Pilates Mats Stores Helena MT

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Big Sky Cyclery Helena Inc
(406) 442-4644
1419 11th Ave
Helena, MT
 
Helena Scuba
(406) 442-4334
3280 Centennial Dr Ste A
Helena, MT
 
Universal Athletic Service
(406) 443-4448
1600 11th Ave Ste 102
Helena, MT
 
Famous Footwear
(406) 449-0077
3329 N Montana Ave
Helena, MT
 
Elk Range Outfitters
(406) 227-6625
3300 Danny K Rd
East Helena, MT

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Capital Sports and Western Wear
(406) 443-2978
1092 Helena Ave
Helena, MT
 
Base Camp The
(406) 443-5360
5 W Broadway
Helena, MT
 
Bob Ward & Sons Inc
(406) 443-2138
3323 Dredge Dr
Helena, MT
 
Fox Ridge Golf Course
(406) 227-8304
4020 Lake Helena Dr
Helena, MT
 
Sports Authority The
(406) 656-3888
100 24th St W
Billings, MT
 
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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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