Pilates Mats Stores Columbia MO

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(573) 447-1001
227 N. Stadium
Columbia, MO
 
Bass Pro Shops
(573) 886-7100
3100 Vandiver Dr
Columbia, MO
 
Play It Again Sports
(573) 442-9291
1206 Business Loop 70 W Ste N
Columbia, MO
 
Champs
(573) 446-2050
2300 Bernadette Dr
Columbia, MO
 
The Finish Line
(573) 445-3481
2300 Bernadette Dr Ste 900
Columbia, MO
 
Clearwater Outfitters
(573) 443-4940
1206 Business Loop 70 W
Columbia, MO
 
Links at Columbia
(573) 474-0330
5000 Clark Ln
Columbia, MO
 
Tombstone Tackle
(573) 874-2277
1206 Business Loop 70 W Ste K
Columbia, MO
 
Lids
(573) 447-1421
2300 Bernadette Dr
Columbia, MO
 
Pacific Sunwear
(573) 446-9199
2300 Bernadette Dr
Columbia, MO
 

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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