Los Angeles-based fitness star, Amy Jordan, is known for her high-energy pilates classes at her WundaBar studios, beloved by celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and Colin Farrell. Her technique involves her own creation, a sort-of Swiss Army knife of pilates machines. "One studio with reformers wasn't achieving exactly what I wanted to share, so I literally sketched our patented WundaFormer on an airplane," says Jordan, whose machine combines several types of pilates equipment including a reformer, jump board, ballet bar and a chair. Now east coasters can experience the dynamic, high-energy classes at the brand-new studio in SoHo—the first in NYC—which opened on January 2. Here, we caught up with Amy on her go-to places to dine out in L.A. and her favorite workout gear.
What is a typical food day?
Every day starts with a shake made with greens, whole fruits, vegan protein and homemade almond milk. Lunch is often at home with my two year old Ella. Usually we share tuna salad made with vegan mayo, or lentil dahl and basmati rice. Dinner is early with the whole family (her 4 year old son and husband). We often all eat vegan meals but the kids don't even realize that there's anything being skipped or avoided. And a sweet bite, there always has to be a sweet bite.