Pilates Mats Stores Fort Smith AR

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(479) 646-8900
Fort Smith Pavillion
Fort Smith, AR
 
Academy
(479) 494-1740
5001 Phoenix Avenue (at Airport Blvd)
Fort Smith, AR
 
Gellco Outdoors
(479) 646-2402
4600 Zero St
Fort Smith, AR
 
Ben Geren Regional Park
(479) 646-9312
7200 Zero St
Fort Smith, AR
 
Lady Foot Locker
(479) 484-1364
Central Mall
Fort Smith, AR
 
Academy Sports & Outdoors
(479) 494-1740
5001 Old Phoenix Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Foot Locker
(479) 452-7233
5111 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Champs Sports
(479) 484-1163
5111 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Midwest Sporting Goods
(479) 649-9955
1310 Zero St
Fort Smith, AR
 
Cross Creek
(479) 646-5251
4600 Towson Ave Ste 51
Fort Smith, AR
 

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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