Pilates Mats Stores Lees Summit MO

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 525-3006
Summit Woods Crossing
Lee's Summit, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 363-1198
Ward Parkway Mall
Kansas City, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(913) 432-3945
Merriam Town Center
Merriam, KS
 
Summit Sports
(816) 524-1002
15 1/2 SE 3rd St
Lees Summit, MO
 
Peddlers
(816) 524-1819
32 SE 3rd St
Lees Summit, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 350-0089
17730 East 39th Street
Independence, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(913) 661-0200
11801 Nall Avenue
Leawood, KS
 
Bike America
(816) 524-1819
32 SE 3rd St
Lees Summit, MO
 
Love This Sport Inc
(816) 524-1179
129 SE 3rd St
Lees Summit, MO
 
Pin High Golf Lee's Summit Mo
(816) 524-6466
202 NW Oldham Pkwy
Lees Summit, MO
 

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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