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Pilates Mats Stores Hilo HI

Local resource for Pilates mats in Hilo, HI. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to Pilates mats, Pilates supplies, Pilates balls, as well as information on local Pilates lessons, and content on Pilates.

Hilo Fight Company
(808) 933-4448
84 Ponahawai
Hilo, HI
 
Dino's Fishing Tackle
(808) 935-7368
811 Laukapu St
Hilo, HI
 
Hilo Bike Hub
(808) 961-4452
318 E Kawili St
Hilo, HI
 
Hilo Bay Paddler
(808) 935-0527
12 Furneaux Ln
Hilo, HI

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Big Island Spearguns
(808) 961-9061
207 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI
 
John's Sportswear
(808) 935-6995
284 Keawe St
Hilo, HI
 
Hilo Surplus Store Inc
(808) 935-6398
148 Mamo St
Hilo, HI
 
Hilo Bay Paddler
(808) 935-0527
12 Furneaux Ln
Hilo, HI
 
Big Island Built
(808) 959-6243
111 E Puainako St Ste 560
Hilo, HI
 
Big Island Surf Co
(808) 959-2472
Prince Kuhio Plz
Hilo, HI
 
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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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