Pilates Mats Stores Grand Island NE

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American Eagle Outfitters
(308) 395-8821
Constoga Mall
Grand Island, NE
 
J & H Athletic Equipment
(308) 382-6481
324 E Capital Ave
Grand Island, NE
 
Play It Again Sports
(308) 381-0123
2276 N Webb Rd
Grand Island, NE
 
Pro Team Designs
(308) 398-1154
2716 Old Fair Rd
Grand Island, NE
 
Nebraska Sports
(308) 382-9183
3341 State St
Grand Island, NE
 
Wayne Cyclery
(308) 382-4223
309 N Pine St
Grand Island, NE
 
Dub's Sports
(308) 382-5467
1917 N Broadwell Ave
Grand Island, NE
 
Sporting Edge
(308) 382-7900
3404 W 13th St Ste 106
Grand Island, NE
 
Pro Image The
(308) 384-7619
3404 W 13th St
Grand Island, NE
 
Hibbett Sporting Goods
(308) 384-8500
2300 N Webb Rd
Grand Island, NE
 

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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