Pilates Mats Stores Hickory NC

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(828) 431-3025
Hickory Ridge Shopping Center
Hickory, NC
Hometown Sports
(828) 328-5665
28 2nd St NW
Hickory, NC
Outdoor Supply Co Inc
(828) 322-2297
252 Union Sq NW
Hickory, NC
Killians Hardware & Outdoor Power E
(828) 256-2147
3790 Springs Rd NE
Hickory, NC
Fleet Feet Sports
(828) 304-4786
1776 N Center St
Hickory, NC
Paint Ball World
(828) 256-6155
1917 12th Ave NE
Hickory, NC
American Eagle Outfitters
(828) 328-1187
Valley Hills Mall
Hickory, NC
Fan Fair
(828) 322-3247
264 Union Sq NW
Hickory, NC
Casters Fly Shop
(828) 304-2400
3034 N Center St
Hickory, NC
Champs Sports
(828) 345-6240
1960 Highway 70 E
Hickory, NC

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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