Pilates Mats Stores Cranston RI

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Gap The
(401) 944-7010
100 Midway Rd
Cranston, RI
 
Second Time Around Sports
(401) 944-9380
328 Atwood Ave
Cranston, RI
 
Bennett's Sports
(401) 943-7600
900 Phenix Ave
Cranston, RI
 
Perform Better
(401) 942-9363
11 Amflex Dr
Cranston, RI
 
Dmk Sports
(401) 463-7062
170 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI
 
Eastern Mountain Sports
(401) 944-5500
176 Hillside Rd
Cranston, RI
 
Elmwood Sports Center
(401) 781-9113
1553 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI
 
M-F Athletic Co
(401) 942-9363
11 Amflex Dr
Cranston, RI
 
Extra Innings
(401) 737-3100
69 Illinois Ave Ste 2
Warwick, RI
 
Dave's Wholesale Guns
(401) 781-2666
1287 Post Rd
Warwick, RI
 

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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