Pilates Mats Stores Ashburn VA

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(301) 947-0200
2 Grand Corner Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD
Potomac River Running Store
(703) 729-0133
20630 Ashburn Rd
Ashburn, VA
Finish Line Inc
(703) 430-2200
Dulles, VA
Pacific Sunwear of California Inc
(703) 421-6022
21100 Dulles Town Cir Ste 216
Sterling, VA
Sports Authority
(703) 421-7010
21070 Southbank Street
Sterling, VA
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(703) 257-4300
Bull Run Plaza
Manassas, VA
Cheers Sports
(703) 723-3111
20099 Ashbrook Pl
Ashburn, VA
American Eagle Outfitters
(703) 430-4035
21100 Dulles Town Cir
Sterling, VA
Fitness Resource
(571) 434-8110
21031 Tripleseven Rd
Sterling, VA
Alpine Ski Shop
(703) 444-7844
21999 Shaw Rd
Sterling, VA

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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