Pilates Mats Stores Scarborough ME

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(207) 828-4950
Mall Plaza
South Portland, ME
 
Eddie Bauer Inc
(207) 775-6074
365 Maine Mall Rd
South Portland, ME
 
Lids
(207) 879-7407
364 Main Mall Box Rd # 2
South Portland, ME
 
Sports Authority
(207) 773-7400
364 Maine Mall Road, Unit 2-200
South Portland, ME
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Olympia Sport Center
(207) 773-8131
240 Maine Mall Rd
South Portland, ME
 
Joe Jones Ski & Sports
(207) 885-5635
456 Payne Rd
Scarborough, ME
 
Sports Authority The
(207) 773-7400
364 Maine Mall
South Portland, ME
 
Bicycle Habitat
(207) 283-2453
294 Main St
Saco, ME
 
American Eagle Outfitters
(207) 773-3159
364 Maine Mall Rd
South Portland, ME
 
Workout Fitness Store
(207) 772-7110
200 Gorham Rd
South Portland, 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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