Pilates Mats Stores Waterloo IA

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(319) 287-5722
Crossroad Commons
Waterloo, IA
 
Hank'S Live Bait & Tackle
(319) 234-0711
186 W 15th St
Waterloo, IA
 
Quality Mat Company Inc
(319) 233-0833
410 Rath St
Waterloo, IA
 
R D Enterprises
(319) 234-4088
1620 Robin Rd
Waterloo, IA

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(319) 287-5722
Crossroad Commons
Waterloo, IA
 
Scheel'S Sports
(319) 234-7534
2060 Crossroads Blvd Ste 126
Waterloo, IA
 
Famous Footwear
(319) 232-3084
2060 Crossroads Blvd Ste 219
Waterloo, IA
 
Skatesport
(319) 232-0891
194 W Mullan Ave
Waterloo, IA
 
Craft Cochran Athletic Goods
(319) 233-0243
3211 Titan Trail Dr
Waterloo, IA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(319) 743-3066
4601 1st Ave Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
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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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