Celeb Fitness Trainer Amy Jordan Bringing WundaBar Pilates to NYC
Lauren Elkies Schram Nov. 10, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
Looking for that next new workout class?
Well, Los Angeles celebrity trainer Amy Jordan will be opening a new pilates studio called WundaBar featuring the WundaFormer machine in Café Noir’s old space in Soho.
Long popular in Southern California and with celebrities like Susan Sarandon and Vanessa Hudgens, the WundaFormer “combines the reformer, wunda chair, ballet bar and jump board into one incredible, patented machine,” according to the company website.
The new WundaBar studio will open early next year on the ground floor at 21 Thompson Street between Grand and Watts Streets, according to James Famularo of Eastern Consolidated, who represented WundaBar and the landlord, Thompson Street Equities, in the deal. The asking rent in the 1,080-square-foot, five-year lease was $160 per square feet.
“When we signed this exclusive about six weeks ago, I envisioned a pilates or yoga studio in the space because it’s surrounded by health-conscious residents, new luxury residential developments, and high-end hotels,” Mr. Famularo said in prepared remarks. “WundaBar was on our short list and when we reached out we discovered they wanted a Soho location. As a result, it turned out to be a win-win for everyone.”
Since launching the brand in 2011, Ms. Jordan has opened nine WundaBar studios in Southern California.