You don’t have to lift 30-pound dumbbells to tone up, in fact, lighter weights can be just as effective as heavy ones.
For Pilates, you don’t need anything heavier than the two-pound weights because we do a fair amount of repetitions.
Over time your arms will get fatigued and you don’t want to feel that in your neck. If you’re not looking to invest, use water bottles or cans from your pantry as an substitute.
Link here: 2 Pound Weights