Small Pilates Equipment and some ways on how to use them
Anna will be teaching a ‘prop luck’ Pilates mat class every Monday evening at 5.30pm at our Hillarys site.
The idea behind it was to use the small equipment such as the fitball, foam rollers, small hand weights, therabands, magic circles or soft balls to name a few and try and give you a different style of class each week.
Hence the term “prop luck”!
You’ll be challenged each week with a new piece of small Pilates equipment so you will never get bored and hopefully you will learn something new each visit!
The small pieces of equipment are also stuff that most of us have lyng around at home that we may not fully know how to use, so get some handy hints on what you can also do to exercise or tone up on your fitball – it’s not just for sitting on!
Pilates on the Ball
Did you know you can use your fitball for balance work, core stability work, stretches and cardio?
Pilates with a foam roller
The foam roller is not just about rolling out muscles and fascia – do you know how you can use it to increase and work your core muscles too?
Pilates and hand weights
Our small hand weights at 0.5 – 1kg may look like baby weights- but they can sure pack a punch!
Don’t have any hand weights at home? Don’t stress …. grab yourself a small 500ml water bottle and get those arm muscles working – they are all you need to get a start on toning up upper arms and biceps!
It’s in the what you do and how you do it – rather than killing your self to press 10kg!
Pilates and a theraband
Get your theraband ( stretchy resistance band out and learn some skills for not only using it for resistance, but also for stretching and how to let it ‘help’ you get better technique with the harder exercise so it support and guides you.
Pilates and the Magic Circle
The Pilates ring is actually called a ‘magic circle’ but some prefer to use the term ‘circle of death’! Yep it can surely pack a punch that will make you realise you have muscles that you didn’t know existed – but again learn and get one to use at home!
Any if you’re really lucky we may combine a few pieces of small equipment together to really give you a work out! 🙂
New to Pilates? Learn what Pilates can do for you HERE