Where am I even? Since Thursday night, Iâ€™ve gone back to NJ, driven to Shelter Island and back to NYC and then back to NJ tonight to hand off car for dog before heading back to NYC tomorrow. (Which meant meatballs tonight, most importantly.)
But I had a lovely weekend east of my fair city.
We were so exhausted by the time we finally got to Shelter Island, that Friday was a super low-key night with dinner and just a drink or two at Sunset Beach, where weâ€™d spend a whole lot of time the rest of the weekend.
Saturday morning, we headed over to Montauk for a workout. I was invited to an XtendBarreÂ class with founder Andrea Rodgers, and the PR people were kind enough to let me bring my friends I was traveling with for the weekend.
On a side note, I love that working out and living a fit/healthy lifestyle has become mainstream and popular enough that itâ€™s no longer just my blogger friends or running friends that I can talk into working out with me on a trip.
The class was at Surf Lodge in Montauk, which I actually hadnâ€™t been to yet, but is a popular bar out there. The irony of working out there on the deck was lost on no one.
They had gorgeous Manduka jewel-toned mats on the deck, and beach chairs served as makeshift barres.
I donâ€™t do barre often because, honestly, I suck at it. Iâ€™m used to running and lifting, and the tiny movements KILL me. (My friends, one avid ClassPasserÂ and one former dancer were surprised that it was so hard for me, who tries so many workouts. Yeah. Not used to those little muscles.)
The class was great proof of what a good workout you can get with just a mat, chair and band. The workout felt pretty similar to most barre classes Iâ€™ve taken, along with the requisite shaky quads from hovering on your tippy toes forever. It also fused some Pilates elements like teasers at the end. Although this class was a private event, they apparently have more frequent yoga open to the public but Iâ€™m having a hard time finding a schedule for this year.Â
But if youâ€™re not heading to the Hamptons this summerâ€¦hereâ€™s some awesome guides to outdoor workout options Iâ€™ve come across recently. Iâ€™ll continue to update this with any awesome outdoor NYC workouts I find for the summer.
Time Out NY:Â This is an awesome comprehensive guide to outdoor workouts going on in both Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Lole: Theyâ€™re doing a TON of free outdoor workouts, including June 2 with my Uplift buddies.Â
Whatâ€™s your favorite indoor workout to take outdoors?