Pilates Mats Stores Montgomery AL

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(334) 277-8180
7861 Eastchase Parkway
Montgomery, AL
 
Olympia Sporting Goods
(334) 277-2622
4367 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL
 
Gecko Sports and Party
(334) 263-2131
Montgomery, AL
 
Four Seasons Outdoor Supply
(334) 284-5750
5148 Troy Hwy
Montgomery, AL
 
Hibbett Sports
(334) 277-2157
7850 Vaughn Rd
Montgomery, AL
 
Olympia Sporting Goods Outlet
(334) 271-6101
4367 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL
 
Montgomery Scout Shop
(334) 832-1936
3067 Carter Hill Rd
Montgomery, AL
 
Finish Line
(334) 613-6000
2925 Montgomery Mall
Montgomery, AL
 
Champs Sports
(334) 281-3929
2719 Montgomery Mall
Montgomery, AL
 
Sports Hibbett
(334) 277-6128
1007 Eastdale Mall
Montgomery, AL
 

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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