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Just Finished Barre Class? Fun and Healthy Ways To Spend Your Day in The Hamptons

Sophie Leighton Published On: Jul 12, 2021

Just finished your Elements Barre class in East Hampton? No worries, there are still plenty of fun, healthy ways to spend the remainder of your day in the Hamptons other than relaxing on the beach! Check out these ideas: 

Pick up fresh food at a farm stand 

East Hampton has countless farm stands stocked with fresh foods. Whether you’re seeking a snack or an ingredient in an elaborate recipe, stop by the nearest farm stand. Pick up freshly grown fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and even homemade sauces and desserts. Check out the East Hampton Farmers Market each Friday and Sunday for a wide array of fresh foods from multiple sellers. 

Cook a healthy meal 

Cooking a healthy meal is the perfect use for fresh ingredients from the farm stand. Whether you are experimenting in the kitchen or using a cookbook, the options are endless. Choose a family favorite and admire the power of fresh foods. Pack your meal up and bring it to the beach at sunset for a special evening. 

Go kayaking or paddle boarding 

In the mood to be active in the water instead of laying on the beach? Go kayaking or paddle boarding from some of East Hamptons most beautiful beaches. Check out Louse Point or Cedar Point Park for calm water and beautiful views! Elements also offers SUP Excursions and Events, where we provide the paddles and boards, location, and instruction if you’re new to the board. Email us at [email protected] to schedule a session!

Find a book to read 

Not sure how to spend your beach days? Stop by Book Hampton and search for a book that inspires you. With so many options, there is no doubt that you can find a read that will help you achieve personal growth this summer. 

Go on a bike ride 

Not quite sunny enough for a beach day? Hop on your bike and explore East Hampton. With so many scenic routes, you’ll enjoy every minute of it! Take a ride down Gerard Drive, or simply take a family bike ride into town for lunch.

3 Simple Barre Moves You Can Do While Chilling on the Couch

Darby Fulcher Published On: Dec 07, 2020

3 Simple Barre Moves You Can Do While Chilling on the Couch

We’ve all been there: five hours deep into a new series, glued to the couch (except to get up for snacks, of course) and feeling absolutely no motivation to get up and get moving. Luckily, we’ve got 5 exercises you can do without leaving your comfy spot. So turn on Netflix, grab your popcorn, and get ready to feel the burn!

Clamshell

Lying on one side, point your knees down toward the floor and toes to the sky. Glue your heels together and open and close your legs, squeezing your glutes each time you open. Think about stacking your hips and engaging your core to stabilize your center as your legs move. This exercise sculpts the glutes.

Repeat 15 times (3-4 sets)

Back Dancing Walkouts

Lying on your back, plant your heels into the ground and draw your hips a few inches into the air. Walk your legs out away from the body four times, while keeping your booty up, then walk back in. The further out you walk your feet, the more you’ll feel your muscles contracting. This exercise strengthens your glutes and hamstrings.

Repeat 5 times (2-3 sets)

Scissor Kicks

Lying on your back, straighten one leg up toward the ceiling and hover the other just an inch off the couch. Hold for two counts before alternating legs. Think about drawing the navel to spine and knitting the ribs together, activating the entire core.

Repeat 10 times each side (2-3 sets)