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Backbone And Wingspan® At Mind Your Body Fitness - 26 Reviews - 1370 Lexington Ave, New York, NY - Fitness Reviews - Phone (212) 647-8878
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Backbone And Wingspan® At Mind Your Body Fitness

1370 Lexington Ave (at 90th Street)
New York, NY 10128
(212) 647-8878
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Backbone And Wingspan® At Mind Your Body Fitness - New York, NY
Backbone And Wingspan® At Mind Your Body Fitness - New York, NY
Backbone And Wingspan® At Mind Your Body Fitness - New York, NY
Backbone And Wingspan® At Mind Your Body Fitness - New York, NY
Backbone And Wingspan® At Mind Your Body Fitness - New York, NY
Backbone And Wingspan® At Mind Your Body Fitness - New York, NY
Backbone And Wingspan® At Mind Your Body Fitness - New York, NY
Backbone And Wingspan® At Mind Your Body Fitness - New York, NY
Backbone And Wingspan® At Mind Your Body Fitness - New York, NY
Backbone And Wingspan® At Mind Your Body Fitness - New York, NY
Backbone And Wingspan® At Mind Your Body Fitness - New York, NY


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I have taken sessions with Tim for my back and spine and his understanding of body and movements truly impresses. However, knowing him personally I have a small glimpse into what ...


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Editorial review from Citysearch 9/15/2012

I really recommend this wonderful work more

Business from the heart 9/10/2009

I have taken sessions with Tim for my back and spine and his understanding of body and movements truly impresses. However, knowing him personally I have a small glimpse into what challenges an entrepreneurial mind needs to face day to day a mix of art and science. I realize that he puts a lot of heart and trust into a business which makes this world a better place. I am grateful to be associated with a friend like him wise and a goodhearted person. Spending time with someone with such great qualities strengthens them in me as well. I believe that people should hear and experience people like Tim who are doing business from the heart. more

Revolutionary Philosophies Creating Better Physiques 7/25/2007

My experience with Tim was unlike any other. His use of imagery in his description of movement has helped me reach muscles in my upper and lower back I have never felt used before. He has articulated my posture, and made it more natural at the same time. I leave feeling taller, more confident and smarter for the knowledge of my own anatomy he imparts. I also took a Gyrontonic lesson from Cathy, who showed me that letting go and letting my body make the natural movements similar to modern dance could help me to sculpt long, lean muscles as well as be more graceful. I look forward to much improvement in my form and mind with this group!! Pros: Gorgeous Studio Space, Fun, Friendly People who get Results more

Most amazing trainers, peaceful environment, totally healing! 10/12/2006

I have been coming to this studio since its opening. My trainer there has worked with me through two jobs, pregnancy, post-partem pain, and my now hectic, stressful life. Not only has she gently guided me in correcting my posture and bone structure/muscle memory, but she has made me 1000X stronger. The name of this studio truly reflects the trainers' approach - the effort to adjust one's body so that it is taller, freer, looser and happier as it gets stronger. Backbone and Wingspan is a healing place with a completely zen, mellow vibe - no pumping techno, no hard-core crunching - just honest to goodness soulful workouts that heal body and mind. That's not to say it is wimpy, though - you'll see and feel the results of your efforts quickly. I recommend it to everyone! Pros: Lovely space, excellent equipment, friendly and thoughtful trainers Cons: none! more

Amazing and Transformational 9/9/2006

I have known and worked with Tim for many years and I can't begin to find words to describe how he has helped me to transform the way I think about movement. \r \r I suffer from chronic back pain, and through my work with Tim, I have learned how to move my body to keep my pain at bay. I have been able to successfully apply the universal principles of movement that Tim teaches to all aspects of my life, from running and weight training to walking down the street and sitting behind my desk at work. Instead of heavy weights and repetitive motion, Tim focuses his training on sustaining positions with light resistancce allowing me to forge a deep connection between my mind and body and to tap into my deep core strength. I leave every session feeling completely connected in both my mind and body and can continue to apply my learning to all aspects of my life.\r \r The studio itself is a calm, zen-like atmosphere, with none of the pretention or intimidation that you may find at other NYC pilates studios. Tim provides a friendly, upbeat environment where in addition to learning how to transform your mind and body, you are bound to have fun! Pros: everything Cons: nothing more

Backbone and Wingspan - Tim's the Best Trainer in New York 8/2/2006

Tim has created a friendly, comfortable, clean and efficient studio for people who are looking for an intimate one-on-one training experience. With his years of experience in both dance and phycial training, Tim easly helps his clients set obtainable objectives and reasonable expections for thier work. \r \r In addition, he has assembled an excellent team of trainers that complement his expertise and training approach. \r \r Backbone and Wingspan is for those who are serious about their trainging or for those who want be become serious but need a little help along the way. \r \r The best thing about the experience is that Tim always is in a good mood and has a great sense of humor both of which makes the time fly by.\r Pros: Great location, clean and well organized more

Fantastic for Pre and Postnatal! 7/26/2006

I credit Tim and Cathy with keeping me free of many of the usual aches and pains during my pregnancy. I had been seeing Tim for 2 years in order to strengthen my back and help with chronic neck pain. When I got pregnant I was worried that the stress on my back would bring back the pain. Not only did I stay in good shape but I had NO back pain and the recovery after my son's birth was so much easier. Tim and Cathy are such a pleasure to work with and it is absolutely worth the time and effort it takes. more

