Pilates Mats Stores Bangor ME

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(207) 990-5932
Bangor Mall
Bangor, ME
 
Bean L L Outlet Store
(207) 942-0146
534 Stillwater Ave
Bangor, ME
 
Quirk
(207) 299-1790
293 Hogan Rd
Bangor, ME
 
Ski Rack Sports
(207) 945-6474
24 Longview Dr
Bangor, ME
 
Wight's Sporting Goods Co
(207) 945-4455
930 Stillwater Ave
Bangor, ME
 
Triathlete Sports
(207) 990-2013
186 Exchange St
Bangor, ME
 
Olympia Sports
(207) 942-7993
Bangor Mall
Bangor, ME
 
Pacific Sunwear of California
(207) 990-4331
663 Stillwater Ave
Bangor, ME
 
Epic Sports
(207) 941-5670
6 Central St
Bangor, ME
 
Famous Footwear
(207) 942-0490
Bangor Parcade
Bangor, ME
 

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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