Pilates Mats Stores Youngstown OH

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(330) 965-2279
Southland Crossing
Boardman, OH
Sportstown Youngstown
(330) 758-3911
7401 Market St Rm 211b
Youngstown, OH
Second Sole Athletic Footwear
(330) 758-8708
755 Boardman Canfield Rd Ste J2
Youngstown, OH
(330) 782-2004
5316 Market St
Youngstown, OH
R-Ski-Pools & Water Sports
(330) 793-2222
5880 Mahoning Ave
Youngstown, OH
Dick's Sporting Goods
(330) 505-9233
Eastwood Mall
Niles, OH
Wharmby Sports Inc
(330) 759-1682
3173 Belmont Ave
Youngstown, OH
Play It Again Sports
(330) 629-2828
813 Boardman Poland Rd Ste 8
Youngstown, OH
Jock Stop Inc
(330) 726-8407
7344 Market St
Youngstown, OH
Muscle Connection Inc
(330) 726-3350
1240 Boardman Poland Rd
Youngstown, OH

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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