Summer Shape Up: What’s New in Hamptons Fitness

Tracy Anderson is opening a new fitness studio in East Hampton
Tracy Anderson is opening a new fitness studio in East Hampton, Photo: Raskind & Smallz

Summer is here! But if your beach bod isn’t quite what you want it to be, the East End has a number of gyms and fitness classes guaranteed to whip you into shape. Here’s what’s new for summer 2015.

Celebrity fitness trainer and Sag Harbor resident Tracy Anderson will open a new exercise studio in East Hampton with business partner and Amagansett resident Gwyneth Paltrow. The 3,000-square-foot space will feature group classes, private training and more. Complementing Anderson’s Water Mill studio, the new location at 30 Park Place will welcome customers beginning Memorial Day weekend. For more information. visit

The ever-popular SoulCycle, with locations in Water Mill, Bridgehampton and East Hampton, is spreading even farther east this summer to become the first fitness chain to open in Montauk. SoulCycle’s fourth Hamptons location will occupy the former Montauk Movie (aka Cinema Cycle), 15 South Edgemere Street, Montauk. For more information, visit

Offering yoga, surfset, Pilates and meditation, Well Within opened in East Hampton last fall. Says the studio’s website, “You DO NOT have to be flexible or fabulous to work it out here.” Whew! With classes catering to people of all abilities, the studio is located at 135 Springs Fireplace Road. Check out surfset for a truly unique East End experience—inspired by the art of surfing, the class is designed to strengthen your core and improve your balance. For more information, visit

Kicking off Memorial Day Weekend at The Surf Lodge, ((305)) Fitness will be bringing its nonstop cardio party to the East End. Deemed “rave-meets-workout” this 55-minute cardio experience infuses dance moves, sports drills and high intensity interval training. Each class features a live DJ and curated light show. Think fitness meets Miami Art Basel. ((305)) offers a multi-sensory experience, bringing to life a night out partying with friends—all while burning over 800 calories per class. For more information, visit

East End Mermaid classes, which combine yoga and live music, began this spring at new studio Well Within in East Hampton, and they’ll also be held at Swallow East in Montauk and Lisa’s Lovely Organics in East Hampton this summer. Yoga instructor Jenna Raynell and musician Joe Van Asco play off of each other during the classes, allowing collaborations to happen organically. Raynell reads off of the energy of the room, adjusting her instructions accordingly, and Van Asco follows suit with the music. The tunes typically follow a mellow soundtrack, blending into the sounds of nature and the soothing feeling of yoga. Follow @EastEndMermaid on Instagram for announcements of pop-up classes! For more information, visit

Jimmy Minardi, personal trainer, cycling coach, yoga teacher and founder of Minardi Training, is a big proponent of exercising outdoors, and this summer his popular beach workout at Main Beach in East Hampton will be available to even more Hamptonites. The classes will now be held at 8 a.m. on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, accommodating people who don’t have beach passes. Minardi will also offer a new “triathlon training workshop” every Monday following the agility beach workout. In addition to his beach classes, Minardi hosts cycling treks, surfer yoga and vinyasa personal weight training. For more information, visit

Jessica Bellofatto, the founder of KamaDeva Yoga in East Hampton (15 Lumber Lane), will be offering a new lineup of stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga classes. Classes are geared toward people of different levels, with the option of a restorative/meditation SUP yoga class. At the studio, KamaDeva has partnered with the Juice Press to offer 3-day and 5-day cleanses. Cleanses can start anytime and include guidance and support as well as a free yoga class the week of the cleanse. For more information, visit

Back for a second summer, Elements Fitness Studio, 66 Newtown Lane, Suite 11, East Hampton, has an updated class schedule and a new retail boutique in the redesigned studio. The boutique will feature a selection of upscale lifestyle wear, activewear, bags and accessories personally curated by owner and instructor Andrea Fornarola Hunsberger. Hunsberger calls it “fashion-forward activewear that performs!” Sweat in your new gear at the new and improved Elements Dance Cardio Sculpt classes—60 minutes of high-intensity interval training utilizing dance choreography. For more information, visit

This summer, let healthy living come to you! Hamptons Health Concierge, offering at-home massage, yoga, nutrition and personal training services, has added a number of new offerings. Dance your way to a healthier life with new trainer Jenna Mazanowski, who will offer many forms of dance-based personal training. With the addition of two new massage therapists, Hamptons Health Concierge also now offers full body scrubs as well as Thai massage. And Kiley DeMarco, CN, MSW, has joined the Hamptons Health Concierge team as the resident nutritionist and wellness consultant, helping Hamptonites to live their healthiest lives. For more information, visit

Maximus Health + Fitness in Riverhead, which opened last spring, has a number of new offerings for summer 2015. Whip yourself into shape at a “Pound” class, a full-body cardio fan session combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements plyometrics and isometric poses. Burn between 400 and 900 calories per hour! After class, treat yourself to the new on-site massage room with massages offered through a partnership with Spa Belleza of Aquebogue. Maximus has also added new spin classes, a karate class and additional machines, dumbbells and another squat rack. Your one-stop-shop for all your workout needs! For more information, visit

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