Pilates Mats Stores Lafayette LA

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Hibbett Sports
(337) 289-0473
1800 NE Evangeline Trwy
Lafayette, LA
 
Lafayette Shooters Wilderness & We
(337) 988-1191
Lafayette, LA
 
Wince International
(337) 837-3534
3827 W Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA
 
Regan's Racquet
(337) 981-0226
233 Doucet Rd
Lafayette, LA
 
Gadzooks
(337) 988-0410
5725 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
 
Acadiana Karate
(337) 406-8838
Lafayette, LA
 
Bayouland Bowhunters & Outfitters
(337) 993-8284
908 Ridge Rd
Lafayette, LA
 
Pack and Paddle
(337) 232-5854
601 E Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA
 
Champs Sports
(337) 981-7701
5725 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
 
Bells Sporting Goods
(337) 981-5330
4313 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
 

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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