Pilates Mats Stores Silver Spring MD

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(301) 947-0200
2 Grand Corner Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(410) 872-1100
Columbia Crossing Center
Columbia, MD
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(301) 215-4670
7201 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD
Hours
9:30AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Nash Sports
(202) 232-6677
3339 14th St NW
Washington, DC
 
Fleet Feet DC
(202) 387-3888
1841 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(703) 933-0736
5714 Columbia Pike
Bailey'S Crossroads, VA
 
Sports Authority
(301) 231-8650
12055 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

G & T Sport Center
(202) 726-1477
3913 14th St NW
Washington, DC
 
Universal Madness
(202) 829-3850
3120 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC
 
Downtown Locker Room
(202) 462-1500
1935 14th St NW
Washington, DC
 

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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