After a long winter spent under the covers watching Netflix, we need all the sun we can get. And because last winter also included copious amounts of caramel-stuffed chocolate-chip cookies, it’s time to get moving. Here are the best outdoor workouts on the East End, from balancing BOSU balls on the beach to paddleboard yoga on the bay.
The Best Outdoor Workouts in the Hamptons
Where to realllly break a sweat
Yoga flow, core conditioning and HIIT classes will be offered throughout the summer at this Hamptons fitness studio's new Sole East pop-up. If you’re looking to get out on the water, Elements Fitness also has Stand Up Paddle, which takes place on East Hampton beaches and bays.
68 Newtown Lane #6, East Hampton; 631-604-5445 or elementsfitnessstudio.com
Erika Bloom Pilates
OK, you officially have no excuses: Erika Bloom makes house calls, offering one-on-one beach, pool or backyard training whenever it works for you. The workout is Pilates-based, but expect to work with props like BOSU balls and to do extra intervals for fat melting and calorie torching.
66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton; 212-288-3410 or erikabloompilates.com/
Punch Fitness Center
When Drew Barrymore and Dylan Lauren need an intense workout, they make a beeline for Punch. The multi-studio brand just launched a new outdoor workout, which includes an hour of nonstop planks, squats, burpees, mountain climbers, jumping rope, push-ups, resistance bands, weighted bands, sprinting and sparring with a trainer. Phew, we need a nap just reading about it.
Punch Hamptons, Studio 89, 89 Clay Pit Rd., Sag Harbor; 212-288-2375 or punchfitnesscenter.com/
This class is tried and true: Jimmy Minardi has been running his (extremely sweaty) workout on Main Beach in East Hampton for the past 15 years. Be prepared for a challenge as Minardi takes full advantage of the uneven sandy surface to push you to your limits.
631-680-3000 or minarditrainin
Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
The resort hotel has teamed up with Paddle Diva Watersports to offer stand-up paddling, surfing, boogie boarding and body surfing on its gorgeous private beach. If exercising on dry land is more your style, there’s Spinning on a deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, beach yoga and a variety of pop-up classes from Bari Studio, Y7 Studio and DanceBody. There are so many options, it’s like a workout salad bar.
290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk; 631-668-2345 or gurneysmontauk.com
Led by former professional rugby player Michael Bunce Jr., Southampton’s CrossFit 11968 holds outdoor boot-camp classes three times a week at Little PlainsBeach. We highly recommend an espresso before tackling this no-nonsense 8 a.m.class.
395 County Road 39A, Southampton; 631-721-8826 or crossfit11968.com
Silich Core + Strength
Using TRX suspension training, the studio holds outdoor workouts for up to tenpeople. Their TRX workout is combined with ab moves, plyometric drills, medicine balls and resistance bands. Let’s just say there’s a reason the students in this picture are using big towels.
79 Newtown Lane, East Hampton; 631-767-2709 or silichcore.com
The Surf Lodge
The Montauk hot spot has teamed up with top studios and instructors like The Class by Taryn Toomey, Xtend Barre, Anna Kaiser, Akin Akman and Elena Brower to offer everything from outdoor Pilates to meditation held on the outdoor deck.
183 Edgemere St., Montauk; 631-483-5037 or thesurflodge.com
Wölffer Yoga In The Vines
Unwind at this daily outdoor yoga class led by a rotating roster of instructorsat Wölffer’s breathtaking vineyard. The best part: You can grab a glass of wine at the end.
139 Sagg Rd., Sagaponack; 631-537-5106 or wolffer.com/events