Pilates Mats Stores Kalamazoo MI

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Gazelle Sports
(269) 342-5996
214 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Kalamazoo Country Club
(269) 345-6149
1609 Whites Rd
Kalamazoo, MI
 
The Outdoor Zone
(269) 375-9803
5255 N 3rd St
Kalamazoo, MI

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K -Zoo Skate Zoo
(269) 345-9550
1502 Ravine Rd
Kalamazoo, MI
 
B J Sports
(269) 978-0170
5076 Sports Dr
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Crossfire
(269) 383-1111
2980 Interstate Pkwy
Kalamazoo, MI
 
D & R Sports Center Inc
(269) 372-2277
8178 W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Brown Hunting Supplies Llc
(269) 381-2450
2700 N Pitcher St
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Hockey Services
(269) 375-3313
6958 W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Lee's Adventure Sports
(269) 381-7700
311 W Kilgore Rd
Portage, MI
 
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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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