Pilates Mats Stores Jamaica Plain MA

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Marathon Sports
(617) 735-9373
1638 Beacon St
Brookline, MA
 
Patagonia
(617) 424-1776
346 Newbury St
Boston, MA
 
City Sports Inc
(617) 782-5022
1035 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA
 
Red Sox Team Store
(617) 421-8686
19 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA
 
Boston Red Sox Souvenir Store
(617) 421-8686
19 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA
 
Twins Enterprises Inc
(617) 262-1268
19 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA
 
Fox Sports New England at Fenway Park
(617) 236-7901
24 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA
 
Life Is Good
(617) 867-8900
283 Newbury St
Boston, MA
 
Rei Recreational Equipment Inc
(617) 236-0746
401 Park Dr
Boston, MA
 
Marathon Sports
(617) 267-4774
671 Boylston St
Boston, 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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