essential props for a full-body Pilates workout at home

This list includes all the essentials you'll need for a full-body home Pilates mat workout - foam rollers, bands, balls, and more! Click the links, put them in your Amazon cart, and build the in-home Pilates workout program of your dreams with only six items.


1) Yoga Tune-Up Balls


These are the quintessential balls for rolling out/warming up your back, glutes, feet, and more. I take them with me on airplanes, long car rides, and generally try to use every day as either the start or end to my workout.



2) 36" Foam Roller


I'm serious that if I ever got stranded on a deserted island and only had one prop with me I'd hope it was a foam roller. This one is long enough to fit along your whole spine so you can

use it to open up your chest + do some awesome ab exercises. A jack of all trades!

3) Pilates Overball


Ah, the Pilates ball. This little guy is great for ab work, chest releasing, or putting between your legs to help activate your inner thighs and pelvic floor. The possibilities are endless.

4) Magic Circle


Also fondly called the 'circle of death' or 'ring of fire' by some of my clients. This version from Balanced Body is my favorite because of its sturdiness, plus it comes with an informational DVD of exercises.

5) Small Resistance Bands


This package of 5 resistance bands means you can vary your resistance as you get stronger, or between your upper and lower body. You'll take any mat exercise next level as you add resistance to your body weight training.

6) Therabands


The only two Therabands you'll ever need in my opinion, the two different colors are technically medium and heavy tension. Take one in your suitcase for a hamstring stretch in your hotel, or use them for arms, abs, and glute work during your home mat workout.

There you have it! The six essential props for creating your personal in-home Pilates practice. Have any other props you love? Let me know!


~ Peace, love, and stretch your hip flexors! xo, Khayla