Pilates Mats Stores Springfield IL

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(217) 726-6451
White Oaks Mall
Springfield, IL
Springfield Baseball Softball Academ
(217) 544-9113
4345 Camp Butler Rd
Springfield, IL
Ace Bicycle Shop
(217) 523-0188
2500 S Macarthur Blvd
Springfield, IL
Gap The
(217) 546-7656
2501 Wabash Ave
Springfield, IL
M C Sports
(217) 698-8801
2385 S Macarthur Blvd
Springfield, IL
Boat Dock The
(217) 793-7300
Springfield, IL
Kesslers Team Sports
(217) 525-6940
3501 Winchester Rd
Springfield, IL
Scuba Sports
(217) 787-3483
1609 S Macarthur Blvd
Springfield, IL
Springfield Running Center
(217) 787-4400
2943 W White Oaks Dr
Springfield, IL
Fitness for All Inc
(217) 546-8118
3001 W White Oaks Dr
Springfield, IL

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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