Pilates Mats Stores New Orleans LA

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N'awlins Sports
(504) 581-3016
916 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA
 
Color Inc
(504) 523-2978
1 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA
 
Foot Locker
(504) 523-5260
1 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA
 
Uptown Angler
(504) 529-3597
601 Julia St
New Orleans, LA
 
Professional Sport Shop Inc
(504) 522-3771
920 Julia St
New Orleans, LA
 
Gap The
(504) 529-4962
New Orleans, LA
 
Home Team Sports Wear
(504) 524-3353
600 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA
 
Destination New Orleans
(504) 523-2978
1 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA
 
Sports Avenue
(504) 524-2871
1 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA
 
Academy Sports & Outdoors
(504) 263-6000
50 Westbank Expy
Gretna, 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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