Pilates Mats Stores Biddeford ME

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(207) 828-4950
Mall Plaza
South Portland, ME
 
Hockey Bobs Pro Shop
(207) 283-2929
16 Pomerleau St
Biddeford, ME
 
Beyond Moseying Com
(207) 282-4949
171 Graham St
Biddeford, ME
 
Bicycle Habitat
(207) 283-2453
294 Main St
Saco, ME
 
Sweats of Kennebunkport
(207) 967-0088
16 Dock Sq
Kennebunkport, ME
 
Quinn's Bike & Fitness
(207) 284-4632
140 Elm St
Biddeford, ME
 
Olympia Sports
(207) 283-2958
118 Shops Way
Biddeford, ME
 
Olympics Sports
(207) 571-8043
420 Alfred St
Biddeford, ME
 
American Sailor Clothing
(207) 967-0866
5 Dock Sq
Kennebunkport, ME
 
Atlantic Cotton Co
(207) 967-2855
Dock Sq
Kennebunkport, 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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