Pilates Mats Stores Missoula MT

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Universal Athletic Service
(406) 721-1350
Missoula, MT
 
Sports Exchange The
(406) 721-6056
113 S 3rd St W
Missoula, MT
 
Finish Line The
(406) 721-5354
2901 Brooks St
Missoula, MT
 
Accu-Arms Inc
(406) 728-4131
2340 S 3rd St W
Missoula, MT
 
Diamondback Golf Discount
(406) 829-0562
2700 Paxson St
Missoula, MT
 
Eddie Bauer Store #443
(406) 542-2244
Southgate Mall
Missoula, MT
 
Bicycle Hangar
(406) 728-9537
1801 Brooks St
Missoula, MT
 
Just Sports
(406) 543-3119
2901 Brooks St
Missoula, MT
 
Sportsman's Surplus
(406) 721-5500
Trempers Shopping Ct
Missoula, MT
 
Archery Center of Montana The
(406) 721-5537
1212 Longstaff St
Missoula, MT
 

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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