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.