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6 reasons to add weights to your Pilates exercises

1. STRENGTH: The primary benefit to adding weights to Pilates exercises is to add tone and strength to all muscle groups particularly core muscles including back, stomach, shoulders & chest.

The great thing about Pilates with weights is you create strength without bulk.




2. ADAPTABILITY:

All our exercises can be adapted to suit your individual needs - using smaller weights if necessary.

We use either small dumbells or weighted balls around 1-2 kg in order to ensure correct alignment. Smaller weights in Pilates allow you to control & stabilise your joints’ range of movement.



Hundred with weights

3. STABILITY: Many of the exercises allow you to explore your individual range of movement & learn how to recognise your own stabilisers. Whilst exercising within the parameters of Pilates Instruction you learn to listen to your own body’s feedback mechanisms & build on it safely.

4. PRECISION:

Adding weights to Pilates heightens your focus of your body positioning making you really concentrate on the precision of each move.





5. ENERGY:

Adding extra challenge will help you exert more energy therefore burn more calories.


6. KEEPING IT FRESH: As with all our Pilates classes we aim to continually add new variations to traditional exercises by offering a full range of small equipment to keep you on your toes.



Pilates aims to create long, lean balanced muscles which build overall functional fitness.

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