Pilates Mats Stores South Bend IN

Local resource for Pilates mats in South Bend, IN. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to Pilates mats, Pilates supplies, Pilates balls, as well as information on local Pilates lessons, and content on Pilates.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(574) 243-4789
Princess City
Mishawaka, IN
Midwest Athletic Equipment & App
(574) 232-9550
517 N Hill St
South Bend, IN
Outpost Sports
(574) 855-3201
1251 N Eddy St
South Bend, IN
Midwest Athletic Equipment & Apparel
(574) 232-9550
517 N Hill St
South Bend, IN
Stacy'S 24 Hr Bait And Tackle
(574) 289-4559
3602 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN
Mike's Sporting Goods
(574) 255-2826
100 N Center St
South Bend, IN
Soccer Etc
(574) 288-1892
1621 South Bend Avenue
South Bend, IN
Marroni Inc And Dart Shop
(574) 237-1853
2010 Franklin St
South Bend, IN
Hockey Services
(800) 559-7825
6858 W Main Kalamazoo Mi
South Bend, IN
The Bait Shop
(219) 234-6823
56977 Mayflower Rd Ste C
South Bend, IN

One Class, Three Levels: How to Make Your Mat Class Work for Large Groups

html .fb_share_link { padding:2px 0 0 20px; height:16px; background:url(http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/images/share/facebook_share_icon.gif?0:26981) no-repeat top left; }  
Post to MySpace!
  StumbleUpon Toolbar     Bookmark to Digg   Bookmark to Yahoo   Bookmark to Google

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Pilates-Pro.com