Pilates Mats Stores Dubuque IA

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(563) 557-6130
Kennedy Mall
Dubuque, IA
 
Hibbett Sporting Goods
(563) 582-1808
555 John F Kennedy Rd
Dubuque, IA
 
Bike Shack Cycling & Fitness
(563) 582-4381
3250 Dodge St
Dubuque, IA
 
Free Flight
(563) 582-4500
5010 Wolff Rd
Dubuque, IA
 
Famous Footwear
(563) 583-9383
2495 NW Arterial
Dubuque, IA
 
Steve and Barry's University Spor
(563) 582-1814
555 John F Kennedy Rd
Dubuque, IA
 
Eddie Bauer Inc
(563) 589-0547
555 John F Kennedy Rd
Dubuque, IA
 
Finish Line The
(563) 557-1797
555 John F Kennedy Rd
Dubuque, IA
 
B R Sports Ltd
(563) 557-8408
13878 Derby Grange Rd
Dubuque, IA
 
Gap The
(563) 556-4176
Kennedy Mall
Dubuque, IA
 

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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