Pilates Mats Stores Johnston RI

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Dmk Sports
(401) 232-3609
20 Cedar Swamp Rd
Smithfield, RI
 
Ray's Ultimate Hockey & Sports
(401) 231-1995
115 Pleasant View Ave
Smithfield, RI
 
Pacific Sunwear
(401) 231-0430
371 Putnam Pike
Smithfield, RI
 
Providence Fitness Service
(401) 490-7813
725 Branch Ave
Providence, RI
 
K & J Sports
(401) 270-2576
394 Branch Ave
Providence, RI
 
Rhode Runner
(401) 233-8110
400 Putnam Pike Ste C
Smithfield, RI
 
American Eagle Outfitters
(401) 231-2814
371 Putnam Pike Ste 450
Smithfield, RI
 
Eblen's
(401) 781-2800
361 Reservoir Ave
Providence, RI
 
Olympia Sports
(401) 861-0135
649 N Main St
Providence, RI
 
Courts Sporting Goods
(401) 233-4424
1983 Mineral Spring Ave
North Providence, 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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