Pilates Mats Stores Seattle WA

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(425) 255-3070
The Landing
Renton, WA
 
North Face The
(206) 622-4111
1023 1st Ave
Seattle, WA
 
Helly Hansen
(206) 652-0683
600 Pine St Ste 311
Seattle, WA
 
Eddie Bauer Inc
(206) 527-2646
Seattle, WA
 
Sound Sports
(206) 624-6717
80 Madison St
Seattle, WA
 
Pickle-Ball Inc
(206) 784-4723
Seattle, WA
 
Enter the Studio
(206) 223-7333
526 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA
 
Amphipod Inc
(206) 788-0291
Seattle, WA
 
Seattle Mariners Baseball Club
(206) 346-4000
Seattle, WA
 
Sports Den
(206) 343-3060
Seattle, 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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