Pilates Mats Stores Overland Park KS

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(913) 661-0200
11801 Nall Avenue
Leawood, KS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(913) 432-3945
Merriam Town Center
Merriam, KS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 525-3006
Summit Woods Crossing
Lee's Summit, MO
 
Center Sporting Goods
(913) 345-2882
13358 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS
 
Fitness Gallery Inc
(913) 381-6202
10363 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 363-1198
Ward Parkway Mall
Kansas City, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(913) 254-9196
North Ridge Plaza
Olathe, KS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 350-0089
17730 East 39th Street
Independence, MO
 
Famous Footwear
(913) 338-3707
11625 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS
 
Tennis Set The
(913) 341-1880
5320 W 95th St
Prairie Village, KS
 

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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