Pilates Mats Stores Boston MA

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No Sweat Apparel
(617) 333-9907
Boston, MA
 
Boston Running Company The
(617) 723-2786
121 Charles St
Boston, MA
 
Marathon Sports
(617) 267-4774
671 Boylston St
Boston, MA
 
Hilton's Tent City
(617) 227-9242
272 Friend St
Boston, MA
 
Patagonia
(617) 424-1776
346 Newbury St
Boston, MA
 
Eddie Bauer Inc
(617) 423-4722
500 Washington St
Boston, MA
 
Northside Family Sportswear
(617) 265-1010
601 Washington St
Boston, MA
 
Fat Tony's
(617) 423-0026
503 Washington St
Boston, MA
 
J McLaughlin Clothing Store
(617) 228-4195
34 Charles St
Boston, MA
 
Sports Collections
(617) 621-1197
100 Cambridgeside Pl
Cambridge, MA
 

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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