Pilates Mats Stores Charleston SC

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(843) 573-0891
2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC
 
American Eagle Outfitters
(843) 763-7522
Charleston, SC
 
McLaughlin J
(843) 723-8840
212 King St
Charleston, SC
 
Dumas M & Sons
(843) 723-8603
294 King St
Charleston, SC
 
Sportsman's Shop
(843) 722-0072
359 King St
Charleston, SC
 
Luden's Outdoor Outfitters
(843) 723-7829
78 Alexander St
Charleston, SC
 
Holy Cow Yoga Center
(843) 769-2269
10 Windermere Blvd Ste B
Charleston, SC
 
Outdoor Shoppe
(843) 722-0618
280 Meeting St
Charleston, SC
 
Life Is Good Genuine Neighborhood Sh
(843) 853-8883
94 N Market St
Charleston, SC
 
Finish Line
(843) 573-8966
2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd Unit B224
Charleston, SC
 

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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