Pilates Mats Stores Chattanooga TN

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(423) 892-3122
Hamilton Village
Chattanooga, TN
Feather & Fly Sporting Traditions
(423) 265-0306
2401 Broad St
Chattanooga, TN
American Eagle Outfitters
(423) 870-4084
4900 Hixson Park
Chattanooga, TN
All Star Embroidery & Sports
(423) 629-7827
4053 S Access Rd
Chattanooga, TN
Tennessee Spirit
(423) 875-0307
4900 Hixson Park
Chattanooga, TN
Gap The
(423) 870-2328
4900 Hixson Park
Chattanooga, TN
Bleacher Bums
(423) 634-1083
850 Market St
Chattanooga, TN
Finish Line
(423) 877-4669
4900 Hixson Park
Chattanooga, TN
Sports Stop
(423) 877-2992
4900 Hixson Park
Chattanooga, TN
Sports Authority The
(423) 894-1682
5780 Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN

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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