Pilates Mats Stores Olympia WA

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Capital Mall
(360) 754-8163
242 Capitol Way N
Olympia, WA
 
Gap Stores The
(360) 754-8163
242 Capitol Way N
Olympia, WA
 
South Sound Running
(360) 705-2580
3409 Capitol Blvd SW
Tumwater, WA
 
Bike Stand
(360) 943-1997
407 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA
 
Alpine Experience
(360) 956-1699
408 Olympia Ave NE
Olympia, WA
 
Tumwater Sports Center
(360) 352-5161
6200 Capitol Blvd SE
Tumwater, WA
 
Eddie Bauer Inc
(360) 704-3000
Capital Mall Dr SW Ste Ste
Olympia, WA
 
Olympic Outfitters Ltd
(360) 357-6758
407 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA
 
Olympia Softball Association
(360) 753-8339
Olympia, WA
 
Wembley Soccer Shop
(360) 459-9660
3700 Pacific Ave SE Ste B
Olympia, WA
 

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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