Pilates Mats Stores Ballston Spa NY

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(518) 583-7218
Wilton Mall
Saratoga Springs, NY
C B North America Inc
(518) 587-2121
490 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
Pacific Sunwear of California Inc
(518) 583-6112
3065 Route 50
Saratoga Springs, NY
McGregor Links Country Club
(518) 584-6664
Saratoga Springs, NY
(518) 580-8945
3065 Route 50
Saratoga Springs, NY
American Eagle Outfitters
(518) 584-9195
3065 Route 50
Saratoga Springs, NY
Concepts in Fitness Equipment
(518) 587-7072
3084 Route 50 Ste 4
Saratoga Springs, NY
Upside Over Llc
(518) 584-1773
517 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
C B Sports the Company Store
(518) 583-1113
490 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
Walton's Sport Shop
(518) 584-7151
59 Lake Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY

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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