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Pilates Mats Stores Bend OR

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(541) 317-4820
Cascade Village
Bend, OR
 
University of Oregon Bookstore
(541) 388-4435
425 SW Powerhouse Dr Ste 301
Bend, OR
 
High Desert Fitness Products
(541) 389-3767
155 SW Century Dr
Bend, OR
 
Archery Den
(541) 382-8396
61510 American Ln
Bend, OR
 
Top Spin Tennis
(541) 382-5660
86 SW Century Dr
Bend, OR
 
Shooter's Pro Shop
(541) 312-2506
107 SW Columbia St
Bend, OR
 
Eddie Bauer Inc
(541) 383-1928
61334 S Highway 97
Bend, OR
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods
(541) 385-3091
61545 S Highway 97
Bend, OR
 
Factory Brand Shoes
(541) 330-6466
61334 S Highway 97
Bend, OR
 
Sport Divers
(541) 389-6234
311 SW Century Dr
Bend, OR
 

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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