Pilates Mats Stores Parkersburg WV

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Pacific Sunwear
(304) 422-5300
Grand Central Mall
Parkersburg, WV
 
Uncle Bob's Outdoors
(304) 485-0014
2311 Ohio Ave
Parkersburg, WV
 
Shirt Factory and Sporting Goods
(304) 428-0566
1606 Dupont Rd
Parkersburg, WV
 
Steve & Barry's University Spor
(304) 424-6500
100 Grand Central Ave
Parkersburg, WV
 
Old Navy
(304) 424-7091
830 Grand Central Ave
Vienna, WV
 
Boone's Bow Shop
(304) 863-6962
1545 Larkmead Rd
Parkersburg, WV
 
American Eagle Outfitters
(304) 485-9101
Grand Central Mall
Parkersburg, WV
 
Emerson Bowling Lanes
(304) 485-7406
1501 36th St
Parkersburg, WV
 
On the Run
(304) 422-8916
3207 1SA-3207-1 Emerson A
Parkersburg, WV
 
Golf Club of West Virginia
(304) 464-4420
Waverly, WV
 

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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