Pilates Mats Stores Westbrook ME

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(207) 828-4950
Mall Plaza
South Portland, ME
 
Ernie's Cycle Shop
(207) 854-4090
105 Conant St
Westbrook, ME
 
Workout Fitness Service
(207) 871-8995
5 Karen Dr
Westbrook, ME
 
Olympia Sports Center
(207) 797-2754
91 Auburn St
Portland, ME
 
Woodlands Club The
(207) 781-2890
39 Woods Rd
Falmouth, ME
 
Olympia Sports Center
(207) 854-2794
5 Bradley Dr
Westbrook, ME
 
Olympia Sports
(207) 854-4820
11 Main St
Westbrook, ME
 
Bordick & Coutts Sporting Goods
(207) 878-6100
512 Warren Ave
Portland, ME
 
Peak Performance Multisport
(207) 780-8200
317 Marginal Way
Portland, ME
 
Sports Authority The
(207) 773-7400
364 Maine Mall
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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