It is the relaxed atmosphere of our beautiful Hamptons villages that prompts residents and visitors alike to commit to a consistent level of physical fitness. Each village has a plethora of choices to keep you fit the entire summer long. Whatever your level or choice of activity, there is a great workout option for you.
Hitting Every Mark
A good workout is made better by how you feel afterwards. Choose an activity that you are drawn to. With one hundred percent participation on your part, you can focus your efforts on gaining flexibility, stamina, muscular endurance and muscular fitness with whatever exercise platform you have an affinity for. Choosing something that you like will also make your commitment nearly effortless.
Spin Your Way to the Max
Bike riding in the Hamptons is a gloriously relaxing activity but when it comes to "stepping it up"; a spinning class raises the bar like nothing else. These classes are guaranteed to burn tons of calories and to sculpt and tone your thighs and butt into "summer ready" shape. A great class will involve your core and upper body as well. Keep with it and you'll increase your stamina tenfold. For some of the best workouts, try SoulCycle
(264 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton, 631-537-3630 or 68 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 631-324-6600, www.soul-cycle.com
(65 Montauk Highway Suite C, East Hampton, 631-329-8622 or 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, 631-899-4256, flywheelsports.com
), B-East RealRyder® Fitness Studio
(199 Main Street, Amagansett, 631- 267-0900, www.eastfit.com
) and Evolution Fitness
(33 Hill Street, Southampton, 631-488-4252, www.evolutionhamptons.com
Head to Barry Bootcamp for "fun but hard" workout. (Courtesy Photo)
If all over intensive workouts are your thing, then make way for IntenSati
). IntenSati is a fast paced, exhilarating workout that combines aerobics, kickboxing, dance movements, yoga & strength conditioning along with mudras and transformational affirmations. This mind body spirit connection workout will leave you feeling empowered, uplifted and energized. To attain the "I can do" attitude that will keep on giving, make your way to B-East
The Energy of the Group
Looking for a "fun but hard" workout, try Barry's Bootcamp (352 Montauk Highway, Wainscott, 631-537-2668, www.barrysbootcamp.com
). This one-hour group workout consists of interval training and is guaranteed to burn one thousand calories. Healthy eating, no excuses and going for the "burn" with cardio and weight training will get you in tip top shape in no time at all.
One on One
Personal fitness trainers know how to motivate you to meet your personal best. They know your weaknesses and they know how to counteract them. Lift Hamptons (354 Montauk Highway, Wainscott, 631-604-2558, www.liftgym.com
) offers private and semi private fitness training as does Core Dynamics (58 Deerfield Road, Water Mill, 631- 726-6049, www.coredynamicsgym.com
), which specializes in core strength and stability with nutritionist guidelines. For the Southampton set, try the renowned Browning Fitness Center (60 Windmill Lane, Southampton, 315-955-6989, www.browningsfitness.com
Inner Peace, Outer Balance
Yogis practice the downward dog pose at KamaDeva Yoga Studio in East Hampton. (Photo: Ingrid Silva)
Yoga, a thousand year old science, completely re-energizes, balances and tones your mind, body and spirit. Each village has beautiful yoga centers that are sure to become your home away from home. Yoga Shanti (32 Bridge Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-6424, www.yogashanti.com
), KamaDeva Yoga (15 Lumber Lane, #2A, East Hampton, 631-604-1382, kamadevayoga.com
), Mandala Yoga
(156 Main Street, Amagansett, 631-267-6144, mandalayoga.com
), Ananda Yoga & Wellness Center
(20 Hampton Road, Southampton, 631-204-1219, www.anandayogawellness.com
), One Ocean Yoga
(1927 Scuttle Hole Road, Bridgehampton, 631-537-5522, www.oneoceanyoga.com
) along with Hamptons Hot Yoga (2415 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, 631-537-9642, www.hamptonshotyoga.com
) are just a few of the burgeoning Hampton's yoga community.
Keeping fit in the Hamptons is an easy task. Just remember to keep hydrated and have fun!
Susan is a writer, actress, avid cyclist, yoga instructor and aromatherapist in training. She loves discovering new places but always called the Hamptons “home”.