Pilates Mats Stores Bridgeport CT

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(203) 876-0477
1201 Boston Post Rd
Milford, CT
 
Ferguson's Center Ice Sports
(203) 338-0202
123 Glenwood Ave
Bridgeport, CT
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(203) 334-4442
148 Boston Ave
Bridgeport, CT
 
Paintball Addicts
(203) 371-4216
3073 Main St
Bridgeport, CT
 
Rotary Ski and Snowboard
(203) 375-5261
300 Ferry Blvd Ste 1
Stratford, CT
 
Footloose
(203) 334-6816
100 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT
 
Arctic Sports Shop The
(203) 371-8326
353 Huntington Tpke
Bridgeport, CT
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(203) 334-4442
148 Boston Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
Hours
9:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Day One Skate Shop
(203) 331-9525
605 Brewster St
Bridgeport, CT
 
Anaconda Sports
(203) 375-9141
3604 Main St
Stratford, CT
 

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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