Pilates Mats Stores Poughkeepsie NY

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(845) 297-4767
Poughkeepsie Galleria
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Finish Line
(845) 296-0408
2001 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Hyde Park Baseball
(845) 473-4421
343 Creek Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(845) 473-1700
2600 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
American Eagle Outfitters
(845) 298-1254
790 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(845) 382-2151
Hudson Valley Mall
Kingston, NY
 
Fitness Showroom
(845) 298-8800
1936 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Eastern Mountain Sports
(845) 463-3207
2521 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Zumiez
(845) 298-8210
2001 South Rd Ste D205
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Bike Brother's
(845) 336-5581
Poughkeepsie, NY
 

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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