Get Active! Fall Means Fitness on the East End

Fall is the perfect time to get in shape, or continue staying in shape. The temperature gets cooler and the days grow shorter, there are many outdoor activities to help us stay in shape and incorporate into our exercise routines. From paddle boarding and hiking, to golf and rowing or kayaking, there are many choices that offer an invigorating workout.

Starting from the inside out, Age Focus in Southampton specializes in age management through lifestyle and wellness solutions, nutrition and fitness. This state of the art top rated establishment offers everything from medical and cosmetic options to education and nutritional coaching. Age Focus is located at 365 County Rd. 39 in Southampton. For more information, please call 631-243-3628 or visit agefocus.com.

Yoga is a great way to relax and stay fit. Mandela Yoga in Amagansett Square is one of the leading yoga studios on the East End. Mandela offers a variety of convenient classes and one on one sessions using yoga, meditation, cleansing, hands-on treatments, essential oils and more. With Mandela’s world-class teachers, who each bringing a unique approach to yoga and health, this is the perfect balance needed to improve and maintain healthy living. Health and happiness is what Mandela is all about. For more information, please visit mandelayoga.com or call 631-267-6144

For those of you addicted to spin class, check out High Gear Cycling Studio in Westhampton Beach. Offering a variety of packages and flexible schedules, this new innovative workout studio provides the latest in cycling in addition to providing their clients Realryder International ABF8 stationary bike. High Gear is located at 92 Old Riverhead Road. For more information, please call 631-998-4800.

And just because the cooler weather is upon us does not mean we can’t take part in water sports. Peconic Paddler in Riverhead offers Canoe rentals, Sit on Top Kayaks, Outrigger Canoes, and Kevlar Sea Kayaks. They also have lightweight Kayak Paddles and Stand Up Paddleboards. Each option offers a great core workout while you enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. For more information, please contact Jim at 631-834-2525 or visit www.peconicpaddler.com

A few other great work out options include: yoga and shamanic healing work by Dream Weaver Yoga (www.dreamweaveryoga. com). Jenna Minardi of Dream Weaver Yoga is a certified shamanic healer who combines spiritual work with or without yoga. Her retreats to Costa Rica and Mexico are world-renown – you can customize and book a retreat on the Dream Weaver Yoga website. Jimmy Minardi, of Minardi Training specializes in year-round Beach Yoga and Surfer Yoga (www. minarditraining.com). It’s a fun alternative that will kick your butt, but your butt will look fabulous!

Staying in shape and eating healthy is the key to living a long and happy life. And remember, no pain, no gain. It’s time to work up a sweat. It’s time to get moving, Memorial Day Weekend is only 9 months away….

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