Pilates Mats Stores Shreveport LA

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(318) 797-9110
7543 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA
 
Ashley's College Sportswear
(318) 631-1947
3964 Lakeshore Dr
Shreveport, LA
 
Sports World
(318) 686-1880
8809 Jewella Ave
Shreveport, LA
 
Fitness Expo
(318) 861-1107
6319 Sand Beach Blvd
Shreveport, LA
 
Edwin Watts Golf
(318) 797-7518
1820 E 70th St
Shreveport, LA
 
American Eagle Outfitters
(318) 221-0540
1133 Saint Vincent Ave
Shreveport, LA
 
Foot Locker
(318) 425-2624
1133 Saint Vincent Ave
Shreveport, LA
 
Hibbett Sports
(318) 674-2950
1133 Saint Vincent Ave
Shreveport, LA
 
Sportspectrum
(318) 798-1241
7607 Youree Dr
Shreveport, LA
 
Scooter's Bike Shop
(318) 865-3890
1314 Shreveport Barksdale
Shreveport, 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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