Pilates Mats Stores Eau Claire WI

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Fleet Feet On Water Street
(715) 835-5897
402 Water St
Eau Claire, WI
 
Chippewa Valley Sporting Goods
(715) 836-6840
1315 S Hastings Way
Eau Claire, WI
 
Gander Mountain Retail Store
(715) 833-7500
6440 Scully Dr
Eau Claire, WI
 
Planet Soccer
(715) 858-8080
1021 W Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire, WI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(262) 697-5764
9899 76th Street
Kenosha, WI
 
Gander Mountain 494
(715) 833-7500
6440 Scully Dr
Eau Claire, WI
 
Scheel'S Fax
(715) 858-1126
3034 Golf Rd
Eau Claire, WI
 
Play It Again Sports
(715) 834-0602
3561 Gateway Dr
Eau Claire, WI
 
Scheels All Sports
(715) 833-1886
4710 Golf Rd
Eau Claire, WI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(262) 554-8117
Southland Center
Racine, WI
 

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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