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Hand Weights

In Pilates classes we sometimes use LIGHT hand weights (1-2 lbs or 0.5kg-1kg will usually suffice). The use of light weights can add an additional scope to exercises such as extra muscle toning and increased effort from muscles in your core to support the arms, chest, shoulders, shoulder blades and back. Heavier hand weights however, can easily pull you out of alignment, create strain and shift the emphasis of the exercise from the core to the extremities.

If you don’t have hand weights you can use replacements like cans or jars from your kitchen or you can simply follow the class without them and enjoy it as it is - your body and gravity will provide all the challenge you need.

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Hand Weights classes

  • Play Pilates Class 425

    Pilates Class 425

    INTERMEDIATE - 45 MINUTES - LISA BRADSHAW
    A fun and flowing class using hand weights to add a challenging upper body workout to your Pilates session. The class ends...

  • Play Pilates Class 412

    Pilates Class 412

    BASIC - 30 MINUTES - SIOBHAN PATON
    A full body workout, giving us an opportunity to learn more about the upper body- how the arms connect to the shoulders and...

  • Play Amit Younger Pilates

    Pilates Class 267

    BASIC - 45 MINUTES - AMIT YOUNGER
    In this class we use the hand weights to help us feel how it affects the movement and how we use our core to support...

  • Play pilates with hand weights

    Pilates Class 281

    INTERMEDIATE - 10 MINUTES - NIKKI CORNFIELD
    This is a short session, focused primarily on strengthening the arms. It can be used as a workout on its own, or added...

  • Play Amy Taylor Alpers Pilates

    Pilates Class 354

    BASIC - 45 MINUTES - AMY TAYLOR ALPERS
    A near full length class that is really quite challenging for the Basic level practitioner. The class takes you through...

  • Play Holly murray Pilates

    Pilates Class 250

    INTERMEDIATE - 10 MINUTES - HOLLY MURRAY
    10 minutes of work against a wall for better posture. Use this short workout to tack on to any class that you have...

  • Play amit younger Pilates

    Pilates Class 238

    BASIC - 10 MINUTES - AMIT YOUNGER
    This short class is focused on the forearms, wrists and hands. We use small hand weights (half a kilo) that can easily be...

  • Play 249

    Pilates Class 249

    INTERMEDIATE - 10 MINUTES - HOLLY MURRAY
    This is based on the reformer series where we sit right up to the shoulder blocks for feedback on hip placement.  Here...

  • Play Class 360

    Pilates Class 360

    INTERMEDIATE - 10 MINUTES - BENJAMIN DEGENHARDT
    A great short sequence to open the chest and “invite a deeper breath in”. The class moves quite quickly and covers...

  • Play Class 294

    Pilates Class 294

    COMPLETE BEGINNER - 30 MINUTES - ALAN HERDMAN
    A wonderful class to help the upper torso feel more relaxed and in the right position after hours of sitting in front...

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