Pilates Mats Stores New Bedford MA

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Corner Sports Store
(508) 992-0110
319 Hathaway Blvd
New Bedford, MA
Guys and Gals Sportswear
(508) 992-9682
1515 Acushnet Ave
New Bedford, MA
Days Health & Sports
(508) 997-9460
86 Huttleston Ave
Fairhaven, MA
Pacific Sunwear
(508) 992-0921
200 N Dartmouth Mall
North Dartmouth, MA
Ron's Sport Shop
(508) 994-8211
13 Russells Mills Rd
South Dartmouth, MA
Yester' Year Cyclery
(508) 993-2525
330 Hathaway Rd
New Bedford, MA
Olympia Sports Center
(508) 990-0297
25 Berdon Way
Fairhaven, MA
Olympia Sports
(508) 994-5071
36 Schooner Dr
Dartmouth, MA
Olympia Sportcenter
(508) 999-1355
200 N Dartmouth Mall
Dartmouth, MA
Foot Locker
(508) 999-2770
99 N Dartmouth Mall
North Dartmouth, 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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