New Kid on the Block: WundaBar Pilates

WundaBar Pilates, a national chain founded in 2012 in California, opened its 12th studio at 256 West on the corner with Laight. They have two other locations now in the city — UES and Brooklyn Heights — and a bunch in LA; Tribeca is the 12th.

The studio opened in March in one room facing the river; there’s a class most every hour starting at 7:30a till about 7:30p.

Classes are sold as singles ($42) or in packs (10 for $380), or you can join at different levels. For example, eight classes a month is $280. They also have private sessions. The pricing is all on the website, which is refreshing.

The founder, Amy Jordan, worked in marketing at Marvel when she started taking Pilates herself and decided to quit her job and switch careers. (Her first studio was in her hometown of Montrose, CA.) She patented a more compact machine she calls the WundaFormer — “a Pilates Reformer, Wunda Chair, Jump Board and Ballet Bar all-in-one.” Jordan also has an online fitness platform, Wunda On Demand, and recently released a new invention called the WundaCore Resistance Ring.

WundaBar Pilates
256 West at Laight