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Pilates DVDs can be a great way to learn Pilates and get a Pilates mat workout at home.
Exercise balls have become popular for home workouts, and help you build core strength.
Exercise bands, or resistance bands, provide adjustable resistance for stretching and strengthening exercises.
The magic circle is a ring, made of flexible metal or rubber, about 13 inches in diameter, with small pads on either side. It provides gentle resistance.
A mat is the basic gear you need to do Pilates at home. Get a mat that's at least ½ inch thick to pad your body from the floor.
Pilates books are a great way to learn more about Pilates and see illustrations of different exercises.
Most people do Pilates in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that's not too baggy.