Pilates Mats Stores East Amherst NY

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(716) 833-4761
281 Meyer Road
Amherst, NY
 
American Eagle Outfitters
(716) 632-8933
4545 Transit Rd
Buffalo, NY
 
Sneaker Advantage
(716) 631-8632
5195 Main St
Buffalo, NY
 
Laux Sporting Goods Inc
(716) 626-1516
Eastern Hills Mall
Buffalo, NY
 
Gap The
(716) 634-7575
4545 Transit Rd
Buffalo, NY
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(716) 821-1616
Quaker Crossing
Orchard Park, NY
 
Stitch Witchery Embroidery & Si
(716) 633-4388
5511 Main St
Buffalo, NY
 
G & G Fitness Equipt Inc
(716) 633-2527
4401 Transit Rd
Buffalo, NY
 
Country Club of Buffalo
(716) 633-7881
Buffalo, NY
 
Champs Sports at Eastern Hills M
(716) 631-5239
4545 Transit Rd
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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