I’m so happy we finally settled into our home out east and have finished decorating. I have my favorite workout routines and trainers in the city and I’ve been working hard to find some great places in the Hamptons. There are a lot of factors that go into the perfect exercise spots- we need some flexibility for our busy schedules between work and the kids’ camp, routines that not only give great results, but are also fun and a great price.
I had time to scope out some great workout classes and spots in the Hamptons and I’m so excited to share them for anyone out here! And the best part is that some of these spots have locations around the country.
Starting off with the best option for anyone located anywhere, Bande is a boutique fitness business that has over 100 live virtual classes each week! They have a variety of classes to choose from like cardio sculpt or dance, pilates, kickboxing, HIIT, barre and yoga. Bande gives you a complete studio experience at home and all classes are interactive, so you can chat with people or ask your instructor questions. They offer a few different membership options or you could pay a drop in rate of $15/class. You can’t beat their prices! Another fun thing is they have in person classes in the Hamptons this summer for anyone interested. Use code: STROLLER10 for 10% off classes this summer or code: BANDESTROLLER for a free virtual class- even the Hamptons Series ones!
I absolutely love this workout because it focuses on functional movement and all of their moves imitate how our bodies move in real life situations. There’s no more joint pain after exercising! They use resistance based equipment and integrate it with active joint movement to strengthen your muscles. The sets involve you rotating all around to support any way your body could move that day. P.volve has several different class formats, membership plans and offer personal training sessions. With locations in New York, LA, Chicago and virtual options, this could be great for everyone!
One of my absolute favorite workouts is SoulCycle. I feel like I get an amazing workout all while having fun. The instructors make the classes feel like you’re just there working out with friends. They pride themselves on having instructors who take the classes through an inspirational and meditative journey– and they definitely live up to that. They have the rooms dark and music playing that pumps you up. The entire experience makes you feel like the main character in your life! You need special shoes for the bikes which you can rent from them for $3 or bring your own that are compatible with their bikes. You purchase classes either one at a time or up to 50! If you’re looking for a fun workout to bring friends to, this is it! And they are all over the country.
If you haven’t heard of Tracy Anderson, let me tell you, you’re about to obsessed. Tracy has a personal connection to fitness and has done a ton of research to be able to help everyone, regardless of their body types, genetic backgrounds and hormonal imbalances to create complete balance in the body. She’s worked with celebrities and everyone has access to her routines and recipes. Tracy has a dancer background and used that to kickstart her fitness business that not only focuses on physical health, but mental, as well. You can also take her virtual classes, so they are available to everyone!
Located at Gurneys Resort, this class is free and there are different workout styles ranging from pilates to yoga to HIIT to bootcamp, etc. The view of the marina is stunning and you get to work with the best FlexIt trainers. This is an app with trainers for virtual exercises, so this is another great option that is available to everyone. For the free Hamptons class, you can register on their site to secure your spot!
If you’re a fan of barre workouts, this one is for you! They are located in East Hampton and offer both private and virtual trainings. They aim to create a stronger work/life balance through healthy lifestyle choices and they do a great job at it. Elements offers several different wellness programs to choose from, including corporate with aims to insert wellness into the office. This is a must do program!
Stretching, especially before/after workouts is important and often overlooked. Stretch’d is a place that offers one on one assisted stretch sessions. Not only will this help you perform better, avoid injuries and recover quickly, but it can also help to de-stress you. All of the sessions are customized and they do the stretching for you! You can go to their locations in NYC, Rye Brook and the Hamptons, they can come to you anywhere in NYC, the Hamptons and Westchester or you can do a virtual session with an expert and they can help instruct you on special stretching moves just for you. Just choose from their session selection either by minute, pre/post natal, full body assessment or any of their many other sessions and book! With the virtual option, everyone can try this out!
I cannot even tell you guys how obsessed with Isaac I am! He’s a celebrity trainer and dance choreographer who has his own fitness method called TORCH’D. Through this method, he mixes fitness with pop dance moves and not only is it a blast, but you get the best workout in! He works on body resistance and repetition and combines those with dance conditioning to give you the body of your dreams. Everyone check him out!
This is the coolest workout collab! The Surf Lodge in Montauk is known for being an amazing stay with great food, but this summer, every Saturday at 10am, they are hosting free workout classes with top trainers like Isaac Boots, Nina Agdal, Stephen Cheuk and Sarrah Strimel! This wellness series is so much fun and so inspiring. The views are stunning and the workouts are killer! A total must go!
This is one of the most fun workouts I’ve ever done! It’s basically a dance class but they have moves that really help sculpt your body. They have a variety of classes to choose from, that range from quick 30 minute sessions to sculpting classes, there is a program for everyone! DanceBody also gives you a virtual option and they live stream classes 7 days a week. The prices are great and the workout is even better! Grab friends and go sweat!
Kiki is a barre teacher who creates workouts that target underused muscles. She is so fun and is back in Bridgehampton teaching classes! Her routines will work out your core, improve posture and flexibility all while giving you lean muscles. You can book a private session or join a socially distanced class. She does virtual classes Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and in person on Sundays and Mondays. This is a great workout that will leave you feeling so accomplished afterwards!
SLT stands for strengthening your core, lengthening your limits and toning your body. The workouts focus on controlled movements, counter-resistance and slow-twitch muscle fibers for lengthy endurance. SLT offers different levels of classes so you can work your way through difficulty levels. There are studios all over NYC, East and South Hampton and others on the east coast. This will be the best sweat of your life!
Finally, another great virtual option is Openfit! They offer endless on demand workouts with phenomenal trainers and they have the best prices I have ever seen. It’s only $8-$10 a month for these classes! With choices like 4 week focus, sound meditation, xtend barre and beginner pilates, this app has something for everyone. Additionally, they offer an in app nutrition tracker for anyone interested. This link will get you a free 21 day trial. You’ve gotta check them out!