There are several good videos offering the best types of pilates for beginners. Examples of these are Lara Hudson, Maggie Rhoades and Jennifer Pohlman Simply Pilates.
The best pilates dvd for beginners would be Element: Pilates Weight Loss for Beginners. It's inexpensive, starting at around $7, and emphasizes being for beginners.
Attending a class would be a good way to learn Pilates or alternatively a good DVD-Video and book.
The best pilates video is the Pilates for beginners which is 17.99 on amazon.com
Jillian Hessell sells a good dvd for pilates. Building muscle tone is hard work, but she makes it look easy in her dvd's. Everything is explained thoroughly, and she demonstrates the proper way to exercise without overdoing it.
On this website http://thinkpilates.com/best-pilates-dvd-videos-review-top-3/ it tells you that the number one Pilates dvd is Stott Pilates Intermediate Matwork with Moira Stott-Merrithew... I have never done Pilates before!
Is a great pilates dvd to workout with at home.
"Exhale: Core Fusion - Pilates Plus" is a DVD designed for a challenging pilates workout. It is done by Elizabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito.
Before starting any routine,you should consult your doctor. For a beginner a balance ball would be great.
Here is a link to a line of great Pilates video's http://www.powhow.com/classes/jennifer-pilates/
Stott Pilates: Intense Sculpting Challenge is one exercise DVD you can buy. Barnes & Noble, Target, ChristianBook.com and Overstock.com carry copies of it.
Personally, I would only pay around $10 for a pilates DVD. These videos can range anywhere from a couple dollars up to about $30 depending on the program offered on the DVD.
"10 Minute Solution: Rapid Results Pilates" DVD can be found at a lot of stores. Target, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy and Walmart carry this training DVD.