Best one-on-one pilates teacher 7/16/2006

Tim is great pilates teacher. He is patient, knowlegable, precise. He is able to profoundly affect your physique and well being. Do yourself a favor and book a session with Tim. more

Excellent treatment, service and results. 7/9/2006

Excellent one on one instruction. The ability to combine different techniques along with insightful understanding of how each individual's issues need to be addressed makes this an extremely positive experience. Pros: One on one instruction with superb staff Cons: building elevators are small and stuffy more

LifeThyme Health Food Store small and full of choices 7/7/2006

I have been working with Cathy Ferrara for many years. I came to her as a result of having Chronic Lyme Disease and I could do almost nothing. Someone told me about her and I have been working with her ever since. It is so important to stretch and work ones limbs otherwise you can end but by not moving at all. I always feel better after a session. She assesses how I am at each session and we work with what is going on not as a rote exercise. Pros: The space to work in is very calming and attrasctive. more

Highly recommended, from 8 years of experience 6/10/2006

I have been doing Pilates with Tim, and Pilates and Gyro with Jennifer from Backbone and Wingspan for eight years and it is incredible. This team has transormed my approach to movement and gotten me in shape for major life events - wedding, prenatal, post natal etc. I am now in my second pregnancy, lugging around a 30 pound toddler without any back issues, as I have learned to use my ""wingspan"" to lift and it is serving me very well. The studio is also a very calm, light, clean place to go and the entire staff is kind and fun, which makes it a nice oasis during a hectic week. I highly recommend Backbone and Wingspan. Pros: Knowledgable teachers, beautiful studio, unique approach Cons: after 8 years, no complaints at all more

deep and complete workout 6/4/2006

Tim's knowledge, sensitivity to my needs and constant guidance has helped me to release stress from my posture. I have made necessary connections throughout my entire body from muscle to spine and have more awareness and ability to move as efficiently as possible in my everyday life; particularly to apply the principles in my work as a health counselor and a Chua Ka massage practitioner. Applying this work into my strength training has also been very helpful. My weekly sessions are a very important part of my life and I highly recommend this work to everyone. more

User review by jc25 6/2/2006

I've know Tim for many years and continue to learn and enjoy my sessions on a weekly basis. The attention I receive with Tim is tailored to my speciifc needs and body type to help maximize and develope my core strength through a varity of movements that challenge me mentally and physically. As a 47 year old male, my goal is to be in the best physical shape and alignment where Tim and his very proffessional staff make that possible in welcoming and open loft space environment. Backbone & Wingspan is a true find. more

Pre & Post-Natal Fitness 6/2/2006

I have been working out with Cathy Ferrara for many years and many bodies. She helped me stretch, tone, and strengthen my body through each of my 3 pregnancies. With each new child she has guided me by building my core muscles and helping me heal from 3 c-sections and reclaim my body. I look forward to each session. Pros: personal sessions, terrific staff, clean studio more

User review by efjohnson 6/1/2006

I highly recommend this studio. I've studied with Tim for a couple years now and have seen significant improvement in my physical self. The approach to movement at Backbone and Wingspan creates an inward focus which has helped me to more fully understand my body. As an actor, I've found that the work I've done there has not only greatly improved my posture and given me more backbone, it also centers me and allows me to more readily access emotions. After a session my husband tells me I am noticably taller. more

Friendly and professional service 6/1/2006

Backbone and Wingspan offers a friendly, professional service in a comfortable space. I felt welcomed and safe with and his crew. Highly ommended. Runar (male, 45) more

Long, Strong and Healthy 5/31/2006

I have worked with the staff of Backbone and Wingspan for many years including when they were associated with other fitness groups. I feel not only are they incredibly knowledgable about the body and how it works but how it works for each individual. They are a commited caring group who have helped me in so many ways giving me a pain free, aligned, strong body. All in a peaceful inviting environment. I cannot recommend each and everyone of them more highly. Pros: value for money, transportation hub, great karma more

Thoughtful Pilates 5/31/2006

Tim and his staff have created a wonderful enviroment for Pilates and movement. Tim is a thoughtful teacher who brings his varied experience (as a dancer and performer and movement expert) to the teaching offered there. I love his creative approach to Pilates. He makes it fun and interesting and tailored to my needs and abilities. I recommend the studio highly. more

Making exercise more effective 5/31/2006

I won three lessons with Tim in a school benefit auction; best bid I've ever placed. Tim's guidance has greatly increased the effectiveness of my exercise program overall and especially the Pilates classes that I take. In addition, my overall muscle tone is improved and several areas of concern (lower back pain, tight hip flexors, knee tendonitis) are coming under control. Highly recommended! Pros: knowledge, attention, atmosphere more

Backbone and Wingspan is the best by far 5/30/2006

I have been doing pilates with one of the instructors at Backbone and Wingspan for years and love it! My instructor Luciana is great. The studio is a great space to work in and the teachers are highly experienced and terrific. I would recommend Backbone and Wingspan to everyone. more
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One-on-one training for Pilates, GYROTONIC?, Physical Therapy, The Feldenkrais Method?, and Pre- and Post-Natal Conditioning in sun-drenched studio equipped with dressing room.

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu: 7AM - 10PM Fri & Sat: 7AM - 6PM
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    Cash, American Express, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Chelsea, Midtown, Upper East Side