Pilates Mats Stores Naperville IL

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(630) 548-1476
Springbrook Prairie Pavillion
Naperville, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(630) 943-4100
Geneva Commons Mall
Geneva, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(630) 553-5365
Route 34 and Cannonball Trail
Yorkville, IL
 
Advantage Team Sales Group Inc
(630) 637-9505
1701 Quincy Ave Ste 13
Naperville, IL
 
Wisthoff Industries
(630) 544-3710
304 S State Route 59
Naperville, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(630) 554-9061
2470 US Hwy 34
Oswego, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(630) 351-0823
328 West Army Trail Rd
Bloomingdale, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(708) 675-3100
Orland Park Place
Orland Park, IL
 
Golf Galaxy
(630) 416-3772
1931 Glacier Park
Naperville, IL
 
Chicago Home Fitness
(630) 717-0989
650 S State Route 59
Naperville, IL
 

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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