At-home fitness solutions are the top trend in 2022 according to GoodFirms’ survey.
In my opinion, it is not only a short-term trend, it is a whole new revolution in the fitness industry.
When the pandemic happened, and people were forced to exercise at home, they have actually realized:
1. it is possible to have an effective workout at home
2. no need to lose time and travel to the gym to workout
3. it costs less to workout at home
4. at home, you can enjoy privacy
Fitness studios, pilates studios, and gyms had to find a solution to survive the pandemic.
Therefore, some of them turned completely to online programs while others created a hybrid offer; in-person and online services.
In conclusion, the one is for sure, it is never going to be the same as before the pandemic, and hybrid gym models are here to stay.
This I why I decided to write this blog post and share with you the best home pilates equipment.
If you are interested in getting pilates-studio-results at home keep reading…
Pilates studios are offering slightly different services and one-on-one classes, so you still have your privacy and special treatment.
However, the disadvantages of one-on-one Pilates classes are the price and the fact that you have to stick to a strict schedule.
Taking into account everything mentioned above, we are coming to the conclusion that at-home workouts are the best if you want to stay on the track with your exercise routine.
Although pilates studio has very expensive and amazing pieces of equipment, you can find a substitute and create a studio-pilates feeling even in your own house.
For instance, the best home pilates equipment can be bought for a cheap price and is very easy to use.
Furthermore, most of those pilates props and accessories are beginner-friendly and for all levels.
Since we have so many reasons to talk about the best home pilates equipment I decided to share with you my favorite pieces.
However, before I start I would like to mention that not every single pilates prop or piece of equipment will be for you.
Over time, as you exercise, you will probably find your own favorite pilates equipment pieces.
Nevertheless, I would always encourage you to find different things and switch pilates props often.
The reason why constant changes are good is that they will challenge you more, and as a consequence, your will improve your fitness results.
Without further ado, let’s dive into my 15 suggestions of the best pilates home equipment pieces for studio results.
1. Pilates Mat
Without a mat, there is no pilates, or better say there is no workout. I can hardly imagine that any type of workout can be performed without a mat. It is essential best of the best, number one on my list, and essential of home pilates. Choosing the right mat for pilates is always easy, so make sure to do good research before buying yourself a good mat for home workouts. This one is good for beginners and has great support for joints. I strongly recommend buying this one if you don’t already have your favorite.
2. Pilates Ring
The Pilates ring is a great way to add resistance to your workout. It can help you build the whole body strength, but your core will benefit the most. This is also a very popular piece of equipment in mat pilates promotional campaigns and should be equally popular in-home pilates use. If you would have to buy only one pilates prop for home pilates workouts let it be a pilates ring.
3. Hand weights
Even though I tried to switch to wrist hand weights I am still using these traditional dumbbells when I need additional weight for my workout. I think you should have both, wrist hand weights and dumbbells, so you can do a wider range of workouts. These small neoprene dumbbells are my number one choice. Anyway, dumbbells are such a small investment and can bring amazing benefits, so make sure to get yourself one pair.
4. Resistance band
I use resistance bands almost every day, which tells a lot about what I think of this piece of home pilates equipment. It is really amazing how many different exercises and body parts you can target with this simple band.
I am sharing with you a free video with a resistance band so you can try it yourself ⤵
5. Pilates Ball
Pilates ball can help you improve your balance and increase the strength of your core. It can be used to create a full-body mat pilates class and it is really an effective piece of equipment. If you don’t already have, make sure to get yourself one. I also like to use it sometimes to just sit or stretch on it. There is nothing better for your back after a long day sitting to stretch over a pilates ball, you just feel like each vertebra is back in place.
6. Small pilates ball
A small pilates ball is just perfect for you if you suffer from lower back pain. It is great for stretching and abs exercises, and it can also be used in core strengthening exercises. Many amazing things can be done with this small piece of equipment so make sure to get yourself one.
7. Sliding discs
This is such an amazing way to improve your core strength while exercising. Sliding discs are very small and portable, so you can bring them with you wherever you go. These can be used on the carpet or hard floor. I warmly suggest getting yourself this small but effective equipment for home pilates.
8. Booty band
If you want to tone your lower body and lift your booty the best home pilates equipment you can buy is a booty band. These bands will challenge your glutes and increase the resistance so your butt will really burn. Seriously, there is no better way to get a rounded peachy booty than by exercising with a booty band.
9. Ankle weights
Bala weights are one of the most popular pilates props and there is a very good reason for that. Even though I am a more traditional dumbbell-type of person, I have to admit that Bala hand weights might be an even better option. When you don’t have to focus on holding your dumbbells you can focus on the movement and exercise. Also, weight is better distributed with wrist hand weights, and you keep your wrist in a neutral position, which is better for your joints. So, if you want to add some weights and challenge yourself more make sure to get yourself a pair of Bala hand weights.
10. Pilates Arc
Pilates arc can be used to increase or decrease the challenge of exercise. It is made of foam so it provides optimal comfort. Arc can help you elongate the spine and improve the strength and mobility of your back.
11. Pilates bar
Exercising can be really fun and enjoyable if you have interesting equipment. This Pilates bar can be so effective piece of equipment, especially if you are creative. You can move the whole body and get an advanced workout with this bar.
12. Foam roller
The best home pilates equipment list can not be made without a foam roller. This amazing pilates equipment will help you improve your strength and stability. If you want to improve your balance this is the best thing you can buy yourself. Foam roller exercises are the best way to improve your balance.
13. Foam roller set
We can not make a list of the best home pilates equipment without this amazing foam roller set. When I first saw it I was amazed at how simple, and at the same time effective this piece of home pilates equipment is. You can create a full-body mat pilates class with this roller set. You will never regret buying one of these.
14. Yoga block
A yoga block can be a very helpful piece of equipment when exercising pilates. It will provide you with support and make you feel secure, especially if you are a beginner. It will help you improve your flexibility and maintain a proper alignment. It is great for advanced-level workouts as well as for beginners. It can be used during the workout or meditation. It is one of my favorite home pilates props.
15. Pilates Orbit
This perfect core strengthening workout equipment. Orbit is a roller board which challenges your core, abs and the whole body. it will help you improve stability and strength of your body.