Thursday, April 11, 2013

Put down the cookie! There's 40 some odd days till Memorial Day!

You bought the beach pass, you have the Vilebrequin, the Herve Legere and the Birkin.    It's official you're ready to hit the beach, as long as you don't have to pass a mirror first.  Yeah, all of those holiday cookies, turkey, ham, brisket and chocolates have finally taken their toll.    Well have no fear, I've done the research for you and if you're willing to put on your sneakers you'll be looking like Keira Knightly after a juice cleanse in no time!

It wasn't that long ago when a new spin studio that I can't remember it's name (unless I read one of my old postings) opened and disappeared faster than the free food at a real estate brokers open house.   This time around Westhampton Beach's CrossFit Hamptons is going into the location.    I stopped by the other day and apparently  classes are already underway.  If you want more details on times and class schedules you can visit their website.   If you mention P-11 for some reason they'll even give you a free week.
Also, some of your old favorites are back and ready for the Summer of '13.    I'm getting tired so I'm just going to give you the lowdown on some of the more popular places to work up a sweat on the east end.  In no particular order.....

1) SOULCYCLE - 68 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.   The funky spin classes that you can hear on the street are back again for another season.
Best Reason to Go - It's one heck of a workout and the instructors are more like coaches than drill seargents. 
Reason Not to Go - Cult like following.  Friends of mine talk about SoulCyle like it's the Scientology of fitness and that just scares me.

2) FLYWHEEL - 65 Montauk Highway, East Hampton next to the bowling alley.  Also in the Summers at Sag Harbor Gym, 1 Bay Street Sag Harbor.   This is the place with "stadium" bikes where they post your workout on a monitor for all to see.  So if you're looking for mellow workout this isn't where you want to go.

Best Reason to Go - A great work out and some good celebrity spotting at virtually every class.   
Reason Not to Go - They post your work out on a monitor and that's not fun when you're trying to sweat out the alcohol from the night before!  

3) B East - 199 Main Street, Amagansett.   Call it spinning with a twist or an angle.  B East features "core bikes" which actually turn and twist to give you more of a workout.   I have to admit, they're a little scary at first for the uncoordinated like moi but if you just relax you'll eventually get the hang of it.

Best Reason to Go -  A more casual and fun atmosphere.  Not everyone there is in Lululemon!  
Reason Not to Go - It's next to Mary's "friggin" Marvelous!  A workout doesn't count if you have the amazing tuna salad followed by a coconut cupcake chaser after the class.  Screw the class I'm hungry!

4) Barry's Bootcamp - 352 Montauk Highway, Wainscott. Now I've never been but they have locations everywhere from London to LA.  According to their website "Since 1998, Barry’s Bootcamp has revolutionized group fitness by delivering “The Best Workout in the World” to a legendary following, including many celebrities."   Their gyms also feature "night club lighting, urban d├ęcor."  Hmmmmmm... I'm not so sure about that last part.
Best Reason to Go -   Easy parking in the Wainscott shopping center.   
Reason Not to Go - It's a boot camp!!! 

Finally, everyone has been talking about those two Wall Street guys that were stupid enough to leave notes trying to cut out the broker after being shown properties out east.   Do you really think this is the first time this has happened?

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