Whether you’re looking for simple day-to-day routines or extensive workout programs with experienced fitness instructors, The Hamptons is a haven for any kind of fitness buff. The following activities will have you sweating and shedding pounds without having to spend a fortune. Let’s go!
- Take a stroll in Cooper’s Beach.
Fit this into your daily routine. A 30-minute stroll in Cooper’s Beach in Southampton will help you burn some calories. Do it alone, with friends, or with your favorite furry companion. Cooper’s Beach is relatively quiet and offers expansive space for you to do your walking in serenity. Alternatively, running in Cooper’s Beach will also get you fired up. The gentle, sloping dunes of the beach will help you work your legs and burn more calories in the process.
- Ride the waves of Ditch Plains.
Although surfing won’t make you sweat, it will most definitely get you wet. Ditch Plains is a much loved surf break in The Hamptons. Working on the board will help you tone and strengthen your core (and might even help you develop those six-pack abs in the process). Surfers are known for their toned and lithe bodies, so you can’t go wrong with surfing in Ditch Plains.
If you have zero or minimal experience surfing, don’t worry. There are several surf shops as well as schools in The Hamptons. One of these is Montauk Boardriders, which offers surf lessons for both kids and adults.
- Explore the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center in Bridgehampton.
Walking is good for the health, and you’ll have to do plenty of this to fully enjoy the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center. Open seven days a week, the museum is home to various educational exhibits, such as the Native Butterfly Garden and Native Wildflower Garden. What I’d like you to not miss, however, is the Vineyard Field Preserve located adjacent to SoFo.
Covering a total of 40 acres, the Vineyard Field Preserve will take you on a journey through lush habitats. It’s unlike any other nature walk you’ll ever have in The Hamptons. You can burn more calories by continuing the walk to Long Pond Greenbelt, which has a six-mile trail system that winds through woods, ponds, and wetlands with rare flora and fauna.
Go on a bike tour along Montauk Highway 17.
One of the best ways to truly enjoy the sights of The Hamptons is go on a bike tour. Rent a mountain bike, a road bike, or a hybrid and embark on an exciting adventure alone or with your most adventurous friends as you cruise along Montauk Highway 17. One of the landmarks you’ll pass by is the iconic Montauk Lighthouse. If you don’t have a bike, there are several places where you can rent one. Aside from getting you to sweat, cycling helps you work on your legs, your core, and your endurance.
You’ll never run out of things to do in The Hamptons! To explore real estate opportunities in the area, get in touch with me today at 631-288-9600 or broker(at)kerriganrealty(dotted)com.