Pilates Mats Stores Alexandria LA

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Pacific Sunwear
(318) 619-9003
3437 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA
 
Academy
(318) 483-3920
3205 S MacArthur Drive
Alexandria, LA
 
Security Sporting Goods
(318) 445-6246
2220 Memorial Dr
Alexandria, LA
 
Lady Foot Locker
(318) 443-2938
3437 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA
 
Foot Locker
(318) 473-9311
3437 Masonic Dr Ste 1498
Alexandria, LA
 
Collegiate Corner
(318) 449-1815
1707 Metro Dr Ste O
Alexandria, LA
 
Axis Medical & Fitness Equipment Llc
(318) 427-9030
1616 Evarist St
Alexandria, LA
 
Champs Sports
(318) 443-2157
3437 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA
 
U M D Sportswear
(318) 487-1322
3437 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA
 
Cenla Sports Inc
(318) 443-7327
5615 Coliseum Blvd
Alexandria, LA
 

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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