Pilates Mats Stores Kingsport TN

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(423) 245-3412
2626 East Stone Dr.
Kingsport, TN
 
M & M Sporting Goods
(423) 245-9828
105 Tyson Ln
Kingsport, TN
 
Action Athletics
(423) 246-8326
889 W Center St
Kingsport, TN
 
Sports Additions
(423) 246-7882
2101 Fort Henry Dr
Kingsport, TN
 
Athletics Unlimited
(276) 386-3561
213 E Jackson St
Gate City, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(423) 282-4430
2011 North Roan Street
Johnson City, TN
 
Ridgefields Country Club
(423) 392-8369
Kingsport, TN
 
Hibbett Sports
(423) 378-9055
2101 Fort Henry Dr
Kingsport, TN
 
Jessica's Hook Power Bows
(276) 225-0000
1376 Wadlow Gap Hwy
Gate City, VA
 
A & E Locker Room
(276) 225-0190
2736 E Carters Valley Rd
Gate City, VA
 

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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