Pilates Mats Stores West Des Moines IA

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Adventure Diving Inc
(515) 255-7282
2041 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA
 
Soccer Connections
(515) 279-6927
312 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA
 
Pro Image
(515) 223-1026
116 Valley W Mall
West Des Moines, IA
 
Fitness Techs
(515) 440-3043
2000 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA
 
Play It Again Sports
(515) 402-7427
9980 Swanson Blvd
Clive, IA
 
Sports Authority
(515) 226-9700
Water Tower Place, 4100 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Rasmussen Bicycle Shop
(515) 277-2636
301 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA
 
Gap The
(515) 225-1025
118 Valley W Mall
West Des Moines, IA
 
Mueller Rec Cornhusker Billiards
(515) 279-7000
10730 Hickman Rd
Clive, IA
 
See the Trainer
(515) 274-0055
2700 University Ave Ste 116
West Des Moines, 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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