Do It Yourself! How to Make Your Own Pilates PediPole
Trend alert!: Pilates Teachers often pair up with super handy, woodworking partners. In this case, the teacher is Sunni Almond and her craftsman husband Scott Almond. Not much beats bespoke apparatus when it comes to wow-ing your Pilates buddies and this little project wins big points in our book. Huge thanks goes to Scott and Sunni for providing the instructions and pictures. And the next time you’re looking for a wine country getaway, Sunni lives (appropriately so) in sunny Temecula, California, visit her at Studio S Pilates.
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- Galvanized pipe one inch diameter, with an inner diameter of 3/4 inch
- One 7 ft. piece with both ends threaded
- Two 12 in. pieces with 1 end threaded
- T connector with female ends
- Bottom Plate
- 18in.-18in.-1in. piece of wood for the base
- Two eye bolts
- Gratz pedi pole springs and handles
Attach the three pieces of pole together using the T connector, with the long piece perpendicular to the two short pieces.
Attach bottom plate to the opposite end of the long pole
Drill the holes for the eye bolts that will hold the springs. Springs should end up hanging 18in. apart (remember to take into account the length of your T connector!)
Secure bottom plate to base piece of wood 3in. from the rear. (measure from the pole itself, not the edge of the base plate)
Hang the springs from the eye bolts and enjoy!