Hit class--or your home practice--with the mat, threads and gear, recommended by Tracey Mallett, Master Pilates Instructor and creator of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Tracey-Mallett-Pilates-Super-Sculpt-Mallett/dp/B004HF74DU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313171356&sr=8-1"Pilates Super Sculpt ($19.95), that will make you look great and your workout easier.
LuLu Lemon Astro Wunder Under Crop ($78) are Tracey’s go-to Pilates pants. The wide waistband is flattering and stays put, and the three-quarter length keeps your feet in view, ensuring proper form.
Support and coverage are key in a top. The Lulu Lemon Bulerias Tank ($58) does both with its built-in bra and reasonable neckline. The criss-cross back straps allow arms and shoulders to move freely.
The <a href="http://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/store/accessories/mats/balanced-body-aeromats.html"Balanced Body Aeromat ($50) is thicker than a yoga mat, providing extra padding for Roll Like a Ball and other moves that require extra cushioning for the spine.
Incorporating a ring in home practice or class is great for toning hard-to-target inner thighs, Tracey says. The <a href="http://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/store/accessories/rings-circles/ultra-fit-circle.html"Ultra-Fit Circle ($34) has inner and outer grooves, helping it stay in place during tough exercises.
The SPRI Sponge Ball ($10) is a great addition to a mat workout and can boost core muscle strength, improve posture and more.
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