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Pilates Anytime: Build Functional Strength

In Class 11 of the 30-Minute Pilates series, use hand weights to build bone density


Video run time is 34 minutes.
Pilates Anytime

Welcome to this gentle mat class led by Erin Wilson, an instructor for the online streaming platform Pilates Anytime.

In this beginner- to intermediate-level Pilates standing class, you’ll learn how to improve your balance and create more awareness in your body.

Erin will focus on functional strengthening exercises that are designed to teach you to move more confidently, safely and effectively when engaged in your daily activities. She uses hand weights to help you build more bone density as the movements challenge your stability and coordination. 

This class offers modifications for all fitness levels.

Please consult your physician before beginning any new exercise regimen. 

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

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Pilates Anytime

Erin Wilson was first introduced to the Pilates Method at age 13 and became a fully certified Pilates teacher through Body Arts and Science International while completing her degree in exercise science in 2008. She loves helping people feel better both mentally and physically, and it is truly the joy of her life to teach Pilates. She works with clients from all walks of life, ages 9 to 92, and is passionate about educating them about their bodies and ways to manage chronic pain. Erin feels that she will forever be the “student” in Pilates, and is excited to share the knowledge she has accumulated with the Pilates Anytime community. She also led the Begin Pilates series.

Read about the lifelong benefits of Pilates.

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More Pilates Videos

AARP Members Only Access is offering the following six on-demand 30-Minute Pilates classes with Erin Wilson, and more free Pilates Anytime videos here, including the first six classes in this 30-Minute series led by Kira Lamb.

Open Your Chest

Open Your Hips and Sides

Work Your Core

Safeguard Your Spine

Build Functional Strength (this class)

Strength Training With a Chair

 

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