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Pilates Mats Stores Akron OH

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(330) 634-0900
1990 Buchholzer Boulevard
Akron, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(330) 562-4200
The Marketplace Plaza at Four Points
Aurora, OH
 
LD Military & collectibles
(330) 459-4061
630 sherman st
akron, OH
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Championship Sports Apparel
(330) 645-4545
Coventry Township
Akron, OH
 
Northcoast Skate Co
(330) 923-0060
1129 Portage Trl
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(330) 668-1231
Montrose
Akron, OH
 
Buckeye Sports Center
(330) 657-9123
197 E Thornton St
Akron, OH
 
Bob'S Sports
(330) 848-4909
2400 Romig Rd
Akron, OH
 
Barrington Golf Shop
(330) 995-0667
910 E Market St
Akron, OH
 
Carry-All Pro Shop
(330) 922-4922
4190 State Rd
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
 

One Class, Three Levels: How to Make Your Mat Class Work for Large Groups

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by Linda Farrell 

When teaching Pilates mat to large groups of people with different abilities, I make sure to break the exercise down into Teaching Pilates mat exercises, Linda Farrelldifferent levels. For instance, I start with level 1, which is the the exercise in its most basic form, and then progress with advanced variations for level 2 and 3. For example, during Single Straight Leg Stretch I start the traditional way—arms reaching for extended limbs, and cue for a modest range of motion.  I then cue to increase the range of motion for level 2, and then to reach the arms over the ears for level 3. I get very good results this way, as the beginners are challenged enough for level 1, and my advanced practitioners are thrilled to have new challenges and variations thrown in to the mix. 

Props are another way to address the different levels in the room. My advanced students can enhance the resistance level of an exercise like leg beats by using a Magic Circle or Triad Ball. Similarly, I can make an exercise like Leg Circles easier for a beginner by letting them support the leg with a hand-held resistance band or exercise strap while they circle.

For over 12 years, Linda Farrell has been presentin...

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