Built by Joe: Original Pilates Apparatus at Bridge Pilates

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The Reformer, Pedipole, Wunda Chair, Spine Corrector and props shared by Blossom Leilani Crawford in this video were handmade by Joe Pilates for the studio at Henri Bendel's Department Store that Kathy Grant ran for many years. Blossom was Kathy's longtime assistant and Kathy gave these pieces to her for use in her own studio. She tells stories about digging these out of storage and shows off unique features, for instance, the Pedipole is adjustable and has a stacked bottom as well as a flange for a seat, there's a flat footbar that was used on a Reformer and much more. It's a glimpse into Pilates history that's not to be missed! Visit Blossom's studio Bridge Pilates, in Brooklyn, New York where these vintage apparatus are used on a daily basis.
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