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Pilates Mats Stores Erie PA

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(814) 864-3500
Millcreek Pavilion
Erie, PA
Conserve Company
(814) 874-0414
1504 Cherry St
Erie, PA
Pro Image
(814) 864-0427
Millcreek Mall
Erie, PA
9 90 Variety Incorporated
(814) 899-5094
5290 Kuhl Rd
Erie, PA
Nascar Obsession
(814) 868-8969
5800 Peach St
Erie, PA
Erie Sports Store Inc
(814) 459-2285
Erie, PA
Lady Foot Locker
(814) 868-9784
Millcreek Mall
Erie, PA
Foot Locker
(814) 864-0066
Millcreek Mall
Erie, PA
(814) 898-4263
4535 Buffalo Rd
Erie, PA
Erie Sports Store Inc
(814) 866-0200
1950 Rotunda Dr
Erie, PA

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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