Pilates Mats Stores Worcester MA

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(508) 799-7278
12 Lake Ave
Worcester, MA
Kleen 'n Hard Sports
(508) 755-8164
70 James St
Worcester, MA
Bicycle Alley
(508) 752-2230
1067 Main St
Worcester, MA
Olympia Sports Center
(508) 856-0216
7 Neponset St
Worcester, MA
American Eagle Outfitters
(508) 853-0545
7 Neponset St
Worcester, MA
In the Corner Hockey
(508) 798-8100
284 Lake Ave
Worcester, MA
Tatnuck Country Club
(508) 757-0231
1222 Pleasant St
Worcester, MA
Toxic Active Wear
(508) 853-7272
Worcester, MA
Fritz's Bicycle & Fitness
(508) 853-1799
328 W Boylston St
Worcester, MA
Gap The
(508) 852-0404
Greendale Mall
Worcester, MA

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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