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Pilates Mats Stores Boone NC

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Magic Cycles
(828) 265-2211
140 S Depot St
Boone, NC
Mast General Store Old Boone Mercantil
(828) 262-0000
630 W King St
Boone, NC
Pro-Am Sports
(828) 264-9547
511 E King St
Boone, NC
(828) 262-1112
Boone Mall
Boone, NC
Sports Fanatic
(828) 264-1141
1180 Blowing Rock Rd
Boone, NC
(828) 262-5111
139 S Depot St
Boone, NC
Mountaineer Mania Inc
(828) 262-5234
497 W King St
Boone, NC
Hibbett Sporting Goods
(828) 265-3911
350 Watauga Village Dr
Boone, NC
Appalachian Tees Inc
(828) 265-1333
531 W King St
Boone, NC
Blowing Rock Country Club
(828) 295-7311
200 Country Club Dr
Blowing Rock, NC

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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