Pilates Mats Stores Blacksburg VA

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Runabout Sports
(540) 552-9339
801 University City Blvd
Blacksburg, VA
 
Play It Again Sports
(540) 381-1261
2657 Market St
Christiansburg, VA
 
Finish Line Inc
(540) 381-7583
782 New River Rd
Christiansbrg, VA
 
Big Z Tire & Appliance Sales
(540) 639-1651
Radford Shopping Plz
Radford, VA
 
Pembroke Stop & Save
(540) 626-7077
138 Grill Rd
Pembroke, VA
 
Whitetail Outfitters Ltd
(540) 381-9790
3086 Riner Rd
Christiansburg, VA
 
Pacific Sunwear
(540) 381-8467
782 New River Rd
Christiansbrg, VA
 
Hibbett Sports
(540) 394-3230
782 New River Rd
Christiansbrg, VA
 
Tangent Outfitters
(540) 626-4567
201 Cascade Dr
Pembroke, VA
 
Lakeside Golf Center
(540) 375-6708
400 Northern Dr
Salem, 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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