The Best Places to Work Out in the Hamptons
Between lounging on the beach and crossing off restaurants from your summer dining bucket list, it can be hard to find the time to get in a workout. But whether you’re more of a yogi, HIIT fiend or cycling aficionado, there’s an East End studio for you. Here’s where to sweat in the Hamptons all summer long.
Summertime and the livin’ is supposed to be easy—but of course that doesn’t always happen. When you need to regain some balance, head to Sag Harbor’s Yoga Shanti. Its vinyasa classes are taught by world-renowned yogis Colleen Saidman Yee and her husband, Rodney Yee.
32 Bridge St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-6426 or yogashanti.com
Barry’s Boot Camp
Between the atmosphere—which ranges from clubby in Southampton to surfer in Amagansett—and the passionate instructors, Barry’s Bootcamp almost replaces the work in workout with fun.Almost. (You’ll leave every class completely exhausted.)
Locations in Southampton, Amagansett and Wainscott; barrysbootcamp.com
The original full-body workout, tennis works your core, legs and arms while giving you a strong dose of cardio. (And we’ll take any excuse to emulate Serena Williams.) 27 Tennis is a “tennis club for everyone” with five courts, private and group lessons for kids and adults, open court time, summer camp, and junior and adult leagues.
2145 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett; 631-260-1480 or 27tennis.com
East End Row
Looking to switch up your fitness routine this summer? Try East End Row, which has locations in Southampton and East Hampton. The low-impact, total-body HIIT workout combines rowing—which, FYI, uses 85 percent of your muscles—and strength training to boost your metabolism (so you can totally go for that extra lobster roll).
Southampton and East Hampton locations, eastendrow.com
Never say you’re too busy for the gym again. A favorite among celebs including Kelly Ripa, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kirsten Dunst, East Hampton’s Elements Fitness offers several of its signature classes in 25-minute express versions, including the high-intensity Sweaty AF and the barre/Pilataes hybrid Toned AF. Even we can squeeze in half an hour between pool time and cocktails.
68 Newtown Lane #6, East Hampton; 631-604-5445 or elementsfitnessstudio.com
If you’re looking for a workout that will tone your midsection, SLT is for you. This workout—which uses a Megaformer machine to target muscles you never knew you had—is not for the faint of heart. You’ll struggle through the first few classes, but who stick with it swear by its body-transforming powers.
Southampton and East Hampton locations; sltnyc.com
Sometimes a strenuous but oh-so-rewarding cycling session is exactly what you need. And with locations in Bridgehampton, Water Mill, East Hampton and Montauk, the cult-fave studio has you covered. We’re warning you, though, the Bridgehampton space makes it tempting to spend more time hanging out in the lobby, shopping the beauty and wellness products, and sipping a juice than actually working out.
Bridgehampton, Water Mill, East Hampton and Montauk locations; soul-cycle.com
Traffic on Route 27 got you feeling all kinds of rage? Take it out on the bag. Punch Fitness Center is the place for those who hate studios, with kickboxing classes for various levels—all of which will leave you exhausted in the best possible way.
89 Clay Pit Rd., Sag Harbor; 212-288-2375 or punchfitnesscenter.com
THE CLASS BY TARYN TOOMEY
At the risk of sounding woo-woo, the Class by Taryn Toomey is so much more than a workout. It’s an experience that we all need a little bit of in our lives. While the simple calisthenics provide a decent sweat, each class also includes a healthy dose of self-affirmations. “My goal with this studio was to incorporate the lighthearted, free-spirited feeling that comes when one steps into the open land,” says Toomey. You’ll leave feeling refreshed—both in body and mind.
264 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton; 646-389-4668 or taryntoomey.com