuring longevity.


At OPG we understand the complex schedule of the professional athlete.

That’s why our system was designed to remote, catering to the athletes needs at your site or in our professional training facility.

Don’t worry about your schedule, OPG arranges your training around you.

Athletic Stability Management ™


Athletic Stability Management™ (ASM) is a method using pelvic core exercises targeted to maximize athletes' performance and ensure longevity in the sport.

The Elements of ASM™


Using the ASM™ method of comprehensive analysis and assessment we identify the root cause and develop a specific approach to correct the issues through movement, structure and body alignment.


By identifying and removing the blocks that slow or stall the recovery process, ASM empowers the athlete to rise above past performance goals. Returning from injury stronger, more balanced and confident than ever before.


Our approach helps the player extend his career by reducing his chance of injury, recovering quicker if he is injured, thus extending his earning potential.


ASM™ insures structural integrity and efficient performance of movement, promoting a deeper connection of the brain to the physical body.

ASM™ differs significantly from the procedures generally employed in teaching athletic fitness. Precise personal evaluation of training for strain which can lead to premature debilitation.

Michelle Tyer Heines


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.


Michelle Tyer Heines received a Master of Fine Arts degree and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Modern Dance from Texas Christian University.


After a 15 year professional career in Modern Dance, Mrs. Heines was certified in the Classical Pilates Method. She is a third generation Master Pilates Instructor certified under The Physical Mind Institute of Santa Fe and studied under Master instructor Colleen Glenn of Denver, CO.


Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body.

With emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance, Pilates is not just a workout for women who don’t want to risk building bulk through weight lifting. It’s a physical fitness system originally designed to rehab soldiers injured in World War II. Pilates builds flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It goes beyond the Bigger, Stronger, Faster approach used to train most athletes. Pilates focuses on efficiency of movement, which in turn reduces the chance of injury.

OPG uses Pilates machines “like utensils” to rehab the athletes. The Pilates machines afford us the ability to create a very customized workout specific to each individual athlete’s needs.

  • Breathing

  • Concentration

  • Control

  • Centering

  • Flow

  • Alignment

  • Precision

  • Relaxation

  • Stamina


Call (903) 521-1437

Tyler, Texas

116 W Erwin St