Pilates Mats Stores Peoria IL

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(309) 683-2400
The Shoppes at Grand Prairie
Peoria, IL
Discount One Unique Urban Gifts
(309) 676-1090
2028 SW Adams St
Peoria, IL
Cat Merchandise Centre
(309) 676-7990
124 SW Adams St
Peoria, IL
Pro Image
(309) 685-1196
2200 W War Memorial Dr
Peoria, IL
(309) 685-5934
2200 W War Memorial Dr
Peoria, IL
Running Central Shoes & Gear
(309) 676-6378
700 W Main St
Peoria, IL
(309) 676-7288
316 SW Washington St
Peoria, IL
Pacific Sunwear
(309) 681-1384
2200 W War Memorial Dr
Peoria, IL
(309) 681-1504
4501 N War Memorial Dr
Peoria, IL
American Eagle Outfitters
(309) 682-5212
2200 W War Memorial Dr
Peoria, 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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