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Backbone and Wingspan

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115 W. 30th St., Ste. 1209, New York, NY 10001 40.747489 -73.990031
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-647-8878 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Fitness/Yoga Studio
  • Services: Personal Trainers, Pilates
Photo by Carla Ray Thompson

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Mon-Fri, 7am-9pm, by appointment only; Sat, 8am-6pm, by appointment only; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M, N, Q, R at 34th St.-Herald Sq.; 1, 2, 3 at 34th St.-Penn Station

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Cash Only


Pilates fans will find a new perspective at Backbone and Wingspan, which takes its whimsical name from founder Tim Driscoll’s wellness philosophy: Straighten the backbone for stability, posture, and confidence; tap into the muscles of the lower back for toning and energy flow. Driscoll promotes this approach to body resistance bending—which incorporates dynamic movement and Pilates—at an immaculate loft where he and three other teachers work with clients on two trapeze tables, two reformers, and a Gyrotonic machine. A semi-private area is reserved for CranioSacral therapy (a lighter-touch method of correction), but most clients favor a more intensive way to ease tension, keep fit, and, in some cases, relieve pain. The Feldenkrais Method (a technique based on learning to move through body signals), pre- and postnatal Pilates, and stretching and strengthening mat classes are also offered.


Sessions are available individually and in packages; purchase five sessions, and the sixth is free, with prices declining as the number of sessions increases.