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Pilates Anytime: Add Some Hand Weights

In Class 5 of the 30-Minute Pilates series, strengthen your upper body

Welcome to the fifth class of instructor Kira Lamb’s 30-Minute Pilates series, from Pilates Anytime, an online streaming platform.

This Pilates mat class, Add Some Hand Weights, will emphasize steps you can take to strengthen your upper body. The instructor will introduce hand weights to make the moves more challenging. At the same time, you’ll be encouraged to listen to your body and do the exercises without the weights, when needed. This class offers modifications for people of all fitness levels, including beginners. 

Please consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.

This video is part of AARP’s Virtual Community Center, where you can find a variety of free virtual events designed for learning, self-improvement and fun.

About the instructor

Kira Lamb is a New York state–licensed massage therapist and Classical Pilates teacher certified through Power Pilates and The New York Pilates Studio. While currently in private practice, she began her teaching career in 2002 at boutique studios and luxury fitness clubs in Los Angeles and New York City. Her love of Pilates grew during her 20-year career as a professional dancer and aerial artist, which included touring with Puff Daddy, Missy Elliott and Gloria Estefan and performing in off-Broadway shows like De La Guarda: Villa Villa and Fuerza Bruta: Look Up.

Read about the lifelong benefits of Pilates.

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Pilates Anytime

More Functional Pilates Videos

AARP Members Only Access is offering the following six on-demand 30-minute Pilates classes with Kira Lamb, and more free Pilates Anytime videos here.

Class 1: The Fundamentals

Class 2: Pilates for Posture

Class 3: Pilates for Balance

Class 4: Pilates with Hand Towel

Class 5: Pilates with Hand Weights (this class)

Class 6: Pilates for Stamina

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