Pilates Mats Stores Anchorage AK

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Quickfit
(907) 569-0074
PO Box 244125
Anchorage, AK
 
World Wide Angler
(907) 561-0662
510 W Tudor Rd Ste 3
Anchorage, AK
 
The Female Athlete & Team Store
(907) 562-7529
639 W Intl Airport Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Play It Again Sports
(907) 278-7529
2636 Spenard Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Barney's Sports Chalet
(907) 561-5242
906 W Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK
 
Wiggy's Alaska
(907) 336-1330
8225 Old Seward Hwy Ste A
Anchorage, AK
 
Great Outdoor Clothing Company
(907) 277-6665
1200 W Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska Mountaineering & Hiking
(907) 272-1811
2633 Spenard Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska Tent & Tarp
(907) 562-2293
100 E Intl Airport Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
The Sport Shop Women's Active Outdoor
(907) 272-7755
570 E Benson Blvd
Anchorage, AK
 

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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