Pilates Mats Stores Champaign IL

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(217) 352-4173
Pine Tree Plaza
Champaign, IL
M C Sports
(217) 356-9642
Marketview Shpg Ctr
Champaign, IL
Gameday Sports
(217) 328-7722
519 E Green St
Champaign, IL
Durst Cycle & Fitness
(217) 352-3300
1201 S Mattis Ave
Champaign, IL
Finish Line
(217) 398-5032
2000 N Neil St Spc 604
Champaign, IL
(217) 351-4754
109 W John St
Champaign, IL
Midwest Diving Specialists at
(217) 351-4754
109 W John St
Champaign, IL
Pacific Sunwear of California Inc
(217) 398-5070
2000 N Neil St
Champaign, IL
Eddie Bauer
(217) 356-6101
2000 N Neil St Spc 600
Champaign, IL
Golf World Dwp
(217) 403-1982
1808 Round Barn Rd Ste D
Champaign, IL

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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