Pilates Mats Stores Grand Rapids MI

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(616) 977-2301
5118 28th Se
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Holwerda-Snoap Sporting Goods
(616) 452-1581
2040 Division Ave S Ste 2
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Johnny Mac'S Sporting Goods
(616) 459-2002
1675 Michigan St Ne Ste 368
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Bill & Paul'S Sporthaus
(616) 458-1684
1200 E Paris SE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Deer Quest
(616) 452-7544
3761 Eastern Ave Se
Wyoming, MI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(616) 249-0660
3660 Rivertown Parkway
Grandville, MI
 
Reynolds & Sons Sporting Goods
(616) 456-7161
12 Monroe Center NE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Prep Sports Centre
(616) 363-2041
841 Hollywood St NE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
T & T Sports Wear
(616) 254-8003
2379 Byron Center Ave Sw
Wyoming, MI
 
Al & Bob'S Sports Inc
(616) 245-9156
3100 S Division Ave
Grand Rapids, MI
 

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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