- Difficulty: Beg/Intermediate
- Equipment Needed: Ped-O-Pul (The ped-o-pul shown in this video is the Contrology Ped-O-Pul.)
- Reps: 3-5x each exercise
- Warning: The equipment is unstable. Not ideal for beginner clients or those with shoulder issues who cannot control the springs.
- Questions: Contact us here
Intro to Ped-O-Pul Tutorial
I am in love with the Pilates Ped-O-Pul! Ok, I know, I say I love a lot of things. But, there was once a time when I didn’t have much equipment in my studio and all we could use was the Pilates Pedi Pole. I think what I love most about the Pedi Pole is the feedback: You cannot muscle through any exercises and you also can not let your mind wander. It’s quite deceiving with the little springs and small platform. You might think it’s going to be easy. But, one disconnected movement and you will see just how much strength and control it requires.
Reach into your feet and out your hands stay connected to the handles.-Lesley Logan
In this tutorial, we cover a few of the main exercises you can do on the Pedi Pole. We also discuss the safety one must use when working on the Pedi Pole. Some studios have bolted their Pedi Poles to a wall. In the tutorial, I explain why I prefer the Pedi Pole to not be secured and options for those looking to do exercises with a more secure piece of apparatus. We also look at spinal placement and ways to lengthen the springs for someone who is more petite. For more details on the exercises after watching this one, do check out the rest in this playlist.
When standing on the Pedi Pole with our back against the pole be sure to find the most length in your spine that you can. Your lower back will most likely not be on the pole but you don’t want to push your mid-back off either. Find as much connection of your arms to your back as you can before circling the arms, doing the squats or chest expansion. It’s also easy to lock your knees back or let the springs press your shoulders off your back. As much as you can reach through your lower back to your feet and your mid-back out to your hands. Maintain connection into the handle.