Pilates Mats Stores Reading PA

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(610) 373-7366
Broadcasting Shopping Center
Reading, PA
 
Boscov's
(610) 779-2000
Berkshire Mall
Reading, PA
 
American Eagle Outfitters
(610) 375-6220
Berkshire Mall
Reading, PA
 
Baja Beach Tanning Club
(610) 921-1288
3225 N 5th State Hwy
Reading, PA
 
Running Start A
(610) 320-9097
705 Penn Ave
West Reading, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(610) 323-7100
Coventry Mall
Pottstown, PA
 
Schuylkill Valley Sports
(610) 921-2133
Fairgrounds Sq # M
Reading, PA
 
R & R Sporting Goods
(610) 376-3004
301 Blair Ave
Reading, PA
 
Sneaker Villa
(610) 376-9773
547 Penn St
Reading, PA
 
Famous Footwear
(610) 396-0299
2761 Papermill Rd
Reading, PA
 

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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