Unlike regular booty bands hip circle provided little to no elasticity creating a ton of tension. Hip circles are great for building strength with hip thrusts, glute bridges and squats.
For a beginner I recommend starting with 5-8lbs for upper body 10-15lbs for lower body. Choose a weight that feels heavy but you can still complete your reps.
Pilates mats are great for hard workout surfaces. Foam tiles are another get option in you want to leave your workout area set up.
Anger management and a workout in one? Slam balls are a great way to build core strength and add resistance to workouts.
CABLE ANKLE ATTACHMENT:
When it comes to building glutes. Cable kick backs are one of my favorite gym workouts. Most gyms do not provide ankle attachments. I keep mine in my gym bag.