Pilates Mats Stores Cumberland RI

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Blackstone Valley Outfitters
(401) 312-0369
2 Mendon Rd
Cumberland, RI
 
Dean Warehouse
(401) 723-3032
1193 Broad St
Central Falls, RI
 
Dean Warehouse Service
(401) 728-0396
100 Higginson Ave
Lincoln, RI
 
Five Seasons Sports
(401) 305-6600
413 Central Ave
Pawtucket, RI
 
City Sports
(401) 521-6555
271 Thayer St
Providence, RI
 
Upper Deck Baseball Academy
(401) 334-1539
1 John C Dean Memorial
Cumberland, RI
 
Lincoln Country Club
(401) 334-2200
Lincoln, RI
 
Big Fitness
(401) 729-9000
560 Mineral Spring Ave Unit 2
Pawtucket, RI
 
Dean Warehouse
(401) 434-6499
310 Bourne Ave
Rumford, RI
 
Gym Source
(508) 455-3444
Attleboro, 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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