Pilates Mats Stores Gresham OR

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(503) 667-1950
Gresham Town Fair
Gresham, OR
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(503) 635-3800
Meridian Square
Lake Oswego, OR
 
Athletics East
(503) 665-7173
1155 NE Hogan Dr
Gresham, OR
 
Meadowlark Ski & Sports
(503) 665-7173
Gresham, OR
 
Keith's Sporting Goods
(503) 492-6999
1595 E Powell Blvd
Gresham, OR
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(503) 285-5040
1140 N. Hayden Meadow Drive
Portland, OR
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(503) 598-3081
9402 SW Washington Sq Rd
Tigard, OR
 
Hillcrest Ski & Sports
(503) 665-4455
2506 SE Burnside Rd
Gresham, OR
 
Famous Footwear
(503) 491-5999
1271 NW Civic Dr
Gresham, OR
 
Gi Joes
(503) 667-3121
700 Eastman
Gresham, OR
 

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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