Pilates Mats Stores Gainesville FL

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Gator Merchandise at the Gator Shop
(352) 376-5191
1702 W University Ave Ste A1
Gainesville, FL
Florida Book Store
(352) 376-6066
1614 W University Ave
Gainesville, FL
Famous Footwear
(352) 332-9512
6843 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL
Gatormania Inc
(352) 332-2558
6419 W Newberry Rd Ste D
Gainesville, FL
Champs Sports
(352) 331-8797
The Oaks Mall
Gainesville, FL
Gators Plus
(352) 375-8115
1620 W University Ave
Gainesville, FL
(352) 332-4732
6419 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL
Sports Authority The
(352) 331-2235
7400 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL
Sports Authority
(352) 331-2235
7400 W. Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Freeride Surf & Sport
(352) 373-7873
420 NW 13th St
Gainesville, FL

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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