“Both Tim and Cathy are excellent teachers--knowlegable, disciplined and fun-- the hands-on instruction ensures that you are doing the exercises properly and Don't get bored and the studio is beautiful.”
“Teachers are knowledgable and are consistenly studying to improve their practices which keeps the lessons fresh and interesting.”
“Excellent treatment, service and results.”
Business from the heart. 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.
Revolutionary Philosophies Creating Better Physiques. 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!!
Most amazing trainers, peaceful environment, totally healing!. 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!
Amazing and Transformational.
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.
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.
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!
Backbone and Wingspan - Tim's the Best Trainer in New York.
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.
In addition, he has assembled an excellent team of trainers that complement his expertise and training approach.
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.
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.
Fantastic for Pre and Postnatal!. 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.
Best one-on-one pilates teacher. 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.
Excellent treatment, service and results.. 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.
LifeThyme Health Food Store small and full of choices. 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.
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