Dumbbells, or hand weights, come in a variety of different forms. Some are fixed, others adjustable, some are made of chrome, others from rubber. The studio dumbbell (sometimes also referred to as fitness dumbbells or aerobic dumbbells) are essentially lighter dumbbells. These are great for beginners or for aerobic/studio classes, hence the name.
They usually come in pairs in weights, 0.5kg, 1kg, 2kg, 3kg, 4kg and 5kg.
Many come with a neoprene coating that is not just very comfortable but they don’t become slippery when your hands sweat. Neoprene also lasts very well. The anti roll functionality means they can be safely left while you go and begin another exercise before coming back to them in the studio. They are colour coded for easy weight identification.
Some brands have also made their studio dumbbells with a slightly smaller grip space.
Studio dumbbells are ideal for adding strength training to your workout. For example holding dumbbells whilst performing a squat will strengthen and build leg and buttock muscles. They can also be used in aerobic exercises to increase intensity and calorie burn.
A great way to store your dumbbells is with the studio dumbbell rack. Many come with lockable wheels and a lockable chrome top bar.