Pilates Mats Stores Shawnee KS

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(913) 432-3945
Merriam Town Center
Merriam, KS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(913) 254-9196
North Ridge Plaza
Olathe, KS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 436-3524
Zona Rosa New Urban Retail Center
Kansas City, MO
 
Back Door Sports Inc
(913) 248-1609
12456 W 62nd Ter Ste C
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Gear for Sports
(913) 888-0887
9550 Lackman Rd
Lenexa, KS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(913) 661-0200
11801 Nall Avenue
Leawood, KS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 363-1198
Ward Parkway Mall
Kansas City, MO
 
Performance Activewear Corp
(913) 268-4322
6423 Quivira Rd
Shawnee, KS
 
Precise Billiard Supply & Trager
(913) 962-8383
5412 Quivira Rd
Shawnee, KS
 
Fightgear Inc
(913) 888-4495
17308 W 84th Ter
Lenexa, 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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