Pilates Mats Stores Sioux City IA

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Albrecht Cycle Shop
(712) 258-6050
200 5th St
Sioux City, IA
 
Scheels All Sports
(712) 252-1551
Southern Hills Mall
Sioux City, IA
 
Mark It Custom Printing
(712) 255-7979
3215 Gordon Dr
Sioux City, IA
 
Peak Performance Fitness Gear
(712) 276-8087
4501 Southern Hills Dr
Sioux City, IA
 
Dunhams Discount Sports
(712) 274-8844
5969 E Gordon Dr
Sioux City, IA
 
Dunhams Discount Sports
(712) 274-8844
Eastgate Shopping Ct
Sioux City, IA
 
Hauff Dwight Sporting Goods Co
(712) 258-1877
714 Pierce St
Sioux City, IA
 
American Eagle Outfitters
(712) 276-8091
4400 Sergeant Rd
Sioux City, IA
 
Debron Sportswear & More
(402) 755-2347
818 W 1st St
Ponca, NE
 
Hauff Dwight Sporting Goods Co
(712) 258-1877
714 Pierce St
Sioux City, IA
 

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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