Pilates Mats Stores Newport News VA

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(757) 249-2140
Patrick Henry Mall
Newport News, VA
Dick's Sporting Goods
(757) 258-3364
The Marquis
Williamsburg, VA
The Finish Line Inc
(757) 881-9300
Newport News, VA
Gap the Patrick
(757) 249-4300
Henry Mall
Newport News, VA
Legends Sports Shop
(757) 249-5933
Patrick Henry Mall
Newport News, VA
Dick's Sporting Goods
(757) 638-2001
Harbor View East
Suffolk, VA
Warwick Little League Baseball Stadiu
(757) 599-3031
501 Blount Point Rd
Newport News, VA
Sports Fan The
(757) 249-3209
Patrick Henry Mall
Newport News, VA
Conte Bicycle and Fitness
(757) 595-1333
9913 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
James River Country Club
(757) 596-3112
Newport News, 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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