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Kimberly Dye

 

Hello, I'm Kimberly Dye, President of Dye-namic Movement Products, Inc. a company I founded in 1995 in order to make available several movement products I designed that will bring loads of fun to you, your family, friends, business partners, and especially your children. I was a career dancer from age 17 until 32.  Classically trained, I danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet, and several independent choreographers living in NY during the 80's. I taught ballet and stretch at Finis Jhung Studio, and Steps on Broadway,   I received my Masters degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from Hunter College in 1986 and wrote my thesis on a fitness approach that I designed: "Innercise, Exercise from the inside out" that blended dance, aerobic movement, and movement therapy. 

Many of my product ideas evolved from using stretch fabrics during my career as a professional ballet dancer, a dance/movement therapist, a Pilates instructor, and playtime as a Mom. As an extremely kinesthetic learner I am always trying to find new ways to experience the joy of sensation and aliveness in our bodies.

The idea and design for the first product, Co-OperBand, (renamed to ElastaBlast), a circular, bungee-like stretch band, evolved from my first dance therapy position on an inpatient psychiatric unit. Trying to keep psychotic, schizophrenic, chronically depressed patients together in a group was beyond me. At the same time, in 1986, many exercise studios in New York were using dyna-bands to increase muscle strength and elasticity. I imagined a large circle of it for my hospital group to hold on to which not only facilitated individual body strength and awareness but kept them all connected in a group.... without physically touching! Though the idea of using stretch bands in dance/therapy treatment was not new it turned out, the specific durable, tactile pleasing design, quickly became a success in the dance therapy community and went on to win the 1994 Parent's Choice Gold Award.

Airwalker was a design I made originally for Yoga and meditation practice but has been most popular with Occupational Therapists working with children who have sensory challenges. I remember the first time I actually climbed in it I was immediately awed and calmed by the dual pressure and suspension. The feeling of weightlessness while still being deeply held was awesome.  To this day I know where to go when I am feeling overwhelmed.   Right in the hanging sack. :)

Stretch-eze evolved from teaching Pilates matwork and took 8 years of practice to hone it for the PIlates community.  

Dancers, and dance therapists are often familiar with the highly dramatic and physically satisfying effects of stretch fabric. Dye-namic Movement Products, Inc.'s main goal is to design safe and durable ways of using it in both individual and group educational, therapeutic, and recreational settings. We also offer instructional DVD's and specific product trainings.

We are noticing a few companies within our industries who sell inferior products with similar names to our original products...so beware..unless you see the registry mark you might be buying an imposter made in a foreign country. We have seen them and they do not last. Please contact us if you would like a list of authorized sellers. They are sold by major educational, therapeutic, and fitness catalogues and websites. All of our original product designs are sold with registered trademarks and made in the USA with the utmost care.

 

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My three children spent hours playing in the Airwalker for at least five years. Our house was the favorite one for friends since they could go in the hanging cave. Our one son diagnosed with ADHD was particularly relaxed after spending 10 minutes inside. A life saver.
Michelle Q
Sep 15, 2015

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Join MKPilates in the Isle of Man on Pilates Day 2019 at this weekend event to celebrate the opening of the Knockaloe Internment Camp Museum. "I never met Joseph Pilates but was told by those that have, that Joseph always spoke very well of his time at the camp. The first time I visited the camp it was hard to imagine how 24,000 people could live and exist in this small area. But it is here that Joseph developed his method using hospital beds and springs and many stories of how his strength of character that got a whole camp exercising is credited with helping the internees avoid the effects of the influenza epidemic of that time that took many lives.  It is because of his contributions to the camp and the subsequent explosion of his method called Contrology that a special section of the museum is dedicated to Mr. Pilates."

"So this year we have brought together a great team to share the weekend with you with different styles of the Pilates Method and different stories as to why they have been invited.  We have Roberta to represent the New York era of Pilates with her work from her studio in the original home of Joseph Pilates in New York. Elisa, who with APPI have been key players in the introduction of Pilates to the clinical world both in the UK and around the world and then we also have Kateryna who has a foot in both the Traditional work and the Contemporary interpretations while learning and educating other teachers internationally. When Malcolm and I organised the first Pilates Event on the Island more than 10 years ago to honour The Method and help to keep the goals of Joseph Pilates alive, we received such a warm welcome from the people of the Isle of Man.  As we educate and travel all over the world, we find many teachers have no knowledge of the history of the works of Joseph Pilates." 

 

 


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