Pilates Mats Stores Buffalo NY

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(716) 833-4761
281 Meyer Road
Amherst, NY
 
Aeropostale
(716) 685-2087
199 Walden Ave
Buffalo, NY
 
Jersey Express Inc
(716) 834-6151
3080 Main St
Buffalo, NY
 
Ricks Cycle Shop
(716) 852-6838
743 Main St
Buffalo, NY
 
Rick's Sports & Apparels
(716) 883-8615
201 Allen St
Buffalo, NY
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(716) 821-1616
Quaker Crossing
Orchard Park, NY
 
American Eagle Outfitters
(716) 683-3662
31 Walden Ave
Buffalo, NY
 
Fleet Feet Sports
(716) 332-3501
892 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY
 
Kick's Sports Apparel
(716) 838-4387
2616 Main St
Buffalo, NY
 
Ji Ji Fashions
(716) 852-7922
505 Main St
Buffalo, 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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