Unfold Invention

Introducing the Pilates Unfold!

*This machine is currently patented but not in production. If you are interested in discussing the possibilities for acquiring one or partnering in production, please email me at EmeCole@yahoo.com


In June 2014 I conceptualized a Pilates apparatus that would fold up to the wall like a Murphy bed, but also offer various accessories & space-saving innovations. I then built a 1/8 size prototype model that accommodated a Barbie doll. Later that year, I felt confident enough in this innovation to file the paperwork to patent the machine.


In November of 2015 I hired a Colorado metal company to bring my designs to life. It took a couple months of working with their design team to create spec sheets for the construction of a full-size prototype. Then in early 2016 the build began, navigating each step carefully as we retrofitted an existing reformer, installed murphy bed mechanics, and designed the framework to encompass the machine against the wall. The fun part came when I got to design storage accommodations for every accessory used with the machine. The finished product reflected my original vision and so much more! In mid 2017, it was issued U.S. Patent number 9,744,400.

The various innovative features include:

-A tower system that encases the reformer against the wall and allows for attachment of accessory bars every 6”
-Storage accommodations for all necessary accessaries
-A push-through bar that locks into place for stabilized bar exercises
-A built in mirror
-A filler platform that doubles as a large balance board
-The ability to combine the reformer ropes for single/centered exercises.

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As a single unit, it’s perfect in your home or small studio. But with group equipment classes being on trend, having multiple units can offer various options through a convertible studio set-up. Below shows a 600 square foot space with 4 Pilates Unfold machines, 4 Wunda Chairs, a Cadillac and a ladder barrel. This fully equipped space allows for private lessons, up to 4-person group equipment lessons, and when the machines are folded up: a 12 person mat class.


View the introduction video here:

April 17, 2018 | | No comment