More Fitness Studios Open in the Hamptons

A fitness chair and an outdoor bootcamp join the many different types of workouts you can get in the Town of East Hampton this summer.

As the throngs of city dwellers head east for the summer, the places they like to work out do too.

This summer, a number of fitness studios have found homes — albeit it temporary ones — in the Hamptons.

Chaise23 has expanded from the Flatiron district in New York to East Hampton Village. The exercise studio's grand opening at , in the new building that houses ; , just up the block from the is Saturday; and the New York City-based fitness center, InForm has started offering a mobile exercise studio.

The Chaise23 workout provides a 55-minute cardio workout — all done from a fitness chair. The workout combines pilates, aerobics, strength training and ballet and the toning power of TRX bands, which are overhead bungees. Lauren Piskin, a United States Figure Association Gold medalist, founded the company.

Based on the "Reinvention Method," the workout is meant to target the deepest core muscles that surround and support the spine. While the bands take care of toning your arms and correcting your posture, the chair’s resistance pedal targets the glutes, obliques, hamstrings, inner and outer thighs.

Class are small, no more than 10 people. A class schedule is available online. There's even a Chaise23 iPhone App. A grand opening party will take place Saturday between 1 and 4 p.m. Mimosas and healthy snacks will be served, and 15-minute private consultations and demos will be given.

Also on Saturday, the People's Bootcamp launches in Montauk at Ruschmeyer's, as well as Central Park. "The pay-what-you-can outdoor fitness classes" had been operating in a sort of "soft-launch" capacity over the past month. It is said to offer a 45-minute high-intensity bodyweight workout designed to blast fat and build metablosim for up to 48-hour post-workout.

Founder Adam Rosante, a network production executive, partnered with Ruschmeyer's to offer classes on the back lawn on Saturdays this summer. Classes start at 10 a.m.

"There’s a lot of yoga in Montauk, but nothing like The People’s Bootcamp. I love Yoga, but so many people out east just want a killer workout. Our classes are intense, fun and incredibly effective," he said.

Class are free for lifeguards, firefighters and Ruschmeyer’s hotel guests. You can even stay for breakfast at the hotel afterwards for $20.

, which opened last month and has been popular with Hamptonites Bravo TV's Andy Cohen and model Kelly Bensimone so far.

And Adam Zickerman, author of the New York TimesBestseller "The Power of 10" is expanding his popular New York City-based fitness center, InForm, to the Hamptons this summer. Only this gym won't be in a storfront, instead, Zickerman said - it will be on wheels.

Zickerman said for For $125 a session, clients can hire a 27-foot bus, which is equipped with exercise equipment, air conditioning and certified trainer Mariko Philips of Southampton, to stop by their house for a high intensity workout. 

The workouts and equipment, Zickerman said are designed around a 20-minute a week fitness program, which focuses on building muscle.  


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