Pilates Mats Stores Lewiston ME

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(207) 721-3074
131 Topsham Fair Mall Rd
Topsham, ME
 
East Coast Fitness Services Inc
(207) 783-0036
165 Dyer Rd
Lewiston, ME
 
Northeast Athletics Inc
(207) 782-9741
10 Westminster St
Lewiston, ME
 
Gee & Bee Sporting Goods
(207) 784-4933
190 Mount Auburn Ave
Auburn, ME
 
Dag's Bait Shop
(207) 783-0388
559 Turner St
Auburn, ME
 
Blueline Sporting Goods
(207) 784-2009
190 Birch St
Lewiston, ME
 
Olympia Sports
(207) 786-2479
20 East Ave
Lewiston, ME
 
Rainbow Bicycle & Fitness
(207) 784-7576
1225 Center St
Auburn, ME
 
Olympia Sports
(207) 777-5736
550 Center St
Auburn, ME
 
Skier's Choice
(207) 784-7576
1225 Center St
Auburn, ME
 

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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