Pilates Mats Stores West Chester PA

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(610) 518-5200
Brandywine Square Shopping Center
Downingtown, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(302) 738-8322
Christiana Center
Newark, DE
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(610) 323-7100
Coventry Mall
Pottstown, PA
 
Athlete's Closet
(610) 692-4922
11 N 5 Points Rd
West Chester, PA
 
Rick's Heritage Saddlery
(610) 431-3272
1340 Pottstown Pike
West Chester, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(302) 477-9577
Brandywine Towne Center
Wilmington, DE
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(610) 409-9790
Providence Town Center
Collegeville, PA
 
Miller James H
(610) 429-3877
24 Market
West Chester, PA
 
Chester County Running Store
(610) 696-0115
24 S High St
West Chester, PA
 
Kelly's Sports Ltd
(610) 436-5458
897 S Matlack St
West Chester, PA
 

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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