Pilates Mats Stores Iowa City IA

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Golfzilla
(319) 339-4653
Iowa City, IA
 
Country Store
(319) 627-2410
1604 Elder Ave
West Liberty, IA
 
Funcrest Bait & Tackle
(319) 351-3716
3981 W Overlook Rd Ne
Iowa City, IA
 
Racquet Masters
(319) 338-9401
620 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA
 
Your Mouthguard
(319) 338-1171
108 E Market St
Iowa City, IA
 
Finish Line
(319) 625-2277
Iowa City, IA
 
Geoff'S Bike & Ski
(319) 338-7202
816 South Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA
 
Play It Again Sports
(319) 354-4777
1705 S 1st Ave Ste D
Iowa City, IA
 
Wilson'S Sycamore Sports Center
(319) 351-6060
1620 Sycamore St
Iowa City, IA
 
Finish Line
(319) 625-2277
1451 Coral Ridge Ave Ste 514
Iowa City, IA
 

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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